NOC: Oman to remove No Objection Certificate in next few weeks, says Foreign Minister

Oman removes NOC
Oman removes NOC

Oman to remove No Objection Certificate (NOC) in next few week, January 1, 2021

Muscat: The Sultanate is moving towards canceling the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) requirement for a worker to move from his employer to another employer, starting next year 2021, with the aim of enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of the labor market and correcting its conditions.

His Excellency Mr. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Saturday participate in the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue 2020 held in Bahrain.

There will be significant developments in labor policy which in the next few weeks will include the abolishment of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) system, the electronic transformation that is taking place means we will be cutting back on layers of regulations in order to make doing business in Oman Far easier than ever before. says in the Manama Dialogue conference.

They are about opening up the economy in new ways to more cooperation more trade and investment to tourism and much else for example we have plans to extend visa free entry for up to 30 days to citizens of more than 100 countries

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These measures are part of a broader package of economic measures conceived together in Oman’s vision 2040 and fiscal policy which will also involve the introduction of new taxation and an end to some long-standing subsidies but as the government designs and implements these policies it is also taking particular care to make sure low-income families are properly protected.

Earlier in June 2020, Oman announced that NOC system will be removed starting from January 1, 2021, and expat workers can switch jobs without NOC .

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