Cost of labour card in oman

I am Ameer,  from india.
Can u help me to get answer for my question.
How much cost of labour card in oman ?

If you been employed or contracted by some employer you need not bother of the cost as the employer takes care of it. If you are coming on a free vusa. . Which means if you are not going to be bound to the sponsor who is willing to bring you hear then it all depends on how much he is asking you to pay him. Please clarify how you plan to come here.

Hi Ameeru,

The Resident Card, a.k.a. Labour Card is not something which is bought, or sold.

It is the official and registered identification document which proves that the holder is a bona fide expatriate residing in the Sultanate. The expatriate's company / sponsor's PRO would take the new expatriate to the Directorate General of Civil Status premises, do the necessary paperwork and get the expatriate formally registered.

The Resident Card will be required to be renewed once every two years, when the employment visa comes up for renewal.

The Resident Card would carry the holders name, and all other essential particulars. Most importantly, the resident Card would also clearly state (in Arabic), who the card holder's sponsor is. There is a reason for this. Read my following post for further details.


Just so that you know, there is nothing in Oman called the 'Free Visa'.

Every expatriate who is officially registered and carries a valid Resident Card would have his / her sponsor's name printed on the card. By law, the expatriate is forbidden from from working anywhere else other than with the person / organisation whose name is printed on his / her card.

This is why there are so many surprise 'labour checks' which happen on a regular basis. The Ministry of Manpower officials would walk into any organisation and would request for the Resident Card of expatriates working there. they would confirm if the employee is working for the sponsor whose name is on the card and also, they would check if the designation mentioned on the Resident Card and what the person is actually doing are one and the same.

Just to give you an example, there could be a cook in a restaurant whose Resident Card would say Carpenter, or Electrician. Obvious, it is is mismatch and such expatriates would be apprehended. Not only the expatriate employee, but also the sponsor would be heavily fined, since this is seen as a serious offence, by the Ministry of Manpower officials.

The issue of 'Free Visa' has been discussed in detail in the forum. Suggest you kindly look them up for your information. To tell you briefly, it is illegal and unlawful to work for anyone else other than whose name appears on the resident Card - who is the sponsor who is responsible for bringing the expatriate to Oman.

Request you to please verify your facts before sharing them for public consumption, especially in an open forum like


Comply that Mr. Sumitran.

I am working in oman last 2 months. My sponsor already paid cost of labour card.  I want resign now, my sponsor need this money from me.So howmuch cost of labou card in oman ?

may be total 21 riyal

Hi real man
Can u make ensure about this mater ?

you only want labour card ? or need medical and other all expenses

Only labour card

i think its depend on your salary

I am working oman last two months. I want resign now. Sponser need cost of labour card because he already paid it. So how much this cost of labiur card ?

Ameeru :

I am working oman last two months. I want resign now. Sponser need cost of labour card because he already paid it. So how much this cost of labiur card ?

Hi Ameeru,

The cost of issuing a Resident Card as of now is R.O. 20/-.

This amount has been amended recently.

Read the published article below for further details : … every-year

Suggest you please take some efforts to google for the information before posting here. Pretty much everything, except perhaps, mother's love, is available online these days.

realman78 :

i think its depend on your salary

Hi realman78,

Those who ask queries here are mostly worried and are anxious to know some details about their relocation to Oman.

By posting your incorrect / wrong assumptions, you are not helping anybody.

Suggest you desist from posting erroneously, when you do not know the answer.

Just for your academic information, whether a person earns 50,000 rials-a-month, or 50/- rials-a-month, the fee for getting a resident card issued remains R.O. 20/-.

Thank u somuch

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