Mainland company setup in Oman has improved its standards and business environment vastly over the last decade to attract and accommodate foreign direct investment. Mainland company setup in Oman allows companies to conduct business onshore, in the GCC region and across the globe. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MOCI Oman) actively supports the setup and growth of entrepreneurs and business owners with mainland company setup in Oman.

Setting Up in Oman

Why Set up a Company in Oman?

Oman’s economic strength and contemporary trading approach makes the county an attractive place to conduct business, specifically for the logistics sector. The Omani government has solid international trade agreements with numerous countries, this has increased the prospect of foreign investment which overall boosts businesses of all sizes.

What Types of entity options are available in Oman?

There are various legal forms that a company in Oman can take such as Limited Liability Company, Branch Office, Representative Office, Sole Establishment, Free Zones and Commercial Agent (Exclusive Distributor). A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the most commonly used vehicle for setting up in Oman as a foreign investor and is often the only choice for many business activities. An LLC can be formed by a maximum of fifty shareholders whose liability is limited to their shares in the company’s capital. At least 30% of the shares in the company should be owned by an Omani National(s) or a 100% Omani owned Company.

Mainland Legal Structures

We combine our in-depth knowledge of government regulations and international standards with experience in the Middle East market to accelerate the company formation process and deliver value services that benefit our clients. We have the manpower to accomplish even the most demanding setup tasks in time. Our management team that is committed to providing a personalised service to each client.

Legal Structure

Key Facts

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Two or more shareholders
  • Minimum 30% owned by an Omani sponsor
  • Maximum 70% foreign ownership
  • Min share capital of OMR 150,000

Foreign Branch

  • 100% foreign owned
  • Contract with government
  • Duration of the project
  • Home country taxation

Trade Representative Office

  • 100% foreign owned
  • Commercial activity not allowed
  • Parent company not less than 10 years in business

Sole Establishment

  • Available to Omanis, GCC and US Nationals
  • 100% foreign owned
  • Not allowed to branch


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