SOHAR Freezone Investors Guide

This guide presents basic important information for SOHAR Freezone clients. It covers most of the services offered by the One-Stop-Shop and the requirements to set up business in SOHAR Freezone, applicable regulations, and other general information that a client would usually need to know during the initial phase of any project. Available in English, Arabic and Farsi.  

From Prospect to Working Company

This guidance note informs prospective clients what steps will have to be taken (in most cases jointly) to become a client of the Freezone. 

From Contract to Groundbreaking

This guidance note informs the Freezone client about the mandatory steps that need to be followed in order for groundbreaking on the plot to commence. All these steps will be coordinated by our One-Stop Shop Department. 

Guidance Note on Labour and Visa

This is a guide for SOHAR Freezone working companies about the employment of Omanis and expatriates. Oman has a large available workforce and through legislation and enforcement the Omani government assures that appropriate “Omanization” levels are achieved. 

 Environmental Permit Application Guidelines 

The guideline presents procedures and mechanisms for obtaining environmental permits and ensuring that all operations in SOHAR Port and Freezone comply with international best practices in environmental management and continuous monitoring of the impact of operations on the environment.