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    Oman Among 50 States Eligible for Visa on Arrival in Pakistan

    Other than national benefits offered by the government to residents and citizens, there are also perks granted to citizens based on the homeland’s bilateral connections.

    Other than its diplomatic relevance, citizens can also take advantage of immigration and travel opportunities offered by friendly nations, which would also contribute to economic and business growth in the long run. This just supports the fact that strong diplomatic ties can help boost a country’s economy, as well as its sub-sectors.

    Oman Among 50 States Eligible for Visa on Arrival in Pakistan
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    Omani Passport Eligible for e-Visa on Arrival in Pakistan

    In relation to this, the Pakistan Embassy in Muscat has started giving Omani citizens visa on arrival as part of its e-visa initiative, as shared in a report by Muscat Daily.

    Regarding this development, the Pakistan Embassy in Muscat has also revealed visa charges for their visa on arrival scheme.

    Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan had announced the details of the e-visa initiative to 175 nations in a meeting with the Pakistani community presided by Ambassador Ali Javed at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex last January 30, 2019.

    As per Qureshi, the Pakistani government, wisely led by PM Imran Khan has included Oman among 50 friendly nations eligible for the Visa on Arrival scheme, alluding to the depth of relations between the two nations.

    Of note, the qualitative change in visa process, which has been put into effect since May of this year, can be viewed by accessing the official website of Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior. On this regard, travellers shall be expected to print, or save on their handheld devices, the ‘Electronic Travel Authorization’ (ETA), prior to departure. For any queries or concerns, applicants may reach out to the Ministry of Affairs by email.

    The simplified fee structure is as follows:

    Visit/Tourist:

    Single Entry: OMR 10

    Multiple Entry (one year): N/A

    Multiple Entry (2 to 5 years): N/A

    Family:

    Single Entry: OMR 10

    Multiple Entry (one year): OMR 15

    Multiple Entry (2 to 5 years): OMR 20

    Work/Business:

    Single Entry: OMR 39

    Multiple Entry (one year): OMR 58

    Multiple Entry (2 to 5 years): OMR 77

    Transit:

    Single Entry: OMR 5

    Multiple Entry (one year): N/A

    Multiple Entry (2 to 5 years): N/A

    Being the closest Gulf country to Pakistan, Oman shares warm and cooperative ties with the former. Aside from economic relations, the two also share militarily ties, with joint exercises and defence procurement on their agenda.

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