We provide a variety of services for United States Citizens living in, or visiting Oman, seeking to document their citizenship, apply for their first U.S. passport, or renew a U.S. passport. We are open for appointments Sunday-Thursday, and Muscat’s Consular Section is closed to the public on U.S. and Omani national holidays.
Please note: All of the services listed below are by appointment only. If you have not completed all the required forms, you may be turned away and asked to reschedule a new appointment. There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration.
Documenting Your U.S. Citizenship
Already Documented U.S. Citizens
If you have recently been issued any of the citizenship documents listed below, you may immediately begin your application for your first U.S. passport. If you are no longer in possession of any of these documents, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority, before proceeding with acquiring a U.S. passport.
- U.S. Birth Certificate – for certified copies, please contact the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose;
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
- Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship – for certified copies, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- U.S. Naturalization Certificate – for certified copies, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- A passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s) in which you are included – for a copy of your parents’ passport records, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State.
Once you are in possession of one of the listed documents, please see our instructions for applying for your first U.S. passport.
Documenting Citizenship for the First Time
If you are under the age of 18 and were born outside the United States, but have not been previously documented as a U.S. citizen, you will have to obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
If you are over the age of 18 and were born outside the United States, but have not been previously documented as a U.S. citizen, you should review the information that explains whether or not your parent(s) were able to transmit U.S. citizenship to you at birth. If, based on this information, you believe you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, please make an appointment and follow the instructions provided for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Loss of U.S. citizenship is a serious and irrevocable act which deserves your thoughtful consideration. It is imperative that you fully understand the nature of its consequences prior to requesting a Certificate of Loss of Nationality. If you decide that this is the course of action you wish to pursue, there are several steps you need to take including arranging an appointment to come into the Embassy to sign the Statement of Understanding, the Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire and/or the Oath of Renunciation, in the presence of a Consular Officer. Please note that the Statement of Understanding clearly states that the action you are taking is irrevocable.
Remember that expatriation is a personal right and can never be exercised by another person (including parents and/or legal guardians).
Become familiar with legal requirements and possible expatriating acts before beginning this process. Pay particular attention to your right to request an informal initial appointment to discuss your possible loss of citizenship with a consular official over the phone or in-person prior to your final interview. For questions related to expatriation tax and possible tax implications, please consult with the Internal Revenue Service.
You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $2,350 USD, or it’s equivalent in Omani Rial.
In order to permanently renounced your U.S. citizenship, you should gather the following documents:
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship; (such as your most recent U.S. passport, or U.S. birth certificate if you are not in possession of your U.S. passport)
- U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Bio-pages of all current foreign passports
- Certificates of Naturalization for any country, including the United States, if applicable
- Certificates of Citizenship for any country, including the United States, if applicable
- Evidence of any name changes, if applicable (for example marriage or divorce certificates, court orders or deed polls)
- Completed form DS-4079 – download the form, and bring it with you to your appointment
- Completed Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire (112 KB) – download the form and bring it with you
- Completed Informal Loss of Citizenship Acknowledgement (12 KB) – you must download, print, sign, scan, and send the document to us at email@example.com, before your appointment.