More E-Channels launched for government fees payment

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance has launched additional E-payment channels using bank cards, apart from SADAD, to pay fees for various government services. Deputy Minister of Finance for Revenue Affairs Tariq Alshuhayeb said that additional payment channels have been activated for a number of government…

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More E-Channels launched for government fees payment
Conditions for Expat worker to transfer from an Establishment without employer’s consent

Conditions for Expat worker to transfer from an Establishment without employer’s consent

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has outlined eight conditions that make an expatriate worker eligible to benefit from the job mobility service without the consent of current employer as per the labor reforms announced by the ministry earlier this month. The ministry…

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Vision 2030 roadmap for better future: King Salman addresses Shoura Council

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, in the presence of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, inaugurated the work of the eighth session of the Saudi Shoura Council on Wednesday. The speech delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin…

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Vision 2030 roadmap for better future: King Salman addresses Shoura Council
HRDF: Wusool Program provides monthly support from SR 800 – SR 1,100 to female employees in the private sector

HRDF: Wusool Program provides monthly support from SR 800 – SR 1,100 to female employees in the private sector

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), through the Transportation Program for Working Women (Wusool), provides a monthly financial support from SAR 800 to SAR 1,100 to female employees in the private sector for a period of 24 months. HRDF explained that those who meet the…

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New reforms highly beneficial for Saudi Labor Market

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development emphasized that the newly launched Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) would be instrumental in regulating the local employment market and improve its competency, transparency and competiveness. The initiative will come into force on March 14, 2021, and aims…

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New reforms highly beneficial for Saudi Labor Market
Saudi Arabia: Expatriate job mobility condition outlined; no additional fee

Saudi Arabia: Expatriate job mobility condition outlined; no additional fee

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development outlined on Thursday the conditions for the eligibility of expat workers to benefit from the job mobility service as per the labor reforms announced by the ministry on Wednesday. The worker must be an expatriate professional…

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Saudi Arabia issues labor reforms for expats; regulates Exit and Re-Entry Visa issuance

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) launched on Wednesday a Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) under the National Transformation Program (NTP) that aims to support the Ministry's vision of establishing an attractive job market, empowering and developing labor competencies and developing the work…

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Saudi Arabia issues labor reforms for expats; regulates Exit and Re-Entry Visa issuance
Umrah pilgrims first batch from Pakistan & Indonesia arrive in Jeddah

Umrah pilgrims first batch from Pakistan & Indonesia arrive in Jeddah

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and representatives of competent authorities received here on Sunday the first Umrah batch for this season coming from Pakistan and Indonesia. The first flight carrying foreign pilgrims from Pakistan landed at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah at 4:00…

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Saudi Arabia plans to abolish foreign worker sponsorship system

In a landmark move, Saudi Arabia is set to abolish the sponsorship system effective from the first half of the next year. More than one million expatriates are expected to benefit from the move, according to a report in Maaal online business daily. The Saudi…

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Saudi Arabia plans to abolish foreign worker sponsorship system
New mechanism to receive domestic workers launched at Jeddah airport

New mechanism to receive domestic workers launched at Jeddah airport

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development announced the implementation of the new mechanism to receive domestic workers at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, starting on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Recruitment offices and companies will be responsible for receiving and accommodating domestic…

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Saudi Arabia: Foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah from Sunday Nov. 1.

Foreign pilgrims between the age of 18 and 50 will be allowed to perform Umrah starting this coming Sunday, Nov. 1. Saudi Arabia permits entry of pilgrims from outside the Kingdom, which comes as part of the third phase of the gradual relaxation of Umrah…

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Saudi Arabia: Foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah from Sunday Nov. 1.
Saudi Arabia: Jawazat launches new electronic visa, passport services

Saudi Arabia: Jawazat launches new electronic visa, passport services

The Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif has launched a number of new electronic services for citizens as well as residents aimed at facilitating processes for obtaining visas and passports. The Saudi General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said that the…

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The Global AI Summit began its work under the slogan: “AI for the Good of Humanity”

The Global AI Summit began its work on Wednesday under the slogan: "AI for the Good of Humanity." under the patronage of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense. More than 200 experts and decision-makers are participating in the global…

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The Global AI Summit began its work under the slogan: “AI for the Good of Humanity”
Umrah companies prepare for the third phase of Umrah

Umrah companies prepare for the third phase of Umrah

A total of 531 Umrah companies and establishments are gearing up to receive pilgrims from abroad during the third phase of the gradual resumption of the Umrah service and visit to the Two Holy Mosques, which is scheduled to begin on 1st November, according to…

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Saudia resumes international flights to 20 destinations

Saudia airline has resumed international flights to 20 destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, after seven months of travel disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The national carrier said that it is operating international flights since October to seven European destinations — Amsterdam,…

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Saudia resumes international flights to 20 destinations