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Navigating the complexities of corporate immigration in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and a hub for foreign investment. The Kingdom offers attractive opportunities to businesses looking to expand their operations in the Middle East, and a skilled workforce is essential to achieving success. However, navigating the complexities of corporate immigration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) can be challenging for businesses unfamiliar with local regulations and requirements.

This is where PROVEN comes in. We are a leading corporate immigration service provider in KSA, helping businesses to navigate the intricacies of the immigration process and secure work visas for their foreign employees. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of the various corporate immigration services we offer and break down the key regulations and requirements businesses need to be aware of when applying for work visas or sponsoring foreign workers in the Kingdom.

Corporate immigration services offered by PROVEN

PROVEN provides a comprehensive range of corporate immigration services to businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Some of the key services include:

Work visa application: We can assist businesses in applying for work visas for their foreign employees, whether they are new hires or existing staff who require visa renewals.

Document attestation: In KSA, it is mandatory to have all documents related to immigration and visa applications attested by the relevant authorities. We can manage this process on behalf of businesses, ensuring that all documents are attested and submitted correctly.

Resident permit and national ID: We can assist with obtaining residence permits and national IDs for foreign employees, ensuring that they are legally authorized to live and work in the Kingdom.

HR consulting: We can provide HR consulting services to businesses, helping them to understand the legal and regulatory requirements of the immigration process and develop strategies to ensure compliance.

Visa cancellation and final exit: We can manage the visa cancellation and final exit process for foreign employees who are leaving KSA, ensuring that all necessary procedures are followed.

Regulations and requirements for corporate immigration in Saudi Arabia

Now that we’ve covered the corporate immigration services offered by PROVEN, let’s dive into the key regulations and requirements businesses need to be aware of when applying for work visas or sponsoring foreign workers in the Kingdom.

Saudization: The Saudi government has implemented a policy known as Saudization, which aims to increase employment opportunities for nationals. As part of this policy, businesses are required to employ a certain percentage of nationals in their workforce. The exact percentage varies depending on the industry and the size of the business.

Iqama: An Iqama is a residence permit that foreign employees must obtain in order to live and work in KSA. Businesses are responsible for sponsoring their foreign employees’ Iqamas, and the application process can be complex and time-consuming.

Medical examination: All foreign employees must undergo a medical examination to ensure that they are free from infectious diseases. The medical examination must be conducted at an approved medical facility in the employee’s home country before they travel to the Kingdom.

Attestation of documents: As mentioned earlier, all documents related to immigration and visa applications must be attested by the relevant authorities. This includes educational certificates, employment contracts, and other supporting documents.

Sponsorship fee: Businesses are required to pay a sponsorship fee for each foreign employee they sponsor. The fee varies depending on the employee’s nationality and the duration of their stay in the Kingdom.

Corporate immigration in Saudi Arabia can be a complex and challenging process. However, with the right partner, businesses can successfully navigate the regulations and requirements and obtain the necessary work visas, residency permits, and sponsorship. PROVEN offers a range of corporate immigration services to businesses operating in Saudi Arabia, including assistance with work visas, residency permits, sponsorship, and compliance. With our assistance, businesses can focus on growing their operations in Saudi Arabia and attracting the skilled talent they need to succeed.

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