Expat Residence Permits Must Now Be Renewed 15 Days Prior to Expiry

Merge 104.8  |  06 September 2021

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik issued Royal Decree No. 60/2021, amending some provisions of the Foreigners Residence Law.

According to the amendment, expatriates living in Oman must renew their residency 15 days before its expiry, and the law also stated that it is permissible for authorities to refuse granting or renewing residency without giving reasons.

Previously, the law stated that expats living in the country had to renew their residency within 30 days of expiry.

The Royal Decree added that anything from the previous law that contradicts this new amendment is cancelled.