Saudi Arabia Visa Changes Impacting Indian Workers : Saudi Arabia has tried to tighten the rules for visas issued to foreign workers. Saudi Arabia will issue a visa to a foreign employee only after these conditions are met.
Saudi Arabia Visa Changes Impacting Indian Workers : Many people looking for work from India go to Saudi Arabia for business and jobs. Now Saudi Arabia has tried to make its visa rules stricter by making major changes in the visa rules for foreign workers. This step of Saudi Arabia is going to have a great impact on the people of India also. According to ‘Saudi Gazette’, the official website of the Saudi Arabian government, the Saudi government is going to change the rules for issuing visas for the recruitment of foreign workers.
Saudi changed visa rules for foreign workers
According to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, under the new rules it is going to be difficult for unmarried men or women to hire foreign workers for work in Saudi Arabia. According to the new rules, now any unmarried Saudi citizen can employ a foreign citizen for domestic work only after completing 24 years of age. The Saudi government will issue a visa to a foreign employee only after these conditions are met.
Indian workers will also be affected
According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, about 26 lakh Indians work in Saudi Arabia. Now foreign workers, including Indians, will not be able to work as domestic servants in the homes of unmarried citizens below 24 years of age in Saudi Arabia. This decision of Saudi Arabia is also important for India because every year a large number of Indian citizens go to Saudi Arabia in search of work, many of whom are workers who are below 24 years of age.
Why did Saudi Arabia change
After all, why did Saudi Arabia take such a step? Many reports suggest that Saudi Arabia has taken this decision to streamline and regulate the domestic labor market. The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources has also established the Musend platform for clients. Here their rights, duties and related tasks will be explained. It is through this platform that arrangements have been made to issue visas to the workers and to negotiate between the workers.