SAUDI VISIT VISA FEE REDUCED FOR PAKISTANI NATIONALS

SAUDI ARABIA REDUCED VISIT VISA FEE FOR PAKISTANI EXPATRIATES LIVING IN SAUDI ARABIA

After a long wait of Pakistani nationals, Finally Saudi Arabia has reduced visit visa fees starting from 15th February 2019 according to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan. Similar : Saudi Arabia reduced visit visa fee for Indians




As per the new fee structure, visit visa fee for Pakistani nationals on single entry visa is now 338 SR earlier it was 2000 SR. Multiple entry visa fee also slashed to 675 SR earlier it was 3000 SR. Read : Country wise Saudi Arabia visit visa fee

- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is about to visit Pakistan on 17th February 2019, The gesture of reducing visit visa for Pakistani nationals is announced just ahead of his first visit to the Pakistan.




- No doubt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has historic relations, Pakistan Information Minister said "we are tied with Saudi Arabia in economic and social ties based on Islamic brotherhood". Similar : Nationality wise visit visa fee of Saudi Arabia

- Thousands of Pakistani Expatriates living in Saudi Arabia can now benefit with the reduction of family visit visa fee and can bring their family on visit visas.



- The two countries are expected to sign an umber of deals and memoranda of understanding in diverse sectors, including investments, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, sports, media and culture during the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia visit. See Also : Imagine a world without Filipinos

SAUDI VISIT VISA FEE REDUCED FOR PAKISTANI NATIONALS

Feb 16, 2019

8 MORE TRIPS ADDED TO MAKKAH AND MADINA HARAMAIN TRAIN

MAKKAH TO MADINA HARAMAIN TRAIN ADDED 8 MORE TRIPS

Makkah to Madina train via Jeddah (Haramain High Speed Train) has added 8 more trips, starting from Feb 13. Trending : Saudi Railway train is now up to Al Jouf city




In Ramadan 2019, there will be trips throughout the week, Now the trains will make 40 weekly trips on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

- The Haramain High Speed Train started its trips from 11th October 2018, Commuters can able to book online through Haramain train website www.hhr.sa




- Initially it was only running on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Now one more day (Wednesday) added, Soon it will run the whole week.

- Its run on a 450 km line, it links Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, King AbdulAziz International Airport and King Abdullah Economic city in Rabigh. See Also : Makkah to Madina in 2 hours and 10 min



8 MORE TRIPS ADDED TO MAKKAH AND MADINA HARAMAIN TRAIN

Feb 6, 2019

23 PERCENT OF INTERNET USERS IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE BELOW 9 YEARS

23% OF INTERNET USERS IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE BELOW 9 YEARS

A survey on the internet and telecommunications usage reveals that 92.51% of Saudi families and individuals use internet out of which 23.44% users are children between 5 to 9 years of age as per the General Authority of Statistics in Saudi Arabia. Trending : Check how many sims on your iqama




About 48.45% of internet users in Saudi Arabia are children of age between 10 to 14 years and nearly 93% of children students are using the internet daily. If you take Worldwide 1 out of 3 internet users is a child. Recommend : Saudi regulator blocked 1.2 million links and sites

- According to Saudi Gazette, The reason of children's using internet and technology is due to weak supervision and monitoring of parents and families.



- A psychologist from KSA, rejects the idea of preventing children from using the internet and technology as it became the language of the age.

- Every day, more than 175,000 children go online for the first time, It means a new child every half second, said UNICEF on the Safer Internet Day on Feb 5. See Also : Saudi Arabia has highest number of internet users

- Digital access exposes these children to a wealth of benefits and scopes, but also calls risks and harms as they can access harmful content, sexual exploitation and abuse, cyber-bullying and misuse of their private information, warned the Children's agency.




23 PERCENT OF INTERNET USERS IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE BELOW 9 YEARS

EXPATS CAN NOW CHALLENGE THEIR EMPLOYERS HUROOB REPORT

EXPATRIATES HAVE A RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THEIR EMPLOYERS ABSENT FROM WORK REPORT

Expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia can now appeal against being reported as huroob or absent from work by their employers or sponsors. If you do not know about huroob you can read it here in "What is Absent from work in Saudi Arabia".




