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The Sultanate of Oman

Oman – Fact File
Country name Sultanate of Oman
Population 3.2 million – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], English is widely spoken
Currency Omani Riyal [OR] = 1,000 Baizas
Official Religion Islam
Capital Muscat
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises:
07:30 to 14:30 [Saturday to Wednesday]
Banks: 08:00 to 12:00 [Saturday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 11:30 [Thursday]
Commercial Offices: 08:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 [Saturday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 13:0 [Thursday]
Hours are reduced during Ramadhan
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Oman must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an Invoice must be certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the Omani Embassy in London.
Health and Radiation Certificates are required for food, meat and poultry consignments.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
           Original Copy
Certificate of Origin € 43.00 € 22.00
Invoice from Stg£1.00 to Stg£6,666.00 € 90.00 € 45.00
Invoice over Stg£6,667.00 € 120.00 € 60.00
Invoice from US$1.00 to US$10,000.00 € 90.00 € 45.00
Invoices over US$10,000 € 120.00 € 60.00
Other documents
           Original Copy
Commercial Agreements, Contracts, Articles of Association, Letter of Appointment, Registration of Company and Deed of Assignment, Articles of Association € 120.00 € 60.00
Packing List € 31.00 € 22.00
General Power of Attorney/ Authorisation of Agent € 209.00 € 90.00
Certificate of Declaration/ Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate Re: Change of Name/ Certificate of Free Sale/ Company Act/ Health/Reference Certificate/Registration of Trademark/Medicine Certificate/ Certificate of Analysis € 60.00 € 31.00
All personal documentation e.g. Degree Certificates or Marriage Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs before submitting for certification and/or legalisation.
Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
P.O.Box 1400,
Postal Code 112,
Sultanate Of Oman
Tel.: (+968 24) 70 76 74 or 70 76 84 or 70 76 94
Fax: (+968 24) 708497 or 704041
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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