Oman: Expats may get new temporary work permits

Oman’s government is planning to permit the recruitment of non-Omani workers under temporary employment licenses in specific specialised jobs for a set period of time.

The temporary work permit will be issued to professionals working in medical, academic, technical, consultancy, expertise and training fields, according to the Implementation Support and Follow-up Unit’s annual report. The Ministry of Manpower will update these specialised jobs annually in accordance to the demand of the labour market.

Besides, the government is working to put a system in place that will ease labour mobility between companies registered within the same group or entity, says reports.

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“The long-term objective of the initiative is to unlock flexible movement of expats to help private enterprise in need of additional staff. After amendment to the new law, a company can move an expat worker to a group company for a period of three months after notifying the Ministry of Manpower,” the report stated.

 

Source Credit: Khaleej Times

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