Original academic certificates needed for residency renewal
Expatriate will have to provide their attested original certificates to renew their residency visas, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Development Hind Al-Sabeeh told. Currently this will be applicable for highly-qualified expatriates and other categories are expected to be covered in this decision following the completion of the relevant study that is ongoing, Minister added.
The discussions about suspending the renewal of residencies for expatriates of marginal specializations are ongoing currently as part of the procedures for organizing the labor market and getting rid of marginal workers who roam the streets in search for work, she said.
Sabeeh stressed that these decisions were meant to protect expat workers from being exploited.