Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that new employer will be bearing the Iqama Fees (Residence Permit) & Work Permit Fees.
This came after one of an inquiry when a question below was asked on the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development Official Twitter account
New Employers to Pay Iqama & Work Permit Fees
An expat enquired that his iqama was suspended for 4 years because the sponsor refused to renew it and if he gets a new Job the new sponsor will bear the Fees of Previous years?
Below is the reply he got:
The New Employer bears the Iqama Fees & the work permit Fee and its renewal fees. Also any fines if its delayed
As per the new contractual relationship between Employer and Employee the Ministry has urged to visit the Ministry of HR & SD for more details.