➢ Before initiating the hiring process, the following requirements must be met: 

◦ There is an insufficient number of Omanis available to fill the vacancy

◦ Your company’s request for foreign staff aligns with its operational needs

◦ You have complied with the percentages of Omanization set by the Ministry of Manpower for your industry

◦ You are committed to paying the prescribed fees

◦ You do not plan on sponsoring non-Omanis for specific positions for which the Ministry of Manpower imposed a ban on hiring foreigners. For more info about these positions, please refer to this link

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly 

➢ The candidate you recruit must be aged 21 to 60

➢ We suggest you check if the candidate worked in Oman within the past 2 years but left their job early. If so, they must get a certificate showing their former employer and Oman’s government approve of their work in the Sultanate. This might take some time and be a bit complicated, so it’s important to be aware of this rule

➢ After finding a good match on VideoWorkers, conduct the interview, then send them an offer letter

➢ You must submit your application for a labor license to the competent directorate of the Ministry of Manpower. This allows you to obtain the “labor clearance” status

➢ Required documents: 

◦ An Omanization plan detailing the specific job positions that will be open for Omani nationals at a given time

◦ A list of desired foreign workers. The list should specify their positions and gender

◦ A passport copy for each foreign worker you intend to hire 

◦ Certified copies of relevant professional certificates

◦ Certified transcripts from educational institutions

◦ Authentication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the worker’s home country

◦ Authentication from the Omani Embassy in the worker’s home country 

➢ Application fee: Fees vary between OMR 140 to OMR 2000, depending on the position. For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), lower fees may apply in their first two years of establishment

➢ Processing time: Between 1 month and 1 year

➢ After receiving approval from the Ministry of Manpower, you may send an employment contract to all candidates who satisfy the conditions for the labor clearance

➢ You must apply for an employment visa for each of your future employees through the one-stop shop of the Royal Oman Police

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Electronic form available on the Royal Oman Police website 

◦ Two photographs (6X4 cm)

◦ Copy of the worker’s passport

◦ Labor License from the Ministry of Manpower 

◦ Medical certificate attested by the Ministry of Health (applicable for nationals of  Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Syria and Nepal)

◦ Approval of the relevant organization (applicable for specific professionals such as teachers and doctors)

◦ If the foreigner previously worked in Oman and left within the past two years, you must submit a release letter from their former employer. The letter must be approved by the Directorate General of Passports and Residence

Application fee: OMR 20

➢ Processing time: Between 1 and 7 days

➢ Within 30 days of entering Oman, your workers must apply in person for a residence card at any of the Directorates General of Civil Status

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Application form fully completed and signed

◦ Valid passport (copy and original)

◦ For foreigners employed in the public sector: A letter from the employer stating the employee’s designation and a copy of the manpower application form along with the original

◦ One photo with a blue background

➢ Application fee: OMR 10

➢ Once your employee has their residence card, they can start working

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