PLANS TO SHUT EXPAT BAKALAS

SHOURA COUNCIL PROPOSAL TO SHUT EXPAT BAKALA'S

Ministry of Labor and Social Development prepared a draft decision, where expats are no more allowed to work in bakalas, the jobs in the bakalas will be 100% Saudized to the citizens of Saudi Arabia. New : Procedure to complaint sim operators online




As per the Shoura Council proposal all the bakala's will be closed for expats and this opportunities will be only for Saudi citizens, Many businessmen, economists and citizens provided their full support to this proposal. Trending : Check how many sims available on your iqama

- This proposal from Shoura Council also force retail shopping centers to employ more male and female citizens, As per the report the decision will provide more than 20,000 jobs to Saudi's in the implementation of its first year.




- Plans are being prepared to attract Saudi people for this jobs, Ministry is also planning to limit the work in food and soft drink mobile vans to only Saudi's, As it will provide more than 6000 jobs for citizens. Recommend : Return iqama's if expats exit re entry expired

- As per the proposal of Shoura Council, Ministry of Labor and Social Development , Municipal and rural affairs is about to close all small grocery stores (bakalas) and will provide licenses to big stores, who can employ more Saudi men and women in this sector.




- Expats in bakala stores are working in the names of Saudi citizens by paying some fee to them, After this proposal approved, It will be no more allowed in the Kingdom. Hot : Domestic workers can transfer to new kafeel

- According to the figures released as per the Vision 2030, there are only 300,000 Saudi citizens out of 1.5 million workers in the retail sector.




COMPLAINT TO TELECOM OPERATOR WITH CITC

PROCEDURE TO COMPLAINT WITH TELECOM SERVICE PROVIDER ONLINE USING CITC

Communications and Information Technology(CITC) provides you a unique online way for submitting complaints to your telecom service providers with out visiting their office just through the CITC portal. You can complaint with any of the Saudi telecom like STC, Mobily, Zain, Go, Bayanat Al Oula, Integrated Telecom, Virgin, Lebara, etc. The telecom operators have to solve your complaint with in 15 days. Trending : Check sims on your iqama






To add complaint with your telecom operator :

1. Visit CITC portal by following this link

ONLINE COMPLAINT TO TELECOM SERVICE PROVIDER

2. Click on "Add Complaint" then "Submit Complaint", After that Choose your 'Complaint type' and 'service provider' from the available options. Similar : Free sim at Saudi airports

ADD COMPLAINT WITH TELECOM OPERATOR USING CITC

- Financial Objections
- Service canceled without request
- Canceling service not done
- Bad Service
- Service not done
- Services added without request
- Expose of confidentail information
- Transfer number
- Invoice detail not sent
- Addition to sema records wrongfully
- Spam
- Electromagnetic complaint




- If their is unknown sim on your name or your balance is deducting by any of the service then you can choose "Services added without request". Related : Sim's limit on Saudi Expat

3. It will take you to another page where you need to enter your details like Identity, Service number, complaint type, and complaint details, attach screenshot If you have any.



4. Enter the image code, and click "Send to service provider" at the top of the form. Recommend : No more unlimited plans on sim cards

CITC COMPLAINT FORM TO TELECOM OPERATOR

- You can also track the complaints by entering 'Complaint Number' and 'ID Number'. See Also : Check Balance in STC sawa

- If your complaint did not resolve in 15 days, You can "Escalate Complaint" to the CITC.





CHECK HOW MANY SIMS REGISTERED ON IQAMA

PROCEDURE TO CHECK HOW MANY SIM CARDS REGISTERED ON YOUR IQAMA

Communications and Information Technology Commission(CITC) was launched a service called "My Numbers" before few months, which allows expatriates and citizens to check the sim cards registered on their identity or Iqama, This service will get all the numbers registered with any telecom service provider in Saudi Arabia. Trending : Limit of Sim cards allowed in Saudi




1. Follow the below link and choose your preferred language English/Arabic.

CHECK HOW MANY SIMS UNDER YOUR IQAMA

2. Expats can enter their "Iqama Number" and Saudi citizens have to enter their "identity number" in the first box, In the second box you can enter any "mobile number" on which you will get sms code to verify. Most Viewed : No Unlimited Internet on prepaid sim cards


- You can also skip entering "mobile number", If you do not have by clicking on the check box, But it will show you only service providers instead of numbers, For showing the numbers you should verify any mobile number. Recommend : Register sim cards through Absher


