Foreign Workers Doing Self Business Will Get Severe Punishment

Unauthorized foreign workers, or those working on their account (self-business or cover-up business), will face severe penalties reaching up to six months in jail, a SR50,000  fine and deportation, local media said, quoting the General Directorate of Passports.

Penalties of work violators will come in a gradual step where expats working independently will be fined SR10,000 and deported if the violation is committed for the first time, while second-time offenders will be fined SR25,000, jailed for one month and deported, Al-Madinah daily said. Third-time offenders will incur a SR50,000-fine, a six-month jail term and deportation.