The Ministry of Labor and Social Development launched an initiative which allows expat employees to challenge a false report marking them in huroob or absent from work. Recommend : Coming back to Saudi Arabia on Absent from Work

- However, The report about an employee's huroob will not be entertained if the expat worker iqama is expired. An employee can challenge and prove false his employer's report marking him huroob by filing an objection plea at ministry's website www.msld.gov.sa




- Employers or sponsors cannot able to report employees huroob or absent from work, if the workers have filed a case against the employer reported Saudi Gazette.

- The aim of the initiative is to prevent the misuse of the service offered to the employers in order to report their workers are absent from work. See Also : Huroob expats are banned from entering into Saudi Arabia

- This ensures that the report about worker absence from work is accurate, The goal of the initiative is to create a healthy environment in which both the parties know their rights and duties.



EXPATS CAN NOW CHALLENGE THEIR EMPLOYERS HUROOB REPORT

Feb 3, 2019

YOU CAN'T IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FILIPINOS

YOU CANNOT IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FILIPINOS

Philippines is the biggest supplier of Nurses to the world, Most of the nurses are in the Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, United States, UK, Singapore and other parts of the world are Filipinos. Trending : Why some expats remain poor even after working abroad for years




They are 23% of the world's total number of nurses, If you send all Filipinos back to home, Many of the hospitals and nursing homes have to close as most of their staff are Filipinos. 20% of the sailors in the world are Filipinos.

- Most of the families in some countries are dependent on Filipino domestic workers, nurses and nannies. Read : Filipinos can now travel to 63 countries without visa




- It is estimated that there are more than 2.3 million Filipinos are working far from home in other countries. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of Filipino workers, they are known for their professionalism and the quality of their work. See Also : Now 10 years passport for Filipinos

- Most of the Filipinos can be seen working as domestic workers, nurses, Engineers, Restaurant and retail workers, Architects, sailors, graphic designers or nannies even though they have a college degree as they cannot get work and enough money in home country they can settle in any work.



- No doubt, Filipinos are good in English and they are biggest English speaking country in the Asia. Philippines is the country where even rickshaw drivers and street vendors can able to speak in English.

- Philippines have 7,107 islands, This country do not need man made attractions, because they have nature to welcome tourists in their islands. You May Like : A Filipino expat won 200,000 Saudi Riyals

- The Philippines which you can see barely on the world map is a very effective country, thank to its people, who influence the entire world economy.




YOU CAN'T IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FILIPINOS

Feb 2, 2019

SAUDI ARABIA ISSUED NEARLY 251,000 VISAS IN 3 MONTHS

SAUDI ARABIA ISSUED ABOUT 251,000 WORK VISAS TO EXPATS IN 3rd QUARTER OF 2018

As per the statistics released by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, Authorities issued more than 251,000 work visas for expatriates in the third quarter of 2018. Trending : Money management tips for expats




According to the released statistics, More than 156,500 visas were issued for domestic workers which is above 62% and the remaining work visas were issued to the private sector for hiring expatriates. Similar : Why some expats remain poor even working abroad for years and decades

- About 87,500 work visas were issued for private companies in the third quarter of 2018, which is about 35% of overall the work visa permits.



- The authorities also issued 7,258 work visas for expat employees to work in the government department, out of which 3,143 were issued to the women expatriates. Related : Do's for new expats arrived in Saudi Arabia




SAUDI ARABIA ISSUED NEARLY 251,000 VISAS IN 3 MONTHS

THROWING OBJECTS FROM VEHICLE IS A TRAFFIC VIOLATION

MUROOR ALERTS OF VARIOUS TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Traffic department alerts everyone that throwing objects outside the vehicle is a traffic violation in Saudi Arabia, Keep the environment clean and throw the dust only in assigned dustbins. Similar : Traffic department instruct rules to follow in rainy weather




According to Traffic violations table (3), Throwing any objects outside the vehicle while its moving is a violation and the violator to face a fine of not less than 100 SR and not more than 150 SR.

