The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) in Saudi Arabia has warned to all the employers inside Saudi Arabia that heavy fines up to SR100,000 will be levied on any establishment or employer who employs expatriates in violation of the labor and residency regulations.
Jawazat has also stated that the same penalty will be levied on any establishment or employer that allows its Expat workers to engage in jobs for their own personal benefit or work with employers other than their original employers.
Fine of SR100,000 for hiring Expats illegally
Any company or employers will be banned from recruiting Expatriates for a period of up to five years. The names of the companies will be published in local media or newpaper at their own expense.
The managers concerned with illegally hiring of Expats will be sentenced to one year Jail, and this will be followed by deportation if the employer is an expatriate. Jawazat also clarified that the fines will be multiplied with the no of expatriate workers involved in violation.
The Jawazat urged everyone in public to inform if they find any such cases of violations of residency, labor, and border security regulations by calling the number 911 in Makkah and Riyadh regions, and 999 in all other regions of the Kingdom.
I request all my Expatriate brothers & sisters to help other expatriates to live legally in Saudi Arabia and follow labor and residency regulations.