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Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH - For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering "illegal expatriates" to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.


The campaign, "a nation without violators," warned of fines, jail time and deportation for anyone caught without valid identity documents after the grace period, in a renewed pu Read More

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Six-month jail sentence, SR50,000 fine for unauthorized foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Unauthorized foreign workers, or those working on their account, will face severe penalties reaching up to six months in jail, a SR50,000 ($13,331) fine and deportation, local media said, quoting the General Directorate of Passports.
Penalties of work violators will come in a gradual step where expats working independently will be fined SR10,000 and deported if the violation

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Saudi to ban foreign workers from grocery shop jobs

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development is reportedly moving ahead with plans to ban foreign workers from jobs in grocery and confectionary shops.


Arab newspaper Al-Madina cited informed sources as saying a draft decision was being prepared to 100 per cent Saudise jobs for all shops selling consumers goods.


The plans are expected to create 20 Read More

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570,000 illegal workers left Saudi under amnesty, 12,000 returned legally

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Some 572,488 expatriates have benefited from an amnesty issued by the Saudi government to allow illegal migrants to leave the country without penalty, the government revealed.


The “A Nation without Violators” campaign saw 12,000 expats return to the kingdom legally, the General Directorate of Passports said.

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Nepalese delegation draws attention to worker issues

Posted by jaypee 147 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — A Nepalese parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia to assess the situation of workers from the country, particularly those who are laid off in recent months.


The delegation held wide-ranging talks with Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis, Undersecretary for International Affairs Ziad Al-Sayegh, Undersecretary for Customer Read More

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90-day amnesty period allows illegal workers to return to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 148 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH: Undocumented expat workers seeking to correct their status during the new 90-day-amnesty will be able to return to the Kingdom by adhering to legal procedures, the General Directorate of Passports (GDP) announced Monday on their official Twitter account @AlJawazatKSA.
By approaching the Passport Departments to solve their status starting March 29, illegal workers “will

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Saudi labour ministry allows transfer of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry has approved new rules allowing domestic workers to transfer and their dependents to transfer to a new employer.


Under the new measures, reported by Saudi Press Agency, housemaids, drivers and other workers can transfer under a number of circumstances.


These include verification that the sponsor has failed to pay the worker for t Read More

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‘Low-paid foreign workers have negative impact on labor market’ | Saudi Gazette

Posted by jaypee 167 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — Al Yamamah University held its conference on economy entitled “Diversifying Saudi Economy in Light of Vision 2030” in its headquarters in Riyadh on March 1. The conference included many presentations, panel discussions and research in this regard.


Prof. Hussam Ramadan, head of the organizing committee, told the Saudi Gazette “this is the first econo Read More