Sell Omani rials for British pounds

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Customer Notice - 09 April 2020

The travel restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus are causing supply and demand issues at many of our UK foreign exchange partners, and consequently we don't have any buyers for Omani rials right now.

This situation is changing on an hourly and daily basis as the volatility between supply and demand is evened out, but we don't have a clear idea yet of when normal service will resume so please keep checking back here and we'll update this page with buyers as and when they become available.

You can also try searching for buyers in person by changing the settings at the top of the page as some buyers are still accepting orders over-the-counter.

Omani rial buy back rate over the past 90 days

We don't have complete historical data to show for Omani rials buy backs at the moment. We source our buy back rates directly from UK currency suppliers which means if they stop buying Omani rials we don't have any rates to show until they resume buying again.

For more historical Omani rial buy back rates dating back over years, see our Omani rial to British pound exchange rate history page.

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Whether you're looking to sell currency, buy travel money or send funds overseas; we've got all of your currency needs covered. You're currently looking at our Omani rial buy back page, but we have range of other products and services that you might also be interested in:

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What is the best Omani rial to pound buy back rate?

We couldn't find any UK buyers who are exchanging Omani rials to pounds right now. Please check back later.

When is the best time to sell Omani rials?

The best time to sell Omani rials is when the Omani rial buy back rate is low. This is because the amount of pounds you receive for your Omani rials is calculated by dividing the amount of Omani rials you have by the buy back rate.

Think of it like this: it's a good time to sell Omani rials when it's a bad time to buy them! This is because when you buy Omani rials you want the exchange rate to be as high as possible (since the amount of Omani rials you receive is calculated by multiplying your pounds by the exchange rate) but when you sell Omani rials you want the opposite to be true.

Use our historical Omani rial buy back rate chart above to determine if now is a relatively good time to sell. Ultimately though, don't worry about trying to pick the perfect time to sell because it doesn't make a huge difference to the amount you'll receive unless you're selling tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Omani rials (in which case you'll probably want to use a money transfer service).

How much can I sell Omani rials for?

The rate at which a currency supplier will exchange your Omani rials back into pounds is called the Omani rial buy back rate, and as you would expect this rate varies from supplier to supplier and changes frequently throughout the day. You can calculate the amount of pounds you'll receive for your Omani rials by dividing the amount of Omani rials you have by the supplier's buy back rate.

We have performed all of these calculations for you in the comparison table above so you can see exactly how much each supplier is offering based on their current Omani rial buy back rate.

Where can I exchange Omani rials to pounds?

Most high street currency suppliers who sell Omani rials will also buy them back off you, but the process isn't always straightforward. Some suppliers will only buy back currency that they originally sold you in the first place (and you'll need to provide a receipt as proof), or you might be limited to the amount of Omani rials you can exchange back to pounds in a single order.

Our currency partners listed above are different because they will buy any Omani rials sent to them by post (or taken in person if you live nearby) without limits and with no proof of purchase necessary apart from the usual ID and source of funds checks. If you place your buyback order online, you'll also get a much better buy back rate than if you walked in off the street unannounced.

Visit a supplier's website for more information on their specific process for buying back Omani rials, a list of their store locations and postage instructions.

Can I deposit Omani rials into a UK bank account?

You cannot deposit Omani rials directly into your UK bank account but you can swap your Omani rials for pounds and deposit them that way. The most cost-effective way of doing this depends on the Omani rials you want to deposit:

  • If the Omani rials are in notes / physical cash, you can exchange them for pounds using a buy back service such as the ones listed above. These suppliers will convert your Omani rials into pounds and deposit them directly into your bank account via bank transfer.
  • If the Omani rials are in an overseas bank account, you can use a money transfer service to convert the Omani rials electronically and transfer them straight into your bank account. You can use a money transfer service to help facilitate transfers from Omani rial bank accounts even if the sending account belongs to another person or company.

Some banks will allow you to exchange Omani rials to pounds over the counter and deposit them directly into your account, but bear in mind the buy back rate you receive will often be horrendous so only use this option if you are desperate or have a very small amount to exchange.

Can I exchange Omani rial coins for cash?

Most currency suppliers will not buy back Omani rial coins because they are expensive to post and difficult to exchange. We've indicated which Omani rial notes and coins each supplier accepts in their extended descriptions which you can see by clicking 'More Details' in the results table above.

If you're stuck with some Omani rial coins that you can't exchange back, here are a few suggestions on what you can do with them:

  • Keep them for your next trip to Oman. They may come in handy for smaller purchases, tips, taxi fares etc.
  • Donate them to charity. Most charities will be glad of any coins you can donate regardless of value - just pop them in a collection tin like you would with any other coins.
  • Sell them as scrap metal. If you have a large number of low-denomination coins that you definitely won't use again, you may be able to sell them for a fixed price per kilo at your local scrap dealer.
Is it safe to send Omani rials in the post?

When posting your Omani rials, we recommend you use Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day. Packages sent by Special Delivery go through a more secure process than regular mail and can be tracked from the moment they enter the system right up to the point of delivery where they must be signed for by the supplier. It is very rare for Royal Mail to lose a Special Delivery package, but in the unlikely event this does happen Royal Mail will refund you the entire insured amount plus postage costs. You can also reclaim your postage costs if Royal Mail do not deliver your currency on time.

When you purchase Special Delivery you'll be given an option to insure your package for up to £2,500 and you'll be given a receipt which contains a tracking number and proof of postage. If you are sending more than £2,500 worth of Omani rials, you can split them up into multiple packages and insure each package for an appropriate amount.

The cost of Special Delivery varies depending on the amount you've insured the package for, but we estimate this cost for you in our comparison results above. You should ensure that your Omani rials are securely packaged before you post them; we recommend you use a plastic tamper-proof envelope that you can obtain from the Post Office when you purchase Special Delivery. If you are in any doubt, just ask the Post Office clerk to check your package before you send it and they will advise you on whether it is suitably packaged and insured.

How and when will I be paid?

For orders sent by post you'll be paid by Bank Transfer within 3 working days from the day you currency is received. For orders exchanged in person you'll be paid immediately in cash.

What happens if the buy back rate changes before my Omani rials have been received?

The Omani rial buy back rate you receive will be the prevailing rate on the day your currency is received. This rate does not usually change significantly from day to day but it does mean you may receive slightly more or slightly less than the amount quoted today.

If you're unhappy with the final amount received, you can arrange to have your currency returned minus postage costs.

Can I sell Omani rials that are old, withdrawn or out-of-circulation?

Every so often, a country will update it's currency and issue a new set of notes or coins whilst simultaneously withdrawing the old ones. The withdrawn currency is usually accepted for a while after the issue of the new currency to allow a for graceful transition to take place, but eventually the old currency will cease to become legal tender. Once this happens, the old currency cannot usually be exchanged.

If you're unsure whether the Omani rials you have can still be exchanged, we recommend you contact the supplier beforehand and they will gladly help you to determine whether your notes can be accepted.