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Who We Are?

Invest Easy is one of the showcase whole of Government initiatives of Oman. It is an outstanding example of using global best practices and standards to develop the country’s business environment.It is a comprehensive suite of e-services designed to provide the business community with a single window to interact with the government, starting from establishing a new company, licensing the activities and ending with submitting annual reports. The initiative is based on the government’s national plan of e-Transformation and the execution is completely based on whole of Government model.

Explanatory Figure - representing Invest Easy as a single point of access to all Government eServices for the Business Community of Oman

Invest Easy is a single point of access to all Government e-Services

for the Business Community of Oman



Project Vision


Invest Easy Portal

Invest Easy portal (One Stop Shop) provides fast and easy e-services to help set up and manage companies in Oman. Using the e-services helps minimize paperwork and save costs and time.

Invest Easy Objectives

The main purpose of the Invest Easy initiative is to provide citizens, entrepreneurs, prospective investors and businesses with the services and information they need quickly and efficiently. This helps transform Oman into a country with easy, reliable and transparent business environment.



To reach this goal, the following objectives have been set:


  • CR Registration
  • Fast and efficient Business Registration processes within a relatively short period of time.
  • Full electronic Business Registration process.


  • Licensing
  • Fast and efficient Business Activities licensing processes within a relatively short period of time.
  • Full electronic Business Activities licensing process.


  • Availability, presence and accessibility
  • A single online entry point for the business community to access government services and information.
  • Flexible, easy and transparent interaction between the business community and the government.
  • Multi-channel access to services for the investors: Web application, mobile application, web services, and service providers (SANAD, lawyers and auditors).


  • Annual Report
  • Single annual report integrated and shared with all related entities.


  • Administrative Capacity

  • A trustworthy and secure environment for businesses to conduct transactions.
  • Effective and efficient delivery of services 24/7.
  • Easy method for e-signing and e-payment.


Execution model

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Whole of Government Approach 

The concept of Invest Easy can be described with the Whole of Government Approach. It is a joint effort of several government entities to provide entrepreneurs, prospective investors and businesses a single point of entry to use high quality online-services and to conduct official procedures with the whole Government of Sultanate of Oman and minimize the need to visit different Government entities on separate occasions.


Invest Easy portal will be the place for:

  • Registering the business.
  • Facilitating Chamber Certificates.
  • Licensing the business activities and simplifying the e-Government Processes.
  • Uploading Annual Reports and sharing it with the related entities.
  • Receiving updates on Laws and regulations.
  • Receiving updates on Fees.

 

Background and History

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Starting a business in Oman used to be a cumbersome and time consuming process. All the paperwork had to be done manually, there was no integration between different government entities and the officials were only able to process low volumes of applications. It was not only a difficult process for the applicant, but it was also difficult for the officials.

The One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for Company Registration was set up early in 2000s, when the customer service functions of different government entities were co-located to provide customers with a faster service and eliminate the need to physically travel between different locations. Hence the name “one-stop-shop” – to get all company registration services from single location.

Technology transformation of OSS started in 2003 and the first version of OSS system went live in 2006. This was an improvement at the time, and the registration of companies increased significantly. In 2010 the second OSS technology transformation project was initiated, and the system was upgraded to work on cloud services which allows system availability to close to 24/7. In 2013 the third OSS business and technology transformation project was initiated and it is called "Invest Easy".