Exit and re-entry or final visa of Residents within 10 days

New Workers Housing rules and fines up to SAR 10000 announced
New Workers Housing rules and fines up to SAR 10000 announced

Exit and re-entry or final visa of Residents within 10 days. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development revealed in the user guide for the “Improvement of the Contractual Relationship” initiative that the employer has given 10 days to inquire about the exit and return visa that the worker applied for.

Exit and re-entry or final visa of Residents within 10 days

If the employer does not respond within the time limit, the worker will be able to issue a “single” visa for a period of 30 days Within 5 days of the expiry of the deadline. The worker will not be able to issue a multiple exit visa, or to issue a visa upon the expiry of the documented work contract. In addition to preventing the employer from canceling the exit and return visa issued by the expatriate worker. The ministry noted that the employer will also be entitled to issue an exit and return visa for expatriate workers, similar to what was previously implemented. 

The Ministry stressed that the worker will be permanently banned from working in Saudi Arabia if he obtains an exit and return visa and does not return to Saudi Arabia to complete the work contract. And if he is late outside Saudi Arabia, the worker will not be able to extend the visa, but the service will be limited by the employer only.

With regard to the “final exit” visa, this service will also be available to the worker and the employer as well. This service was introduced by giving the employer 10 days to inquire about the worker’s request to issue a visa. Issue date. The Ministry indicated that if the expatriate worker permanently leaves during the validity of the contract, he will be prevented from returning to work in the Kingdom permanently.


Regarding the employment mobility service for the resident worker. The Ministry stipulated that new establishments wishing to obtain resident services must adhere to the wages protection program at a rate of no less than 80% for the last 3 months, with the establishment’s employees ’contracts documented by 100%. And that the commitment percentage should not be less than the self-assessment program for 80%. With the necessity of an approved internal work regulation bylaw. As for the worker to approve the transfer of his services. He must be within the professional employment subject to the work system, and to complete it 12 months with the current employer on his first entry to Saudi Arabia, and there is no request Another for the transfer of service, and commitment to the notice period when the notarized contract takes effect. (Source; OKAZ)

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