KSAEXPATS.COM https://ksaexpats.com Useful Information for Expats in Saudi Arabia Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:24:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://ksaexpats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/cropped-apple-icon-152x152-150x150.png KSAEXPATS.COM https://ksaexpats.com 32 32 King Salman approves renaming Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to Saudi Central Bank https://ksaexpats.com/king-salman-approves-renaming-saudi-arabian-monetary-authority-to-saudi-central-bank/ Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:11:18 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19229 King Salman approves renaming Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to Saudi Central Bank

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority will be renamed the Saudi Central Bank under a new law approved by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the central bank said on its official twitter account. The new law sets out the central bank’s objectives that include maintaining monetary stability, promoting financial sector stability and supporting economic growth, with […]

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Ministry of Health: Coronavirus vaccine will be available to everyone in the kingdom for free https://ksaexpats.com/ministry-of-health-coronavirus-vaccine-will-be-available-to-everyone-in-the-kingdom-for-free/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:20:34 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19205 Ministry of Health: Coronavirus vaccine will be available to everyone in the kingdom for free

The Covid-19 vaccine will be available to everyone in the kingdom for free, said Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Affairs Dr. Abdullah Al-Asiri while speaking to Al-Ekhbariya TV. The Minister hoped that 70% of the population of Saudi Arabia would have access to coronavirus vaccines by the end of 2021. “Saudi Arabia […]

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Saudi surgeon dies of heart attack while performing operation https://ksaexpats.com/saudi-surgeon-dies-of-a-heart-attack-while-performing-operation/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:03:10 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19200 Saudi surgeon dies of heart attack while performing operation

An orthopaedic surgeon in Saudi Arabia has died in a hospital operating room while performing operation on a patient, according local media report. Mahdi al-Emari suffered a heart attack and died on Friday at the Khamis Mushait Civil Hospital, reports Al-Watan Daily website. Colleagues found that the doctor was sick and persuaded him to be […]

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No plan to review VAT: Finance Minister https://ksaexpats.com/no-plan-to-review-vat-finance-minister/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:38:07 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19195 No plan to review VAT: Finance Minister

Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Mohammad Al-Jadaan said that there is no plan at present to reconsider the Kingdom’s value-added tax (VAT) policy in the short and medium term. The Saudi government raised the VAT rate from 5% to 15% effective 1 July 2020 as part of the additional steps taken to mitigate the economic impact […]

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Saudi Cabinet approves amendments to transit visas https://ksaexpats.com/saudi-cabinet-approves-amendments-to-transit-visas/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:34:22 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19183 Saudi Cabinet approves amendments to transit visas

After reviewing the recommendations of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and the Cabinet’s General Committee, as well as the decisions of the Shoura Council, the Saudi Cabinet approved to modify the structure of the visit, Hajj and the transit visas, local media reported. As per the amendment, the fee of transit visa (by […]

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What is the penalty for not keeping a safe distance between two vehicles? https://ksaexpats.com/what-is-the-penalty-for-not-keeping-a-safe-distance-between-two-vehicles/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:45:39 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19166 What is the penalty for not keeping a safe distance between two vehicles?

Traffic authorities in Saudi Arabia revealed through their official Twitter account that, if a driver is not keeping a safe distance between his vehicle and the vehicle in front of him, it is a traffic violation and that would attract a penalty ranging from SR 150 to SR 300. Saudi Arabia has recently begun an […]

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Harassment, Human trafficking and Cybercrime can be reported through “Kollona Amn” App https://ksaexpats.com/harassment-human-trafficking-and-cyber-crime-can-be-reported-through-kollona-amn-app/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 03:19:00 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19158 Harassment, Human trafficking and Cybercrime can be reported through “Kollona Amn” App

Saudi Arabia’s Public Security Department has added three new features to its “Kollona Amn” (We Are All Security) app, such as reporting harassment, cybercrimes and human trafficking. Kollona Amn is an application that helps protect individual privacy. This app allows users to make an official complaint if they believe their privacy has been violated. Citizens […]

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HR Ministry raises minimum wages for citizens to SR 4,000 under Nitaqat https://ksaexpats.com/hr-ministry-raises-minimum-salaries-for-citizens-to-sr-4000-under-nitaqat/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:00:54 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19148 HR Ministry raises minimum wages for citizens to SR 4,000 under Nitaqat

The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Ahmed Al Rajhi issued a decision to raise the minimum salaries for Saudi citizens from SR 3,000 to SR 4,000 under the Nitaqat program. The decision specifies that Saudi employees should receive salaries of no less than SR 4,000 in order to include in their company’s record […]

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Saudi Arabia bans medical staff from wearing tight clothes, hats and makeup to work https://ksaexpats.com/saudi-arabia-bans-medical-staff-from-wearing-tight-clothes-hats-and-makeup-to-work/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:40:33 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19140 Saudi Arabia bans medical staff from wearing tight clothes, hats and makeup to work

Workers at Health facilities in Saudi Arabia have been instructed to follow strict dress code while on duty, according to the local media reports. Health workers are advised not to wear transparent and tight-skinned clothing or those cloths with slits, the Okaz newspaper reported, citing undisclosed source. Workers at health facilities also banned from wearing […]

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Conditions for expatriate workers to change job without employer’s consent https://ksaexpats.com/conditions-for-expatriate-workers-to-change-job-without-employer-consent/ Mon, 16 Nov 2020 05:03:20 +0000 https://ksaexpats.com/?p=19129 Conditions for expatriate workers to change job without employer’s consent

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRD) has announced eight conditions for the eligibility of expat workers to transfer job without their current employer’s consent as per the new labor reforms announced by the ministry recently. The new initiative is part of the ministry’s plan to abolish the sponsorship system for foreign workers, […]

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