Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Labor offices in Saudi Arabia - Revised numbers

This blog, started way back in 2007 in a small way, has today grown into the most referred one by expatriates working or planning to work in Saudi Arabia. I just noticed that it has crossed 1.3 million visitors, with an average of 2 hits per minute round the clock from all over the world. From the bottom of my heart, dear readers, a very big Thank You.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Teachers the target again!

Here we go again! Yesterday, police in Riyadh raided some places, arrested them and took them straightaway to the deportation center. No court, no trial, nothing as usual. And these guys were not criminals, they were teachers. Their 'crime' was that they were offering private tuitions in their homes to children!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Phone-in your queries

Arabnews, the leading English language newspaper from Saudi Arabia, has organized a phone-in service on June 4, 2014 to the Passport Department.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

No more visit visa extension

Not a week passes before some vague rule hits expats working in Saudi Arabia like a bolt from the blue. Here is the latest one, which is bound to create ripples, particularly for those who have been planning to bring their families to the kingdom on visit visas.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New restrictions on Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

For millions of Muslims around the world, performing Hajj is one of their primary duties and people plan for this important pilgrimage several months in advance. Though desirable but not compulsory for Muslims, equally important is the Umrah pilgrimage. The Hajj and Umrah Committee in Saudi Arabia has now announced certain new restrictions on pilgrims intending to perform Umrah this year.