The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has warned that a foreign worker will be permanently banned from working in the Kingdom if he leaves and does not return to complete the work contract, after obtaining an “exit and return” visa.
In its response to the most common questions about the “exit and return” service that comes within the “improvement of the contractual relationship” initiative, the Ministry noted that the duration of the “exit and return” visa is 30 days, calculated from the date of issuance of the visa.
They stressed that a text message is sent to the employer when the worker submits an exit and re-entry visa application to notify him of the matter, stressing that the worker can cancel the visa application on the “Absher” platform within 10 days.
They explained that the exit and return service does not eliminate the possibility of issuing an exit and return visa for expatriate workers by the employer.
They pointed out that the employer does not have the right to cancel the exit and return visa issued by the expatriate worker, and it is not possible to issue an exit and return visa if the documented work contract expires, while the expatriate worker can request an exit and return visa for his companions.
The indicated that a migrant worker is not entitled to extend the exit and return visa, while the employer can extend the exit and return visa issued by the migrant worker.