TRACK HOW MANY SIMS ON YOUR IQAMA

3. Enter the image code as you seen from above image and click ''Search", If you entered mobile number, you will get sms code to verify, Once you verified the sms code, You will see the list of numbers and service providers registered with your Iqama or Saudi identity. Hot : Fingerprint must for sim card



CHECK SIMS UNDER IQAMA THROUGH CITC

- If you found any other numbers which is not related to you, then you can complaint that service provider to cancel and close that number by following the related customer care numbers.
STC : 900
Mobily : 1100
Zain : 959
Friendi : 166000
Virgin : 1789




- You can also complaint online by following this article "Complaint to your telecom operator using CITC", which will resolve your issue by the service provider with in 15 days.

NEXT PHASE OF WAGE PROTECTION SYSTEM

WPS 11th PHASE FROM 1st AUGUST IN SAUDI ARABIA

Wage Protection System to move on its next level from 1st August of 2017, In this level it will cover all the private sectors or organizations of Saudi Arabia having more than 60 employees as per the statement of Ministry Of Labor and Social Development. Related : Wage Protection System in Saudi Arabia




What is WPS (Wage Protection System) ?

Wage Protection System will ensure that all the private sector employees are correctly paid as per their contracts, It will track all the salaries of expatriates and Saudi citizens on the private companies. New : Domestic workers can also transfer to another kafeel

- The 11th phase of Wage Protection System is about to cover 7000 organizations in the Kingdom which results in more than 481,000 employees as per the statement of Ministry's spokeperson, Khaled Aba Al Khalil.




- Wage Protection System will track all the private sector employees salaries to be paid on time from these companies, In case of failed to pay on time, the company will be penalized with 3000 Saudi Riyals per each employee salary delay. Similar : Salary Delay Penalties for Employer

- Salary delay will not only penalize the company, It also suspend all the services related to that company if they failed to pay the salaries of employees for 3 months as per the information provided in Wage Protection System of local banks.




- It will also let the employees of such companies to move to another company with out noticing to the current employer. Recommend : Transfer to another employer if your salary delayed

- Wage Protection System was first started on June 2013 as its first phase, At that time it was made mandatory for all the companies with more than 3000 employees, Like this, it covered all the organizations with more than 100 employees in its 10 phases, The 11th phase on its way on August 1st of 2017 covering more than 60 plus employees.



30 DAYS FOR EXPIRED EXIT RE ENTRY VISAS

SUBMIT IQAMAS OF EXPATS & DEPENDENTS WHOSE EXIT RE ENTRY EXPIRED 

The General Directorate of Passports explained to all the citizens and residents that if an employee or dependent of an expatriate goes on exit re entry visa and unable to come back before its expiry date then they must submit their residence cards or iqama's to Jawazat office within 30 days of time. Related : Procedure after Dependent Exit Re Entry Expired




Those who are unable to present iqama's or muqeem cards of expatriates or its dependents to the General Directorate of Passports department with in 30 days of their exit re entry expiry, They are going to face huge penalties and fines.

- As once the employee or dependents not returned with in expiry date their records will be no more valid as the new automated system will overthrown those records from the Jawazat systems and the status will be changed to "Not Returned, Exited". Similar : How to come back in new visa after re entry expired

- It is the Sponsor duty to take care of their employee or family in order to avoid various penalties and fines prescribed in the Jawazat system, so after the expiry of exit re entry submit your employees or dependents muqeem cards .




- These information is a important notice to those all expatriates who sent their dependents or family members on exit re entry before the implementation of dependent fee ie,. July 1st of 2017 and for those who planned to remain their families in home countries. Recommended : Procedure to cancel exit re entry visa



- If those expatriates have plans to bring their family back into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, They have only thirty days of time to get a review from Jawazat after their exit re entry visa expired. Near by : Procedure to cancel final exit visa


TRANSFER TO NEW EMPLOYER WITHOUT KAFEEL

TRANSFER TO NEW EMPLOYER IF YOU MET ANY OF THIS CASES

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced that a worker can transfer his sponsorship to another employer, If he met any of the below conditions or  if he proves his current employer delayed his salary for 3 months continuously without any reason. Most Viewed : Conditions for transferring to new employer




Labor and Social Development Minister Dr. Ali Bin Nasser Ghafis had issued a ministerial decision to approve the sponsorship transfers of domestic workers if they met in any of these below cases. Related : Procedure to Transfer Car ownership

1. If the Salary of the employee or domestic worker is delayed for 3 months continuously with out any proper or valid reason.

