Oman Ministry may cancel ban on visa for expats

October 05, 2015
According to a local media report, officials in Oman are reconsidering a ban on the change of jobs before completing two years of job in an organization.  

Ministry of Manpower spokesman told that the officials are looking for possible changes to be made in this two-year visa ban.

Oman Ministry may cancel ban on visa for expats

Bin Naser Al Sadi, Advisor, Manpower Ministry, said that they had made clear to all the concerned departments that expatriate employees might be allowed job change if their contracts are completed without any restrictions. 

No new job visa will be issued after 1st July 2014, to any of the expats in the Sultanate, who left their previous job within two years of joining the job. This was announced by the Royal Police of Oman (ROP) in the previous year.

If at all expats want to take up the new job, they would require a certificate of no objection (NOC) from their existing employer. 

In June, talks were held which aims at minimizing the period of a ban to one year. Although ROP informed that the two-year ban would remain. 

The official said that the rule of two-year ban has nothing new in it and the department of immigration is still depending on the NOC when the expatriates wants to change the job.

The letter is still demanded from the first employer as the system will not accept the change of employer unless and until they provide the no objection certificate (NOC). The official added.

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