In a statement release issued on Monday, the embassy said submission of the visa applications will take place between 8am and 1pm only after applicants have booked an appointment online. Passport collections will take place between 10am and 4pm without prior appointment.
The handling charges are €27 (about RO12) per application in addition to the visa fees. Optional Premium Services are also available at an extra cost for those who wish to avail them.
This new system will allow the Embassy of France in Oman, in collaboration with VFS Global, to continue to cater to the needs of the growing number of visa applicants. At the same time the new system also assures Omani nationals less than 48 hours to process their visa application.