A medical examination will be mandatory to obtain residence permits in the Sultanate from January 17, 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health, “Health centres inside the Sultanate, selected for examining expatriates for the purpose of obtaining or renewing residency, will resume work starting from January 17, 2021.”
The Ministry of Health informed the General Administration of Passports and Residence of the Royal Oman Police for the need for medical examination of expatriates before issuing the residency card.
“We extend our sincere thanks to you for the important role you play in implementing the procedures related to health controls for the residence of expatriates in the Sultanate because of these controls and their importance to preserve community health security,” it said.
“We would like you to direct the concerned persons at the General Administration of Passports and Residence to verify the Ministry of Health’s approval of the medical examination form for the residency procedures,” the Ministry added.