Issue & Renew Working Permits

Issue and Renew Work Permits service is a service for foreign employees in an establishment, which is considered the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s approval for the employees to work in Saudi market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the employee obliged to issue the work permit?

The establishment should issue work permit to the foreign employee during the first 90 days of their arrival in Saudi.

When can I renew the permit?

The establishment can renew the work permit if 180 days or less are left on the expiration of the current work permit.

What are the steps to execute the services?
  • Sign in to Qiwa, choose the establishment and the service (issue or renew).
  • Select the employees to issue or renew their permit.
  • Click on send request.
  • Pay the fees through local banks using SADAD number.
كم يستغرق تحديث حالة رخصة العمل لتظهر في قوى رخصة مجددة؟

يستغرق تحديث حالة الرخصة قرابة ساعة واحدة بعد السداد.

Why does not the active status appear on Absher Businesses or Muqeem?

The status of the payment is updated in the passports system within 24 hours of payment.

What are the establishments excluded from the fee?

The Establishment

Including 9 or less employees (the total of Saudis and non-Saudis on the unified number)

Conditions

  • The owner is available full time and registered in The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).
  • A full-time Saudi employee at the establishment who is registered in The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), (other than the owner).

Suspension  

  • Financial suspension is granted during the one financial year for 4 non-Saudi employees.

 

 

The Establishment

Including 9 or less employees (the total of Saudis and non-Saudis on the unified number)

Conditions

  • The owner is available full time and registered in The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).

Suspension  

  • Financial suspension is granted during the one financial year for 4 non-Saudi employees.

 

The Establishment

Industrial Establishments

Conditions

  • A suspension granted from the Ministry of Industry

Suspension

  • Suspension is given to the known number from the ministry of Industry to the non-Saudi employees of the establishment.
ما هي تكلفة المقابل المالي ؟
  • 700 ريال شهريا لكل موظف وافد لا يزيد عن عدد الموظفين السعوديين
  • 800 ريال شهريا للموظفين الوافدين الذين يزيدون عن عدد الموظفين السعوديين
  • مثال:
  • منشأة رقم موحد لديها 5 موظفين سعوديين و7 موظفين غير سعوديين
  • يتم احتساب المقابل المالي بقيمة 800 ريال شهرياً لأول موظفَين غير سعوديَين
  • يتم احتساب المقابل المالي بقيمة 700 ريال شهرياً لباقي الموظفين غير السعوديين (5 موظفين)

 

Is it possible to cancel work permits?

Permits cannot be canceled after issuing or renewal.

Is it possible to issue or renew work permits with an unpaid transaction for other work permits on the unified number establishments?

Current bill must be paid for the new bill to be issued.

How can an unpaid work permit bill be canceled?

It can be canceled with a visit to the labor office.

Is the issuing or renewal of Residence Permit (Iqama) linked to the status of the work permit?

Yes, it is one of the requirements to issue or renew an Iqama by the Ministry of interior.

هل يمكن إصدار وتجديد رخص العمل بشكل ربع سنوي؟

نعم يمكن إصدار وتجديد رخص العمل بشكل سنوي أو ربع سنوي؛  3 أشهر أو 6 أشهر أو 9 أشهر أو سنة كاملة.

هل يمكن تجزئة رسوم رخصة العمل المعفاة من المقابل المالي؟

نعم، يمكن تجزئة رسوم رخصة العمل المعفاة من المقابل المالي.

كيف تحتسب الرسوم والمقابل المالي عند إصدار أو تجديد الرخص بنظام الربع السنوي؟

حساب رسوم التجديد والمقابل المالي ستظهر بشكل آلي في النظام حسب المدة المختارة.

هل يمكن عمل خروج نهائي لمن لديهم رخصة 3 أشهر؟

نعم، حسب الشروط السابقة بنظام وزارة الموارد البشرية والتنمية الاجتماعية مع اشتراط وجود إقامة سارية.

How is the finical year calculated?

The finical year is calculated for each unified number separately. It starts from the date of issuing or renewing the first work permit in the facility according to the Hijri calendar.

What is the Professional Verification ?

The Professional Verification Program aims to improve the skill level in the Saudi labor market and enhance productivity by examining the skills of expatriate workers to ensure that the worker acquires the necessary skills to perform the profession in which he/she works.

Is it required to pass the Professional Verification to issue or renew the work permit ?

Yes, it is required to pass the Professional Verification to issue or renew a work permit.

What are the establishments and professions that the requirement of passing the Professional Verification to issue or renew work licenses applies on ?

The requirement to pass the Professional Verification for the issuance or renewal of work licenses applies to all establishments according to the plan on the link here.

In addition, kindly find the list of the targeted professions on the link here.

For more information, kindly visit the link below:

https://svp.qiwa.sa/ar/pages/categories_and_occupations

After issuing a SADAD number, how can I pay the work permits through my bank Account?

From the user Bank account, enter the (SADAD) service, choose the special invoice number for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (050), and finally, enter the SADAD number to show the required paid amount to renew work permits.

What is the validity period of the SADAD number after issuing it?

 

The validity of the SADAD number is 14 days from the date of issue.

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