Schengen Visa (short stay)

08.03.2018 - Article

Important Notice: as of 4th April 2018 all applications for SCHENGEN VISA ( less than 90 days) have to be submitted to the Joint Application Centre VFS Global

Important Notice: as of  4th April 2018 all applications for SCHENGEN VISA ( less than 90 days) have to be submitted to the Joint Application Centre VFS Global in Al-Khuwair, Muscat Grand Mall, Tilal Complex. Further information will be provided in due course. Applications for National visas will still be received by the German Embassy in Muscat. Appointments through the online-based system will be in future only possible for National Visas.


A Schengen Visa enables you to travel within all Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days per half year. If you intend to stay in Germany for more than three months or to take up employment or establish a professional business there, you have to apply for a National visa.

The German Embassy in Muscat is processing all visa applications for travelers to Germany or Iceland as their main destination. This means that the published information is relevant for you if Germany or Iceland is your main destination and you reside permanently in Oman. Until further notice the Embassy in Muscat is also processing visa applications from applicants with residence in Yemen.

Please bear in mind that for Omani nationals a minimum of three to five working days is required from the moment your application arrives at the Embassy until you get your stamped passport back. For other nationalities, the procedure might take up to two weeks. During this time the Embassy cannot provide any information on the status of your application. Please make sure you apply in time to avoid being disappointed!

OFFICIAL PASSPORTS (Diplomatic, Service an Special passports)

The bilateral Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Sultanate of Oman on mutual exemption from Visa Requirements for holders of biometric Diplomatic, Special and Service passports authorizes visa-free travel to Germany for holders of biometric official Omani passports.

Holders of biometric official passports are exempted from the visa requirement for a maximum stay of 90 days within a period of six months. For a stay of more than 90 days or in order to take up employment a visa is still needed. The bilateral agreement does not automatically include free travel within other Schengen countries. Holders of official passports wishing to enter or transit through other Schengen countries are advised to seek relevant information from theses countries´ diplomatic or consular missions. Holders of non-biometric official passports are not exempted and have to obtain a Schengen-Visa to enter Germany.

Additional content

Please read carefully the information and requirements for a Schengen Visa in the attached Information leaflet

Please read carefully the information on how to use VIDEX to fill in your application form

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