I am travelling to Oman with a car from UAE. My car agency (Sixt) promised me they will supply all the needed documents for the car and there should be no issues crossing the border.

Wikitravel suggests that Starting March 21st 2018, it will not be possible to receive a visa on arrival, one must apply for a visa online. However, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from my homeland (I hold Lithuanian citizenship) on their website states that one can get a visa at the border (or at the airport in Oman). USA Bureau of Consular Affairs also mentions online visa application, however it also states Tourist visas (including 2-year multiple entry visitor visas) are also available upon arrival at airports and land crossings.

  • Can one still obtain the visa at the border or should one apply online? Is there any other procedure one should take of?
  • There are two completely separate questions, here, and they should be posted separately. I hope you get the answers you need and that your trip goes well! Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 16:41
  • By the way, is there any particular reason that you want to go the visa-on-arrival route? You don't mention any disadvantages of applying online, so why not just do that and avoid the uncertainty? Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 16:44
  • @DavidRicherby I cannot find any resources on people applying online. It looks like one can still get the visa at the border. I just want to be sure! Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 21:44

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Lithuanian citizens are not visa exempt. Another source also suggests you can't get a visa on arrival:

However, up until now the option has still been there to just get a visa on arrival. As of March 21, 2018, Oman will only issue tourist eVisas. That means the only way to get a tourist visa to Oman will be online, and not at a consulate or on arrival in Oman.

(Non-governmental source)

To be safe, I recommend applying for an e-Visa here.

  • The visa application link in your Answer leads to a non-governmental entity. Most countries provide direct on-line links for such applications, and prospective visitors don't have to use (and pay for) a middleman. A brief search revealed a Royal Oman Police link, in English, for Oman visa applications and renewals: rop.gov.om/OnlineServices/eVisa/en Commented Sep 14, 2019 at 1:36
  • You're welcome. I also reverted the main text "source" link to show it too is non-governmental. I think the "governmental" and "non-governmental" info is useful for readers to see without having to follow the link. Commented Sep 14, 2019 at 14:07

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