By Innovation-sa on November 19, 2017 in News

The change of job-titles in Iqama (resident permit) has been halted by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD). The ministry also informed that those who are restricted from changing the profession in their iqamas can challenge this decision online.

Earlier a four-week grace period was given to companies and businesses involved in activities other than those in which they have been registered. With the end of this grace period this week, inspections will be carried out by the ministry and violators will be fined SR 25,000.

The Ministry will also gradually stop compensatory work visas after changing the ratio and modality of counting the rate of Saudization.

Meanwhile, private sector jobs can be taken up by Saudis over 60 years without being counted while calculating the rate of Saudization.