News Desk : dhakamirror.com
The Sultanate of Oman has suspended the issuance of visas across all categories for Bangladeshi nationals, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said on Tuesday.
The decision was effective from Tuesday, reported Oman-based English newspaper the Times of Oman referring to the Royal Oman Police.
The report said that the ROP confirmed the suspension of ‘visa conversions’ for expatriates arriving in Oman on tourist and visit visas.
‘Previously, expatriates entering the country on visit visas could convert their status to employment visas. However, they will now be required to exit the country and return on a work visa,’ it said.
‘The ROP, within its review of the policies for obtaining some types of visas, announces the suspension of the conversion of all types of tourist and visit visas to work visas for all nationalities coming to the Sultanate of Oman, as well as the issuance of all types of new visas for Bangladeshi Citizens, effective Tuesday (October 31, 2023) till further notice,’ the newspaper quoted a statement of the ROP as saying.