Saudi Arabia GRO Service
For those who are looking to do business in Saudi Arabia, a Government Relations Officer (GRO) is essential for the day-to-day business. The businessperson who have had experience in the Middle East, may have heard of this role under the title PRO. To start a new business in the area, this is a service, one needs to be familiar with.
What is a GRO ?
The role of Government Relation Officer is to process and carry out all legal matters relating to visas, permits, licenses, registration, pertaining to employees, liaising with various Government Departments and Agencies.
The GRO ensure that all the employees joining the organization comply with Saudi government regulations and employment laws. He updates the HR Department of any changes or amendments to the prevailing laws/rules/regulations/changes in forms/formats and any other procedures. The GRO also work closely with the recruitment team to ensure that the documents are completed and received on schedule, and the visas are approved and that the company remains fully compliant. The GRO directly deals with the government departments in matters relating to visas, licenses and sponsorship.
Why do you need a GRO ?
The responsibilities of a GRO can be complex, and may include the following;
- Obtain and organize the renewal of company licenses, registration with chambers of commerce, Saudization Certificates, zakat certificate etc.
- Represent your organization at locations such as; Embassies, Ministries, Municipalities, Police Stations and Airports etc.
- Liaise with Immigration, Labor department and other government entities for visas, work permits and iqamas for all employees.
- Manage and oversee processes relating to Governmental issues.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures related to government relations function.
Our GRO services
For any business currently managing the GRO services in-house might often run into hassles, misinformation and lengthy time frames because of limited operations. The Saudi market continues to develop, and new reforms are implemented. The companies without proper support to adapt the new changes would face difficulties. A GRO will ensure that the company is able to attain the licenses, permits or visas required to remain compliant. The GRO will also manage timelines to ensure license or visa renewals are done in a timely manner and avoid penalties.
Our services can ensure that you will get all the required tasks or services completed within the desired time-frame with our experienced and solution-driven staff and because our knowledge is up to date with Saudi regulations and laws, we ensure that there would be no compliance issues so you can operate a successful business in the Kingdom.