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Riyada clarifies on expatriate permit fees
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The Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) has said issued a clarification regarding the Ministry of Labour Decision 12/2021 on the

new fees for issuing and renewing permits of the expatriate workforce.

Riyada said that the fees for all micro, small and medium enterprises with an entrepreneurship card will be as follows:

RO101 if the request is for one to five workers.

RO151 if the application is for 6 to 10 workers and with the requirement to recruit to at least one Omani.

RO1,001 for licensing the practice of work and recording the data of the worker to occupy the professions specified in the annex related to the decision.

Taking into account the following:

50% discount for establishments applying Omanisation rates

25% discount for establishments that employ at least one Omani in accordance with the economic stimulus plan.

The above fees apply to new licenses and to renew existing licenses, with the following stipulations:

The institution must have an entrepreneurship card

The facility should be for one institution only and not for other institutions owned by the owners of the institutions.

The above fees are not required to apply:

A fixed age for the institution

A fixed age for the owner of the establishment

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