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Saudi approves rules for hiring house workers

RIYADH, August 29, 2017

Saudi Arabia has approved a set of conditions for recruitment of house workers by citizens or residents, a report said.

A married citizen should have a bank balance of at least SR35,000 ($9,333), while expatriates should have a salaray of not less than SR10,000 per month to hire house workers or drivers, according to the rules approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, said the Arab News report.

The ministry may give the applicant additional visas (two visas maximum) if the contract of the house workers is for 18 months or over with the applicant, the report said.

The maximum number of visas for a married Saudi citizen is three, including one male house worker. Other categories of jobs allowed for house worker recruitment are female house worker; male house worker; private driver; baby sitter; male cook; female cook; waiter; male nurse and female nurse.

The ministry also allowed male and married female expatriates with salaries above SR10,000 to recruit two house workers under their sponsorship. However, a bachelor can recurit only one house worker. Job categories in this case are female house workers, private drivers or baby sitters.

Tags: Saudi Arabia | Workers | maids |

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