Domestic Workers Sponsorship Transfer Stopped

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Previously, Expatriates can Transfer their Sponsorship without any Condition during Covid-19 Crisis but on 18th May 2020, The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has decided to once again stopped the service for transferring the sponsorship of domestic workers to firms after four months after the ministry had launched the service.

Domestic workers Transferring Sponsorship stopped

A decision was taken to roll back the exemption. Four months before, the ministry took the decision to exempt firms or establishments for workers fees where the number of workers is four and the period is five years. Also, the condition of no more than nine employees implemented at that time. The ministry has canceled the decision of exemption for four workers, this is for remaining years. The new decision will exempt only two workers for 3 years or 4 full-time workers with a Saudi Employee.

If Iqama has been Renewed more than a year ago?

The Iqama or residence permit not to be renewed for more than a year. If the request submitted to renew the iqama for the domestic workers exceeds a year period. And his request for transferring his services to another sponsorship will not be accepted (because domestic workers are exempt from workers’ fees).

Consent Form for the Transfer Service

To transfer services, a consent form of transferring service to be filled which mentions the change of sponsorship. This form containing all the details, official signature, and seal to verify and that he will not start working for his new employer until the transfer process is completed. In addition the form will also be available in English version for non Arabic speakers.

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