The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia imposes a deterrent penal code against the transfer or employment of some expatriates in any sector in the Kingdom or even indoors, including domestic workers.
The authorities in Saudi Arabia today imposed several deterrent penalties against those who violate labor laws, specifically those who cover up, harbor or employ violators of the residency system in the Kingdom.
According to Okaz newspaper, the Directorate General of Passports confirmed that all those who transfer or employ violators of the residence and work systems, including the absent labor, especially domestic workers.
Or cover up or shelter them or provide any means of assistance to them, subject to the penalty of imprisonment for up to six months and a fine of up to one hundred thousand riyals and deportation if the offender is an expatriate, and multiple fines with multiple offenders.
Saudi Interior Ministry issued a list of penalties for violators
Hence, the General Directorate of Passports has warned the owners of establishments not to employ workers who violate the residency and work systems, including those who are absent from work, especially domestic workers.
In the event that such violations are committed, they will be subject to a penalty of up to a fine of 100,000 Qatari Riyals, deprivation of the establishment from recruiting for five years, defamation of the establishment, and imprisonment of the responsible manager for one year with deportation if the manager is a foreigner.Fines are punishable by multiple offenders.
For its part, the Directorate General of Passports called on citizens and residents to report on labor that violates the residency and work systems, including those who are absent from work, especially domestic workers, so as not to expose themselves to punishment.
He pointed out in this regard that the employer can register the absence of domestic workers (registration escape) automatically through the passport services provided through the electronic services of the Ministry of Interior Absher.
Also, the Directorate General of Passports explained that the employer can not cancel the absent notification from Absher, but to review the management of expatriates within fifteen days of submitting the communication.
Any expatriate seized and notified of the escape of the statutory penalties up to a fine of fifty thousand Saudi riyals, and imprisonment for up to six months with deportation and the eventual denial of entry to the Kingdom will be applied.