2. If the employer or his representative not received a domestic worker from the port of Arrival, then also domestic workers can able to transfer their sponsorship to the new employer.




3. If the employer not received his domestic worker from the accommodation within 15 days from the date of arrival into the Kingdom.

4. In case of failure of the employer to take out to the establishment or work place of a worker. Similar : Iqama transfer conditions

5. If the employer fails to Issue a work permit or renewal of license to employee or worker even after the 30 days of the expiration date.

6. If the employer is allowing worker to work for another employer with out the knowledge of the worker.




7. Assigning domestic worker to work for the non relatives of the employer or to the second degree relatives, this violation also lets domestic worker to transfer his service to new employer.

8. If the worker was assigned to do dangerous work, where his health, life or the safety of body is threaten, Then the worker can leave the employer without his approval.

9. If the worker has evidence of ill treatment by the employer or his family members. Similar : Check criminal report on Iqama

10. If the complaint is received from the worker against the employer and cause the employer to prolong its consideration.




11. In case of employer filed an incorrect complaint of 'absent from work' against the domestic worker, then he will get a right to leave the current kafeel.

12. If the employer or his representative not attended near the related authority to report on the complaint submitted by the worker. Trending : Employer violation penalties in Saudi

13. In case of employer is absent either out of country or imprisonment or death or any other reason and the salary is not received for the last 3 months.




As per the resolution, New employer may allowed the worker to work in probation before the transfer of its services, this period should not exceed 15 days, after getting a notice of transfer, new employer have to pay all the transfer service fee and bear the costs of shelter for worker in government accommodation which costs 150 Riyal per day.




TRANSFER TO NEW EMPLOYER WITHOUT KAFEEL

NO DEPENDENT FEE FOR THIS CATEGORIES

DEPENDENT FEE IS EXEMPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES

Dependent Fee is exempt for the following :

1. Expatriates who are working in government sector are exempt from the dependent fee, Yes its true, we check with some employees of the public sector who have dependents, their bank shows zero amount as dependent fee, The General Directorate of Passports also confirmed that government sector expatriates are exempt from this fee. Related : Dependent fee on newborn Children




2.  If the dependent have one Saudi Citizen Parent (Mother or Father), Then for those dependents the fee is exempted.

3. A widow or the divorced woman of a Saudi Citizen. They are exempted from the dependent fee. Recommended : Companies are in action after dependent fee

4. Wife or Wives of Saudi citizens are also exempted from the family tax or dependent fee.




5. Expatriates dependents who are living in Saudi Arabia and did not travel to any other country for more than 40 years are also listed in the dependent fee exempted category. New : Top Companies in Saudi Arabia

6. The last and final one is students, Foreign students who are currently studying in Saudi Arabia









7. Those who left Saudi Arabia on exit re entry or final exit and never returned back to Kingdom are also exempted from the dependent fee.



COMPANIES IN ACTION AFTER DEPENDENT FEE

PRIVATE COMPANIES ARE IN ACTION AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DEPENDENT FEE

DEPENDENT FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE :


Once you pay the dependent fee, You will not get it back in any chances, It is non refundable, even though you process final exit after the payment of dependent fee. Recommend : No exit re entry or final exit till you pay dependent fee






COMPANIES ARE IN ACTION AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DEPENDENT FEE:

- Some companies have decided to pay the dependents fee of highly qualified and experienced expatriates in order to stop them from taking final exit from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

- As per the statistics of the General Authority, there are nearly 10 million expatriates living in the Kingdom out of which 2 million are living with their dependents. See Also : Rumors of dependent fee cancellation




- Few of the private companies decided to pay the expatriates first year dependent fee and ask them to schedule your next payment yourself from the next year. Similar : Family Tax on Saudi Arabia Expats

- Most of the companies are revising the travel, education and vacation allowances of expatriates in order to bear the fee of expatriate dependent fee.




- It is possible that most of the private companies will naturally cut some of the allowances to compensate for the payment of the new dependent fee. Most Viewed : Top companies in Saudi Arabia in 2017

- More than few companies already issued notices to their expatriate employees that they should pay themselves, company is not responsible for dependent fee.





