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.
2 – Dependents of Saudi women married to expats.
3 – Microenterprises with up to five workers.
4 – Labor force at recruitment agencies for domestic workers.
5 – Nationalities with residency relief, namely the Myanmarese, Turkistani people, Palestinians holding Egyptian passports, and the Baloch.
6 – Other GCC nationals and only four workers in small enterprises that employ a maximum of nine people in case the owners are working on a full-time basis are also exempt from the new levy