Oman Scraps NOC; Expats May Change Jobs

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Expat workers in Oman would be able to switch jobs without a No Objection Certificate according to a new directive to be enforced in 2021.

The decision aims to make the country’s labor market “more attractive and competitive,” state-run Oman News Agency reported.

“In order to enhance the attractiveness and competitiveness of the labor market, and correction of its conditions, the Sultanate tends to eliminate the requirement of a no-objection certificate NOC from the transfer of a worker from his employer to another employer if he so desires, starting the next year 2021 after it was compulsory,” a government statement read.

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The new rule applies to non-Omani workers who have finished their contracts, whether they are based in Oman or outside the country.

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