Riyadh – The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has clarified that all arrears due to the delay in the issuance and renewal; of residency permit (iqama) of the KSA work permit fee, expatriate fee, and dependent’s fee shall be paid altogether. There is no split payment allowed for these arrears at the time of iqama renewal on a quarterly, half-yearly, or nine-month period basis.
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The ministry said that the fee for issuing a work permit is SR100 per annum in addition to the expatriate fee. “There can be a split payment of the work permit, the expatriate fee (financial compensation); and dependent’s fee on a quarterly, half-yearly or nine-month basis.” Also can be paid on an annual basis; the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry added that the expatriate fee is SR700 per month and SR8,400 annually for each expatriate who works at a company/establishment; where the number of foreigners is less than the number of Saudis. In contrast, the expatriate fee is SR800 per month and SR9,600 annually for each expatriate; who works at an establishment where the number of foreigners is more than the number of Saudis.
The quarterly payment of the work permit in KSA is SR25, while the expatriate fee is SR2100 and SR2400. The monthly fee for all the categories of dependents and companions is SR400 each.
The split payment of the expatriate fee and the dependent’s fee will be calculated monthly; and paid under the unified number of the company/establishment. In addition, the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) announced earlier; that expatriates could split the fee through the updated government payments system available at all the Saudi local banks.
In the updated government payments system, the quarterly- or half-yearly iqama fees will facilitate the issuance; and renewal of iqamas via the online platforms of Absher Business, Qiwa, and Muqeem.