Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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Oman: Arrests of foreign workers in irregular situation, selected nationalities (2013)

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Country of nationality Arrests
Bangladesh 8,552
Pakistan 3,923
India 2,072
Other nationalities 1,338
Total 15,885

Source: Ministry of Manpower, Annual Yearbook 2013

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table refers to all arrests performed during the given year, due to any type of contravention to entry, residency and labor laws
(infiltrators, those working with a tourist or visitors’ visa; those working in a profession other than that stated on their iqama, etc).
Operations of detection of foreign nationals in irregular situation are conducted in private sector’s establishments by MoM’s Search Department (taftish) jointly with the Royal Police of Oman.

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Manpower, Mascate

3. Data availability

Ministry of Manpower’s website:
MoM’s Annual Reports for the years 2009 to 2013 are available in PDF format (in Arabic only) in the “Media Center” section of MoM’s website:

Last date of access: September 2015.

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