Saudi Visa Requirements: Saudi Arabia will again make big changes in work visa system, increased difficulties for Indians!

Saudi Work Visa System Change: The government of Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest Islamic country, is going to change its work visa system. Indians may have to face problems due to the new visa rules made there. Thousands of Indians live in the Arabian Peninsula through work visas, and many Indians commute daily.

According to a report in the Gazette of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government has introduced new rules for skill-based recruitment. There, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) has created 3 skill-levels for new recruits in certain sectors, these changes are aimed at improving the professional competence of skilled workers in the Saudi market, as well as increasing productivity and reducing the flow of unqualified workers. reduction efforts. 

Saudi Skilled Worker Visa

The proposed levels are broken down as follows:

  1. high
  2. medium 
  3. low

Media reports state that the Saudi government has considered 3 working methods to promote skilled workers and compared them with international trends. After analyzing the recruitment system in Saudi Arabia, the output came out like this- 

  • Implementation Plan
  • Detailed Project Charters
  • Operational Model 
  • Performance Indicators
  • Recruitment Management
  • On all these, Saudi Arabia can issue visa under the new rules. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development there launched the first phase of its skill verification programme. Under which practical and written examination will be conducted for skilled workers, on the basis of which they can apply for Saudi work visa.

    In the initial stage five trades including Plumber, Electrician, Welder, Automobile Electrician and Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Technician will be selected for skill test. The first phase of this program was started keeping Pakistan, India and Bangladesh in mind.

    This program was launched with the aim of verifying that all skilled workers in the country have the necessary skills to meet the requirements of the job for which they were recruited.

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