Ignorance of law is no excuse therefore expatriates living in Saudi Arabia must know the laws of land. Here we are going to write about the laws commonly violated by the expats in Saudi Arabia. Violation of law puts the offender in great troubles. He may be punished, imprisoned or even deported in some cases. So it is important for everyone to get knowledge about laws and not to violate them to avoid any kind of physical or pecuniary punishment. Those who are working here to get a good living for their families in their home lands must not waste money in payment of heavy fines.
Top 10 Laws Violated by Expats in Saudi Arabia
- Using an Illegal Satellite TV: Usage of illegal decoders for satellite televisions is an offence. Institutions such as Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance have been formed to trace the usage of illegal decoder boxes. They have hired special teams to trace the illegal usage of the satellite. Use of illegal satellite is not only a hazard for thousands of employees of the TV industry rather it is a great crime in context of violation of copy right laws in Saudi Arabia. So, one shall understand that use of illegal satellite decoders is not a blessing rather it is a crime and can cost to ones stay in Saudi Arabia.
- Being in possession of Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited in Saudi Arabia. Laws are so strict about alcohol that one may not find his favorite mouth wash Listerine that contains a ratio of alcohol as ingredient. If someone is found in possession of alcohol in Saudi Arabia, he will be given high fiscal punishment and will also be imprisoned for quite a long time. We have detailed the laws related to alcohol drinking in detail in this link. “Drinking Alcohol (Liquor) in Saudi Arabia”