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Changing jobs within Oman

 
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Charlie123



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Changing jobs within Oman Reply with quote

I'll be staying in Oman but switching jobs. If I cancel the visa then I will have to return on a tourist visa, I guess and then reapply for everything for the new employer.



Anyone have any insight on this?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They need the labor card back in order to replace you. I assume that you resigned so that pretty much cancels your 8/31 contract end. I would say that it is theirs... not really yours. It is up to them, and yes, they can absolutely withhold your gratuity if you refuse to return it.

Take that trip to the Emirates and get a tourist visa when you return. Talk to your insurance company to see your options - explaining that you will have a new job in Sept. You can also get "travel medical insurance" at a travel agency. Everything has to start again with a new employer anyway.

You don't want to lose that gratuity. Not to mention, depending on the wasta level of your employer, they can block you from taking another job - and your new employer may not have the wasta to change it.

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Charlie123



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any laws regarding gratuity? I would think that they would need a good reason to withhold it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought if you left a job you had to stay out of Oman for two years before you could get another one? Has that changed?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. If you obtain a no objection letter from your previous employer, you can switch jobs.

MuscatGary wrote:
I thought if you left a job you had to stay out of Oman for two years before you could get another one? Has that changed?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, they have agreed to give you a "no objection" letter to help you out, but you don't want to give up your labor card so that they can replace you?

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