Resident Card

Each expatriate who is resident in the Sultanate must have a resident identity card. The resident ID card is an electronic card containing all essential details of its holder; it is used in several ways such as at electronic gates. It is issued for the residents whether they are employed or unemployed.  All children attaining 15 years of age too must have a resident card.

After joining duty, you have to apply for the Resident Card. The Public Relations Officer or PRO will do all the paper work for this. You have to undergo a medical check up again at the Ministry of Health’s office to which you will be directed to by the PRO. A day after this, the PRO will take you along with others to the Directorate General of Civil Status for obtaining the Resident Card.  

Once you obtain your Resident Card, please register with the Indian Embassy through its website so that you can easily avail of services in case of an emergency evacuation or any other exigencies.

The address of the Indian Embassy in Muscat is New Chancery Complex, Jami‘at Al-Dowal Al-Arabiya Street, Al Khuwair, Diplomatic Area. Telephone numbers are:  2468 4500 (Office General), Fax: +968 – 2469 8291 (Office Gen) and the email address is The mailing address is P.O. Box 1727, P.C. 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman.

One can approach the Indian Embassy immediately in case of problems related to your Employment, Wages, Security and Safety in Oman. Contact the Community Welfare Wing of the Indian Embassy without any delay. You may contact through personal visit, telephone, e-mail or fax to seek remedial action or guidance for any kind of problems you are facing in Oman. The staff of the Community Welfare Wing will address your emergency requirement. The Embassy is open from Sunday-Thursday (8.30 AM to 5.00 PM). E-Mail ID:

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