Ministry of Labor has announced today that one person from expat family is allowed to work in private school without transferring the sponsorship to the school. I am sure you will not be very excited to know about this news since it is the third time in preceding 9 days that some contradictory statements have been made from the Ministry of Labor. Before going into details of news published today, I want my readers to know about different statements made by Ministry of Labor in the preceding 9 days.
- On October 24, 2014, Saudi Gazette published news that Ministry of Labor has allowed dependents of expats to work without transferring the sponsorship to employer. We have covered this news in this article “Dependents can work without transfer of sponsorship”
- On October 28, 2014, Arab News published news that dependent expat teachers are not allowed to work under without transferring sponsorship to the school. We have covered it in this link “Dependent Expat Teachers not allowed to Work”
Today on November 03, 2014 Arab News has published again that only one dependent from each expat family is allowed to work in private school without transferring sponsorship to the school. However there are some limitations imposed on the expat teacher who is allowed to work without transferring the sponsorship. We have covered these conditions in the following lines;
- He/She must be a valid Iqama holder
- He or she must be less than 18 years old
- He or She must possess a letter of competency from Ministry of Education to teach in the private schools
- The School in which he or she is applying must be in Green or Platinum category. “Check Nitaqat Category of School” from this link
If an applicant meets the above mentioned conditions, he will be given a certificate of employment by the Ministry of Education. Private school will have to pay SR 1,500/- for the fee of Certificate of Employment to the Ministry of Education. The Certificate of Employment will give right to the dependent to work in any private school without transferring the sponsorship. However, if dependent expatriate leaves the school after obtaining Certificate of Employment, they cannot claim back that money from him / her.
Source: Arab News