MANDATORY REGISTRATION FOR NON ECR INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS

INDIAN EMBASSY CALLS NON ECR PASSPORT HOLDERS TO REGISTER IN EMIGRATE

All the Non Emigration Check Required (Non-ECR) (ECNR) passport holding Indian expatriates are hereby advised to note that in pursuance to Ministry of External Affairs mandate to provide protection and welfare to the Indian emigrants abroad. Most Viewed : Employing expats gets expensive than employing Saudis




It was decided that Non-ECR passport holding Indian expatriates, going for "overseas employment" to 18 notified countries (including Saudi Arabia) are required to register online through the website (www.emigrate.gov.in). Recommend : Help is just a tweet away for Indians living abroad

- The names of notified countries are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Thailand.




- All Indians travelling to the 18 ECR countries on "Work Visa" or "Employment Visa" are therefore advised to register online with immediate effect. Registration can be done by visiting the website emigrate.gov.in and key in their details at the link "ECNR Registration" and follow the steps to fill the Registration Form, On Successful completion of registration, the emigrant would receive a confirmatory SMS or email.

- The said registration of Non-ECR passport holders will be mandatory and required to be completed at least 24 hours prior to actual departure.




- Starting from 1st Jan 2019, no Indian emigrant holding Non-ECR passport, would be allowed to go these 18 ECR countries for employment, without prior registration in eMigrate. Read : Few interesting facts about India

- It is a measure of extending protection and ensuring their welfare overseas. Off loading of the unregistered Non ECR emigrants at the Airports, would be effected by the appropriate authority after 1st January 2019.




- For all other visa categories there is no change in existing procedures. In case of any inquiries or clarification intending emigrants may contact Pravasi Bharatiya Sahyata Kendra (PBSK) on toll free number 1800113090 or 01140503090 or by email to helpline@mea.gov.in See Also : Visit visa fee is 300 for Indians now

MANDATORY REGISTRATION FOR NON ECR INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS

SAUDI ARABIA TO FACE STORMY WEATHER IN SEVERAL REGIONS

MORE STORMY WEATHER IN SEVERAL REGIONS OF SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia will have to go for another week of rough weak as authorities predict more stormy conditions in several areas of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Trending : Saudi Railways company train is now up to Al Jouf




Heavy thunderstorms along with strong winds to be seen in the most central, northern and eastern regions of Saudi Arabia for this week as per the meteorologists prediction.

- Riyadh and the surrounding areas to see from moderate to heavy rain fall including nearby regions of the Al Qassim and Hail. Recommend : 71 per cent expats lose jobs in government sector

- Similar weather may be seen in the eastern regions including Dammam, Khobar and Al Ahsa cities, where there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rain.




- Madinah city is expected to witness downpours from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

- Al Baha and Al Asir region will see moderate rainfall, it is expected the rain intensity will grow on Wednesday.

- Authorities of the Jeddah city have said that they are continuing to deal with over 200 locations effected by rainwater and stormy weather this week.




- In the last week, The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection issued a warning of heavy thunderstorms and dust storms in the Eastern region.

- Several other regions in Saudi Arabia had to deal with adverse weather conditions including Tabuk, where there was a risk of snow in some areas. Read : Few unknown facts about Hajj

- Authorities issuing several warnings through messages to residents to avoid valleys and exercise caution while driving in rain.




SAUDI ARABIA TO FACE STORMY WEATHER IN SEVERAL REGIONS

SAUDI RAILWAY TRAIN IS NOW UP TO AL JOUF CITY

SAR TRAIN IS NOW UP TO THE AL JOUF CITY VIA AL QASSIM & HAIL

The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has announced that the first passenger train arrived at Al Jouf Station from Riyadh via Al Qassim and Hail. Trending : 71% of expats will lose jobs in Saudi Arabia




From now on wards there would be a weekly round trip from Riyadh to Al Jouf and from Al Jouf to Riyadh as per the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for operations of Saudi Railway Company (SAR). Read : Saudi cities with highest and lowest salaries

- The company said they will increase the number of trains in the future in order to meet the needs and requirements of the residents of the Saudi Arabia.




