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5 Aug 2022

Ramadan Al Sherbini, Gulf News

Saudi Arabia: Employers delaying issuing workers' ID cards more than 90 days after arrival in Kingdom could face a USD133 fine

"Saudi Arabia: SR500 fine for delayed expat ID", 4 August 2022

Cairo: Saudi authorities have said that a fine of SR500 is imposed for delay in issuing a resident ID card for an expatriate worker 90 days after his/her entry into the kingdom.

The General Directorate of Passports pointed out that a worker’s resident ID is issued via Absher or Muqeem digital portal through the employer after related fees are paid and a medical examination is provided for the beneficiary.

The directorate has allowed employers to apply for issuing and renewing resident IDs for workers under their sponsorship electronically on a quarter or biannual basis via both portals.

Saudi Arabia hosts a large community of migrant workers.