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Overtime as per Saudi Labor Law

    In continuation of our series on creating awareness about Saudi Labor Law, in this article we present you the relevant portion of Saudi labor law regarding Overtime:   Article (107): (1) The employer shall pay the worker for overtime working hours an additional amount equal to the hourly wage plus 50% of his […]

Working hours as per Saudi Labor Law

Many a times, it happens that an employer is tasking the employee more hours than allowed by the Saudi Arabian Labor law. This usually happens because lack of awareness of the provisions in the labor law by employee. Keeping this in mind, we list below the relevant portion of labor law for your benefit: Article […]

NRIs can now take more duty free gold jewellery

With the announcement of new budget by the Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Non-Resident Indians can take more gold home. As per the 2013-2014 budget speech, in the words of finance minister: The baggage rules permitting eligible passengers to bring jewellery was last amended in 1991.  Gold prices have risen since, and passengers have complained […]

Hajj Procedure – Documents required – Tasreeh form

  For Hajj Permit (Tasreeh) following Documents are required to be submitted to your Hajj travel agent who will arrange for your Tasreeh from the government: 1. Iqama copy 2. Passport copy. 3. Four (4) Photos 4. Blood Group report or license copy indicating your blood group. 5. Meningitis Vaccination Report. (Can be taken at Ministry of […]

Eastern Arabic Numerals

Most of the government work here in Saudi Arabia is done in Arabic. Especially important is the dates on government documents like iqama, visit visa, etc. A guide to reading Arabic numbers is as follows: 0  ٠ 1  ١ 2  ٢ 3  ٣ 4  ٤ 5  ٥ 6  ٦ 7  ٧ 8  ٨ 9  ٩ […]

Driving License renewal procedure

  Renewal of driving license is a fairly simple process. Requirements: 1. Driving license original only. 2. Bank deposit (through ATM or online banking) The bank deposit amount depends upon number of years you want to renew as per the following table 2 years – SR 80 5 years – SR 200 10 years – […]

Hajj Tasreeh Cancellation

Source: www.saudi.gov.sa Hajj Tasreeh Cancellation In case if you have registered yourself on the Hajj Tasreeh program, here is a way to cancel your application. Visit the following link: saudi.gov.sa/wps/themes/html/MCITTheme/Saudi_en.html The page as shown in the image lists the services provided. Click on the ‘Requirements and Forms’ tab and read the procedure provided for cancellation […]

Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

For those new to Saudi Arabia, will find that number of public holidays are few unlike the other parts of world. To begin with, the weekly holidays are on Fridays and Saturday though some private companies have half day on Saturday. Then there are holidays for two Muslim Festivals (Eids) as below: Name of Eid […]

Petrol in Saudi Arabia – Which one to go 91 or 95 ?

There are two types of petrol fuel that are available at petrol stations in Saudi Arabia. 1. Premium 91 which is indicated by Green color on pumps and also color of the liquid is green-blue. It has a Research Octane Number, RON = 91. It costs SR o.45 per liter. 2.  Super Premium 95 which […]

Exit Re-entry through mobile

  Frustrated with waiting for mandub to get exit re-entry done for your family ? Had enough of waiting in long queues at passport office to get exit re-entry for your family ? Well with the Ishaar service, you can do it from your sofa at home through your mobile by sending one sms. All […]

Traffic Rules / Traffic Law in Saudi Arabia

The traffic rules in Saudi Arabia are categorized into four sections starting with the most severe violations category first. The rules are as follows: First category Penalties: Impounding of  vehicle with fine of SR 500 to SR 900 Driving the vehicle without obtaining a driver’s license. Driving the vehicle without license plates ( impounding  

Traffic violation Points system in Saudi Arabia

  The Saudi Arabian traffic department is introducing a pointing system to stop repeated offender from coming back on road as per the latest information. (see Arab News) We could not find the traffic violation points system in English, so have translated the below article from Arabic. The original in Arabic can found on Riyadh […]

Ramadan 2012 starts from 20th July, 2012

20th July, 2012 has been declared as the beginning of Ramadan 2012. The month of Ramadan can either be either 29 or 30 days. The month ends with Eid which can be expected either on 18th or 19th of July. The government sector has usually a 5 day holiday at this time while it varies in the private […]

Eid Salah/Prayer timings for Saudi Arabia, 2012

Saudi Arabia will celebrate Eid on 26 of October, 2012 corresponding to 10 Dul hijjah, 1433. The Eid prayer is held 10 minutes after sunrise. The Eid salah timings for various cities is as follows: If you city is not here, then you get the timings from www.IslamicFinder.org EID MUBARAK.

Getting Visit Visa for Dubai on arrival for Saudi iqama holders (expats)

Visa on arrival in no more, Click here to get Visa Online: http://qsaudi.com/how-to-apply-for-dubai-visa-online/ IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Visa On Arrival at Dubai Airport is stopped for Saudi Iqama holders !!  For more details see Dubai Visit Visa (on arrival visa facility) Stopped for Saudi Residents Saudi Iqama holder can also apply for Dubai Visa online also. See How to […]

5 Things you should know about Employment contract

The following is an extract from Saudi Labor Law with regards to Employment contract: 1. The work contract for non-Saudis shall be written and of a specified period. If the contract does not specify the duration, the duration of the work permit shall be deemed as the duration of the contract. (Article 37)  2. The contract shall […]

Summary of Labor Law for Women

In addition to the general aspects of Labor Law summarized in the other article, we have summarized few important points from the Labor law specifically for women workers. 1. A lady worker has right to a maternity leave for the four weeks immediately preceding the expected date of delivery and the subsequent six weeks. The […]

List of Labor offices in Saudi Arabia with Contact details.

  The Ministry of Labor has establish Labor offices through out the Kingdom to cater to worker and employers and settlement of disputes. The labor office tries to resolve the dispute mutually. Below are the details of the labor offices with their contact details: Labour office in various regions Telephone No. Riyadh Region 011-403 9857 […]