Expat exodus as Oman adds 5% charge to visa fee

Pedro Gonçalves
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The number of expatriates has dropped by 16.4% during the first nine months of this year as Oman is set to add 5% to expat visa fee to support a job fund. According to the October bulletin of the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), a total of 263,392 workers of different nationalities left the Sultanate during the period from January to September this year. Figures from NCSI showed that 1,449,406 expatriates were working in different sectors in the Sultanate till the end of September 2020 compared to 1,712,798 at the end of 2019. Oman's Ministry of Labour...

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