USING CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING IS A TRAFFIC VIOLATION :

- Using mobile phone while driving is also a traffic violation alerted traffic department and the violator will face a fine of not less than 150 SR and not more than 300 SR. Related : Penalties for exceeding speed limit in Saudi Arabia



DRIVING A VEHICLE AT HIGH SPEED AND MAKING LOUD SOUND FROM TIRES IS A VIOLATION :

- Moving a vehicle at a high speed, so that the tires make a loud sounds is a traffic violation and the violator will face a penalty. See Also : List of new traffic fines in KSA

DRIVING VEHICLE AT NIGHT WITHOUT LIGHTS :

- Driving a vehicle at night without lights makes it almost impossible to see the other vehicles of your vehicle, which will expose you and others to the risk of traffic accidents, So please do use your vehicle lights while driving at night.




THROWING OBJECTS FROM VEHICLE IS A TRAFFIC VIOLATION

CHECK IQAMA EXPIRY DATE OR VALIDITY

CHECK IQAMA EXPIRY DATE OR VALIDITY
To check Iqama validity or expiry date online, you need only your Saudi iqama number. Follow the below steps to inquire about your iqama validity.

Visit the official website of MOI( Ministry of Interior ), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Which is at http://www.moi.gov.sa






After following the above link, Enter IQAMA NUMBER in the first box and Image code in the other, Click on VIEW. Now you can see your validity of iqama just above that box as shown in below image.

You can also follow the other method mentioned below to check your Iqama Expiry date or Validity.



CHECK IQAMA EXPIRY DATE OR VALIDITY ONLINE IN ABSHER MOI SAUDI ARABIA

You can also inquire in this way :

1. Select ENGLISH as language from the MOI website (www.moi.gov.sa) and find Electronic Inquiries (top Menu) just beside Eservices.

2. Click on Electronic Inquiries, Select PASSPORTS (left side tab) and it will extend, find "Query Iqama Expiry Service".

3. Click on "QUERY IQAMA EXPIRY SERVICE", Now you can see a web page with two input boxes.





4. Type IQAMA NUMBER you want to inquire in first box which is "Iqama Number".

5. Enter the IMAGE CODE in second box, you can find it in below image.

6. Click on VIEW, To submit the inquiry of your iqama expiry date.





Now you can see your iqama validity or expiry date above the form. The form will not change, Just check the top of form. It should be like this

Iqama is valid till :YYYY/MM/DD  ( Expiry date is in Hijri Date ).






QUERY IQAMA EXPIRY SERVICE IN ABSHER MOI

RIYADH ZOO TIMINGS AND ENTRY FEE

RIYADH ZOO TIMINGS AND ENTRY FEE

Riyadh zoo is located in the heart of Malaz and east of Al-Ahsa Street in the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Its a awesome place for spending time with family kids and friends, It takes hardly 2 to 3 hours of time to cover all in your visit. Trending : Riyadh Bus Network




Some of the animals and birds available in Riyadh Zoo are Lions, African Elephants, Bengal Tigers, Zebras, Flamingo birds, Bactrian Camels, Foxes, Giraffes, crocodiles, snakes, Harbor seals, leopards, lamas, monkeys, rhinoceroses, bears Eagles, Multi colored parrots and many more species. Recommend : New amendments in Saudi Labor Law

Entrance Ticket Fee :

For 12 years and above : 10.50 SR
For below 12 years age : 5.25 SR
Train ticket : 2 SR



Riyadh Zoo Timings and allowed Visitors :

Friday : Families only (After Jummah prayers)

Saturday : Families only (8:30 AM to Magrib prayers)

Sunday : Closed See Also : Check family visit visa validity online

Monday : Men (Afternoon 1 PM) and Male Students (Morning 8:30 AM)

Tuesday : Families (Afternoon 1 PM) and Female Students (Morning 8:30 AM)

