Constructive Guidelines for Migrant Workers Coming to Saudi Arabia--part Two

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The worker should be physically fit to do the work when he/she was recruited for and should not be suffering from any diseases proved by a medical report issued for each worker from one of the specialized medical centers in the Kingdom, according to the applicable instructions made for this purpose. The employer is obligated to bear the fees for worker entry visa, in addition to the fees for resident permit, work permit and transferring the worker’s service in relation to work.

Work permit should be obtained within (90) days

Within (90) days as of the arrival date of the worker in the Kingdom, the employer must obtain a work permit and resident permit for the recruited worker. Failure to do so, the employer shall be deemed responsible to pay penalties accordingly. And the work conducted by the worker, in this case, is in violation of the Law and the decisions regulating the recruitment of non-Saudi Workers in such circumstances may report this case to the concerned Labor Office in order to make the necessary procedures towards the employer.

Work permit is renewable for one or two years

Work permit is issued for one or two years renewable for the same period of validity with the approval of the employer and the worker for renewal. In this case, the work permit should immediately be renewed upon expiry – if the employer fails to renew the work permit and the resident permit, the applicable penalties to those who violate the laws of residence and labor shall be imposed on that employer.

Whereas the worker is the one aggrieved for not renewing such permit, he/she shall ask the employer to renew the work permit and the resident permit as long as the work relation remained on going. If the employer did not respond to that, the worker should report this to the concerned labor office to make the proper procedures towards the employer.

Work permit and the Resident permit are now in one Card

All workers should carry with them the work permit and the resident permit whenever they travel within the kingdom, and they should present permits to officials from related governmental agencies, such as Labor Offices and the Directorate for Passport. The Ministry of Labor issues the work permit according to certain conditions. As for the worker, the following conditions must be met:

  • Worker entry to the Kingdom must be legal.
  • Worker should be contracted with a Saudi employer or with an authorized non-Saudi employer under the Investment Law.
  • Worker should have occupational ability or hold educational qualifications required by the state.
  • Worker should hold a valid passport for at least six months.
  • Worker should physically fit and not suffering from any diseases.

While the resident permit is issued by the Directorate General for Passport located all over the Kingdom’s regions according to specified conditions mentioned above.

How important is Work Contract

According to the Ministry of Labor, the worker should know and understand what is written on his Work Contract such as:

  • The work contract is a contract signed by both of the employer and the worker, where the latter is obligated by this contract to work under the management and supervision of the employer in turn for a wage. It also includes the terms of work agreed upon between both parties.
  • Before arriving in the Kingdom, the worker should have obtained a work contract signed by the worker and the employer or a representative with whom the worker will work. This contract should be written in Arabic language. It may be written in another language in addition to Arabic, knowing that the Arabic version is the one that will be considered. There must be no other contracts signed.
  • The worker should obtained his/her copy of the contract and should hold on to it during the work period in the Kingdom.
  • The work contract should state the date of signing and the date of commencement. The location and period of work should also be specified in case the contract is time-limited. Additionally, the wage and allowances must be mentioned in the contract as well as the worker occupation.
  • The worker shall be under a probational period for three months as of the date of starting work. The worker should not be subjected to a probational period more than once with any employer. It must be stated in the contract, clearly and in writing, that the worker will be subjected to a period of probation. Also the period must be clearly specified.

It is advised to migrant workers to fully understand what is stated on his/her work contract. Still wish you bear with me for part three.

To read my previous article visit Constructive Guidelines for Migrant Workers Coming to Saudi Arabia--part One

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author avatar ppruel
26th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Mark and it is a good question - Yes a photo is necessary before processing the permit and it is the way they process it here as the official language used is Arabic. What is important is the name of the bearer and the ID number because it tells all about the bearer. And before they release it - a translator will explain to you the other info written in Arabic to English.

You see the ID - under my name are numbers in Arabic - while below my pic are the corresponding English numbers of Arabic numbers.

And in writing Arabic letters and numbers - they are written from right to left. In English we normally write them from left to right.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Jan 2012 (#)

What great work you are doing by helping those migrating to Saudi Arabia. These pages will help so many people. Well written and just great, all the way around. Well done! Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Wish too this can help some migrants or to those who are planning to migrate to KSA. Thanks friend.

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author avatar Buzz
27th Jan 2012 (#)

Great star page, dude kabz! Uwi ka naman para we'll have get together with Wikinut Pinoys here.

Salamalaikum!

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Malaikum Salam Kabz Buzz. Wish too na magpangita tayo sa Pinas...thanks.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
27th Jan 2012 (#)

loved Part One - and part tow is just as good. Thanks - and congrats on the star page.

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Welcome Ms. Sheila and thank you for liking them. Much appreciated.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks ppruel...

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Dont' mention it Ms. Delicia. Thank you again.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Good advices for workers abroad..

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Welcome dude Rezaul. Thank you for your time and commenting.

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author avatar ittech
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Good to learn that!

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