Urgent Saudi Arabia: A decision to imprison, fine, and deport thousands of residents due to these violations
16,574 administrative decisions were made against people who had broken the rules on immigration, labor, and border security.
During the month of Muharram 1445 AH, the General Directorate of Passports issued 16,574 administrative decisions against citizens and residents for breaking the rules of residency, work, and border security. The penalties ranged from imprisonment, a fine, and deportation, and were issued through administrative committees in the various passports departments of the regions.
Passports reaffirmed that all citizens and residents, including owners of businesses and private individuals, should not transfer, employ, or house violators of the residency, work, and border security regulations, cover them up, or provide them with any means of assistance in finding employment opportunities, housing, or transportation, so that they may be included among the lawbreakers and be punished. a law. She also requested assistance and the reporting of anybody who violated the rules governing employment, residency, and border security by dialing (999) in the other regions of the Kingdom and (911) in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh, and the Eastern Province.
penalties for those who break the laws governing foreigners.
And anybody who employs or transports any infraction of the law, as well as anyone who hides, shelters, or helps in any way those who violate the law. Penalty for the initial offense: 1. A 15,000 riyal fine. if he is an expatriate, deportation.
The General Directorate of Passports issued a warning against hiring, transferring, or covering up those who break the law regarding employment, residence, or border security, including absentee workers. The General Directorate of Passports noted that violators may face up to six months in prison, a fine of up to 100,000 riyals, deportation if they are foreign nationals and other penalties. It forewarned business owners against hiring employees in violation of the country's residence, work, and border security laws, warning them that failure to comply could result in fines of up to 100,000 riyals, a five-year ban on hiring new employees, defamation, a six-month jail sentence for the responsible director, deportation of the manager if he or she is an ex-pat and the closure of the establishment altogether. The General Directorate of Passports urged locals and citizens to abide by the laws and directives and to report any employees who were disobeying them to avoid repercussions.