Expats Can Now Convert Visit Visas Into Work Permits

Merge 104.8  |  31 May 2021

Under the new amendments to the Foreigners’ Residence Law that were issued by the ROP, expats coming into Oman will now be able to convert visit visas into a work or temporary work visa, given that they meet certain requirements and pay the required fees.

Visas that can be converted are visit visas issued to residents of GCC countries, visit visas issued to meet relatives and friends in Oman, single and multiple-entry business visas, express visas, investor visas, student visas, visas provided to sailors serving on board or to passengers aboard cruise ships, and visas for owners of residential units and their family members.

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