Oman (the Sultanate of Oman or سلْطنةُ عُمان in Arabic) together with the other Gulf/GCC countries (Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates/ UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/ KSA and Bahrain) are one of the richest and most popular world destinations for business, employment and residence among expats and international professionals.
Oman (the Sultanate of Oman, سلْطنةُ عُمان) and Bahrain are the only countries of the Gulf/ GCC that accept and recognize public documents bearing apostille stamps, since Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates/ UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/ KSA require consular attestation and legalization of documents to be used on the territory of their countries. Oman, as a signatory party to the Hague Apostille Convention, needs an original or a notarized copy of the original document to have the apostille stamp (ختم أبوستيل).
The top public documents issued in Europe (Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Austria, Croatia, Portugal), USA, Brazil, Mexico, India, Australia, Morocco, Tunisia, the Philippines, Bahrain and other countries of the world are police clearance certificates (police records, criminal records, certificate of good conduct, non-conviction certificates, police check, criminal record check, criminal background check, PCC), diplomas, supplements, transcripts, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, powers of attorney, invoices, agreements, contracts, articles of association, charters, affidavits etc.
In most cases documents for Oman having the apostille stamp should be translated into English or Arabic with notarization in the issuing country, but sometimes authorities of Oman can request foreign documents with apostille and translation made by a local certified translator, that’s why it’s the professional apostille and legalization company that can handle your documents for Oman in the right way.