Saudi “passports”: 50,000 riyals and jail for this violation of expatriate workers

The Saudi Passport Directorate General said in its Twitter account that expatriate self-employed workers will be subject to penalties, including a fine of up to 50,000 riyals.

The penalties also include imprisonment for up to six months and expulsion.

The broadcast of these tweets comes from the Saudi passport department as part of its awareness messages about the rules and regulations.

In a related context regarding expatriate workers, the Directorate General of Passports revealed a week ago that domestic workers were automatically left on exit and did not return after 6 months of the expiration of the visa validity, nor communicating through messaging and service requests through the Absher platform for electronic services 30 days after the expiry of the visa.

It indicated that the instructions do not allow the transfer of an exit and re-entry visa to a final exit and that the beneficiary is outside the Kingdom, according to the Saudi newspaper “Okaz”.

The provisions provide for those who have left and have not promised to prevent entry for a period of 3 years, with the exception of the previous employer with a new visa, with the exception of dependents and accompanying persons.

Saudi Jawazat said that the period of validity of the exit and re-entry visas is calculated from the date of the first exit. And he stressed the possibility of canceling the report of absence from work for domestic workers within 15 days from the date of notification, through the “Tawasul” service through the Absher platform for telematic services.

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