(MENAFN - Arab News) The Ministry of Labor has set four conditions for foreign workers to transfer their iqamas from red or yellow companies to green companies, taking advantage of the Nitaqat Saudization program.
Only those workers who have been in the Kingdom for over six years can avail of this, a ministry source told Arab News. It is also required that the worker must complete at least two years of service in the company that he wishes to leave.
According to the source, the transfer is possible only after the expiry of his work permit. The fourth condition is that the worker would be allowed to transfer to the green only if his company is still in yellow or red category.
The source said that having met these requirements, the worker should produce a request from the new company seeking his service to the labor office to finalize transfer procedures.
According to the Nitaqat program, companies in green category can hire any worker from red or yellow companies without their consent.