EMPLOYERS DUTY TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY

EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY FROM THE BEGINNING OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT

The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance confirmed that the employer is obliged to provide medical insurance to the employee and his family from the beginning of signing the contract through the trial period which extends for 3 months. Trending : Photographing while women driving will lead you in jail




The Board noted that the private sector was obliged to insure the employee, his wife and children up to the age of 25 years, unmarried and non-working daughters, while the newborn was covered by his mother's document until he was hospitalized.

The Board noted that companies were not obliged to provide medical insurance for parents. Recommend : Saudi team fans praying during world cup match




EMPLOYER SHOULD PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY



PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN WHILE DRIVING WILL FINE YOU

PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN WHILE DRIVING & POSTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL PENALIZE YOU

A legal adviser said that the regulations will punish anyone who transforms a women's driving event into a material of grooming,ridicule and humor through social media, because that act is an abuse of the state system. Trending : Saudi fans praying during match in Russia




The Legal adviser Mohamed Al-Rampage explained that the punishment for such acts included imprisonment and fines, according to the newspaper Al-Hayat that photographing women's vehicles in the streets was a disrespect to the high order issued in this regard. Recommend : Saudi woman can drive through King Fahad Causeway

- The system of cyber crimes punishes anyone who produces or publishes any harm to the public order, religious values or private life will imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, and a fine not exceeding 3 million rials, or one of these penalties.




- It is added that the portrayal of women while driving vehicles and posting them on the websites was a violation of the information system and the publisher will be punished with imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of not more than 500,000 rials, or any of the two penalties. Read : Saudi Arabia may fine you for leaving food on your plate soon

- He noted that the anti-harassment system, which was launched earlier this month, will be in the lookout for anyone who is abused in any way.



- The decision to allow women to drive in the kingdom will come into effect from Sunday, the 10th of Shawwal. Most Viewed : Check the medical report status online for first time iqama




PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN MATERIAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL LEAD YOU IN JAIL

SAUDI TEAM FANS PRAYING DURING MATCH

VIDEO : NO EXCUSE FOR MISSING OUR DAILY SALAH - SAUDI TEAM FANS

Social media users circulated a video of a group of fans of a Saudi team inside the Rostov Arena stadium, which witnessed the "green falcons" meeting against the Uruguayan counterpart, who are performing the obligatory prayers. Most Viewed : Apple to open its branches in Saudi Arabia




The video showed some of the Saudi fans performing the prayer, among the stands of the international stadium during the match between Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. Recommend : Step by step procedure to obtain police clearance certificate

The national team had a remarkable performance against Uruguay in a meeting ended with a single goal, scored by Luis Suarez in the 23rd minute of the first half.






SAUDI FANS DID NOT MISS THEIR SALAH DURING MATCH





APPLE TO OPEN ITS BRANCHES IN SAUDI ARABIA SOON

APPLE RECEIVES INVESTMENT LICENSE WITH 100% OWNERSHIP, SOON NUMBER OF BRANCHES TO COME IN THE KINGDOM

SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) granted commercial licenses to three international companies for investment in Information Technology(IT), Apple, ZTE and HPE with 100 percent ownership. Trending : King Fahad Causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain records highest number of passengers in one day



According to the Economist, these three international companies are (APPLE, ZTE and HPE), with an investment volume of 650 million Saudi riyals in five years. Recommend : Saudi woman can drive through King Fahad Causeway without accompanied family man

- In this year, Payfort, a unit of online retailer Amazon was licensed to operate as wholly owned payment solutions in Saudi Arabia. The company to rise of eCommerce and growing demand for online transactions in the Arab world's biggest economy.




- The sources indicated that 20 local and global companies had been reached, such as Airbus, "Ristheon", "AALCO" and "ascetic" heavy equipment ", with the aim of settling their investments in the kingdom and establishing new investment partnerships, in addition to working with global transport and logistics companies, such as Chevron to discuss investment opportunities available in the field of fuel stations for ship supply. Read : Saudi Arabia is planning to fine you, if you leave food on your plate




APPLE TO OPEN ITS BRANCHES SOON IN SAUDI ARABIA

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR PCC IN SAUDI ARABIA

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO APPLY POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE FROM SAUDI ARABIA

a. Continued to the earlier steps
b. Required Attachments: 
- Passport (Original) 
-  Iqama (Original) 
- Two passport size photograph 
- Passport photocopy (first & last page) 
- Photocopy of Iqama 






c. Fee: SR.116 
d. Once the form is submitted, you will be issued a token slip & will receive text SMS when your Letter of Endorsement is ready to be picked form VFS Global Center, which generally takes 4 working days to be issued. 

Note: There will be a considerable rush at VFS Center, your token may take 2 hours. 

