Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat for provides visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

The U.S. Embassy in Muscat is unable to accept visa applications from citizens of Iran who are not resident in Oman. Iranian applicants should contact the U.S. embassies in Abu Dhabi, UAE or Ankara, Turkey, Yerevan, Armenia, or the consulate in Dubai, UAE for application information.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: For assistance with visa applications, inquiries, pay application fees, schedule online appointments and know the status of visas and passports, please direct your email correspondence to support-oman@ustraveldocs.com.
  • Telephone: To talk to a customer service agent, please dial:
    • Callers in Oman: Call (968) 2466 7735
    • Callers in the United States: Call +1 703 520 2246

Note:  English and Standard Arabic speaking customer service agents are available 7 days a week from 10 am to 4:30 pm (local Omani time) and 7 am to 3 pm (Eastern Standard Time).  The center is closed on Omani national holidays, as observed by the U.S. Embassy in Oman.

Electronic Devices: Please remember to leave any unnecessary electronic items at home or in your vehicle. You will not be able to enter the Embassy compound with your phone, tablet, laptop, or other electronic devices.

Please Come Early: Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. We will be  better able to serve you if you arrive early.

Please Note:  Some types of visas require a small additional issuance fee.  For example, there is a 6 Rial visa fee that must be paid for Omani business travel.  You may want to bring a small amount of cash with you to your visa appointment

We look forward to seeing you at the Embassy.

If you have questions regarding qualifications for an official visa, please visit here.

How to Apply for a U.S. Visa (PDF 609 KB)

If you have questions regarding qualifications for an official visa, please visit here.

How to Apply for a U.S. Visa – Arabic (PDF 836 KB)

Although most applicants can expect to receive their approved visas within three business days, some applicants will require additional administrative processing. On average, administrative processing takes 60 days to be resolved. Applicants who require administrative processing should not contact the Embassy about the status of their case unless their case has been pending for more than 60 days. We also ask applicants not to make travel or hotel arrangements until they have their passports and approved visas in hand.

Certain applicants who renew their U.S. visas may be eligible to apply for their visa online without coming to the embassy for an interview. For more information on whether or not you qualify, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Muscat’s Global Support Services (GSS) website at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/om/.

We are able to accept applications from individuals who are in Oman temporarily, however applicants who reside outside of Oman have the best chance for visa issuance applying in their home country. The U.S. Embassy in Muscat is unable to accept visa applications from citizens of Iran who are not resident in Oman. Iranian applicants should contact the U.S. embassies in Abu Dhabi, UAE or Ankara, Turkey, Yerevan, Armenia, or the consulate in Dubai, UAE for application information.

Travel for the purpose of attending weddings and graduation ceremonies, assisting pregnant relatives, participating in an annual business/academic/professional conference, or enjoying last-minute tourism does not qualify for expedited appointments. For such travel, please schedule a regular visa appointment well in advance.

Visa pick-up hours are: Sunday to Thursday, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.