To provide job opportunities for citizens in the private sector in the upper and intermediate occupations and in the technical and specialized professions, the Ministry of Labour has said that the Ministerial Decision 2021/12 on the new fees for work permits for non-Omani workforces will be implemented from June 1.
The new fees will be applicable to upper and intermediate occupations and technical and specialized professions, as well as for new work permits and fees for new businesses. This decision will include new applications and previously submitted requests in the event that the employers have not initiated the fee payment due before the date of implementation of this decision.
Economic Stimulus plan
As per the Economic Stimulus Plan for establishments, there will be a fee reduction of the expatriate workforce recruitment permits as specified in the Ministerial Decision (12/2021) for upper and intermediate occupations and technical and specialized professions.
The fees will be reduced by 25 percent for establishments that have Omani workforces and 50 percent for establishments that have achieved the Omanisation rate.
The Omanisation rate will be calculated according to the distribution of workers on the establishment's various economic activities.