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Oman imposes ban on new work visas for expats

The Ministry of Manpower has issued a ban on new work visas for certain professions in the private sector.

TAS News Service
Feb 2, 2020 9:14 am

MUSCAT: Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has imposed a ban on hiring expats in certain professions in the private sector.

The decision to ban which is part of the Sultanate’s Omanisation process was issued by His Excellency Abdullah Al Bakri on Sunday.

The following jobs are now banned for expats and are restricted to only Omanis.

  1. Sales Representstive / Sales Promoter
  2. Purchase Representative.

As per the decision, these visas will not be issued to expatriate workers after its expiry.

According to the National Centre of Statistics and Information, there are 1.7 million foreign workers in the Sultanate.

This is a developing story.

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