The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has directed to extend the grace period for correcting the status of violating workers until the end of the current Hijri year 1434 AH (November 3, 2013 Gregorian Calendar) as a maximum period.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement issued today that the King issued his directive in pursuant to the royal directive to give a grace period to workers violating the system of work and residence for a maximum period of three months effective from the date of 25/05/1434 AH to correct their status, and based on what has been submitted by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, and Labor on full cooperation and rapid response from citizens, residents, and the business sector which resulted in correcting the status of large numbers of violators, and in the light of the full cooperation of the concerned embassies and consulates to meet the required documents and their desire as a result of the heavy pressure from workers to provide more time to correct their status, and in facilitation for citizens and residents who have dealt with this matter very seriously.
It said that the King has directed to extend the grace period for correcting the status of violating workers until the end of the current Hijri year 1434 AH as a maximum grace period and after that period, security and competent authorities shall start their campaigns and regular functions to detain violators in all regions of the Kingdom effective from Muharram 1, 1435 AH and all legal procedures shall be applied against violators.
The Ministries of Interior and Labor call on all concerned people to work to meet all the statutory requirements and correct their status as soon as possible within the referred period, otherwise those who do not respond positively, they shall be subject to maximum penalties in accordance with the provisions of the regulations.
Alriyadh Newspaper – JEDDAH – SPA: 2013-07-02 12:50:36