Oman visas to be available on mobile app

Currently people planning to visit Oman can either apply online via the ROP website or obtain the visa on arrival. (Shutterstock)
Updated 08 January 2019
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Oman visas to be available on mobile app

  • The app is part of the government's efforts to mainstream their services online
  • Currently visitors can get their visas online or on arrival

DUBAI: Visitors to Oman will soon be able to obtain their visas via a mobile app, national daily Times of Oman reported, citing the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

Currently people planning to visit Oman can either apply online via the ROP website or obtain the visa on arrival.

Captain Ibrahim Saif Al-Kindi said the app was the latest in the ROP’s efforts to improve its online services.  

“Very soon you will have customs services in the mobile applications, and we will have visa services, visa status and all these kinds of things,” he added.


Qatar says invited to emergency Arab summits in Makkah by Saudi King

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Qatar says invited to emergency Arab summits in Makkah by Saudi King

  • Last week Qatar said it had not been invited to the two summits Saudi is planning in Islam’s holiest site

CAIRO: Qatar has been invited by Saudi Arabia to attend two emergency Arab summits being convened in the Saudi city of Makkah on May 30, Qatar’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, after previously saying it had not been.

Last week Qatar said it had not been invited to the two summits Saudi Arabia is planning in Islam’s holiest site to discuss the implications of drone strikes on oil installations in the kingdom and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the UAE coast earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have imposed an economic and diplomatic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations that Doha supports terrorism and is cosying up to regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the charges.

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend the summit of Gulf Arab rulers and a wider meeting of Arab leaders, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The invitation and a letter was passed to Qatar by the head of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the statement said, without saying whether Qatar would accept it.