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The Iqama And Work Permit Fees Should Be Paid By New Employers

The Iqama And Work Permit Fees Should Be Paid By New Employers

The Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the Iqama fees (Residence Permit) should be paid by the employer not by the employee.  


This thing came after an inquiry when a question below was asked on the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development Official Twitter account. One of the expat enquired that his iqama was suspended for 4 years because the sponsor refused to renew it and if he gets a new Job the new sponsor will pay the Fees of Previous years?

Below is the reply he got:

The New Employer has to pay the Iqama Fees & the work permit Fee and its renewal fees. Also any fines if any.

As per the new contractual relationship between Employer and Employee the Ministry has advise to visit the Ministry of HR & SD for more details and information.


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