The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has introduced the e-visa system under which companies can apply for visa online once they are registered with the system. Companies need to go to e-visa.rop.gov.om and register as a user. Login with a username (or email) and password and submit the accreditation request. Following this, companies must visit the Directorate General of Passports and Residence to present original documents. For select Group 1 countries, ROP has launched the online visa system that will help travellers avoid queues at airports. In April this year, the Ministry of Tourism had said that tourist visas will be granted by the competent authority to nationals of select states at the request of an authorised tourist operator in return for a financial guarantee determined by the competent authority.
By Vinod Nair