Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed that new employer will be bearing the Iqama Fees (Residence Permit) & Work Permit Fees.
This came after one of an inquiry when a question below was asked on the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development Official Twitter account
An expat enquired that his iqama was suspended for 4 years because the sponsor refused to renew it and if he gets a new Job the new sponsor will bear the Fees of Previous years?
Below is the reply he got:
The New Employer bears the Iqama Fees & the work permit Fee and its renewal fees. Also any fines if its delayed
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As per the new contractual relationship between Employer and Employee the Ministry has urged to visit the Ministry of HR & SD for more details.