Muscat: A total of 7,689 requests were received by authorities to process departures by expats between 15 and 19 November, according to the Ministry of Labour.
The Ministry said, "The requests were registered according to the status of the work permit. 3,765 work permits were active, 3,263 of the request makers were unemployed, 408 were people without work permits and 253 were people whose permit was cancelled."
"Departure requests were also registered based on the method of entry into the Sultanate. 7,289 expatriates possessed a work visa, 93 expatriates possessed a family joining visa, 87 expatriates possessed a relative joining visa, 147 of them had a visit visa, 12 had a tourist visa and 61 were without documents."