COMPANIES IN ACTION AFTER DEPENDENT FEE




23000 QATAR FAKE ACCOUNTS TO ATTACK SAUDI

QATAR SOCIAL MEDIA FAKE ACCOUNTS SPREADING RUMORS ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi minister reveals according to the study more than twenty three thousand fake social media accounts launched by Qatar to attack Saudi Arabia after the disclosure of hostile schemes by Qatari authorities, The results of the study are exciting and very important. Most Viewed : Flight suspended To and From Qatar




Saud Al Qahtani, The Adviser of the Saudi Arabia's Royal court and the General Supervisor of the Center of Studies & Information Affairs tweeted in his twitter account. Related : Saudi Cut ties with Qatar

"It is interesting to note that the accounts in question use the same terms, one or more times in every six tweets, such as : Pretending to be Saudi citizen, How much are you paid, you are slaves, etc."

- All the information on this accounts are attacking the leadership of Saudi Arabia by the so called Saudi dissidents, as per the accounts examined said the minister, this article is published in Al Arabiya news.




- A specialized team of Kingdom studied those fake accounts and provided the information that 32% of those fake accounts are from Qatar, 28% from Lebanon, 24% from Turkey and 12% from Iraq. Trending : Dependent fee on final exit visa

- The researchers also revealed that their is continuous reference to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 86% of the accounts used contentious words to prince in order to divide the citizens of this Saudi Arabia.




- He also revealed that this fake accounts repeat the words like "Glory to Tamim", of which 43% of accounts use Tamim's face as profile picture and 9% of them have both Tamim's and Hamad pictures on their profile. 92% of the accounts are using fake pictures they never used real pictures. Recommend : Top Saudi companies for the year 2017

- According to the content of fake accounts, most of the words are non gulf like 'Lek Aini', 'Jinan', 'Ghoor', etc. as per the analysis of content conducted by AL Qahtani.







DEPENDENT FEE ON FINAL EXIT & NEW BORNS

DEPENDENT FEE FOR NEW BORN'S & ON PROCESSING OF FINAL EXIT VISAS

As of now everyone knows that expatriates of Saudi Arabia living with family members have to pay dependent fee in advance before the renewal of Iqama, issuance of exit re entry and final exit visa. But there were confusions how much to pay for new born's and how much if you process final exit visa now. Trending : No Exit re Entry for family till you pay dependent fee




Jawazat people cleared the confusions of expatriates, People who are processing or want to process the final exit visa's for their family members or relatives have to pay dependent fee from 1st July 2017 till the issuance of their final exit visa, It means if you process the final exit for your dependents after 2 months you have to pay the dependent fee of 2 months starting from 1st July. Recommend : Dependent fee effected in Saudi from 1st July

- New born's are not exempted from this fee, Those expats children who newly born in Saudi Arabia on or after 1st July the dependent fee for them will be calculated based on their birth certificates and they should pay at the time of issuance of iqama, Similarly those families who newly entered in Saudi Arabia should pay at the time of issuance of iqama.




- Dependent fee is applicable for Expatriate wife or wives, sons(Below or Above 18), daughters(Below or Above 18), parents, wife's parents, house workers and drivers under the sponsorship of expatriate who are working in commercial companies. Similar : Rumors of dependent fee cancellation

- This dependent fee is applicable for all nationalities expatriates including Yemenis and Syrians living in Saudi Arabia with their family members or dependents.




- Most of the banks applied this fee from the day one under the section of government services or MOI services, Expatriates who want to inquire about the fee can check through their internet banking or ATM's. Most Viewed : Top Companies of Saudi Arabia for 2017

- The calculations of the dependent fee is based on your Iqama expiry date, It calculates even days before and after the effect of new fee between the 2017 to 2020.




DEPENDENT FEE ON FINAL EXIT & NEW BORN CHILDREN



TOP SAUDI COMPANIES FOR THE YEAR 2017

LEADING COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA  (2017)

List of the top companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the year 2017, Like last year this year ruling companies of sectors are Petrochemicals, Banks, Telecommunications, Services, Food, Industrial, Investments, Retail, Logistics, Travel and Real Estate, We bring here the list of leading 35 companies below. Related : Top Saudi companies in 2016




