Oman: Ministry Extends Expat Work Visa Ban On Jobs

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The Ministry of Manpower has announced that the ban on expat work visas for carpenters, metallurgy workers, blacksmiths, and brick-kiln workers, will be extended for a further six months from July 3.

The latest extension comes following the announcement of expat work visa ban at the end of January 2018 for expatriates in 87 professions across ten sectors, including information systems, engineering, aviation and certain technical professions. It was extended by further six months in July of the previous year and in February of the current year.

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The ban does not apply to companies registered with the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development and insured with the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI).