The UK shares strategic economic and military ties with the Sultanate of Oman, one of the six countries that are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The UK recently established a new military base at the Duqm port complex in central Oman, which will be a base for its two 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers, built for the Royal Navy. The base will serve as a strategic defence position for the UK Carrier Strike Group deployments in the Indian Ocean, and also act as a permanent maritime base east of Suez and outside the Gulf region.
The UK is also planning a British-Omani Joint Training Area in the region, to serve as a permanent base for the British army in the region. The UK is also the largest arms supplier to Oman.
British commercial interests in the Oman region have been growing for several years, particularly in oil and gas reserves. Trade between the two nations rose 90% in 2018, to £2.8 billion.
The UK has a diplomatic mission in Muscat, Oman. The Oman Embassy in London is the diplomatic mission of Oman in the UK. It is one of the 41 consular and diplomatic representations of Oman worldwide. The Embassy legally represents the Omani government in the UK and has a mandate to promote and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two nations.
The Embassy is located in the South Kensington area of London. Oman also maintains its Cultural, Health and Military Attachés at Ennismore Gardens. The Cultural Attaché consolidates ties between the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman and the universities and higher education and scientific research institutions in the UK. It is also involved in making the administration departments of UK-based institutions aware of Oman’s cultural mission, thereby helping in promoting educational, arts and cultural ties between the two nations.
Services Offered by the Oman Embassy in London
The Embassy of Oman in London provides consular services to Omani, British and international citizens residing in the UK. Citizens of 71 countries, including the UK, can obtain a single or multiple entry e-Visa for a 30-day trip to Oman. The Embassy also issues work and business visas for entry into Oman. Applicants should have a passport, with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of entry into Oman.
The following is the list of some of the responsibilities the Embassy fulfils:
- Oman Embassy in London accepts and processes applications for the Oman visa for British citizens.
- It provides passport services for Omani citizens residing in the UK
- The Embassy provides general or specific information regarding Omani culture, education, sports and other areas to UK citizens.
- It helps UK citizens in their queries regarding Omani citizenship and also aids in the process of acquiring the same.
- The Cultural Attaché helps students from Oman enrol in UK-based educational institutions, which are recommended by the Ministry of Higher Education. It also monitors students’ academic and cultural achievements in UK colleges and universities and helps them overcome challenges, wherever required.
- The Oman Embassy is an authorising body for document attestation, certification and legalisation of certificates issued in the UK, for the purposes of travel to Oman, or to be used for business meetings or employment purposes in Oman.
Contact Details of the Oman Embassy in London
Address of the Oman Embassy in London is:
167 Queens Gate
London SW7 5HE
Phone: +44 20 7225 0001
Email Address: email@example.com
Opening and closing hours of the Embassy: 09:30 to 15:30 GMT, Monday to Friday.
The Embassy is situated in South Kensington, which can be reached by bus route numbers 49, 52, 70, 360, 9 and 74. The nearest tube stations to this location are District and Piccadilly. The nearest landmarks include the Royal Albert Hall, which is a 10-minute walk, along with the Natural History Museum, Queens Gate (GL), which is a 4-minute walk away.
How Can Saudi Able Link Help
Saudi Able Link specialises in visa services to all countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Oman. Our consultants act as the bridge between applicants and the Oman Embassy in London, helping applicants through the Oman visa application process, along with acquiring medical certificates.
We will not only ensure that all the requisite documents, to be submitted with the visa application, are in proper order, but that they have been attested and legalised by the designated authority in the UK, such as the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). We have extensive contacts with officials working at these government offices, as well as consular officials in the Embassy, to ensure that the visa process is completed at the earliest.
We take on the responsibility of keeping our applicants in the loop regarding the visa process and collecting the original passport with the visa stamp from the Embassy. This will be dispatched directly to the applicant’s address.
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