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By darrengristwood... - Posted on
19 April 2017

Can you legally work while on a visitor visa in Saudi Arabia?

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Hi Darren, it's not premitted to work in Saudi Arabia on a visitor visa and the country is very strict when it comes to enforcing their visa rules. Are you currently in Saudi Arabia?

If you want to work in Saudi you'll need to get a job offer first, before arriving in the country, and then your work visa (known as an Iqama) will be tied to the job and be sponsored by the hiring company. To read more about the visa process, have a look at our page on Visas for Saudi Arabia.
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