Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Launches Gold Card to Attract Foreign Talent

The Ministry of Labor and Social Developments has launched its new extended residence program “Gold Card” aiming to attract top foreign talent to work in the Kingdom.

The extended residence program is a part of the quality of life program 2020, which was launched last year by the Council of Economic and Developments Affairs.

The initial phase of the ‘Gold Card’ project will run over 32 months from the pilot to the final launch.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development invited consultants and agencies to conduct an analysis of what incentives should be provided to attract foreign talent to Saudi Arabia and how to make the program successful.


Mohammed Ameen is an expatriate blogger who loves sharing his experiences of living and working in the Gulf countries.