Oman, strategically located on the Arabian Peninsula, presents foreign investors with opportunities in diverse sectors, including tourism, logistics, and energy. The nation is known for its political stability, welcoming culture, and growing economy. Government initiatives aim to enhance the business environment, making it fairly attractive for investment.

Oman Golden Visa

Oman does not offer a golden visa or citizenship by investment programme similar to those offered elsewhere. Such golden passport programmes often allow individuals to obtain citizenship or residency rights through substantial investment, typically in real estate and national development funds.

Residency in Oman

Investor Residency Programme

In September 2021, Oman launched a long-term residency scheme. This is open to individuals who have set up a joint-stock company with a market value of OMR 500,000 or more. Residency is granted for up to ten years. It also applies to investors who own a company that employs at least 50 Omani citizens, or owners of OMR 500,000 government bonds.

A similar scheme exists for the same principles as above. However, it applies to those with the same assets valued at OMR 250,000, granting residency for five years instead.

Oman Passport Strength and Ranking

Oman’s weaker passport means that even if it were to introduce a citizenship by investment route, it would have a difficult time making a strong proposition for those hoping for better access across the globe. The Omani passport offers access to just 93 countries, accounting for 19.6% of world wealth (GDP) and 32.3% of global travel. It ranks 108th in the La Vida Global Passport Ranking. It is a factor in why so many Omanis choose a citizenship by investment program because of the visa-free travel for example a St Kitts passport or perhaps Antigua citizenship can offer.


Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

See below a selection of countries offering residency and citizenship investment programmes.