Companies in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to advertise their potential job vacancies on the Taqat portal as a part of the recruitment process, prior to hiring an expatriate and application for block visas/employee quota.
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The Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia (“MoL”) in their recent public announcement confirmed that companies operating in Saudi Arabia’s private sector are now exempt from the requirement of conducting local labour market testing and advertising for job vacancies on the ‘Taqat’ portal, prior to hiring a foreign national and making an application for a block visa/employee quota.
companies were required to post their job vacancies onto the ‘Taqat’ portal for a specific amount of time which was dependant upon their Nitaqat status (7 days for platinum category, 14 days for high green category and 45 days for medium and low green category).
This process added an additional administrative layer to the overall recruitment process which companies had to ensure they factored in.
This change represents a significant respite to companies seeking to hire foreign nationals as this will significantly decrease the timelines for processing of the work/residence permits (Iqamas) for new hires to be work ready in Saudi Arabia.
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