A total of 371,353 electronically-approved and paid private work permits have been issued since 2015, when the scheme was first launched, Times of Oman reported.
The updated statistics were released by Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA), the government authority responsible for establishing and running e-services.
The e-work permits system was part of a series of e-services provided by the ministry to keep abreast of the digital transformation project, which contributed to increasing productivity and accuracy in completing transactions and reducing the number of visitors to the ministry.
According to the the Ministry of Manpower, Muscat leads with 113,345 e-work permits, followed by North Al Batinah governorate with 66,420 registrations.
The digitisation was part of the Manpower Ministry’s larger plan to eliminate files and office visits and make bureaucratic work easier.