Implications of Recent Expat Visa Ban Extension in on Employment Market in Oman

The Ministry of Manpower extends the expat visa ban for companies working in construction and cleaning sectors. Ministerial Decision 200/2019 included a “freeze on permits for expat workers in private sector institutions which engage in construction and cleaning work,” and exempts companies with more than 100 workers, as well as SMEs that are properly registered

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Expats banned from working in 10 sectors in Oman

The Omani Ministry of Manpower has issued a six-month decree banning the sultanate’s private sector from hiring foreign expats in 10 sectors in a bid to promote locally trained skills. The temporary ban targets information systems, sales, marketing, administration, human resources, insurance, media, airports, engineering and technical professions sectors. The companies are required to hire

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