Bangladesh has a visa waiver agreement with Oman. Under the agreement, diplomats, government officials and staff will not need a visa to travel between the two countries. On May 30, the cabinet approved a proposal to ratify the visa waiver agreement between Bangladesh and Oman for diplomatic, official, special or service passport holders.
The cabinet meeting was held at her office under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam informed about the approval at a press briefing at the Secretariat. The Cabinet Secretary said, “Holders of diplomatic, official, special or service passports will get visa exemption for entry into Oman.” This means that our people who go to Oman for state work or just to work, will not need a visa. You can only go with an appointment letter. But if you want to travel, you need a visa. ‘
Meanwhile, after such news was spread in the country’s media, there was confusion that ordinary workers would not need a visa to go to Oman. A senior ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on condition of anonymity, told Prabas Times that the new agreement would require visas for ordinary workers from Bangladesh who go to work in Oman. Also, if an expatriate wants to take his family to Oman, he will also need a family visa. As required before. Under the new agreement, visa-free travel to Oman will be possible for government diplomats, officials, special or service passport holders. This means that our people who go to Oman for state or official work will not need any visa. You can only go with an appointment letter. However, a visa is required to travel.
For example, he said, police members from Bangladesh often go to Oman for investigation, in which case they do not have any diplomatic, official or special passport. In this case, he can only go to Oman with an appointment letter. Where visas were previously required. Besides, many officials have to go to Oman from Bangladesh for government work at different times. Many government officials from Oman also need to come to Bangladesh. In this case, visas will no longer be required for such work in both countries. However, those who go to Oman as ordinary workers will need the same visa as before.