- For now the train from Riyadh to Al Jouf will depart at 9:30 PM every Wednesday and the returning train from Al Jouf to Riyadh willbe at 11:30 PM on the same day. Most Viewed : Umrah pilgrims can now visit any city of Saudi Arabia

- The other two projects include a 1100 Km train tracks between the eastern and western regions of Saudi Arabia and a Haramain train which has been started recently from Makkah to Madina via Jeddah and Rabigh.




- The North South Railway line is being built as part of 3900 Km rail expansion plans. Read : Saudi Ailrines launched free text messages on Air

- With the launching of new train, passengers will now have several time options to travel between Riyadh, Al Qassim, Hail and Al Jouf.




SAUDI RAILWAY TRAIN IS NOW UP TO AL JOUF CITY

71 PER CENT EXPATRIATES LOSE JOBS IN PUBLIC SECTOR

ABOUT 71% EXPATS LOSE JOBS IN PUBLIC SECTOR

The Saudi Arabian authorities have terminated more than 71% of the contracts of expatriates working in the public sectors, reported Al Watan newspaper. Related : No expats in Saudi government sector by 2020




However sectors like Education and Health in public sectors are still attracting expatriates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read : About 251 car showrooms closed due to violations on Saudization

- According to the recent released statistics by Ministry of Civil Service, 91% of expatriates working in the government sector had health and educational jobs.




- A statistical report by SAMA surveyed around 60,000 expats, who have jobs in the government sector. See Also : 251 managerial and technical jobs reserved for Saudis in private companies

- As per the report, overall number of government employees Saudis and expats tops 1.23 million dropping by 0.8% compared to the year 2016.



- In the overall numbers, Saudi women holding government jobs increased by 0.4% and reached 476,000 compared to 697,000 men whose number decreased by nearly 0.95% compared to the year 2016. Recommend : 3 million riyals fine and 5 year jails for rumor mongers in Saudi Arabia

- Saudis make up to 95.1% of government jobs while expatriates were 4.9% reaching 29,600 dropping by 12.7% compared to the year 2016 reported Albilad news.




71 PER CENT EXPATRIATES LOSE JOBS IN PUBLIC SECTOR

251 CAR SHOWROOMS CLOSED ON VIOLATIONS OF NEW SAUDIZATION RULES

ABOUT 251 CAR SHOWROOMS CLOSED AFTER INSPECTIONS ON NEW SAUDIZATION

According to Saudi Press Agency report, Inspectors of Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Saudi Arabia has recorded nearly 180 violations in a recent inspections of Saudization in car showrooms. Recommend : 251 managerial and technical jobs reserved for Saudis




As per the Saudization rule which effected on September 2018, car and bike showrooms, readymade clothing stores for men and children, home and office furniture shops, home appliances and kitchen utensils stores must ensure that 70% of their employees are Saudi citizens. Read : 3 million riyals fine and one year jail for spreading fake news in Saudi Arabia

- In the 2nd phase of Saudization which is going to effect from 9th November 2018, Electrical appliances and electronic shops, watches and clock shops and opticals store and eye wear shops must ensure 70% of jobs to Saudi nationals.




- In the 3rd phase of Saudization, which will effect from 7th January 2019, Medical equipment and supplies stores, building materials and hardware shops, auto spare parts stores, carpet and floor covering selling stores and sweet shops should ensure 70% of their staff are locals. See Also : Saudi launched 14 days tourist visa on sports events

- As per the estimation of local Saudi media, about 1.22 million expatriates may loose jobs after this restrictions.




- After the inspections of 2,702 automobile shops, Labor Ministry inspectors recorded 179 violations, In which 97 related to Saudization and 82 others reported in Saudi Press Agency (SPA). You May Also Like : Several shops closed down after Saudization effect

- About 377 warnings were issued to the companies and 251 companies found to be closed, A total of 2,307 were found in compliance with the new Saudization rules.




