Dependent Fees was applied in Saudi Arabia for all the expats from July 1st 2017 and this new created a panic in expats workers when they tried to pay the fees.
Computer system malfunctioned and payment discrepancies was observed for expatriates. For people who went out of the kingdom on a Exit-Re Entry VISA with 2 months validity before July 1st, when checked online showed their VISA as expired.
Many Expatriates who were on Final Exit was also worried about the discrepancy shown in SADAD Payment system.
We went to Jeddah and Riyadh and here are some of the statement by Expats:
“Dependent Fees is really a worry for Expats”
“We are just waiting in a huge line near Jawazat Office to check Exit VISA status”
“I’m Really Confused about the Fee displayed in SADAD payment system”
“I’ve taken an Exit Re-Entry VISA before 1st July, What will be my status”
Almost all the Jawazat Office in Saudi Arabia were rushed by expatriates to check their status. Most of them even left to their home countries before July 1st who thought that they couldn’t survive in the kingdom after paying the heavy the Dependent Fee.
Most of the Expatriates sent their Families back to their home countries to avoid paying Dependent Fees in Saudi Arabia. However this decision by the Saudi Government towards Saudization and improving the economy of the country has created panic in Expats Life.
May Allah remove burdens in Expats Life and give back their Happy Life in the kingdom.