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Mon, 23/4/2018

More than 30 Government entities have achieved integration in Data and 8 in Licenses

Invest Easy Portal seeks to provide high-quality electronic services and to issue all business licenses in the Sultanate through integrating the portal with government entities and share data with them. Invest Easy is integrated to more than 30 government entities in the field of data integration including: The Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Health, the General Authority for Consumer Protection, the Royal Oman Police and the Ministry of Higher Education, which enables them to share information and data with different bodies without a need to request data from the beneficiary of the service, such as ensuring that the applicant has a commercial registration and do not request To Whom it May Concern Certificate in the various transactions.

In the field of licenses integration, Invest Easy has linked eight key government entities: the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Tourism, Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. The integration of licenses allows the extraction of licenses for economic activities and the approval of various government entities through Invest Easy Portal without having to visit their offices, which is one of the goals of "Invest Easy" to build an integrated licensing system for business environment.

For example, an investor in the tourism field can take benefit from the electronic services provided by the Ministry of Tourism through Invest Easy Portal which consists of 27 licenses related to 9 Economic activities including hotels, motels, resorts, hotel apartments, chalets, Guest houses, green inns, tourist camps, travel agency activities, tour operators and Heritage inns. This electronic connection allows the investor to submit a new application or renew the tourist license electronically through the Licensing Service in Invest Easy Portal without having to visit the Ministry of Tourism.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs has also simplified 804 economic activities and (119) activities were exempted from environmental clearance such as small industrial workshops, exemption of all industrial activities of less than RO 5,000 or use the manual method in the manufacturing process after ensuring they do not affect the environment, to facilitate investment and reduce time and effort.

The investor can use electronic services through many service channels which can be self-services; easy and simple access to Invest Easy website www.investeasy.gov.om or visit service offices (Sanad offices or law firms or audit offices). Currently, there are 46 law firms providing electronic services to investors through Invest Easy Portal. According to the statistics of Al Raffd Fund, the number of Sanad service centers providing electronic services to investors and citizens is 682 in all governorates of the Sultanate.

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