Oman is the third biggest country in the entire Arabian Peninsula. The political stability in Oman helps businesses trade easily in the borders. The legislature is centered on the monetary advancement and they have gone ahead to make a business-friendly climate. This has prompted more foreign investors to inject the capital in Oman. These are the few reasons why investors and companies are pulled in to doing business in Oman. And there are many ways through which an investor can start his business in Oman, one of them being incorporating a representative office.
As the name suggests, a representative office represents its foreign parent in Oman. Unlike a branch office, a representative office is only permitted to market the company’s activities and/or establish trading contacts, and may not carry out business in Oman. Importing, exporting, selling or publicizing products or services other than those of the parent company is strictly disallowed. The one exception is the import of commercial samples of goods produced by the parent company or undertaking for the purpose of publicity.
The Omani Representative Office can be 100% foreign owned even though they cannot make direct sales in Oman. In order to successfully run a company in Oman, all foreign investors are required to register their companies. While registering a company in Oman, there are certain requirements such as documents and paper works that need to be submitted to the authorities. They are as follows:
The total cost of establishing a representative office in Oman includes a registration fee of RO 500 at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI), an registration fee of RO 650 at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), and a Municipality License which costs between RO 25 and RO 125, depending on the activities to be undertaken by the office.
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