Manpower ministry warns Egyptian job seekers in Saudi Arabia against ‘free visa’
Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan
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CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower on Saturday urged Egyptians seeking job opportunities in Saudi Arabia “to abide by Kingdom’s labor laws and avoid free visa.”

In a Saturday statement, the ministry noted that some people issue illegal contract with “fake Saudi companies” to get work visas for sale for the Egyptian job seekers.  The process of free visa contradicts Saudi labor laws, the statement continued.

Expatriates who seek jobs in Saudi Arabia should get a visa upon a contract with a sponsor, the statement noted.

A total of 29 Egyptian expatriates who were deported from Saudi Arabia over residency and labor laws violations arrived at Cairo International Airport Thursday, Youm7 reported.

According to a report issued by the Saudi Labor Department in 2014, the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom was estimated at 968,000 at the end of 2013, representing about 40 percent of the total Arab expatriate workforce in the kingdom.

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