Omanisation & Visa Ban: No Risk of Losing Jobs for Expats

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Expats living in Oman are “very happy” and should not worry about losing their jobs due to the visa ban, according to the president of the Oman Lawyers Association.

“I know for sure that expats living in Oman are very happy, for various reasons, that include job security in private companies, safety, and a peaceful environment that is lacking in many other countries across the world,” said Mohammed Ibrahim Al Zadjali, President of Oman Lawyers Association and a member of Majlis Al Shura.

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He clarified that expats based in Oman are not at risk from the expat visa ban put in place to boost Omanisation, as they are already in the country and working.

“Expats who are already working here should not be worried about losing their jobs, as the visa ban that has been imposed on 87 occupations has nothing to do with the renewal of contracts, unless the employer refuses to do so,” said Al Zadjali, who is also a Chairman at Mohammed Ibrahim Law Firm.

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“In fact, Oman currently has more than 500,000 expats working, as well as some 1.9 million labourers from various countries,” he added.

Expats too, echoed Al Zadjali’s sentiment, saying they are happy in Oman, but uncertain about the future.

 

Source Credit: Times of Oman

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