Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies

Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies
Updated 01 June 2016

Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies

Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development called on all citizens to hire domestic helpers through duly licensed recruitment agencies.

“All citizens are urged not to entertain advertisements on social media or in the press regarding the hiring of domestic helpers,” said Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Falih, assistant undersecretary for inspection.
He added that the ministry continues to monitor violations in connection with the hiring of domestic helpers by advertising the availability of domestic helper services through the local press or on social media.
“Violations committed by advertising the availability of domestic helper services are submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Information for appropriate action and imposition of penalties,” he said.
He called on the media to observe and abide by the regulations and instructions, and refrain from publishing announcement on sales of visas or labor services for rent which are illegal.
He emphasized the illegality of recruitment through the media and providing labor services or lease in employment services to third parties.
“Recruitment of domestic workers can only be done after obtaining a license from the Ministry of Labor and Social Employment,” Dr. Al-Falih said.
He called on the citizens interested in home employment services to take advantage of the domestic employment program by going to the link: www.musaned.gov.sa.
The link identifies the offices and companies licensed to carry out activities to provide recruitment services, in addition to knowledge of nationalities and professions available, as well as the cost and duration of access.
He also called on citizens to communicate with customer service at the ministry via the consolidated phone 19911 to make any inquiries or complaints regarding domestic employment, or through the ministry’s website: www.mol.gov.sa.


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.