Serving British interests and citizens in Oman, promoting regional security and prosperity

We provide a range of services in Oman to the public and to business. We have 14 UK based staff and over 50 staff employed locally.

Our services


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please visit UK Visas and immigration.

Births, deaths and marriages

From 14 January 2015, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Oman will transfer from the British Embassy to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See birth or death for further information.

Information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad


How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling in Oman, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and legalisation services

Information about the notarial and legalisation services available at the British Consulate in Oman.

Living in Oman

This guide sets out essential information for British nationals residing in Oman, including advice on health, education, working residence requirements and more.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest Embassy as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before

  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Muscat

Consular Fees

Detailed Consular Fees for Muscat

Arrested or detained abroad

Find out what help you can get if you or someone you know is arrested abroad.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and translation Offices who may be able to help you with official transactions in Oman. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Local List

A list of some medical facilities in Oman

A list of repatriation companies in Oman

General Register Office

The General Register Office holds records of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirths and adoptions in England and Wales.

Nationality Enquiries

You must have British nationality to apply for a British passport.

Victim of crime abroad/compensation

Get help if you’re a victim of crime abroad

Forced Marriage

Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.

Parental child abduction abroad

Report or prevent international parental child abduction.

Moving or retiring abroad

You need to tell the relevant government offices that deal with your benefits, pension and tax that you’re moving or retiring abroad.

Our people

Jonathan Wilks

Jonathan Wilks

British Ambassador to Oman

Contact us

British Embassy Muscat, main contact

British Embassy
PO Box 185
Mina Al Fahal

116 Muscat

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 7:30am to 2:30pm (Local)
Sunday to Thursday, 4:30am to 11:30am (GMT)

If you need to visit the British Embassy for a consular issue, you may need to make an appointment. For all notarial and documentary services an appointment has to be made in advance of your visit. Please visit the notarial and documentary services section for detailed guidance


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