Kafala or Sponsorship system update – New Changes


Kafala or Sponsorship system update by the HR Ministry. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, Sattam Al-Harbi, confirmed on Wednesday (4th Nov 2020) that there is no so-called “sponsorship” system in work systems, pointing out that the labor system is based on establishing the labor relationship between the worker and the employer according to the work contract.

Kafala or Sponsorship system update

He explained, through his intervention in “The Fourth Newsletter” on the “Al Arabiya” channel, that the word “sponsor” has been in circulation for long periods, but it has no legal origin, indicating that the arrival of expatriates to the Kingdom comes on the basis of a work contract with the employer during a specific period and then return to his country after the end of the contract.

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