SAUDI ARABIA – Employers Can Pay to Attain Required Saudization Category

Following the implementation on 3 September 2017 of stricter Saudization requirements for businesses, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) have introduced the “Parallel Nitaqat” system, to allow employers to buy into the required saudization category instead of hiring Saudi nationals.

“Parallel Nitaqat” aims to help employers who are struggling to hire enough Saudi nationals with the required skills or experience to reach their preferred Nitaqat category. Employers can pay a monthly fee (or six months in advance) for each Saudi employee they would otherwise have to hire to reach their preferred Nitaqat category.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Employers Can Pay to Attain Required Saudization Category

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SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign Engineers Now Required to Have Five Years of Experience

The Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) have announced an agreement to require foreign engineers to demonstrate at least five years of professional engineering experience to be eligible for work permits.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign Engineers Now Required to Have Five Years of Experience

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SAUDI ARABIA – Stricter Saudization Targets

Effective 3 September 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development will implement a new version of its Nitaqat grading programme for companies, meaning stricter Saudization requirements for businesses.

The Ministry has also announced that it only approved 37% of work visa applications in 2016 (316,212 out of 849,228).

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SAUDI ARABIA – Stricter Saudization Targets Scheduled

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SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

Effective 1 July 2017, as expected, a monthly levy of SAR 100 (approximately USD 27) must be paid for each foreign national dependent resident in Saudi Arabia.

In addition, from January 2018, the monthly levy on foreign national employees in companies where the number of foreign national employees exceeds the number of Saudi employees will double to SAR 400.

For the first time, a levy of SAR 300 per month will apply to companies where the number of foreign national employees does not exceed the number of Saudi employees.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

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Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – New Rules for Annual Submission of “Nominal List” of Employees

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has implemented Decree number 104/2015, published in November 2015, amending the procedure for the mandatory annual submission by employers of the “nominal list” of their local and foreign national employees.

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MOZAMBIQUE – New Rules for Annual Submission of “Nominal List” of Employees

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