Last month, we published an article in response to many news stories which had began to circulate regarding the changes in residence visas, and how this could potentially affect expats in the Middle East.
Over the past few years, momentum has grown towards the nationalisation of job markets across the GCC and other parts of the Middle and Far East. This is intended to cut unemployment levels for nationals as well as improve prospects in higher paid positions.
Acquiring Consular services can be a daunting process. The terminology is confusing, the processes are unclear and the rules seem to change from day to day! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a resource out there which was simple, easy to understand, and gave you the step-by-step guidance you needed to fulfil your needs?
In the first quarter of 2019, Saudi Arabia’s new mega-city named Neom, or “The Red Sea Project”, commenced construction. The vision of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, this new centre of commerce and high-end tourism covers over 10, 000 square miles.
In a series of phased changes to employment legislation starting September 2018 and running to January 2019, Saudi Arabia will prevent expats from being employed in 12 sectors. These are mainly retail-based roles, with an aim to boost employment opportunities for the Saudi population.
If you’re moving overseas you may be thinking about how you’re going to get around whilst you’re there. Some people who live in a city are more than happy to rely on public transport, which you might find is vastly superior to services in your own country!
Degrees and college awards for use in Saudi Arabia must be verified by the SACB before legalisation. Read how to get it done.