From golf to dining to shopping and more, Visa Platinum lets you enjoy a host of attractive lifestyle privileges and experiences.

The Visa Platinum Debit Card, equipped with chip and pin technology for added security, is designed for the Bank’s discerning customers looking for a unique card that provides them with premium features, such as a diverse selection of travel, dining, shopping, and lifestyle benefits.


Cash withdrawal fee From Sohar International ATM's


Annual fee

Minimum Salary
Annual Fee
Cash withdrawal
up to 1000 OMR per day

Features and benefits

Daily cash withdrawal limit of up to OMR 1,000

Daily purchase limit of up to OMR 10,000

Emergency Assistance

Includes a lost and stolen card reporting service, emergency card replacement, emergency cash disbursement.

Platinum Protection

features such as medical and legal referral, purchase protection, and extended warranty.

What is the Sohar International Visa Debit Card?

Sohar International Visa Debit Card looks like any other Visa Card but works differently. You can use it wherever Visa Cards are accepted. Since it is a debit card, the limit will be zero and the card will be linked directly to your account at Sohar International. Every transaction will result in a direct debit of your account.

How does a Visa Debit Platinum Card work?

Using a Visa Debit Card, the cardholder can withdraw money from an ATM, or sign for purchases at Visa merchant locations and get a receipt. Each purchase is deducted from the cardholder's account immediately.

Who is eligible to get a Sohar International Visa Platinum Debit Card?

Sohar International Visa Debit Card will be given to every customer who has an active savings or current account with the Bank or who opens a savings or current account.

Where can I use my Visa Debit Platinum Card?

You may use your Visa Debit Card to make purchases at over 40 million merchant locations and withdraw cash at over 2.5 million ATMs worldwide. The Visa Debit Card can be used locally and internationally wherever Visa cards are accepted.

How is a Visa Debit Platinum Card different from a Credit Card?

The Visa Debit card looks like a credit card. It has the Visa logo and allows the convenience of cashless purchases like a signature-based credit card. However, for a Visa Debit card, there is no "line of credit" extended. This means that your spending limit is determined by the amount of money that is available in your account.

What are the advantages of the Visa Debit Platinum Card over cash?

The main advantage of Visa Debit Card is the safety of carrying a piece of plastic with access to your cash, versus carrying a fold of bills in your pocket. Cash may be lost or stolen and may be gone forever. With the Visa Debit card your money is safe even if you leave it somewhere so long as you take the precaution of keeping your PIN (Personal Identification Number) away from the card.

Are there any fees and charges for the Sohar International Visa Debit Platinum Card?

The card will be issued to the customer free of charge. However, there is RO 1/- annual membership charges on your Sohar International Visa Debit Card.

Do customers have to pay a fee for cash withdrawal from ATMs?

Customers do not have to pay a fee for cash withdrawal from the Oman Net ATMs. Cash withdrawal from any ATMs other than Oman Net will be subject to a fee.

Will my Visa Debit Platinum Card have interest or finance charges?

With a Visa Debit card you are not borrowing money and you will not be required to pay interest or finance charges on the card.

When I use my Visa Debit Platinum Card, is the money taken from my account right away?


How can I keep a track of my spending on a daily basis while using the Visa Debit Card at merchant outlets?

As a Sohar International customer, you can sign up for both Internet Banking and Mobile Banking. You may access your account online and take a look at your statement and also take a print out.

What if there is not enough money in my account to cover a purchase?

The transaction will be declined if you do not have enough money in your debit card account.

What happens if the Visa Debit Card is lost or stolen?

You should call the Sohar International Call Center to report the loss or theft of the Visa Debit card. After you have reported the loss of the card to the bank, you are not responsible for any unauthorised transactions that may have occurred on the card. Your lost card will be cancelled at the bank's desertion.

Fees and commission

Fees and Charges
Card Annual Membership FeeRO 1/-
ATM Cash Withdrawals
Cash withdrawal at Sohar International ATM0 OMR
Cash withdrawal at other ATMs within OmanNet0.100 OMR
Cash withdrawal at other bank ATMs GCCNet0.800 OMR
Cash withdrawal at Visa Net ATMsRO 2/-
Other Fees
Card Replacement FeeRO 2/-
Balance Enquiry - OmanNet0.050 OMR
Balance Enquiry - GCC Net0.300 OMR
Mini Statement - OmanNet0.050 OMR
Account to Account transfer (Sender) - OmanNet0.200 OMR
Account to Account transfer (Receiver) - OmanNet0.050 OMR
POS Transaction - OmanNet & GCCNet0 OMR
Receipt copy request fee (on invalid disputes only)RO 10/-
Foreign Transaction Fees (apply for all transactions made in currencies other than OMR)2.5% of transaction amount

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