NOC No Objection Certificate is widely discussed topic in Oman, NOC in is introduced in Passport and Residence Act, of Oman from year 2014 before that those employee who leave oman and want to come back then they must have to wait for 2 years but now those employee who take NOC from their previous employer can be able to come again without waiting for 2 years.
Well the wait of NOC look like it is over but people still waiting for two years. Why? It is due to NOC, employees who run away from jobs usually without informing employer don’t get NOC and hence they were banned to come again. Many Oman expats complaint about exploitation due to NOC, many employee when didn’t find the job suitable for them try to switch job but NOC is a main hurdle between changing the job. Well there are many stories you heard for expatriates related to their job changing and NOC but today we discussed what oman labour laws Passport and Residence Act, said about NOC.
The NOC is defined in Passport and Residence Act, 1995 and introduced in may 2014. The provisions that were related to NOC are termination and resignation laws which were defined in OMAN labour laws.
The Main Article which deals with NOC is Article 11, Passport and Residence Act According to which
“Any expatriate worker not be issued with Work permit if he has previously worked in Sultanate until waits for 2 years but those who were issued with No Objection Certificate.”
Before 2014 this rule is really relaxed by ROP and many expatriate came in Oman who previously worked here.
Many private companies happy to see the that rule are tighten again according to them it will boost the overall performance of Private Sector..
Business community welcome the decision of implementing ban on employees for 2 years those who don’t have NOC.
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