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 Citizens Working in GCC

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  • Brief

    The Unified Law of Insurance Protection Extension aims to extend the coverage of insurance protection in each Gulf Council State for its citizens working in any GCC state other than their home state.

    The Unified Law of Insurance Protection Extension was issued pursuant to a decision taken by the the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council in its 25th session held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in December 2004 on the endorsement of the Unified Law of Insurance Protection Extension.

    The provisions of this law have been applied compulsorily on the GCC citizens employed in the private sector abroad in any Member State of the Council as of January 2006. State of Qatar and United Arab Emirates were excluded to 01/01/2007.

    In this respect, PASI provides insurance coverage for the Omanis nationals employed in the private sector abroad in any GCC state. The provisions of the insurance law applicable to the Omanis who work in the Sultanate shall apply on them, except for the cases of work injuries and occupational diseases, as per the following terms and conditions:

    1- The employee should be Omani national.
    2- The employee should work for an employer subject to the law of social insurance civil pension in the state in which the employee works.
    3- The age of the employee at the date when he/she commences the work should not be less than 15 and not exceeding 59 years (in case the registration in the social insurance is for the first time.
    4- The employee should not be covered under or provided with a social insurance in the Sultanate at the time of registration.
    5- The employee should not have retired from any government unit.

    For the GCC citizens who work in the Sultanate, they should be provided with a social insurance coverage by the civil pension and social insurance funds in their home states. The role of PASI is confined to liaising between the citizens and the funds regarding registration and provision of information.

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