NITAQAT CATEGORIES OF KAFEEL (EMPLOYER) OR COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Nitaqat category is introduced by ministry of labor in mid of 2011 to provide more jobs to Saudi nationals than expatriates. Nitaqat category is categorized in 4 colors, Every company will be in one of these four categories which are Red, Yellow, Green and Platinum. 






These categories are allotted to the company on the basis of Saudi employees on that company.


NITAQAT RED GREEN YELLOW WHITE PLATINUM

WHITE CATEGORY :

White cateory is assigned for those whose employees are lessthan 10 with one saudi employee, it is not covered under nitaqat system.

PLATINUM AND GREEN CATEGORY :






Platinum or green cateogry is alotted to those companies whose Saudi employees are about 40% (for platinum) and 12% (for green). Platinum and green color Nitaqat system have benefits like
1. Easily getting new visa in every 2 months.
2. Can renew Iqamas before 3 months of expiry.
3. Easily can change of employees professions.
4. Accept new employees under red or yellow categories.



YELLOW CATEGORY :

The company will fall in yellow zone if their saudi employees are about 7%. 

Yellow category have advantages with disadvantages like
1. Get one new visa for 2 employees sponsorship depart.
2. No transfers from another sponsors
3. Unable to renew iqamas for those employees who completed 4 years.
4. Unable to stop those employees who want to move their sponsorship's to green or platinum category.





RED CATEGORY :

A company having 4% of Saudi employees will qualify for red category in nitaqat system. Red category kafeel or employer does not have any benefits from ministry of labor like
1. No new visas for expatriates
2. Unable to accept another company employees
3. Let the employees go for green or platinum companies
4. Unable to renew iqamas of employees
5. Unable to change professions





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