Oman amnesty deadline extended to March 31
Oman’s Director General of Labour Welfare has announced that the deadline for exempting residents from fees and fines related to work permits has been extended till March 31, provided the residents leave the sultanate permanently.
The Director General also informed that more than 12,378 people have left Oman under the scheme.
The announcement from the Labour Ministry was in line with the decision of the Supreme Committee to facilitate expatriate workforce who wish to return to their country due to the current pandemic situation. Employees as well as employers are exempt from any fine that may have arisen due to work permit-related issues. This decision was originally effective from November 15 till December 31, 2020.
While many expatriates, mainly from the Indian sub-continent, have left the country under this scheme, there are many who are in the process of doing so.