Tip: Whom so ever are in hurry to get the Letter of Endorsement and cannot wait till 4 working days, may approach Indian Consulate with token slip issued from VFS, next-day after submitting their application at VFS and request for their letter to be issued, which usually is issued the very same day. 

Consulate of India, Jeddah - https://goo.gl/maps/MAW4wsgAV712 




Step2: Translation English to Arabic of Letter of Endorsement, If your Embassy/Consulate has issued your Letter of Endorsement in any language other than Arabic, you need to get it translated. Fee: SR.50–75

Tip: For residents of Jeddah, get your document translated from the Certified Translators – Madinah Road near KFC https://goo.gl/maps/jaxBs81sMnL2. I have got my document translated by paying SR.30 TWICE!

Step3: Attestation on Letter of Endorsement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
a. In Jeddah, MOFA address - https://goo.gl/maps/5zSnrs4uQh92
b. Fee: SR.40 (Govt. fee is SR.30, Operator fee of SR.10)
c. Required Attachments:
- Fee paid print
- Original Iqama
- Original passport
- Photocopy of Iqama
- Photocopy of passport




Reach MOFA by 6 AM if you are willing to get your attestation done on the same day. There will be a huge rush, MOFA opens at 9 AM, but people will start forming a line starting 6 AM (first come, first serve).

Be prepared to wait for 6 hours or even longer even after reaching at 6 AM, if you reach past 7 AM, your token number is bound to be called the next day. Personally, this was the most frustrating step of all the step in getting Police Clearance Certificate for me.

Tip: If you don’t want to wait for this long, visit MOFA a day earlier at around 12 PM, there will be no line outside, enter in, take token and do not wait but go back. Come at 7 AM the next day and join in line showing your previous day’s token (leftover tokens of the previous day are given preference than the newcomers and will be made to stand in front of the line).




Step4: Form Submission at Police Station
After getting MOFA attestation of your Letter of Endorsement, visit the Police Station as per the city you live in, as per following address;
- Jeddah – Police Station behind Islamic Development Bank
- Riyadh – Police Station at Deera, near Court
- Dammam – Police Station opposite Governor house

Required Attachments:
- Original Letter of Endorsement with MOFA attestation
- Original Iqama
- Iqama photocopy
- Passport photocopy

Reach by 9:30 AM, arrange documents in order, you may/may not be made to give fingerprints scan. You will be issued a token slip and will be told to come back for collection at the said date (usually takes 10 working days).

Tip: If you are in hurry to get the PCC and cannot wait for 10 working days, having a genuine reason (Final Exit issued in Absher, booked flight, etc) request at the submission counter and they will allow you to meet higher designated Police Officer, explain him your reason (showing supporting document) and he may instruct your certificate to be issued the next day.




Step5: Translation Arabic to English of Police Clearance Certificate, The PCC will be issued in the Arabic language, follow Step2 and get your PCC translated into the English language. See I told you Twice I got it done, here is the Second time for!

Step6: Attestation on Police Clearance Certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), This is the Final Step before your Police Clearance Certificate will be made fully authentic. The PCC Certificate issued from Police Station needs to be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, follow Step3 and get it attested. Don’t forget to make use of the ‘Tip’ written in Step3.

Total Amount to get PCC:
- Letter of Endorsement = SR.116 (If Indian, SR.100 in general)
- Translation from English to Arabic = SR.30
- MOFA = SR.40 (30+10)
- Translation from Arabic to English = SR.30
- MOFA = SR.40
TOTAL = SR.256/-

Please note the Police Clearance Certificate once issued will be valid for a period of 3 Months, so make sure you utilize it before it becomes invalid.

When you visit your respective Embassy for taking Letter of Endorsement, confirm with them for the validity of PCC & procedure of extension.

I (Mukhtar Uddin Khan) have written this step-by-step procedure of obtaining Police Clearance Certificate in a bid to help my fellow Expat friends, wishing you all, the very best in your future endeavors and please do remember me in your prayers. Peace! Oh by the way, if this post was of help to you or you know any of your friends and family who are willing to obtain Police Clearance Certificate, do pass it on to them I’m sure you know about the sharing buttons here below!
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE FOR PCC IN SAUDI ARABIA

PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

STEP BY STEP DETAILED PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PCC IN SAUDI ARABIA 

With the recent changes brought about in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and large-scale fluctuations in the employment sector have caused a major mayhem in the lives of millions of expats in the Kingdom, many of whom are left with no choice but to return to their respective home countries. Trending : King Fahad Causeway records highest number of passengers in a day




With the high number of people going back, getting a Police Clearance Certificate for their stay in the Kingdom is of significance before they leave the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for good.

