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Strict penalties for those who assist violators of the Saudi residency and work systems

2019-11-08

The General Directorate of Saudi Passports asserts that anyone who assists the violators of the residency and work systems exposes himself to imprisonment for up to 6 months and a fine of up to SR 100,000 and deportation.

The directorate said in a statement that the penalty will be imposed on those who transfer or employ violators of the residency and work, cover-up or shelter them or provide any means of assistance to them, according to the newspaper "Okaz" Saudi Arabia.

It warned the owners of establishments not to employ workers who violate the residency and work systems, including absent from work, especially domestic workers, and that in the case of these violations will be subject to financial punishment, deprivation of the establishment from recruiting for 5 years, defamation of the facility, and imprisonment of the manager in charge for one year. With deportation, if the manager is expatriate, there are multiple fines with multiple offenders.