Visa ban extended for certain professions in Oman

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Visa ban extended for certain professions in Oman

The Ministry of personnel has extended the temporary ban on hiring expats for four jobs within the non-public sector as a part of the Omanisation method.

The ban are going to be extended for one more six months ranging from Gregorian calendar month three, 2019, the Ministry declared.

According to an announcement issued on Sunday, the Ministry said: “The amount of ban on permits to bring temporary expatriate personnel into non-public sector institutions for the professions per Ministerial call No. 122/2014, shall continue for a amount of six months from three Gregorian calendar month 2019.”

Four classes

Visas are going to be prohibited for staff in woodworking, Al and smith workshops likewise as brick factories.

This latest visa ban follows the initial announcement that was created at the tip of Gregorian calendar month 2018, wherever eighty seven job sectors were reserved for Omanis. 


In Feb 2019, the Ministry of personnel extended the visa ban on eighty seven occupations because the country continued to push its Omanisation policy. consistent with Article one of Decree No. 73/2019, “All permits to rent non-Omani staff are going to be suspended quickly privately sector occupations for a amount of six months.”

The fields affected embrace data technology, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, administration and human resources, insurance, data & media, some medical and airfield professions, and engineering and technical professions. 

However, the Ministry of personnel extra that this doesn't embrace permits that were issued before this decree with those expats allowed to figure till the tip of the visa amount.

Small and medium enterprise (SME) house owners and developers area unit allowed to still rent expat staff, consistent with Article a pair of, that states, “This call doesn't apply to business house owners World Health Organization area unit registered with the general public Authority for little and Medium Enterprise Development, or to house owners insured by the general public Authority for welfare.”

As a results of such choices, the amount of expats within the country has born below a pair of million for the primary time in 2 years, new knowledge from National Centre for Statistics and knowledge NCSI has unconcealed.