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Jawazat warns of penalties for self-employed expatriates

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) warned that expatriates who work for themselves will face up to a six-month jail term and a fine of up to SR 50,000.

According to a statement on Jawazat’s Twitter account, the self-employed expatriate will be deported after serving their jail sentence and paying fines.

Jawazat’s tweets were part of a campaign to raise awareness about the rules and regulations.

Jawazat urges the general public to report violators of residency, labour, and border security regulations by dialling 911 from Makkah and Riyadh and 999 from the rest of the kingdom.

Read: Exit Re-Entry Visa Cannot Be Converted to Final Exit Visa: Jawazat


Mohammed Ameen is a blogger and SEO specialist with more than ten years of living experience in the Middle East. He has a postgraduate degree in business administration and is passionate about blogging and travelling.
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