1. SABIC - Petrochemicals

2. National Commercial Bank(NCB) - Banks & Financial Services

3. Al Rajhi Bank - Banks & Financial Services

4. Saudi Electricity - Services & Utilities

5. Saudi Telecom(STC) - Telecommunications

6. Samba Financial Group - Banks & Financial Services

7. Riyad Bank - Banks & Financial Services

8. Saudi British Bank(SABB) - Banks & Financial Services

9. Banque Saudi Fransi - Banks & Financial Services

10. Arab National Bank(ANB) - Banks & Financial Services




11. Almarai - Food & Beverages

12. Alinma Bank - Banks & Financial Services

13. Alawwal Bank - Banks & Financial Services

14. Bahri - Logistics

15. Saudi Investment Bank - Banks & Financial Services

16. Saudi Industrial Investment Group - Petrochemicals

17. Saudi Arabian Mining - Industrial

18. Petro Rabigh - Petrochemicals




19. Savola Group - Food & Beverages

20. Mobily - Telecommunications

21. Tansee - Industrials

22. Kingdom Holding Company - Investments

23. Bank Albilad - Banks & Financial Services

24. The Company for Cooperative Insurance - Insurance

25. Jarir Marketing (Jarir Bookstore) - Retail




26. Bupa Arabia - Insurance

27. Bank Aljazira - Banks & Financial Services

28. AlTayyar Travel Group - Travel & Tourism

29. Zain KSA - Telecommunications

30. Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair - Retail

31. Saudi Cement - Industrial

32. Emaar The Economic City - Real Estate & Construction

33. Saudi Ground Services - Logistics

34. Southern Province Cement Company - Industrial

35. Advanced Petrochemical Company - Petrochemicals




TOP COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR YEAR 2017

INDIA IMPLEMENTED GST TAX FROM 1ST JULY

ONE NATION ONE TAX IS IMPLEMENTED IN INDIA (GOOD & SERVICE TAX)

People will never forget the date of July 1st in the history as the two major countries Saudi Arabia and India implemented a huge tax, Saudi implemented a Family Tax on expatriates and India implemented a GST (Goods & Service Tax) as One Nation One Tax.




Indian government categorized 1211 items in various tax slabs from 0% to 28% of tax on both companies and individuals. We brought here those list for you.

GST TAX IMPLEMENTED IN INDIA FROM JULY 1ST

- One of the good thing India was done is 0% tax or No Tax on few items like Jute, Meat, Fish, Chicken, Eggs, Milk, Butter Milk, Curd, Natural Honey, Fresh Fruits, Vegetablse, Flour, Bread, Salt, Bindi, Besan, Prasad, Bones, Sindoor, Stamps, Papers, Books, Bangles, Handlooms, etc,.




- The below picture will explain you more about the existing tax and the new GST (Goods & Service Tax) for various kinds of items.
GST TAX RATES ON VARIOUS ITEMS





GST TAX RATES ON VARIOUS ITEMS





GST TAX RATES ON VARIOUS ITEMS




GST TAX RATES ON VARIOUS ITEMS




FAKE NEWS OF DEPENDENT FEE CANCELLATION

RUMORS OF DEPENDENT FEE CANCELLATION IS ROAMING LIKE A FIRE ON INTERNET

Fake news around internet which is claiming King Salman has cancelled dependent fee with immediate effect, This is 100% rumor and there is no truth in it, do not believe such articles, The main reason for confusion is, it shows "AlRiyadh" newspaper logo on it, which seems to be edited by someone. Trending : No exit re entry till you pay dependent fee




Even AlRiyadh newspaper shocked when they see this news with their logo and they clearly said in their twitter account that this news is not true and it was not published by them, It is 100% fake and edited picture which is roaming like a fire in internet including Whatsapp and social media platforms. Recommend : Effect of expats dependent fee in Saudi Arabia

- Dependent fee is implemented in Saudi Arabia from 1st July, Its a part of Kingdom's vision 2030 and it will generate one billion Saudi Riyals in revenue by this year end, It is expected to reach sixty five billion Saudi Riyals by the year 2020.




- Sending back your family to home country will not solve this issue, As you need to pay this dependent fee even you issue exit re entry or final exit, By the next year the fee will be double costing SR 2400 per dependent, So few expats are planning to continue this year and send their family before the effect of next year fee. Related : Amnesty period for illegals to end on July 24




- This dependent fee should be paid this year up to the validity of your iqama, If you are planning to send your dependents before the effect of next year fee.




- We requested all the expatriates with dependents should feel relax and don't be sad, It may be your part of the salary and it should be paid only once in a year, We hope and pray you will earn more so that you can stay happily with your families in the Kingdom. New : Fines for sponsors or employers




FAKE NEWS ON EXPAT DEPENDENT FEE

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