The cost of living in Oman is low, as Muscat is one of the least expensive cities in the Middle East. The official language is Arabic. English is widely understood and spoken in the business sectors ... Read More
If you want to be employed in Oman, you must be a foreigner between the age of 21 and 60 and have a confirmed job offer from a company in Oman. Your future employer becomes your visa sponsor. Your employer needs to request labor clearance from the Ministry of Manpower. In addition to the official labor permit, the following paperwork is required for an employment visa application:
The spouse and children under the age of 21 of a work visa holder can submit an application for a family joining visa, provided the employee has a minimum monthly wage of 300 OMR, is working in a senior job in Oman, and lives in accommodation rented in their own or their employer’s name. The visa allows the sponsor’s family members to reside in Oman but not to work there. For a successful visa application, both parties have to include a copy of their passport, and the employee must attach the copy of their valid labor/resident card, a copy of their lease agreement, as well as proof of their income. The applicant also needs to include two passport photos in color and provide proof of relationship, for example, a confirmed copy of the marriage or birth certificate approved both by your embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lastly, for certain nationalities, health certificate requirements apply to family members, too.
After arriving in Oman, expats are required to get their national ID card. This is extremely important for access to all kinds of other services. Therefore, you should obtain it as soon as possible after arriving in Oman — at most, within 30 days following your arrival in the country. You have to apply in person at the Directorate General of Civil Status of the Royal Omani Police. Normally, you need the following documents:
You must also have your fingerprints taken and share your electronic signature.