Landmark Labor Reform (LRI) has been come into force in the kingdom on Sunday, 14 March. Due to which the relationship between employees and employers will improve in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for betterment.
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Exit Re-Entry Visas & Final Exit Visas in 10 days
Exit Rentry visas & Final exit visas will be activated in 10 days, once the request is submitted.
The Employer will have a 10 day time period to enquire about their employee who has requested for exit and reentry visa application.
If the employer is unable to respond to the request within 0 days of time, the employee or the requester will be able to issue a single visa for a period of 30 days within five days since the expiry of this deadline.
However, the employee will be unable to issue either an exit and reentry visa upon the expiry of the work contract with the employer or issue a multiple exit and reentry visa. It is also not allowed for the employer to revoke the exit and reentry visa issued by the expatriate worker.
According to the new rules, the employer will have a 10 day period to inquire about the employee’s request for issuing a final exit visa, and in the absence of any response from the employer, the expatriate worker can issue a final exit visa, and the visa’s validity will be 15 days from date of issue.
If the expatriate worker permanently leaves the Kingdom (KSA) during the validity period of the contract, he will be banned from returning to the Kingdom permanently.
This is in the event that he obtains an exit and reentry visa and does not return to the Kingdom before the expiry of the visa to complete the remaining period of the work contract.
If an expatriate leaves the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on an exit and reentry visa and is unable to return to the Kingdom before the expiry of the visa, in such case the right to extend the visa rests fully with the employer.