Last update 09 November 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Sultanate of Oman
Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the capital of Oman Maskat. The Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kuwait is accredited for Oman as well.
Bulgarian nationals residing for a short or longer period of time in Oman can contact on consular issues the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kuwait.
Embassy of Republic of Bulgaria in Kuwait
Address: P.O. Box 12090 – Shamia 71 651м Kuwait, Jabriya, Area 11, Str. 1 (H. 272) and Str. 107 (H. 31)
Telephone: +965 251 44 58; +965 251 44 59
Fax: +965 253 14 53
Office hours: 08:00 – 14:30 h
Office hours: 08:30 – 11:00 h
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuwait
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Oman
Muneer Ahmed Sulaiman
Mina Al FahalStr., P.O.Box 508, P.C. 116, Sultanate of Oman
Telephone:+968 2 456 76 48; +968 2 456 61 71; +968 2 456 57 56
Fax:+968 2 456 29 48
The embassy of Oman in Vienna is accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of Oman in Vienna
Address: Omani Embassy in Vienna, Austria Waehringer Strasse 2-4/24/25, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 310 8643
Fax: +43 1 310 7268
Office hours: 09:00 – 15:00 h
Representation of the Sultanate of Oman
1700 Sofia, 63, rue 21-vi vek
(Embassy of the State of Kuwait)
Tel.:+359 2 9625023
Fax: +359 2 9625094
Office hours: 09.00 – 15.30 h
Crime and security
Growing insecurity of travelling due to the more frequent mass demonstrations and strikes in the southern part of the country. Those visiting the country are recommended to be very cautious with regard to their security.
Omanis an Islamic state. Local customs and ways should be strictly adhered to. At public places (shops and markets) men and women are expected to be with covered shoulders and knees. It is prohibited to take pictures of Muslim women without their consent.
Taking pictures of military sites is also prohibited.
If travelling in the desert, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced local guide and never to travel alone in your own car.
Homosexual behaviour is an indictable offence. Demonstrative behaviour between the sexes in public places is not tolerated.
Strict customs rules at entry into the country.
One can import up to 2 litres of alcoholic beverages.
Extremely severe sanctions for any kind of narcotic substances.
Import of pornographic content is prohibited.
Content of video tapes, DVDs, books and magazines is thoroughly checked.
Video tapes and DVDs can be confiscated.
The conditions in hospitals and medical services in Maskat and in the bigger cities are good. As a rule, foreigners go to private clinics. Pharmacies are supplied with all kinds of medicines.
Transportation in the capital is mainly by mini-buses (up to 10 people).
Foreign tourists usually use taxies that can be taken from any hotel.
Traffic on the main roads is no problem, but it is advisable not to travel at night.
Strict control over observance of traffic rules.
Drunk driving is absolutely prohibited!
Traffic on the roads is on the right side.
Driver and all passengers are obliged to use seatbelts!
Attention! International driving permits of foreigners in Oman are valid only for three months and then one has to apply for a driving license to the Royal Oman Police. More information on the procedure can be obtained from the site of the Royal Oman Police HERE.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian nationals need visa for travelling to Oman (for holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports). Visa can be obtained at the embassy of Oman in Vienna. Required documents:
- completed application form downloadable from the site of the Royal Oman Police.
- 1 photograph
- international passport valid at least six months after applying for a visa
- paid charge for the specific visa type.
Working visas are issued by the Oman authorities and representations for issuance are made by the employer.
Specific immunisations are not required.
Updated information on the necessary vaccines for Oman can be obtained from the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 221.
Respect local customs and traditions, which are based on the Islamic law (the Sharia).
During the Ramadan adhere to the ban to eating, drinking and smoking at public places until sunset.
Be extra careful with your clothes! It is not acceptable for women to wear short skirts. Shorts are not accepted for both sexes.
Maintain good personal hygiene. Wash thoroughly the fruits and vegetables you eat.
Drink more liquids because of the hot climate.
Certification and Legalisation
Documents issued to Bulgarian nationals in Oman should bear the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman. These are certified in the Bulgarian embassy in Kuwait.
Thus compiled, documents have to be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and the translations have to be legalised in the Certification and Legalisation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Representation of the Sultanate of Oman at the embassy of Kuwait in Bulgaria certifies and legalises all types of documents issued by the Bulgarian authorities which require certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations – in case of damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian nationals can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Maskat.