Documents being legalised for use in Oman only need an apostille certificate. Previously documents had to be attested with the embassy this is no longer necessary as Oman is a member of the Hague Convention.
We regularly provide the apostille certificate for documents being used in Oman. Since January 2012 it has only been necessary to legalise documents for Oman with the apostille. No further embassy attestation is required.
Over the last three years some customers have still asked us to submit the documents for processing at the embassy. Despite our explanations some customers have insisted and we have provided the Oman attestation service. This is no longer possible.
The embassy have now issued notice that they will not provide further attestation of documents. The apostille is all you need to obtain.
The embassy state the following-
The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would like to kindly bring to the attention of customers to the consular department that the Sultanate of Oman is signatory member of The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents (The Apostille Convention) since 30 January 2012.
Any document bearing the Apostilles does not require attestation of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman and is recognised by Authorities in Oman. Therefore, the Embassy shall not attest any document that bears the Apostilles.
So there it is in the embassy’s own words. If a document has an apostille it cannot and will not be attested by the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in London.
We are pleased to offer the apostille service to all documents that are required in Oman. The service is normally completed in just 1-2 days.