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Spotlight on EMEA Series: Saudi Arabia

In this post we highlight the requirements of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia urging all private sector businesses/employers to update the location data of their branches.  Updates are to be made via the ‘establishment location management’ service available through the Qiwa platform.


The updates to the establishment location management service enable employers to digitally link their employees to the locations where they actually work.  This may help companies to ensure that they meet requirements of the Nationalisation Programme requiring a certain number of local workers to be hired.

The Ministry set a specific deadline for the completion of the update process. Businesses with 20 or fewer workers must complete the update by 30 May 2024, while the deadline for establishments with 21 to 49 workers expires on 30 June 2024, and for establishments with 50 or more workers on 30 July 2024.


If you require more information or assistance with the process please contact our immigration team at [email protected] or [email protected].


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