Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Apply for new visas for foreign workers with open professions throughe-services, provided they remain in the blue category after issuance ofnew visas;•
Change the professions of their foreign workers to other professions,including those restricted to Saudi nationals, but except those whichhave been identified by the Saudi Council of Ministers;•
Hire foreign workers from Yellow and Red categories without thepermission of their employers;•
Renew work permits of their foreign workers irrespective of their periodof stay in the Kingdom; and•
Apply for replacement visas.
Companies categorized as Green (Excellent) may
Apply for new foreign workers
visas not more than once every twomonths;•
Obtain one replacement visa for every two transactions for exit-onlyvisas;•
Change the professions of their foreign workers to other professions,except those which are restricted to Saudi nationals;•
Renew work permits of its foreign workers regardless of their period ofstay in the Kingdom; and•
Hire foreign workers from companies in the Red and Yellow categorieswithout the permission of their employers.•
What are the restrictions for companies under the Yellow and Red categories?
category establishments will NOT be able to:
Apply for new visas;•
Hire or transfer foreign workers from any of the categories; and•
Change the profession of its foreign workers.
They will also lose control over their foreign workers because they will be freeto sign contracts with new employers in the Blue and Green categories.•
However, they would still be able to:
Obtain one replacement visa for every two workers who have left theKSA for good;•
Renew the work permits of its foreign workers regardless of their stay,provided the remaining period in their foreign workers
residencepermits is at least three months on the date of renewal; and•
Renew the work permits of its foreign workers, provided these workershave not spent a total of more than six years with their employers.
category companies will NOT be able to:
Apply for new, replacement, or seasonal visa;