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Visa transfer linked to ‘nationality’
February 10, 2015, 8:59 am

Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dosari has issued an administrative decision concerning transfer of workers within the private sector, as part of the plans initiated by the authority to regulate the activities of labor market to avoid lopsided population components, says Al Seyassah.

The decision stipulates that employees can transfer their work permits from one sponsor to another within the private sector after spending one year with the previous sponsor.

The transfer will be linked to the nationality of the concerned worker, regardless of whether or not he is a university graduate and he must obtain approval of the previous sponsor.

Al-Dosari has sent a circular to all concerned departments not to entertain transactions concerning application for work permits of temporary projects, adding the last day of accepting applications for such transactions is Thursday, indicating it will no longer be accepted from Sunday onward.

A source noted the decision was taken after a meeting held by the Deputy Director General for Recruitment and Engagement at the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa with the directors of labor to discuss the latest developments at the labor departments

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