The Ministry of Labor and Social Development extends expatriates levy (Work Permit Fee) payment deadline for 6 months.
The Ministry of Labor also confirms that the levy can pay in 3 instalments.
The new hiked levy come into force from January 01, 2018.
The new move will give a great relief to both employers and employees.
According to Ministry, the companies with a Saudi workforce of 50 percent or more will pay a levy of SR300 per month per expatriate worker in 2018. For companies employing more expatriates than Saudis, the monthly levy will be SR400 for the year. In 2019, this fee will increase to SR500 and SR600, respectively and in 2020 it will reach SR700 and SR800, respectively.