Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Manpower: Ministerial Decision 255/2020 Governing the Recruitment of Non-Omani Manpower in Private Sector Establishments to Work in Carpentry, Blacksmithing, and Aluminium Workshop Activities

2020/255 255/2020


Based on the Labour Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/2003,

and Royal Decree 76/2004 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Manpower and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The authorisation to recruit non-Omani manpower in private sector establishments to work in carpentry, blacksmithing, and aluminium workshop activities must be in accordance with the following:

1. That the employer is available to manage the establishment in a full-time capacity, is insured with the Public Authority for Social Insurance, and is registered with the Public Authority for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, with the exception of the following:

(a) Establishments operating in the implementation of government projects.

(b) Establishments in which 100 (one hundred) or more workers are employed.

2. That the employer submits—via the electronic licensing system in the Ministry of Manpower—a copy of the municipal licence and the tenancy agreement.

3. That the employer is compliant with the prescribed Omanisation percentages.

4. The absence of labour violations in the establishment or expired work permits.

5. Payment of the prescribed fees.

Article II

The authorisation to temporarily recruit non-Omani manpower must be in accordance with the period of the agreement and the value of the project, provided that the employer undertakes to send away the manpower authorised to work for him after the end of the project or to renew their work permit after he submits another project agreement or the original agreement is extended.

Article III

All that is contrary to this decision, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 21 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 11 August 2020

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al-Bakri
Minister of Manpower

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.