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OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

Effective immediately, foreign national employees in Oman earning at least OMR 300 (about USD 780) per month are permitted to sponsor their family members for dependent residence permits.

Previously, the salary threshold for dependent sponsorship was OMR 600 per month.


While there is no specific ministerial decision in Oman establishing the minimum salary for expatriate employees to be able to sponsor their family members, the Royal Oman Police issue internal rules which provide such a threshold salary in practice.

Action Items

  • Foreign national employees in Oman earning between OMR 300 and 600 per month should be aware that they can now sponsor their family members for dependent residence permits.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by HelpXpat Relocations and Curtis.

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