Employment contracts in Oman should be written in Arabic, and the salaries should be in the legally circulating currency. However, if the contract was in any other language, an attached Arabic translation document is required to be given to both employer and employee. In cases of illiteracy, or if the employee is not fluent in the language of the contract, certification of the contract is required from the Labor Office. The employer is to issue a receipt to the employee of all documents given by the employee.
There are two types of contracts in Oman: indefinite full-time and definite part-time. A full-time employment contract has an indefinite period with a fixed minimum number of hours per day, while a part-time employment contract contains a period that has a maximum number of hours per day. The latter is used for types of work that are either temporary or casual that must not exceed six months. If a definite contract continues to be executed after the expiration of its period, the contract will be deemed renewed as an indefinite full-time contract.
All foreign employees require a permit to work in Oman. The petitioning employer must have entered the country by lawful means and have satisfied the conditions provided for in the Expatriates Residence Law before being eligible to apply for a foreign worker permit.