Expat Fees

Saudi Premium Residency: An Overview

Premium Residency Saudi Arabia’s Premium Residency program, colloquially known as the Saudi Green Card, marks a significant shift in the country’s approach to attracting global talent and investment. This initiative aligns with the Vision 2030 reform plan, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which …

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No Expat Levy for Factory Workers for 5 Years

The Saudi government has decided to bear expat fees for employees of the industrial sector for a period of five years, local media reported. The total number of expatriates working in the manufacturing sector accounts for 644,590, and these include 628,000 men and 16,273 women. …

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How to Check and Pay Maktab Amal Fees (Work Permit Levy)

Here is how to check the work permit levy (maktab amal fee) number and how to pay at the bank. Work permit fee is mandatory for Iqama renewal, without paying the work permit fee Iqama cannot be renewed. Check Work Permit Payment Number (Maktab Amal Number) Visit the Ministry of Labor website,  (Arabic website, No English…

No Expat Levy for Employees in Small Establishments

Small Establishments with 5 or fewer employees fully exempt from Levy  According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, small companies with fewer than five employees would be completely free from the monthly expat levy from January 1, 2018. Establishments with 9 employees will …

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Ministry of Labor Announces Exemption of Expat Levy for Few Categories

The Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development will exempt the following categories from expat worker fees, to be charged starting Monday, Jan. 1, the ministry said on its Twitter account. These categories include 1 – Male and female expats who are married to Saudis. …

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