Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports, Jawazat, has issued new huroob rules and conditions. These updated rules have provided new ways to remove huroob from your Iqama and also overcome some potential flaws in the previous law.
According to these rules, one of the benefit that you can get is now you can cancel huroob even your iqama has expired. The rest of the rules are as follows.
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New Huroob Rules For Employers
If you run away from your employer without prior informing, he can file a huroob case against you. According to the new rules, since the kafeel doesn’t know where you’re working, he will not bear any consequences and it will result the following implications.
- Your data in Ministry of Labor will be de-linked from the employer as soon as the huroob is filed.
- In the ministry’s system, you will be marked absent unless any action is taken by you or your employer.
- The current kafeel can not remove the huroob after 20 days because he will not have any link with you anymore.
- In case you get a chance to transfer sponsorship, the new sponsor /employer/kafeel will pay the outstanding amount of fees or fines on the employee.
Cancel Huroob Through Iqama Transfer
Once you check huroob and find the status is active on your iqama, then you will have 60 days to find a new, trusted kafeel for iqama transfer under huroob. According to the new rules, once the iqama is transferred, you can remove huroob without any involvement from the previous sponsor. Here’s how you can do this:
- Through Qiwa portal, the new kafeel/employer will send an iqama transfer request.
- The Ministry will check and approve the request.
- Upon approval, you will have 15 days to complete the transfer request
- If the transfer procedure doesn’t completes within 2 weeks, the status will remain absent (Huroob)
Final Exit Visa On Huroob
The new rules have also allowed expats to get a final exit visa (Khurooj Nihai) under huroob status under the following:
- The final exit visa should be applied for within 60 days of the setting of huroob
- After leaving on this condition, you can come back to KSA anytime on a new VISA. There will be no huroob ban.
Consequences If You Don’t Counter The Huroob?
On the contrary, if you do not get a Khurooj Nihai or transfer your iqama to a new Kafeel within 60 days of setting the huroob, the Ministry of Labor will deport you from Saudi Arabia. In that case,
- Present yourself to the detention center.
- You will be put under detention and sent back to your home country shortly after.
- You will be banned from entering Saudi Arabia on any visa for lifetime.
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Get Huroob Cancelled By The Court
The Jawazat new updates about huroob have also applied strictness against fraud employers who try to save the end-of-service benefits by terminating their employees.
Sometimes employers put their employees on huroob just a few days before the iqama expires.
The reason is simple,
Generally, if an employer files a huroob against you, it means that you have been terminated from work for being absent for a certain period and the employer won’t pay the end-of-service benefits.
In such cases, you can file a case of malafied intention against the employer and prove your innocence to the court.
If you are successful in proving the kafeel’s malafied intention, the court will grant you all the due benefits. And also you can transfer to a new employer of your choice.
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