British Ambassador to Oman
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.
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
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
Passports and emergency travel documents
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.
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 Document
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
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.
Find a lawyer/ translator abroad
General Register Office
The General Register Office holds records of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirths and adoptions in England and Wales.
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
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.
British Embassy Muscat, main contact
PO Box 185
Mina Al Fahal
Telephone enquiries +968 2460 9000
Fax general +968 2460 9010
Fax commercial +968 2460 9012
Fax consular +968 24609011
Visa International Enquiry Service https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk
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