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Updated November 2022

The Royal Police Oman (ROP) is the is the main law and order agency for the Sultanate of Oman. The official portal of the ROP is also responsible for all the visa processing services in the country including applying for different types of visas, visa status checking, visa renewal and more.

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ROP visa news

The ROP (Royal Oman Police) started processing visa applications for World Cup fans wishing to visit Oman towards late October 2022. Thus, Hayya Card holders could avail of various incentives and advantages, in line with Oman’s programme accompanying FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Oman has offered a free multiple-entry visa to Hayya Card holders. The visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended twice. Moreover, it can also be changed to another category while in Oman as per applicable rules.

Please visit our Oman Multiple Entry Visa for Hayya Card Holders: How to Apply For the Free Visa? for more details.

Oman Multiple Entry Visa for Hayya Card Holders: How to Apply For the Free Visa?

ROP visa status check

By visiting the Royal Oman Police (ROP) website, applicants can check the status of their Oman visa.

To check the status of your visa, follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the ROP website from here.
  • Enter your Web Application Number and Passport Number.
  • Select your Passport Country (passport-issued country)
  • Enter the Captcha correctly.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ and you will be able to view the status of your visa application in Oman.

ROP visa renewal

Please note that the Royal Oman Police service only allows the submission of applications for the renewal of Residence Visas.

To renew your Residence Visa for Oman follow the steps given below:

  • Fill up and submit the Online Visa Application Form.
  • Complete the online payment process.
  • Take a printout of the completed application form
  • Take the hardcopy or printout of the form enclosed with the required documents to the nearest ROP Visa office.

You can complete the online payment (penalty or extra penalty) and/or re-print your payment receipt if you have already completed the form online. For this, you need to login using your application number and the reference key that was provided at the time of submission from here.

Please note that:

  • Enclose a copy of your passport and other documents.
  • Applicants should comply with laws applicable in the Sultanate of Oman, otherwise, they will be subject to legal enquiry.
  • Under no circumstance, the employee shall be allowed to work for anyone other than their sponsor.
  • In all cases, the Directorate General of Passports & Residence has the right to reject the application without declaring any reason.
  • Applicants should be in the Sultanate to renew their residence permits.
  • Online payment is non-refundable for visa renewal applications.

ROP visa office timings

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) office timings are as follows:

Headquarters, General Directorates, Directorates and Divisions:
Open from Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Police stations and posts:
Open 24/7

Traffic Services Seeb:
Open 24/7

Directorate of Licensing, Vehicle Registration:
Qurum, Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
A’Seeb, Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Driver Test:
Qurum, A’Seeb
Open Sunday to Thursday from 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM.

Technical Inspection:
Open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Civil Status Department, Muscat:
Open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Directorate General of Passports & Residence
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM, and Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

ROP visa types & fees

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) website provides visa services for the following types:

Work visa

A Work Visa will only be granted at the request and on the responsibility of an employer to a foreigner who is coming to Oman for employment. However, unless the foreigner is invited by a government organization, a labour permit from the Ministry of Manpower is required.