- A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document which is issued after a background check by the police or government agency of a country to specify any criminal records that the applicant may/may not have during his/her stay in the country. Recommend : Saudi woman and Bahraini woman can travel through King Fahad Causeway without Mahram

- PCC is one of the important document which is usually ignored as it is not known by many. This certificate is advisable to be taken by the Expatriates who are on the verge of leaving Saudi Arabia on Final Exit. It is a compulsory document for those who are willing to settle in any other country than their home country especially those who intend to migrate to western countries as this document will be asked during the visa application process.




It is also advisable even for those people who are leaving on Final Exit but do not have immediate plans to immigrate to any other country. Because once they leave, getting PCC for their stay in Saudi Arabia is an extremely costly and a lengthy process too.

- Following is the detailed outlined step-by-step procedure to obtain PCC from Indian Consulate in Jeddah, but this procedure is applicable to all expats replacing Indian Consulate with their respective Consulates/Embassies.

Step1: Obtain Letter of Endorsement (No–Objection Certificate) from Your Respective Embassy/Consulate Following is the procedure to obtain Letter of Endorsement from Indian Consulate – Jeddah, in case of Expatriates from Other Countries, please follow the procedure as per your respective Embassy which more-or-less is the same for all.




Consulate of India – Jeddah have outsourced their form submissions to VFS Global Center at the following address:

a. Once at VFS Global Center, you need to fill two different forms namely “Form-2” & “Personal Particulars Form
The forms can be downloaded from the following links:
Procedure on how to fill the form is explained in the following images:






KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY RECORDS HIGHEST NUMBER OF TRAVELERS CROSSINGS

KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY BRIDGE RECORDS HIGHEST PASSENGERS CROSSINGS IN ONE DAY

King Fahad's Causeway is a 25 km long bridge in between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, It starts in Saudi Arabia at Al Aziziyah, south of Al Khobar and extends up to Al Jarsa, west of Manama in Bahrain.  Most Viewed : Saudi women can drive through King Fahad Causeway with out mahram




King Fahad's Causeway bridge became the highest daily crossing rate on Monday (18th June 2018) for travelers since its opened in 1986, More than 118, 000 passengers crossed the bridge only in one day. Trending : Procedure to check medical report status online in ministry of health

- However it did not affect the security aspects and the speed of processing paperwork at the crossing. Due to the bilateral relations of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Second bridge also proposed last year.




- In the year 2017, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain implemented one stop crossing on King Fahad Causeway, In which drivers will go through only one post for routine border procedures that include passprt control, car clearance and customs. Read : Saudi Arabia blocked more than 1.2 million websites

- Last year in 2017 also, It became a highest record of 342,810 passengers crossing through the King Fahad Causeway during the same Eid Al Fitr 4 days holidays and in 2016, It recorded 107,000 passengers crossing which was highest for that year.




KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY RECORDS HIGHEST NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

SAUDI WOMEN CAN DRIVE THROUGH KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY

SAUDI & BAHRAINI WOMEN CAN DRIVE THROUGH KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY AFTER JUNE 24

Starting from 24th June 2018 (10th Shawwal 1439), Saudi women and Bahrain women can drive through their car through King Fahad Causeway Bridge, according to the statement of Saudi Arabian and Bahrain ambassador. Trending : Saudi to fine for leaving food on your plate




There are also no restrictions on Bahraini women entering in Saudi Arabia through their car with out a mahram or accompanied man. Recommend : Free whatsapp message service on Saudi Airlines flights

- Millions of new women drivers to come on the road after this month in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Traffic department already started issuing driving licenses to Saudi women and expatriates women.




SAUDI WOMEN CAN DRIVE THROUGH KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY

EID AL FITR WILL BE CELEBRATED FRIDAY

EID AL FITR WILL BE CELEBRATED ON FRIDAY (JUNE 15th, 2018)

Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow in Saudi Arabia, UAE along with its neighboring MiddleEast countries as the moon of Shawwal was sighted in the Kingdom, shortly after the sunset.




The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia declared Thursday (14th June) as the last day of Ramadan and Friday (15th June) will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

- Eid Al Fitr celebration begins after the fasting month of Ramadan ends. During Ramadan, Muslims are not allowed to have food, drinks and sex from dawn to dusk, which is an exercise in self restraint, intended to bring the faithful closer to Allah.




EID AL FITR IN SAUDI ARABIA ON 15th JUNE FRIDAY

SAUDI ARABIA COULD FINE YOU FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

SHOURA COUNCIL TO DISCUSS FOOD WASTE LAW WHICH COULD LED YOU TO PAY FINES FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

Saudi Arabia's Shoura Council will discuss a food waste law this month which may lead individuals and organizations to pay extra money for leaving unfinished plates in restaurants. Most Viewed : Free Whatsapp service on Saudi Airlines flights




Saudi Arabia ranks one in the world for wasting food according to the report of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. 30% of the produced food is wasted in the Kingdom, which costs around 49 billion Saudi riyals in a year. Recommend : Check Medical report status online in Edafa

- In an average Saudi wastes 250 kg food annually compared to 150 kg in a global average. It is also revealed that waste is high in the holy month of Ramadan due to leftovers iftars, which will thrown away.




