Moving to Oman: Things you should know before you immigrate to Oman
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Visa regulations for Oman
There are two types of visa you can apply for, if you are visiting or moving to Oman from UK, USA or anywhere else in the world.
- A single-entry visa: for those wishing to visit Oman for 30 days, foreigners can also apply for this visa if they wish to conduct business during their stay.
- Multiple-entry visa: for anyone moving to Oman to work, you must first obtain a signed job offer to apply for this visa.
For a full list of visa regulations for Oman, please visit the Omani Immigration website.
Property in Oman
Accommodation in Oman is quite expensive, so if you are moving to Oman for work, it is recommended to negotiate an apartment or accommodation with your employer before taking the job. Another thing to consider about your costs of renting an apartment in Oman is that rent is collected yearly, not monthly. Many expats moving to Oman from Europe, UK, or anywhere else choose to live in compounds in major cities. Here are the average rental prices for an apartment in Muscat.
Muscat: A single bedroom apartment in the centre of the city will cost between 180 OMR – 400 OMR (€420 – €940) per month. If you are moving to Oman with family, a three-bedroom apartment will cost around 350 OMR – 1000 OMR (€820 – €2.300) per month.
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LIVING IN OMAN
The cost of living in Oman
If you are moving to Oman from Europe, you will find the cost of living in Oman to be quite similar. Oman is a wealthy oil-rich country, and some goods and services – especially food are quite expensive and have to be imported. However, if you are planning to drive in Oman, cars are much cheaper to purchase with no taxes imposed, and fuel is also much cheaper. Oman is a Muslim country, so alcohol is taxed 100% and will be much more expensive than anywhere else. You should consider ways to save on your cost of living in Oman, including shipping solutions to and from your new home.
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The job market in Oman
The job market in Oman can be quite difficult for foreigners to navigate, as Oman has a policy of offering jobs to locals first. Job opportunities for foreigners can be found in the oil industry, as well as some international companies, however, English-speaking jobs in Oman can be harder to find. A good idea is to familiarise yourself with the Arabic language and Arabic business culture, to maximise your chances of finding work in Oman.
Education in Oman
The school system in Oman is free for all Omani citizens, however, it is not compulsory. Expats moving to Oman from the USA, the UK or other English-speaking countries often choose to send their children to private schools and international schools which are located in the capital. Education in Oman is very high-quality, and Oman also has world-renowned Universities and programs for international students. The Omani school system consists of:
Healthcare in Oman
The healthcare system in Oman is free for all citizens and provided by the state. Unfortunately, this does not include permanent residents or foreigners, so if you are moving to Oman from USA, UK or anywhere else, it is highly recommended to take out private healthcare to cover you while living in Oman. The level of healthcare in Oman is of high quality, but it is important to remember that Oman has strict narcotic laws, so some pharmaceuticals may not be available or permitted to bring with you.
Driving in Oman
If you are moving to Oman from Europe, UK, USA or anywhere else, you should make sure you obtain an international driving permit, as well as carry your local license and passport with you while driving. In Oman, you should also make sure you adhere to their road rules, and pay attention to long stretches of highway, as exits can be hundreds of kilometres away. It is also important to remember that when it rains in Oman, the roads can become flooded very quickly and some roads are hard to access, so you should consider buying a 4×4.
What else to expect when living in Oman
- Living in Oman, you will no doubt feel welcomed by the friendly locals, and enjoy the relaxed way of life. Oman is an extremely safe country, with very low crime rates.
- Skype is blocked in Oman, so if you are moving to Oman from the USA, UK or anywhere else, you will need to use an alternative to stay in touch with friends and family back home.
- Oman has a huge coastline with beautiful beaches and is close enough to visit UAE, India, Sri Lanka and Qatar easily.
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