Expats in Oman Can Now Apply for Omani Citizenship
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Expats in Oman Can Now Apply for Omani Citizenship

19 September 2019

Expats who have been living in Oman for more than 20 years, can become Omani citizens if they fulfil the requirements of the Citizenship Law of Oman, according to a legal expert.

All they need to do is comply with the procedure and submit the set of documents required; however, the decision remains with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Yasin Chowdhury, Head of the Corporate Advisory at Al-Faqih & Co., said that any single foreigner who has been living in Oman for a period of 20 consecutive years, or 15 years if married to an Omani citizen, is eligible to apply for Omani citizenship, the report added.

Applications should be made using the forms which can be obtained from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and submitted with the other documents required -- a copy of the passport including a valid residence visa and details of the first entry to Oman if any; a copy of the ID card or the like; a copy of a valid resident card; a copy of the marriage contract if applicable and copies of the passports of the spouse and children along with their birth certificate as appropriate, the expert said.

The application fee for single expats who have been living for 20 years and more is OMR600, whereas the spouses or previous spouses of Omani citizens will need to pay OMR300.

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