- Saudi has the highest consumption of grains about 158 kg annually compare to 145 kg in a global average. Societal pressures to impress guests with variety of food offerings have led to excessive waste in the country. Trending : Penalty for smoking at no smoking places in Saudi Arabia

- According to a report of USDA and Economic Research Service, the percentage of annual household income spent on food is almost 24% in Saudi Arabia which is highest in GCC countries, where Kuwait and Bahrain spend about 14.5%, Qatar 13% and UAE 9%.




- Shoura Council plans to review a proposal of a law to combat food waste and squandering. A large portion of food leftovers are wasted in weddings, restaurants and hotel buffets in which popular grains are rice, wheat, dates, fruits, meat and vegetables. Similar : Saudi Arabia approved anti harassment law

- Individuals and organizations would be fined for leaving unfinished food on your plates because of excessive waste. The figures of wasting food exceeds than estimated annual VAT of 23 billion Saudi riyals.




SAUDI MAY FINE YOU FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

SUPREME COURT CALLED SIGHTING OF SHAWWAL MOON ON THURSDAY

SAUDI ARABIA'S SUPREME COURT CALLED FOR SIGHTING OF SHAWWAL MOON ON THURSDAY (29th RAMADAN 2018)

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has called for the sighting of the crescent month of Shawal this year 1439, on the evening of Thursday 29th of Ramadan. Related : Eid Al Fitr would be on June 15th




This was stated in a declaration of the Court which reads as follows from Saudi Press Agency (SPA):

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Heavens, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and on his family and companions, and after: Read : Saudi Arabia ban workers to work under the hot sun




In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court decision No. 108 (29/8/1439) from the month of Ramadan on Thursday, 2/9/1439 E, "according to the Umm al-Qura calendar", the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia wishes all the Muslims throughout the kingdom to see crescent of the month of Shawal on Thursday night (29th Ramadan 1439).

The Supreme Court asks those who see the moon with the naked eye or by use of binoculars to report to the nearest court, record his testimony, or contact the nearest center to help him reach the nearest court. See Also : Jawazat to remain open on Eid holidays




The court hopes that those who have the ability to pay attention to the matter, join the committees formed in the regions for this purpose, and calculate pay and reward by participating in it for the cooperation on land and piety, and the beneficial benefit to all Muslims.

May Allah bless us and bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. Read : Saudi king extended Eid holidays




SUPREME COURT CALLED FOR SIGHTING OF MOON ON THURSDAY

FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON AIR IN SAUDIA FLIGHTS

SAUDI AIRLINES LAUNCHED FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE IN AIR ON ITS FLIGHTS

Good news for all the passengers flying on Saudi Airlines (Saudia), as the airline announce now they will allow passengers to use free Whatsapp service on board. Trending : Baby born in Saudia flight




Saudia will now let you send Whatsapp message to your family or friends while you are in air, This new feature is available on all domestic flights and specific international flights. Recommend : Saudi Airlines restricted passengers from exposing legs and arms

- Passengers can able to send only text messages using this service, It means you cannot able to send images and videos from this service, but you can chat continuously for free.




- This free Whatsapp service is available only on aircraft that have WiFi service.

- Saudi became the first airline to launch this plan in the Middle East. Related : Free life time flights to new born

- This plan is totally free




- No time limit on using this service. Read : All airlines free baggage allowances

- Specially designed for using only text messages




FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS

FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS

FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS

JAWAZAT TO REMAIN OPEN DURING EID HOLIDAYS

JAWAZAT WILL BE OPEN DURING RAMADAN AND EID HOLIDAYS

Jawazat offices in Saudi Arabia will be open during the Eid holidays in order to process emergency and necessary paper works for both citizens and expatriates. Trending : A man jumped from the roof of Makkah Al Haram mosque




According to the statement of The Directorate General of Passports with Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Jawazat offices and branches will be working from 10 AM to 3 PM in Ramadan and 8 AM to 2.30 PM in Eid holidays. Recommend : Saudi Arabia bans workers to work under the sun from June 15 to September 15

- However, The passport departments at airports, seaports and land entry points will be working around the clock, as per the report published in Saudi Gazette.




- New and renewed Saudi passports can be received at Jawazat centers or they can be processed online in Absher and can receive through Wasel post service. See Also : Saudi bans import of vegetables and fruits from Kerala

- Jawazat calls all the citizens and expats to take the advantage of electronic services of Absher, Muqeem and Absher Aamal with out visiting offices as most of the services are available online, They can offices and branches of Jawazat only in emergency cases.


JAWAZAT TO REMAIN OPEN DURING EID HOLIDAYS



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