Saudi Passport Directorate now accepting female applicants

Women are now being encouraged to apply for jobs with the Saudi Directorate for Passports. (SPA file photo)
Updated 03 December 2018

Saudi Passport Directorate now accepting female applicants

  • Applicants must be Saudi nationals who have grown up in the Kingdom
  • Applicants will need to be physically fit, aged between 25 and 35

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced the opening of registration for female jobs at the Passports Directorate. The new recruits will be given soldier ranks and will be assigned to serve at airports and land ports.

The ministry said interested candidates can apply through the www.jobs.sa website starting 10 a.m. on Sunday until 10 a.m. on Thursday.  

It stressed that application fields are to be filled with precision, noting that it would not consider an application that does not comply to requirements. It also reaffirmed that registration does not imply the acceptance of the application.   

According to the ministry, female applicants must be Saudi nationals who have grown up in the kingdom, except for those who lived were raised outside the Kingdom while their parents served overseas.

Applicants will need to be physically fit, aged between 25 and 35. 


185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

Updated 22 August 2019

185 disabled Saudi children ready for new academic year

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia’s Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) finished its preparations for the new academic year with the completion of its educational programs aimed at developing children’s mental, cognitive and motor skills.

The DCA’s centers are getting ready to welcome around 185 new students, who will be enrolled in the preparatory and elementary stages. The association is also housing early intervention children in 11 centers throughout the Kingdom.

“The DCA’s centers finished their preparations early in line with the directives of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the association’s board of directors,” said Awadh Al-Ghamdi, the DCA’s secretary-general.

He added: “The association is keeping pace with new technologies by developing the educational care system every year. It continuously adopts new methods for children with special needs by providing the centers with what is necessary for the development of linguistic, social and psychological skills.

“The DCA held consultative meetings to approve an implementation mechanism by consulting experts from the educational committee at King Saud University about the importance of establishing an innovative resources room in all of the DCA centers.

Al-Ghamdi said: “The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education after it is judged by specialists from Saudi universities and adopted as part of the association’s initiatives. This comes as a continuation of the DCA’s role in caring for children with special needs for more than 35 years.”

The director of the DCA’s center in Al-Rass governorate presented the project’s original idea, which included reviewing the centers’ educational care programs according to modern educational trends.

A working group, which included a number of specialists, was assigned to the investigation. It presented a final vision to the DCA’s secretariat with a guide to the project’s implementation.