Saudi Arabia issues a new decision regarding work and residence permits

The Saudi authorities issued a new decision regarding work and residence permits in the Kingdom.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, in cooperation with the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, have started implementing the service of issuing and renewing residence on a quarterly basis..

The agency added that this comes in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers to agree to allow the issuance and renewal of residencies related to work licenses on a quarterly basis (every 3 months as a minimum), with the exception of domestic workers and the like, and the division of obtaining the value of the work permit, residence permit, financial compensation and the necessary fees to extract residency.

She explained that the new mechanism will enable the employer to renew residencies, work licenses and the financial compensation for varying periods (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, as well as 12 months, as was previously applied), according to the facility’s need.


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