The National ePayment Gateway (ePG) provides an operational component of the eGovernance infrastructure and full eCommerce facilities that allow secure online payments (ePayments). The ePayment Gateway supports multiple acquiring banks and will operate as a critical shared service within the eGovernance architecture along with Oman’s forthcoming Government eServices Portal.

The state-of-the-art ePayment solution supports the delivery of eServices of the public sector and assists the private sector’s moves into eCommerce. The ePayment Gateway enables efficient electronic transactions in Oman and simplify the processing of payment transactions for electronic services within the country.

Enabling the gateway is expected to increase the adoption of eServices along with electronic payments, particularly Internet-enabled payments which are easy and efficient. The presence of such a robust and secure ePayment Gateway enables eGovernment shared services to be paid for electronically using major local and international credit & debit cards, and in future, other electronic payment instruments. The gateway currently accepts all international credit cards, debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diner cards.

The ePG currently supports the Internet and various other electronic channels including the mobile phone, IVR, Call Center, etc will be offered in future. ePG is reliable, secure and future proof with Payment Card Industry Standards. It is a cost effective and complete payment solution for ministries and private sector merchants.