Guidelines to get family Visa in Oman
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The family Joining Visa is
granted to the wife of the foreigner, who is resident in Oman, and as well
to his children who are below (21) years. It is also granted to the foreign
wife of an Omani national at his request, and subject to a certificate from
the concerned authority (Ministry of Interior) confirming the status of the
The family Visa is granted by
the concerned authority at its discretion, and at the request of a local
sponsor and on his responsibility, to the relatives of the Omani national
and the relatives of the foreigner who are not included in the categories
eligible for Family Joining Visa. The Visa shall be as follows:
Valid for use:
Within six months from the date of issuance.
years from the date of stamping the visa in the passport.
Fees: 20 Omani
Fines for late renewal or
non-registration of the residence permit is (50) fifty Omani Riyals per
The sponsor must be a local one
with full legal capacity, and he is held responsible for the truth of the
information stated in the application form.
For the employee’s children:
Their age must not be above 21 calendar years.
(Note: Their residence
permit expires when they reach this age)
Brothers and sisters must not
be above 18 years. A document confirming that they have no family provider
outside Oman must be presented.
The family visa expires when
the employee’s residence permit expires.
Submitting the electronic
application form available through the website, to be endorsed and stamped by
the sponsor, and to be typed in Arabic for Arab nationals and in English for
Non-Arab nationals, enclosing the following documents:
Two photographs size (4X6)
Copy of the foreigner’s
passport, provided it is valid for a period not less than six months.
Copy of the passport of the
foreign resident who wants his family to join him, and a copy of his
The standard undertaking form
specified for the family joining visa applications. The undertaking form
must endorsed by the sponsor and his foreign resident employee. Exemptions
apply for those below (15) fifteen years.
A proof of the family
relationship must be enclosed, unless the names and passport details
indicate the relationship between the foreign resident and the person who
will join him.
For the spouse, an original
conformed copy of the marriage certificate must be enclosed. The document
must be endorsed by her country’s embassy and the Omani Ministry of Foreign
Copy of the specimen
signature of the authorised signatories issued by the Ministry of Commerce
and Industry, as for the personal sponsorships, a copy of the personal
identity card must be enclosed for signature verification.
In case the application is
presented by someone other than the sponsor, the representative must be
Omani and holding a written authorisation issued from the Directorate
General of Passport & Residence as per the sponsor’s request.
A medical fitness certificate
issued for citizens of some countries specified as follows by the Ministry
of Health (India, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri
Lanka, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia); certificate must be endorsed by
the Ministry of Health.
If the visa application is
requested for the foreign wife of an Omani national, a certificate from the
Ministry of Interior confirming the status of the marriage must be