No renewal of residence permits for holders of certificates lower than diploma
A study on the lopsided demographic structure, conducted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, in cooperation with a number of institutions, suggested non-issuance, renewal and transfer of work permits or residence permits for expatriate private sector employees who hold certificates lower than diploma and reached 65 years old.
According to Al Anba daily report, the study was referred to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh.
The study recommended exemption of experienced expatriate workers, especially those with technical specializations, according to the actual manpower need and humanitarian considerations.
A decision will be issued in this regard after consulting the Cabinet.