Oman Work Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


It is granted at the request and on the responsibility of an employer to a foreigner who is coming to Oman for employment. Unless the foreigner is invited by a government organization a labour permit from the Ministry of manpower is needed.


2 years







What are eligibility requirements for the Oman Work Visa?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • The sponsor must be a local one with full legal competence. It's the responsibility of the sponsor to validate their own information.
  • The person for whom the work visa is requested shall not be below 21 years old.
  • They shall be of the same gender as mentioned in the labour permit, issued by the Ministry of Manpower.
  • The occupation mentioned in the visa application shall be the same as in the labour permit.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Oman Work Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Application on the electronic form available on the Royal Oman Police website, and signed by the employer or an authorized signatory. The application shall be typed in Arabic for Arab nationals, and in English for non-Arabs, and shall enclose the following documents:
  • 2 photographs (6x4cm).
  • Copy of the foreigner's passport, valid for not less than 6 months.
  • The Ministry of Manpower's labour permit and copy thereof for every individual application.
  • The original and copy of the medical certificate for nationals of certain countries: India, Pakistan, Philippine, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria and Nepal. The certificate is to be attested by the Ministry of Health.
  • Copy of approval of the relevant organization for certain occupations: teaching, religious, media, and medical occupations, etc.
  • Letter from the Ministry of Manpower for certain occupations, like engineers.
  • Where the foreigner worked in Oman and has not yet completed 2 years of their last departure, a release letter from the previous employer and approved by the Directorate General of Passports and Residence is required.

Talent Migration data for Oman

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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