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Thursday, November 17, 2016

PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN SAUDI TO ALL OFWS IN THE KINGDOM: LIST OF PENALTY FOR EXPAT VIOLATORS IN SAUDI


Are you working in Saudi Arabia under different sponsor from the one on your visa; over-staying when your visa or iqama has expired; are you helping illegal expatriates by employing them, transporting them, or sheltering them? These are against the rules of Saudi and you could end up sanctioned and deported.

The website of the Embassy of Philippines in Saudi Arabia recently published information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  This pertains to the sanctions or penalty that will be given to expatriates who violates rules and regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



In the Ministerial Sanctions defined by Saudi MFA, penalties for expatriate violators were defined. Some violators includes expatriates who are free lancer or those who have Kafeel, over-stayer or those whose visa or iqama are already expired. Expatriates who are also helping and protecting illegals by any means like employing, sheltering, or transporting  them will be fined and could face deportation, imprisonment, and confiscation of car or transportation.

The advisory given by MFA reads as follows:

ADVISORY
Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Issues Ministerial Sanctions 
Against Violators of the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to 
Dealing with Expatriates
(14 November 2016) The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the Filipino Community in Riyadh that the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued its Ministerial Decision Circular which contains the sanctions to be imposed against violators of the rules and regulations when dealing with expatriates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The matrix includes sanctions on the violations such as, protecting or harboring an expatriate, delay of departure of an expatriate after expiration of entry or exit visa, and employers who allow their workers to work for other employers under their sponsorship.



NO.VIOLATIONSANCTION
FOR FIRST OFFENSE
SANCTION
FOR SECOND OFFENSE
SANCTION
FOR THIRD OFFENSE & MORE
1
Any expatriate who works for his own account (Free Lancer)
  1. SR10,000 fine
  2. Deportation
  1. SR25,000 fine
  2. One month imprisonment
  3. Deportation
  1. SR50,000 fine
  2. Six month imprisonment
  3. Deportation
2
Any expatriate who delays his departure after expiration of his entry visa
  1. SR15,000 fine
  2. Deportation
  1. SR25,000 fine
  2. Three months imprisonment
  3. Deportation
  1. SR50,000 fine
  2. Six month imprisonment
  3. Deportation
3
Intruders who are caught outside the border
  1. Fine of SR15,000
  2. One month imprisonment
  3. Deportation
  1. SR25,000 fine
  2. Three months imprisonment
  3. Deportation
  1. SR100,000 fine
  2. Six month imprisonment
  3. Deportation
4
Persons who transport or give jobs to intruders who are caught outside the border; protecting or harboring them; or extending them any means of assistance
  1. SR25,000 fine
  2. Six months imprisonment
  3. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  4. Criminal libel
  5. To demand for court order to confiscate the means of the land transport if it is owned by the transporter himself, his accomplice or partner
  1. SR50,000 fine
  2. One year imprisonment
  3. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  4. Criminal libel
  5. To demand for court order to confiscate the means of the land transport if it is owned by the transporter himself, his accomplice or partner
  1. SR100,000 fine
  2. Two years imprisonment
  3. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  4. Criminal libel
  5. To demand for court order to confiscate the means of the land transport if it is owned by the transporter himself, his accomplice or partner
5
Any individual person who transports or gives jobs to violators of the Rules & Regulations; protecting or harboring them; or extending them any means of assistance
  1. SR15,000 fine
  2. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  1. SR30,000 fine
  2. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  3. Three months imprisonment
  1. SR100,000 fine
  2. Deportation (if violator is an expatriate)
  3. Six month imprisonment


The matrix includes sanctions for those who are protecting or harboring an expatriate;  delay of departure of an expatriate after expiration of entry or exit visa, and employers who allow their workers to work for other employers under their sponsorship. 
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