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SR 100k fine for employers who allow workers to work for others or be self-employed

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) announced that any employer who allows expatriate workers to work for others or be self-employed will be punished with a maximum jail term of six months and fines of up to SR 100,000.

According to a statement on Jawazat’s official Twitter account, employers who commit this violation will be banned from recruiting workers for a period of up to five years. Furthermore, if the employer is a foreign national, he will be deported.

The fine will be multiplied by the number of workers the employer allows to work for others or for their own personal gain, according to Jawazat.


Violations of residence and border security regulations can be reported to the authorities by dialing 911 from the Riyadh and Makkah regions, or 999 from all other regions of Saudi Arabia.


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