Domestic Workers can now change their Sponsorship Online

The Absher Afrad application recently added a new feature for domestic workers, allowing them to respond to requests for transferring their sponsorship by accepting or rejecting them.

Domestic workers can now change their sponsorship through Absher Afrad

According to the newly introduced mechanism, domestic worker sponsorship will be transferred only if the current employer agrees to the transfer.

The new employer will have to wait for the domestic worker’s approval through Absher Individual (Absher Afrad), and the worker kafala will be transferred to the new employer once the approval is complete.

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) launched the Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) last March as part of a major initiative under the National Transformation Program to improve contractual relationships.

Job mobility for expatriate workers between private sector establishments is a key feature of the initiative.

However, sponsorship cannot be changed by Absher if there is more than one house driver or more than one in the same profession working under the same sponsor.

To download and install Absher Afrad, search on playstore or apple store “ABSHER individuals”