Wednesday : Men (Afternoon 1 PM) and Male Students (Morning 8:30 AM)

Thursday : Families (Afternoon 1 PM) and Female Students (Morning 8:30 AM)








RIYADH ZOO TIMINGS AND ENTRY FEE

Feb 1, 2019

PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW ON DEATH OF AN EXPAT IN SAUDI ARABIA

PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW FOR DEATH OF ANY MUSLIM OR NON MUSLIM EXPATRIATE IN SAUDI ARABIA

If an expatriate dies in Saudi Arabia, his relatives or friends must follow this following procedure, procedure will be same whether the deceased person is a Muslim or Non Muslim. Related : Compensation of deceased expatriate





- In case of death, Whether it is in home or in any road traffic accidents in Saudi Arabia. First step, one have to follow is to call 999 for the local police and to call 997 for ambulance at that location. Police will process its report and ambulance will do its own responsibilities to repatriated the body to hospital morgue. Recommend : Sending dead boy of an expat to home country from Saudi Arabia

- If the dead body is already in hospital then you need not to call for ambulance and police. Mainly, one should inform the sponsor as he is the only legally responsible to execute all the processes including bearing the cost of repatriation to home country. Hospital with handover all the belongings of dead body to his sponsor including four envelops addressing





1. One envelope for The morgue in the Hospital.

2. One envelope for the Passport Office for Final Exit Visa.

3. One envelope for the Airport Cargo Office (If body is sending to home country).

4. Last envelope for Saudi Customs Office ( If body is sending to home country).


- Sponsor should go to Ministry Of Health (MOH) and submit the reports of hospital and police to get the death report. Then sponsor should handover this death report including passport and Iqama copies to Ministry Of Interior (MOI) to get legal death certificate. After this sponsor will contact Embassy (Deceased person native Country Embassy) to get approval either to bury in Saudi or to transfer the body to home country. Once he get NOC from Embassy, he will process to bury the body in Saudi Arabia.





PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW ON DEATH OF AN EXPAT IN SAUDI ARABIA


FLIGHT CANCELLATION COMPENSATION IN SAUDI ARABIA

CANCELLATION COMPENSATION OF DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

If an International flight cancellation is informed between 14 days and 24 hours before the time of departure, passengers have a right to demand an alternative flight within 24 hours of the originally scheduled departure time or ticket cancellation. Related : Flight delay compensation in Saudi Arabia




- Air passengers will now have a right to get full refund of air ticket and compensation of 100% of the unused sector, if an Airline informs about the cancellation of international flight 14 days before the time of departure reported GACA's Customer Protection Department to Saudi Gazette. Recommend : All airlines free baggage allowance from Saudi Arabia

- If the airline informs about the cancellation of a domestic flight 7 days before the departure time then passengers can get refund and compensation of 100% unused sector.



- If the airline of domestic flight informs about the cancellation of flight between 7 days to 24 hours then passengers can get an alternative flight within 24 hours or ticket cancellation. See Also : Domestic flights baggage allowances

- In case if the airline informs passenger about the cancellation of a domestic or international flight between 24 hours to 4 hours from the time of departure and if the airline fails to get alternative flight within 6 hours from the scheduled time then customer is forced to make a reservation with different airline, the booked airline must refund the ticket and offer a compensation of 100 percent.




FLIGHT CANCELLATION COMPENSATION IN SAUDI ARABIA

Jan 30, 2019

TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW DURING RAINY WEATHER

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW DURING RAINY WEATHER

Traffic department (Muroor) in Saudi Arabia announced instructions for vehicle drivers to follow, during a rainy weather in order to avoid road hazards. Trending : Traffic violations and fines list 2019




1. Turn on WindSheild Wispers of your car or vehicle.

2. Keep distance between cars or vehicles for safety.

3. In case of lack of vision, turn on your hazard lights.

4. Slow down your vehicle or car. Recommend : Traffic violation fines for exceeding speed limit 

5. Avoid puddles of water, especially of rainwater on the ground.








TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW DURING RAINY WEATHER

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