Ministry of Manpower in Oman Extends Ban on Work Permits for Select Jobs
Affected professions are those of purchase and sales representatives, and workers for construction, cleaning, and workshops, meaning that companies will no longer be able to receive permits in order to employ people for this jobs.
According to the Ministry of Manpower’s decision number 487 of the year 2018, “Permits for non-Omani manpower will cease to be released for the next six months for the following professions: Sales Representative/Promoter, Purchase Representative. Permits for replacements for existing employees will continue to be released.”
This law will apply to all private establishments, replacing the earlier decision. Finally, this law will apply starting from the 30th of November.”
Article 1 of the decision also said: “The period of suspension of the permit to bring the non-Omani labor force temporarily in the establishments of the private sector operating in the construction and cleaning works specified in Ministerial Decision 122/2014, shall continue for a period of 6 months starting from December 1, 2018.”
“The period of suspension of the permit to bring the non-Omani labor force temporarily in private sector establishments operating in the construction and cleaning work specified in Ministerial Resolution 122/2014 shall continue for a further period of 6 months beginning on 2 January 2018.” the decision of Manpower Ministry added.
According to Ministerial Decision No. 122/2014, the occupations are for workshops of carpentry, aluminum, blacksmithing and brick factories.