Oman: Expats urged to benefit from fine exemption between Nov. 15 – Dec. 31

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Oman’s Ministry of Labour urged both expatriate employers and workers to benefit from its decision on exempting them from fees and fines arising from work permits if they want to leave the Sultanate for good.

The grace period for fine exemption extends from November 15 until December 31.

The ministry said the decision is in line with the Supreme Committee to facilitate expatriate workers who wish to return to their country, due to the current pandemic situation.

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Employees as well as employers are exempt from any fines that may have arisen due to the work permit related issues. This decision comes into effect from November 15 and is valid till December 31.

Expatriates whose passports have expired are advised to visit their embassies to renew them before approaching the ministry’s office at the airport to complete their departure procedures.

Apart from the necessary travel documents, PCR tests are mandatory required as per the destination country’s rules.

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Employers have been advised to update their data and arrange to settle any claims through competent authorities within a week of being intimated officially about the departure of the expatriate workers by uploading the same on the ministry’s website.

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