Oman: Expat visa ban extended for another 6 months

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The temporary visa ban on expats working in three different professions has been extended for another six months, according to the Minister of Manpower, Abdullah Al Bakri.

According to the Times of Oman, “The Ministry of Manpower has issued three ministerial decisions – Nos. 206/2018, 207/2018, and 208/2018 – to continue the ban on the temporary recruitment of non-Omani manpower in some businesses, skills, and activities.”

According to the report, which quoted Article 1 of Decision No 208/2018, “The temporary non-authorization to recruit non-Omani manpower to private sector enterprises for activities referred to in ministerial decision 122/2014, will continue for another six months starting from July 1, 2018.”

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The activities listed in the ministerial decision No. 122/2014 are carpentry, metal, Aluminum workshops, and Brick factories. This decision comes at the end of a six-month ban which began on January 1, 2018.


Source Credit: Khaleej Times


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