Jul 23, 2018
CHANGES IN IQAMA PROFESSIONS NOW OPEN, ANNOUNCED SAUDI LABOR MINISTRY
Good news for expatriates and private companies, as Ministry of Labor and Social Development resumed the services to change expatriate iqama professions, starting from Sunday. Recommend : Procedure to change iqama profession
In preperation for the implementation of the service, according to the new standard 'Categorized professions' from the beginning of the next Hijri year, which allows the modification of professions based on professional classifications and branching related to all major occupations. Related : Check online Iqama profession change status
- The ministry's official spokesman Khalid Abaalkhil said that the service of modifying the new professions that will be implemented at the beginning of the new Hijri year allows the change of professions under a number of rules that are in line with international classifications, with a system of application through the Ministry's e-services portal.
- The system should verify the matrix related to the prevention of occupational change and verify the application of the different labor rules to the expatriate worker who is required to change his profession and the new profession. Similar : Iqama Profession change fee
- The spokesman pointed out that the system allows integration service with the Saudi Council of Engineers, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants to verify that the worker obtains a certificate of practicing a profession, if the new profession is from engineering professions, health professions or accounting professions and there will be flexibility in adding any future reference bodies.
- He added that the ministry looks forward to the contribution of this service to the organization of the labor market and providing quality service to the beneficiaries, which raises the quality of the professions and improve the data related to them, thus contributing to the formulation of policies based on data of high statistical quality. Read : Iqama Professions eligible for family visa