Investing in Oman made easier: 2,700 investor residency cards issued to date

Enhancing flexibility and convenience for investors
Investing in Oman made easier: 2,700 investor residency cards issued to date

Oman’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) announced that they have issued more than 2,700 investor resident cards to individuals of different nationalities participating in the investor residency program.

According to the Ministry, the investor residency program in Oman, launched in 2021, offers three categories: the 10-year, 5-year, and retirees. As of August 21, 2023, the program has successfully benefited over 2,700 investors.

In a recent development, MoCIIP has initiated a promotional campaign to raise awareness about the benefits offered by the investor residency program. The campaign aims to highlight the advantages and opportunities available to investors through the program. 

As part of the campaign, one of the initiatives includes marketing the services provided by the Invest in Oman Lounge located at Muscat and Salalah international airports. The aim is to create awareness and emphasize the convenience and advantages offered to investors through these dedicated lounge facilities.

The investor residency program in the Sultanate offers foreign investors and retirees the opportunity to obtain long-term residence for a duration of either 5 or 10 years, with the possibility of renewal. To apply for an investor residency card, interested individuals can submit their applications through the official website.

Investors who successfully obtain an investor residence card can enjoy several benefits. These include the right to own a property outside the Integrated Tourism Complexes (ITC) for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes. The ownership of this property is transferable to others, except for prohibited lands restricted to non-Omanis. These advantages apply specifically to the first category of investors under the program. 

Under the first category of the investor residency program, investors are granted the right to reside with their immediate family members (first degree) without any limitation on the number of family members or age restrictions.

Convenience and flexibility

Individuals holding an “investor residency” card are entitled to several privileges. They have access to dedicated counters specifically marked for investor residency card holders at airports and ports, ensuring a streamlined arrival and departure process. Furthermore, they have the authority to issue visitor visas for their relatives. Additionally, investor residency card holders can engage in economic activities or work within the Sultanate of Oman without the need for a sponsor to obtain a private work visa. They also have the flexibility to hire domestic workers for private occupations. These privileges provide convenience and flexibility for investors in pursuing their activities and maintaining their lifestyle in Oman.

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Investment opportunities

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