In this article we hear from Mansoor Khan, Senior Account Manager for Proven SA, based in our Riyadh corporate office.
Ajeer is a regulatory regime for organizing the work of foreign nationals, by documenting the contractual relations which include direct labor contracts or subcontracts. Ajeer is designed to regulate and record the temporary work of foreign employees (expatriates) working for non-sponsors. This article will cover Ajeer for business services.
Ajeer for business service, currently this service is offered under three schemes:
It is a service designed to manage contractual relationships on projects that include direct contracts and subcontracts which require employees to work on a client’s site or workforce of a party to work with another entity.
In authorized economic activities, enterprises may offer their services or request the services of other enterprises. The entities in the red and yellow Nitaqat range cannot benefit from this as a beneficiary or as a service receivers.
At the moment Ajeer covers six different business sectors under the Ajeer service contract. These six sectors are eligible for issuing an Ajeer for their employees to work for clients. However, the receiving party does not need to fall into these sectors.
It is a service which allows entities to borrow surplus employees from another entity. In all economic activities, enterprises can offer their surplus labour through advertising. Conditions for secondment of labour:
The service aims to facilitate access to the workforce by enabling individuals wishing to work, to register on the site and publish their CVs for direct contracting. Companies can benefit by contracting job seekers to suit their requirements.
This Ajeer scheme offers this service to cover three main areas:
The dependents holding an Iqama in Saudi Arabia can work in the education sector without transferring their sponsorship. Conditions for Temporary Work Permit Service for Dependents:
The dependent needs to have approval from the Ministry of Education to conduct a teaching profession.
Education facilities that can benefit from this are:
Approvals are currently limited to a teacher’s profession only and Ajeer will be valid for one year from the date of issuance.
The service is aimed at facilitating and encouraging the participation of Saudis and expatriates in the Kingdom by working in the Hajj season through an electronic job market. It helps bring together the companies working in Hajj services and people wishing to work during Hajj season and documenting contractual relations between them.
Conditions for companies:
The company shall be one of the institutions of pilgrims inside or one of the civil institutions of the sects authorized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Conditions for Individuals (Job Seekers):
All job seekers during the Hajj season are allowed to apply whether they are citizens or expatriates residing in the Kingdom, providing that the following conditions apply:
The applicant must be at least 15 years of age
The validity of the work period during the Hajj season will be a maximum of three months.
This service is designed to facilitate and arbitrate the mechanism of issuing temporary work permits during the period of labor dispute by automating procedures for issuing these permits electronically through the Ajeer portal.
Terms of service: