U.S. Embassy in Muscat Celebrates Department of State 230th Anniversary

July 27 marks the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Department of State. Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie L. Hallett and all of us at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat are proud to celebrate this milestone and be part of the State Department’s diplomatic efforts to strengthen our global partnerships and alliances. #StateTurns230

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Longer Validity U.S. Visas Available for Omani Citizens

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a change in the visa validity and fees for Omani U.S. visa applicants.  Qualified Omani applicants for tourist or business visitor visas (B1, B2, and B1/B2) will be granted multiple-entry, 10-year U.S. visas.  Qualified applicants for official U.S. visas (A and G) will be granted multiple-entry visas with …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Al Sa’id

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson May 16, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id.  The Secretary thanked the Sultan for Oman’s enduring …

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AFCENT Band Builds Relationships Using the Universal Language of Music

The U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) Band is a U.S. military band deployed specifically to play popular music throughout the region.  The band is comprised of servicemen and women who use their musical talents, serving in the United States Air Force as full-time musicians. They perform to boost morale as well as share American …

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U.S. National Day Celebrates U.S.-Oman Ties

On April 29, at Al Bustan Palace, the U.S. Embassy in Muscat celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Marc J. Sievers welcomed guest of honor His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health, as well as …

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EducationUSA Participates in GHEDEX 2019

EducationUSA Oman and 21 U.S. higher education institutions participated in the Global Higher Education Exhibition (GHEDEX), one of the biggest fairs organized by Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education, from April 14-17. During the inauguration, the Public Affairs Section Chief,  Michelle Y. Outlaw welcomed his Excellency Dr. Abduallla A Sarmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher …

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TechCamp Oman 2019: Innovative Strategies for Future Entrepreneurs

On March 1-2, The U.S. Embassy in Oman sponsored a hands-on, practical TechCamp event entitled “Innovative Strategies for Future Entrepreneurs” in collaboration with Knowledge Oman, Information Technology Authority (ITA), and Sultan Qaboos University.  The two-day event connected young technology students and budding entrepreneurs with accomplished business professionals and technology experts. These local and international trainers …

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U.S. Embassy Muscat Excited about Participation in Muscat Festival 2019

For the second year in a row, the United States Embassy participated in Muscat Festival in Al Amerat Park from January 31 to February 9. The U.S. Embassy booth was focused on a “Wild West” theme and featured iconic images of America’s frontier during the 1800s.  The Western theme extended to games like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, cowboy …

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لقاء الوزير بومبيو مع الوزير المسؤول عن الشؤون الخارجية يوسف بن علوي

التقى الوزير أمس في مع وزير خارجية يوسف بن علوي. حول ، أكد الوزيران أهمية استمرار دعم جهود المبعوث الخاص مارتن غريفيث، وأكدا على ضرورة أن تحرص جميع الأطراف على عدم التصعيد لتجنب الأعمال العدائية. كما ناقش الوزير والوزير بن علوي الطرق التي تتفق فيها المصالح الأمريكية والخليجية واتفقا على أهمية تعزيز الاستقرار والتعاون …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary           For Immediate Release                      April 13, 2018     STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA  Diplomatic Room    9:01 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the …

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Editor-in-Chief of <i>State Magazine</i> Shares Photography Expertise in Oman

In cooperation with the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Information, American photographer Isaac Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief of State Magazine, conducted workshops for the Oman Photography Association and the Oman Journalists Association on December 6. Both workshops highlighted the power of images in communicating messages to different audiences. Pacheco also demonstrated practical techniques to …

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EduTraC Oman 2017

Visit us at EduTraC 2017! Are you interested in studying in the United States? Come speak with representatives from the U.S. Embassy and U.S. colleges and universities during EduTraC Oman. The annual higher education, training, and career expo is taking place October 29-31 from 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 at the Oman Convention …

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PRESS RELEASE: Omanis Still Need a Visa to Travel to the United States

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // MUSCAT, OMAN Original PDF Press Release (305 KB) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Omanis Still Need a Visa to Travel to the United States The U.S. Embassy in Muscat stands ready to assist visitors applying for visas to the United States. All visitors who are not U.S. citizens or green card holders …

