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Terms and Conditions To clarify Compensatory Visa’s on Expat Final Exit

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia clarified the rules and conditions for expatriate resident workers to obtain alternative visas on final exit, or what is known as “compensatory visas.”

The Ministry of Human Resources of Saudi Arabia also clarified that the alternative visa service for final exit allows companies to request an alternative visa on (final exit, exited and not returned) for an expat worker.

Terms and Conditions :

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in the Kingdom has set the rules and conditions for enjoying an alternative visa service on final exit, as follows:

1. Companies with less than 250 workers :

  • Where the facility is granted an alternative visa for the worker who left permanently.
  • The maximum number of visas granted to the facility during the a year (January 1 to December 31) is 25 visas.
  • The visa must be in the same profession as the compensated worker.
  • The facility must be in the ‘Green low and above’ status for the last continuous 13 weeks.
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2. Companies with  250+ Workers

  • ‘Platinum’ status companies will be awarded.
  • A substitute visa for every worker who left permanently on final exit visa.
  • The visa must be in the same profession as the compensated worker.
  • Must have been in the platinum range for the last 13 continuous weeks.
  • Companies with status ‘Low Green’, ‘Medium Green’ and High Green will be awarded.
  • A substitute visa for every worker who left permanently and was working in one of the specialized professions.
  • The visa must be in the same profession as the compensated worker.
  • The facility must be in the safe status ‘Green Low’ or above for the last continuous 13 weeks.
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3. A worker coming on a compensatory visa will not be compensated again for the same company in the event he left or exited and not returned.

4. This grant should not lead the company going below the green low status after issuance of the compensatory visa.

5. The period of permit to the visa is within 6 months of the employee’s exit.

6. Companies operating farmers, fishermen and shepherds (private), do not have compensatory visas.

7. The facility licenses must be valid depending on the activities and licenses matrix.

8. Eligibility for an alternative visa on final exit of a worker is calculated upon visa application.

9. A compensatory visa is granted to the worker whose status is left permanently or exited and not returned.

10. It is not allowed to submit a new application, if there is a current application under procedure.

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11. It is not permitted to request an alternative visa for the company, whose activity is within the activities for which recruitment is banned.

12. A company will not get alternative visa, when the workers associated with it in a contract or support exit.

13. In the event that the Ministry of Interior refuses to issue a visa, the system considers that the worker has not been compensated through compensatory visas.

14.  When calculating the compensation for employment, it must be from the oldest to the most recent during the period of entitlement to the compensatory visas.

15. In the event that the visa is canceled, the system considers that the worker is not compensated through compensatory visas.

16. Make sure that the required visa amount is paid before completing the visa application process.

 

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