251 CAR SHOWROOMS CLOSED ON VIOLATIONS OF NEW SAUDIZATION RULES

THIRD DEAD BODY FOUND IN THE STREET OF SAUDI ARABIA

A DEAD BODY FOUND IN THE STREET OF SAUDI ARABIA

After the two dead bodies were found dumped in the middle of the streets in the Asir region and Jazan region in the last 2 weeks, Third body found. Related : Dead man found in blanket tied to bed on the road of Saudi Arabia




The dead body of an African national covered by blanket was found dumped in the middle of the street in the region of Bisha in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Most Viewed : Penalties and Jail term for Social Media violations

- The police removed the dead body of African national, which was covered by a blanket and handed it to the related authorities for further investigation about it.




- The security authorities have started its inquiry to identify the dead body and investigate the circumstances of his death. Trending : Penalty and Jail term for rumormongers in Saudi Arabia



THIRD DEAD BODY FOUND IN THE STREET OF SAUDI ARABIA

3 MILLION FINE & 5 YEAR JAIL FOR RUMORMONGERS

3 MILLION RIYALS FINE & 5 YEAR JAIL TERM FOR SPREADING LIES ABOUT PUBLIC ORDER IN SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia announces a penalty of 3 million Saudi riyals and 5 year jail term for those who are producing, spreading or sharing electronically anything that harms public order, religious values, public morals and privacy. Trending : Retirement age in Saudi Arabia as per Labor Law




Social media became one of the biggest platform for sharing and spreading lies, fake news and rumors which may affect public order and security, it is considered as cyber crime and punishable with 3 million riyals fine and jail term for 5 years said Public Prosecution in Saudi Arabia. Most Viewed : No more unlimited internet data on prepaid sim cards

- As per the Article 6 of the Cyber crimes Regulations, It stipulates a maximum 5 year imprisonment and a maximum of 3 million Saudi riyals fine or any one of it or both the penalties for those who produce, spread or share electronically anything that breaches public order, religious values, public morals and privacy.




- The same penalty will be imposed in case of such materials prepared or sent electronically or stored on computer or in social media networks. Read : Penalty for weekend rule violation in Saudi Arabia



3 MILLION FINE & 5 YEAR JAIL FOR RUMORMONGERS

SAUDI CITIES WITH HIGHEST & LOWEST SALARIES IN PRIVATE COMPANIES

SAUDI CITIES WITH HIGHEST & LOWEST MONTHLY SALARIES IN PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES

Jubail city recorded the highest value of salaries for Saudis working in the private sector at an average of 10,580 Saudi Riyals per month. Recommend : 251 jobs reserved to Saudis in some private companies




While Eastern Province recorded the highest salary for female Saudi employees with an average of 4,566 Saudi Riyals. Trending : Jawazat launched 3 new electronic services for citizens & expats

- As per the GOSI data the average monthly salary of the employees on the job in the second quarter of 2018 revealed that the Yanbu governorate recorded the second highest average salary of Saudis with 9,097 riyals, followed by the Eastern Province with an average of 8,673 riyals.




- The lowest average salary of Saudis in the private sector is 3,230 Saudi riyals in the Hafar Al Batin governorate, then Al Jouf are at 3,399 Saudi riyals, then it is the office of Al Baha area with an average of 3410 Saudi riyals. Most Viewed : Makkah to Madina train website

- In terms of salaries of Saudi women, the GOSI data showed that the Riyadh ranked second with an average of 4,065 Saudi riyals followed by Makkah with an average of 4,018 Saudi riyals.



