Saudi government to pay companies’ late fees for visa renewal

By September 23, 2018News

The Saudi government will pay the fines levied for the late renewal of workers’ residency visas if the delay was caused by late contract payment by the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“The cabinet decided that the government shall bear the fine imposed on the employer if it was proved that the delay in renewing the worker’s residence permit was due to the government’s delay in paying the employer’s dues and the worker was working on the same project,”

In January, the Ministry of Finance launched an electronic portal for contractors to check the status of payments. The Ministry of Finance has been authorized to carry out the necessary procedures to determine which fines they are required to pay.