Entries by Iesha Javed

How to cancel exit re-entry visa for family in Saudi Arabia-MOI Absher- Exit re-entry problems

Very often some expats find themselves in a fix when they issue exit re-entry visa for the family but then the family does not use the visa due to some reason. Sometimes vacation plans are canceled and the family stays within Saudi Arabia. At other times, the family might not be able to return to […]

qSaudi 10 Tools to Lower Monthly Electricity Bill in Saudi Arabia- Saudi Electricity Company- SEC

Genuinely frustrated by your electricity bills in Saudi Arabia? Want full control over your monthly bill from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)? Don’t look for Alladin’s magic lamp on Amazon, ask qSaudi instead. Many expats especially those new to Saudi Arabia might find it difficult to understand the monthly electric bill. This tricky task will be […]

How to send Family on Final Exit – Saudi Visa – Expat leaving Saudi

Since many expats are sending their family member/dependants back home, it is necessary to understand the requirements for processing final exit Visa. It is common knowledge that in order to legally leave the kingdom for good one needs to process “Final exit Visa”. However, many are confused about the exact requirements and process for the […]

How to Check Electricity Bill Online in Saudi Arabia – Subscribe to SMS Updates- Saudi Electricity Company- SEC

Naturaly, it is no joke that prices of electricity sky rocketed once the economic reforms began in KSA. This has caused quite come concern to expats and citizens alike and everyone is trying tooth and nail to keep these monstrous bills udner check. The first step in winning the battle against huge electric bills is […]

How to Send Household Items Back Home from Saudi Arabia- Cargo Services in Saudi- Expats going on Final Exit

Ever since the tsunami of expat departure hit KSA, there has been a huge demand in cargo/freight services. Most expatriates who leave the country have to transport household items back to their home country. In this article, we help you choose the right cargo service. Choosing what Items to send back from Saudi Arabia by […]

How to book Train Tickets Online in Saudi Arabia – through SAR website – Saudi Arabian Railways

Whether you are traveling alone or have someone accompanying you, there are a few ways you can book your tickets. The first option is directly booking from the SAR (Saudi Arabian Railways) website. The website is very comprehensive and streamlined so as to provide ease of access to even the less tech-savvy of us. We […]

Saudi Tax on Expat Remittance- Tax for expats in Saudi Arabia- Foreign Money Transfer

Since the last few months, a new fear has gripped the expat community in KSA: having to pay fees on sending money home or being forced to spend money within the kingdom. If we recall similar fears were resonating before the new EJAR system was launched and before the dependent fee was imposed. So the […]

Latest Info about Saudi Dependent Fees 2019

Ever since the introduction of Dependent Fee, the matter has been a pressing concern for most expats living in Saudi Arabia. This is especially problematic for those with large families to support. Qsaudi explores the 2019 trends expected in the charging of this fees. Are you looking for info on HOW to pay the dependent […]

How to Wisely Choose VISITORS’ INSURANCE for Saudi Visit Visa  

Qsaudi traces the development of Visitors’ Insurance in KSA in recent years. We analyse it from all sides of the spectrum, providing the latest information on the subject for visa aspirants. Visitor’s Insurance in the News: A Recap In 2016, Saudi Arabia joined the list of countries that require foreign visitors to sign up for insurance […]

Saudi National Day Holiday Extended, People Jubiliant

While the Arab nation was already eagerly awaiting Saudi National Day holiday, His Royal Highness King Salman has multiplied this happiness and sent the whole nation into jubilant celebration by extending the holidays. For more details about what Al Yawm Al Watani or National Day is all about please read our article Fun Facts on Saudi National Day […]

How to Protect Yourself From Online Scams in KSA

In a very short span of time, several expats in KSA have fallen prey to online scams and fraud. While otherwise educated and well aware, professionals such as doctors, engineers and academicians have ended up being duped by internet scammers and thus losing their hard earned money, precious time and peace of mind. Real Stories […]

How expats can study Engineering in KSA

Foreign students in Engineering Colleges in KSA For quite a number of years a handful of reputed Saudi Universities such as KFUPM, Dahran, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah and King Saud University, Riyadh, among the best Arab universities, have been accepting foreign students in their post-graduate Engineering programs. While having the prestigious ABET Accreditation would […]

How Expats Can Take Admission in MBBS in Saudi Arabia

In the past decades Medical education has been one of the main reasons expat families in KSA are forced to relocate their children after their school education to their home countries particularly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. However this trend is geared towards change as world class medical colleges in KSA’s top cities open their doors […]

How to Resolve Frozen Bank Account in KSA

Chances of facing a frozen bank account in KSA Unfortunately frozen bank accounts are very common in Saudi Arabia and just about anyone can be affected. Imagine yourself at the grocery store with a week’s worth of fresh vegetables, snacks and other daily use items all lined up at the checkout counter. You hand over […]