- The lowest average salary of female citizens was recorded in the Bisha governorate where it is 3,031 SR, then the office of Najran with 3,065 riyals and the office of Al Dawadmi governate with 3,093 SR. You May Like : Saudi Airlines launched free texting on board via Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp




SAUDI CITIES WITH HIGHEST & LOWEST SALARIES IN PRIVATE COMPANIES

PASSPORT DEPARTMENT LAUNCHED 3 NEW ELECTRONIC SERVICES

THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PASSPORTS LAUNCHED 3 NEW E-SERVICES TO BENEFIT EXPATS & CITIZENS

The Directorate General of Passports in collaboration with the National Information Center launched 3 new electronic services to facilitate hassle free services to citizens and expatriates. Recommend : 251 managerial and technical jobs reserved for Saudis




1. Organizations whose employees are less than 100 workers will be able to automatically update the passport data of their employees. Read : How to book tickets of Al Haramain train 

2. Expatriates can update their dependents passport data after the renewal of passports in missions within the Kingdom.




3. Through Absher Business service, The employer can obtain and print the basic information of the expatriates working at the company, it includes basic personal information and passport information. The data can be printed to submit to authorities when requested. See Also : Dead man in blanket tied to bed on the road of Saudi Arabia

- The passports seek to offer many more electronic services in the near future, which aims to facilitate and develop the services provided by the General Directorate of Passports to facilitate the citizens and residents without the need to review the departments and people of passports to shorten the time and provide the effort to the beneficiaries to ensure the speed of delivery and quality of service.



PASSPORT DEPARTMENT LAUNCHED 3 NEW ELECTRONIC SERVICES

251 MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL JOBS RESERVED FOR SAUDIS IN PRIVATE SECTOR

10 PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES RESERVED 251 MANAGERIAL & TECHNICAL JOBS FOR SAUDI YOUTH

Nearly 251 jobs of managerial and technical categories in 10 private sector companies reserved for Saudi men and women holding bachelor's degree, diploma and secondary school certificates said Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). Recommend : Dead man tied to bed found on the road of Saudi city




Interviews to be held for Saudi nationals from 15th October to 18th October at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry head quarters and at respective private companies. Read : Al Haramain train website

- Vacancies are open for training supervisors, electricians, receptionists, salesmen and saleswomen, accountants, computer technicians, food and beverage supervisors, front desk employees, female HR in charge, systems development managers and internal auditors.




- The list also includes civil work engineers, electrical field engineers, perfumes and cosmetics saleswomen, water and gas plant operators, external gas pipeline and gas distribution station supervisors, operators for boilers, air compressors and coolers. See Also : Increase in International tourists arrivals in Saudi Arabia

- The jobs vacancies also includes electricity maintenance and repair technicians, air conditioning technicians, mechanics supervisors, aluminium and iron works technicians, etc,.



- The Deputy Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce board and chairman of the Human Resource and Labor market committee at RCCI praised the cooperation and response by some private sector companies, the Chamber's policies and its efforts to employ Saudi young people. Most Viewed : Several shops shut down in Saudi Arabia after Saudization




251 MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL JOBS RESERVED FOR SAUDIS IN PRIVATE SECTOR

DEAD MAN IN BLANKET TIED TO BED FOUND IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

VIDEO : A DEAD MAN IN BLANKET TIED TO BED FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD NEAR ABHA

Saudi Arabia police in Asir region found a wrapped dead body of an expatriate man placed in a bed in the middle of the road in the province of Asir. Recommend : Book train tickets of train from Makkah to Madina or Madina to Makkah




According to the police spokesman, the body of the dead man had gunshots from a machine gun, A post morterm forensic report revealed that he was in the age of thirties and he is an illegal infiltrator. See Also : Saudi Airlines launched social media free texting messages on board

- He also said on Thursday 10.30 PM, security patrols reported that a dead body wrapped in a blanket placed on a bed in the middle of the road of Wadi Al Talee, which is 11km far from the city of Abha in Saudi Arabia.



