General Information for Immigrant Visas
The Consular Section processes immigrant visas for travel to the United States. The U.S. Embassy is located on Jameat al Duwal al Arabiya Street in Shatti Al Qurum.
E-mail inquiries about the immigrant visa process should be directed to ConsularMuscat@state.gov.
In general, in order to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s) or by a prospective employer. Unlike most other immigrant categories, immediate relatives are not subject to numerical limits under immigration law. The major immigrant categories are:
- Immediate Relatives
- Special Immigrants
Additionally, the Diversity Visa Program provides a certain number of permanent resident visas annually. These visas are drawn from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
Please consult the links on the left-hand side of this page for more information about U.S. immigrant visas. Comprehensive information about immigrant visas can be accessed at the State Department's travel website.
The following are types of immigrant visas:
Emergency Phone: +968 2464-3400
Consular Fax: +968 2464-3535