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General guidelines for applying for passport services
“All applicants seeking passport or passport related services are required to be physically present at the time of making application in the Sultanate of Oman and should visit in person at BLS Office in Muscat or its mobile collection centers located at Sur, Sohar, Nizwa, Salalah, Buraimi, Khasab, Jalan bu Ali and Ibri. This is also applicable for minors and new born babies.
An ordinary passport is valid for ten years from the date of issue. However, the Passport Issuing Authority (PIA) can issue passport even for a shorter duration. If the passport is issued for a short period for any reason, it can be renewed up to a maximum period of ten years without paying any additional fee. Minors are issued passports for 5 years or up to attaining 18 years, whichever is earlier.
Photographs should be in dark colour, against white background and should be of the size of 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Photograph should have a frontal view, with both ears and chin to forehead being visible. Eyes should be open. There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background. Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown. The expression on the face should look natural.
Emergency servicefor issue of passport can be availed by payment of an additional fee of R.O. 58.100/- under the Tatkal Scheme in addition to the Normal fee
Tatkal Services has to be applied between 9am and 10 am on all working days
Delivery of the serviced document would be done, preferably, to the applicant himself/herself or to the person authorized by the applicant in writing and accompanied with the official receipt given to him/her at the time of submission of the application for service”
Following are the general requirements for all types of Indian passport services one can apply in OMAN. Please prepare your passport application according to the guidelines given below.
All applications are to be accompanied with a photocopy of the prescribed pages of the passport-first two pages, last page and the page containing valid visa. A copy of ID card / residence card also to be enclosed.
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Please note the service charges for various optional services: