Visa requirements - online appointment system

Online appointment system

Appointments for visa will from now on only be available through an online-based application system. Bookings via e-mail or telephone will no longer be possible. Only book an appointment once you made sure that you will be able to keep it.
Please fill in the form with the utmost attention to detail. Even minor deviations in the passport number or the spelling of your name can lead to you being denied access to the visa section. Exceptions will not be made in order to prevent misuse.

Attention: Misuse (for example double bookings or fake appointment confirmations) could lead to an exclusion from the appointment system and entry into a blacklist in order to shorten waiting periods and protect honest clients.
Do not let third parties book the appointment for you. You will be held responsible for any resulting errors and / or misuse.

Tips for the application process:

Apply in time! - Plan ahead for waiting periods!

Due to huge demand and the limited human ressources of the visa section waiting times for an appointment can reach several weeks especially during the main travel season from May to October. The processing time for the visa adds another three to four workdays. We therefore urge you to plan your trip well ahead of your travel date.

The application must be complete with all required documents!

Please make sure to only submit a completed application including all required supporting documentation in order to allow for a smooth and successful handling of your case. Missing papers could lead to a rejection of the application.

Attention: Subsequent filing of missing documents is not possible. You will be required to make a new appointment (waiting time!).

Please check the embassy´s information flyers before applying. They contain detailed information on the application process. Please be aware that the requirements stated are subject to change. Please check the website regularly to inform yourself about recent or upcoming changes.

List of states whose citizens require visas to enter Germany - overview

Important when you receive the visa

Please check the data of the visa for possible mistakes as soon as you receive your passport. In particular please verify the validity (start and end date) of the visa with regard to the total duration of your planned stay. You should also check the correct spelling of your name as well as the number of entries. The visa section should be informed about possible mistakes immediately. If not done already, please sign your passport before your departure. Travel documents without a signature may be identified as not valid upon entry. For any problems that occur as a result of possible incorrect data or a missing signature in the travel document, the visa section of the Embassy can not be held responsible.

The German Embassy in Muscat

P.O. Box 128, PC 112, Ruwi
Sultanate of Oman

Ruwi, Hillat Al-Jazeera
(near Al-Nahda Hospital)
Way No.: 4911, Villa 953

Tel:   +968-24835000, 24832482,  24837374
Fax:   +968-24835690

Opening hours Consular Department:
Sunday - Thursday 9.00 - 12.00 hrs

In cases of emergency, the duty officer can be reached by mobile phone number: +968-99 32 16 41

Please note: The duty officer can not answer questions concerning visa (appointments).

Visa fees

The visa fees are being set in Euros, but they need to be paid in Omani Rial (OMR). According to the exchange rate between Euro and Omani Rial the exact amount of the fees to be paid in Omani Rial varies.

The following fees are being charged:

Schengen visas (short term trip, categories A,B,C):

- Children until 6 years are free of charge

- Children from 6 - 12 years - pay 35 €

- Children above 12 years - pay 60 €.

Please note:

Children under the age of 6, students who are travelling with their teachers on trips to study and education purposes as well as researchers - regardless their nationality - are exempt from visa fees according to Schengen regulations.

60 Euro   

National visas (Germany, long term stay of more than 90 days, category D)

children under the age of 18 pay

60 Euro

30 Euro

"hybrid visa" (Germany, long term stay of more than 90 days)

national visas which are also valid for short term stays in the Schengen area
(category D + C)

children under the age of 18 pay

60 Euro

30 Euro

No further fees will be charged by the German Embassy.

Application forms are handed out free of charge. It is not necessary to use any freelance office services.

Fees will not be reimbursed in case of a refusal of a visa application!

Switzerland joined SCHENGEN

Switzerland has fully applied the provisions of the Schengen Acquis starting on 12 December 2008. As of this date, foreigners residing in Switzerland who are subject to visa requirements are allowed to enter Germany and other states applying the Schengen Agreement for short stays of up to three months with their passport and Swiss residence permit; no further visa is required. Passport checks at airports are scheduled to be removed on 29 March 2009. Beginning on 12 December 2008, Schengen visas issued even before that date by other coun­tries will also entitle the holder to enter Switzerland. Switzerland itself only began issuing Schengen visas, which enable entry into other Schengen states, on 12 December 2008. As of 12 December 2008, people holding a residence or settlement permit will be allowed to stay in Switzerland for up to three months.