NOCs to be scrapped in Oman
Transferring jobs just got a lot easier!
Expats can now transfer from one employer to another, on the basis that they provide proof of the end of their work contract or dissolution of it.
Lt.Gen Hassan bin Mohsin Al-Shraiqi, Inspector-General of Police and Customs, issued a decision to change some provisions of the Law on the Residence of Foreigners.
Article No 1 said: "Article 24 of the executive regulations of the Law on the Residence of Foreigners is replaced by the following text:
"It is permissible for a foreigner to transfer from one employer to another, provided the employer has a license to recruit workers, on condition that they provide proof of the end of work contract or termination of it. They must also provide evidence of the approval of the competent government authority on allowing the signed contract with the second employer and it must be in accordance with the controls set by the competent authority."
"The transfer of an expat's residency shall result in the transfer of the residence of his family members to the second employer if the conditions necessary for his residency are met."
This will be put in place from January 2021.