- The police have launched an intensive inquiry to identify the man and track down the suspected killers. Read : Top companies in Saudi Arabia for the year 2018

DEAD MAN IN BLANKET TIED TO BED FOUND IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD





AL HARAMAIN TRAIN WEBSITE & TICKETS PRICES ARE LIVE NOW

AL HARAMAIN HIGHSPEED RAIL (HHR) TRAIN WEBSITE IS LIVE NOW, BOOKINGS STARTED

Saudi Arabia's most awaited Al Haramain train began its operations from today (11th October, 2018) morning and the website is live now on https://www.hhr.sa/sites/sro/Pages/home.aspx




For now the train will run only on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be 4 trains in a day from Makkah to Madina at 8 AM, 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 5 PM and from Madina to Makkah the four trains will in same weekdays of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 5 PM. Recommend : Train tickets to be doubled after 2 months of operation

Special promotional fares:


Route
Business Class
Economy Class
Makkah ↹ Jeddah
25
20​​
Makkah ↹ KAEC
55
40
Makkah ↹ Madinah
125
75
Jeddah ↹ KAEC
33​
23​
Jeddah ↹ Madinah
105
63
KAEC ↹ Madinah
75
50​




Note: Above ticket fares are ​for promotional period only and excluding VAT and are for ONE-WAY only.

Normal Fares :

Route
Business Class
Economy Class
Makkah ↹ Jeddah
50
40​​
Makkah ↹ KAEC
110
85
Makkah ↹ Madinah
250
150
Jeddah ↹ KAEC
65​​
50​​​
Jeddah ↹ Madinah
210
125
KAEC ↹ Madinah
150
100​




- Al Haramain High Speed train will take you from the holy city Makkah to Madina or Madina to Makkah in 3 hours approximately 185 minutes. Jeddah to Makkah or Makkah to Jeddah in 43 minutes and Jeddah to Madina or Madina to Jeddah in 2 hours 15 minutes. Read : Most frequently asked questions to Jawazat

- Tickets booking are live now on Al Haramain Highspeed rail website, If you are aware with Saudi Railways organization website from Riyadh to Dammam then it is similar in way of bookings.



- Al Haramain High Speed Rail (HHR) is a 450km per hour electrified line that links Makkah, Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdulaiziz International Aiport and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. See Also : New Area for nursing mothers at Riyadh airport

MAKKAH JEDDAH MADINA TRAIN WEBSITE IS LIVE NOW WITH TICKETS PRICES

SAUDI ANNOUNCES TOURIST E VISA OF 14 DAYS FOR 640SR

SAUDI ARABIA TO ISSUE TOURIST E-VISA OF 14 DAYS FOR FOREIGNERS TO ATTEND EVENTS & CONCERTS

Saudi Arabia said it is going to offer an e-Visa for visitors from foreign countries in order to attend sporting events and concerts in Saudi Arabia from December 2018. Recommend : Increase in International tourists in Saudi Arabia




- As of now, Foreigners are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, unless they have work visa or dependent visa, business visa or special visas like Umrah or Hajj visa. Similar : Umrah visa pilgrims can now go to any city of Saudi Arabia

- The "Sharek" e-visa process will be introduced for a motor race which will be on December 15th of 2018, As per the statement of General Sports Authority (GSA), Further details yet to come.




- Travelers can buy a ticket and visa on www.sharek.sa/formulae for the race, which is valid for 14 days with approximate rate of 170 dollars around 640 SR.

- According to the Vice Chair of GSA, "We hope Saudi Arabia's Diriyah E Prix will see fans from all over the world to Saudi Arabia for watching the epic sporting spectacle as now your ticket is your visa".



- It allows for full entrance to the event and free mobility within specific Saudi territories, Applicants just need to complete their personal details and upload a photograph and passport copy online. Related : An Egyptian arrested in Saudi Arabia over indecent behavior

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs will confirm their eligibility within seconds of submitting application. After payment, The visa will be sent via email to the international traveler, which can be printed and use to enter into Saudi Arabia.




- As our Crown Prince is looking to develop new industries in Saudi Arabia to be off dependency on oil exports. The new economic reforms goals is to lift total tourism spending in the Kingdom by Saudi citizens as well as expatriates. See Also : Update Naqal maloomat using Absher app


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