Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Starting this week, dependents of expatriates will be allowed to work at private and international schools without the need to transfer their Iqamas (residence permits), a source at the Ministry of Labor told Saudi Gazette on Sunday.
This will reduce recruitment from abroad and save time and money spent on issuing visas, the source said.
Earlier, the dependents of expatriates were allowed to work in the private sector only under the condition that they transfer their Iqamas.
Now the dependents have to register with the Labor Ministry?s Ajeer Service, which will be monitored by the Ministry of Education.
Mallik Abu Talib, an owner of a private school, said they had been waiting for this decision since long. But he said he will not make recruitment until he receives an official letter from the Ministry of Labor.
This decision, he said, will solve a major issue, especially in…
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