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Press Release: SelectUSA Investment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2017 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit — Call for Applications The 2017 SelectUSA Summit will take place June 18-20, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, in the Washington, D.C. area. Participants are expected to pay for all costs. The two-and-a-half day program will include plenary …

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Press Release: Omanis Still Need Visa

Original Press Release PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 Omanis Still Need a Visa to Travel to the U.S. The U.S. Embassy is aware of misinformation circulating on social media, claiming that President Trump signed an executive order that Omanis can visit the U.S. without a visa.  This information is false; Omanis still need a visa to travel …

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New International Religious Freedom Report

Want to know about the state of Religious Freedom around the globe? The State Department has just published the International Religious Freedom Report for 2015 . The Report begins its discussion of Religious Freedom around the world with a powerful story: Executive Summary from the Religious Freedom Report: March 19 began as an ordinary day for 27-year old Farkhunda Malikzada. Farkhunda lived in …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates National Day at Grand Hyatt

The U.S. Embassy celebrated its 240th year of independence on the evening of May 30 at the Grand Hyatt Muscat. U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate, Marc J. Sievers, welcomed guests to the festivities—including Omani dignitaries from government and private sectors. He passed along his best wishes for the health and prosperity for His Majesty Sultan …

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U.S. and Oman Sign Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement

On January 22, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah signed a U.S.-Oman Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement in Davos, Switzerland. In the new Agreement, the United States and Oman announce their intention to strengthen and broaden the scientific and technological capabilities …

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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, we can remember the women of the past. We can celebrate the women of today. And we can lay the foundation for the women of tomorrow. But most importantly, we can pledge to make a change, knowing that our world can reach its full potential only when women and girls are …

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The United States of America and the Sultanate of Oman: More than Two Centuries of Friendship

The friendship between the United States and Oman dates back over two hundred years when the American ship the Boston Rambler sailed to the port of Muscat in 1790. The two countries signed the “Treaty of Amity and Commerce” in 183—the first bilateral accord between the U.S. and an Arab Gulf state.In 1840, the Sultan’s …

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President’s Message for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman on the occasion of 45th National Day

Your Majesty: On behalf of the United States of America, I send warm greetings and congratulations as the Sultanate of Oman celebrates its 45th National Day November 18. This anniversary marks a milestone in the Sultanate’s continued path towards prosperity and stability, achieved through your guidance, wisdom, and steady hand.  I look forward to continuing …

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U.S. Celebrates 35 Years of Hydrographic Cooperation with Oman

By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Manama, Bahrain (November 9, 2015) – A reception recognizing 35 years of cooperation in hydrographic surveying took place aboard the Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T AGS 64) in Muscat, Oman, on Nov. 9. Hosted by U.S. Ambassador Greta C. Holtz and U.S. Oceanographer …

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Delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The U.S. Embassy congratulates Boeing and Oman Air on the delivery of the first of six Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Oman. As American-made aircraft, the Boeing Dreamliners are able to enter Oman tariff free, due to the Oman-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Oman Air’s award-winning service, coupled with Boeing’s super-efficient products, provide customers with an unparalleled …

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USA Participation in EduTraC

Seeking to contribute to Oman’s impressive higher education initiatives, EducationUSA is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting EduTraC this year and looks forward to joining the Omani government and EduTraC organizers in welcoming 16 U.S. colleges and universities to the exhibition. “We are delighted that so many Omani students are selecting America as their …

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FTA Awareness Seminar

On September 9, the United States Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and ROP Customs delivered a U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Awareness Seminar. The program was held in the OCCI’s Salalah office. Over 50 government and private sector …

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Statement by the President on Murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine whether federal laws were violated. No one in the United States …

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Government of Oman Provides Critical Assistance to Safe Departure of U.S. Embassy Sana’a Personnel

Muscat – The White House and the United States Department of State expressed gratitude and admiration to the Government of Oman yesterday for its role in securing the temporary relocation of American diplomats departing the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Omani government ensured a …

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