Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Getting an Omani Passport, UPDATE: Ministry of Interior announces new 10-year law

Oman's Ministry of Interior announced a new law: if you are married to an Omani and have permission, you must stay married (and in the country) for 10 years to recieve an Omani passport.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and have a male son

Road Tripper said...

Hi,

Is this confirmed officially? Newspapers or on their website?

Thanks

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

Anon: what?

Road Tripper: I asked the Ministry myself. They released the law in Arabic officially.

Anonymous said...

A locally well established english news agency recently released the news by just mentioning that the council will "propose to rectify the omani citizenship" basically. I asked them what are these changes and added that I hope its positive changes and haven't gotten a reply. With all my love and respect for Oman, that loyalty is slowly fading. This is an unwise change after all the time they have had to look into it. I know expats who are more Omani than some Omanis themselves. More religious than some of them. Lived here longer than some of them. Well versed in Oman's intricacies and even having some relatives who are Omani but forget all that. Whether male or female. Because they are expat so they are treated like they do not belong and policies indicating they are worth nothing to those who hold a piece of paper. If they are treated like trash how would they treat the expats who don't have these qualities? (Yes i am also referring to some harsh Omanisation policies which is for another time). They not only see whats going on but are experiencing it every instance and this just strangles them with the gradual backward direction Oman is taking. Sorry but there are statistics of all sorts showing cracks both internationally and internally. There are other more important topics those in decision making should focus on because much is going on behind the scenes that these petty politics are not worth it despite the alleged benefits of tightening their fists towards Omani citizenship.

Anonymous said...

http://omanlawblog.curtis.com/2014/10/the-new-omani-nationality-law-how-big.html

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

Anon: I really need to add that blog to my blog roll!