8 December 2015, Times of Oman
Muscat: Recruitment agencies will no longer be allowed to hire more than 10 expatriate workers on one permit, under a new rule from the Ministry of Manpower. The agencies, however, will be allowed to apply for permit renewal upon the expiry of the previous permit.
The new edict follows a ministerial decision issued recently by Manpower Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Bakri.
Confirming this to the Times of Oman (TOO), a senior ministry official said the rule has already come into effect.
The ministry also issued a decision to extend the ban for another six months on recruiting expats in the professions of camel-keeping, construction and cleaning labourers for private companies. Since November 2013, there has been a temporary ban in place on visas for construction workers, which is extended every six months.