Posted by : Aahil Shaik Monday, October 25, 2021

Expats can switch Jobs more freely now, As 1 year must for transfer removed


An expat worker in Saudi Arabia is now allowed to transfer his job services to another employer without waiting for one year after his arrival into the Kingdom, given that certain conditions are fulfilled.







The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al-Rajhi approved an amendment to the Saudi Labor Law regarding this, as per the report of Saudi Gazette. The new regulation is part of the 3 amendments approved by the Minister in the legal articles of the executive regulations of Saudi Labor Law.

- The amended regulations stated that the consent of the current employer is must in order to transfer job services, which should not be in violation of the conditions prescribed in the Nitaqat Saudization program for the private sector. See Also : Saudi Arabia extends the validity of Visit visa until 30th November

- A provision in Labor law states that an expat worker can transfer his job service to another employer only after spending at least 1 year with the current employer from the date of his entry into Saudi Arabia.





- As per the new amendments, an expat worker can transfer his job service to another employer without stipulating the specific period in case of the approval from the current employer and within the provisioins of the Nitaqat program for private companies to Saudize jobs.

- The second amendment added paragraph number 21 to item 2 of Article 14, which states, ""With regard to the provisions of Article 77 of Saudi Labor Law, an expat worker may transfer his service to another employer without requiring approval of the current employer when conditions are met".

- The third amendment added paragraph number 21, to item 2 of Article 14, which states, "With regard to provisions of Article 77 of Saudi Labor Law", if the expat worker may transfer his job service to another employer without requiring the approval of current employer contractual relationship, unless the two parties agreed complete. Recommend : Saudi Arabia administered more than 45.4 million doses of Corona vaccine





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