Expatriates in Saudi Arabia constitute a very large percentage, as Saudi Arabia relies on a very large percentage of expatriates from all countries to improve the Saudi economy.
Before that, Saudi Arabia wanted to Saudize jobs, but felt that it would not be able to return all jobs and could not do without expatriates or expatriate workers, so I decided to stay on some professions.
In a related context, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and continues to provide its best to visitors, expatriates and expatriate workers from various Arab and Asian countries, it continues to alleviate the suffering of expatriates and relieve pressure on them in the light of some of the fees and with the approach of the application of companions fees by 2020.
One of the most important good news that went on like wildfire was what was disclosed by a media source about the Ministry of Finance's decision on fees for expatriates.After the Cabinet approved three decisions in favor of expatriates, the first of which was to stop collecting fees on labor, as well as to stop increasing fees at the present time. We also talk about replacing the sponsor system with 2020, and we will talk about the details in this report.
The source pointed out that the current situation does not allow to increase the fees of expatriates, but will remain the same, although in the current period is subject to review and developments to be presented to the Council, while no amendments have been announced regarding the fees of expatriates, except the last amendment that came on fees For employment.
The source pointed out that Saudi Arabia will review these fees, but it is unlikely to be canceled altogether, but may be reconsidered and restructured again, after Saudi Arabia imposed the collection of accompanying fees on resident labor inside the Kingdom as part of its program to achieve financial balance for the Kingdom.
As for the fees, the Saudi government, after the decision of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, to pay labor fees for expatriates for a period of five years, provided that the Saudi government to bear those financial burdens.
Expatriates have expressed great joy at these changes, which are considered to be attribution from the state and stand with them in the most difficult times, but the expatriates are now awaiting the final decisions after the study is being made on some decisions on fees and visa fees.