Currently set to Index
Currently set to Follow

Saudi Arabia: New rules for Huroob 2023

Today, we will be going to discuss the new rules for Huroob 2023 rules briefly. The Government of Saudi Arabia has published a report consisting of 6 pages with all the necessary updates and information. According to the Al-Watan newspaper, the Ministry of Manpower has issued instructions stating that “some employers file fake reports against their companies or Kafeels. We have summarized the whole 6 pages report and divided them into important points given below.

Remove Huroob without Kafeel, click here.

Saudization Professions 2023, Click here.

How to apply for Skill Verification Program, click here.

Details of New rules for Huroob 2023:


Kafeel can only set Huroob on valid Iqama. Otherwise, if your Iqama is expired online Huroob cannot be set by Kafeel. In order to set Huroob, the company or Kafeel will have to write a letter to proper authorities. You can confidently file a case against your Kafeel if he set Huroob on an expired Iqama. The time period for filing a case is 15 days.

Huroob Reasons

Huroob is set by Kafeel or company for certain reasons. Once a case is filed all the possible reasons are brought to light. For example, the foreign worker is never on duty but is on regular leave. Taking advantage of this, the employer files a complaint against him. Leaving Kafeel without any proper notice, debts, salary problems, and because of being forced into illegal work. Huroob can only be legally set under the first condition (leaving Kafeel without any proper notice). Kafeel can cancel Huroob online within 15 days. After 15 days Kafeel needs to visit Jawazat personally to cancel Huroob. According to new rules for Huroob 2023, upon resuming work for the same company that set Huroob, another Huroob cannot be set for 2 years.

Case Decision and Proof

You and Kafeel will both be asked to negotiate with each other. If negotiation is successful it is Kafeel’s responsibility to make a new Iqama and arrange a duplicate Kafala within 15 days. Kafeel cannot interrupt the progress. Before you file a case ensure that you have evidence. Spoken words will be of no use. Try to provide hard evidence that proves Huroob was set mistakenly. This way case decision will be in your favor.

Ways to File Case

The new rules for Huroob 2023 allow foreign workers to file a case in two ways. It can be filed online or at Maktab Amal offices outside of Jawazat. They provide legal guidelines to expatriates in need of help. Keep in mind if you are arrested in Huroob. Your case will be forwarded to Saudi Government. Even Kafeel cannot help or remove Huroob in this case. For more details  new rules for huroob 2023, please visit the official website of Ministry of Labor of Saudi Arabia.

Important Huroob Changes

The new update about Huroob might be a good or bad initiative in some cases. It’s a great step for improvement in the contract system and the ending of the Huroob system. According to the news, if the employee is absent from work the employer will submit a request to terminate the contract as (Absent From Work). After that, the employee cannot work with the same company as his status will be updated in the Saudi Ministry’s systems to “Discontinued” after approval. The current employer will not be responsible for paying any fees to the worker.

As a benefit to workers, a period of 60 days will be given to select one option from below:

Option 1:

Move to a new employer (Kafeel), if they agree to pay all the remaining fees within 15 days. The Saudia Ministry of Human Resources further explained that if the worker is reported to be Absent from work before the end of the contract, the employer can ask for a legal termination and transfer their services to another company since they are not satisfied. Any kind of pending and late fees will be the responsibility of the new employer (Kafeel) as part of an agreement.

Option 2:

Take the final exit after 60 days. If the worker has not completed all the formalities of transfer to a new employer within 15 days from the date of the ministry’s approval, the status of the worker will remain “Absent From Work”. In case the worker doesn’t take any of the two options above and 60 days have passed, Huroob will be set in the Ministry’s system.


These efforts are aiming to minimize the Huroob law obligations and promote a contract base system to protect the rights of the workers. This way efficiency and magnificence of the Saudi labor market such as the Wage Protection System can be improved to strengthen the relationship between both parties. At the end of 2023 or the start of 2023, the contract base system in Saudia Arabia will be just like UAE. You can visit our website for important news releases daily.


  1. I have huroob case I work in Saudi 2016 to 2018 I go back to Philippines July 2018 for vacation and need to go back in Saudi On October 2018 but when im on a vacation my mother died and no one take care of my child, that’s why I did not come back . I stay here now in my country for almost 4 years.. I want to know if can I work again in Saudi or any GCC country

  2. Assalamu alaikum. My nam is nizar I am an indian. I had in saudi arabia 6years befor. My sponser made my visa uroob. Now I want to moove in saudi arabia. Can I go. Pleas give me a replay

  3. Gazi Md Golam Faroksays:

    Can I get details information for Hajj 2023?

    Has it differences between country to country?

  4. In case the worker doesn’t take any of the two options above and 60 days have passed, Huroob will be set in the Ministry’s system.

    can take a transfer after 60 days if some company agrees to transfer,

  5. Ghulam muhio ud dinsays:

    I spent my 6 year 2016 2022 in sudi arbia on a lobour visa (Amil visa) at the end of frist iqama after (15 month) i change my kafeel and renew iqama ID after year my new kafeel set me haroob wihtout eney discuss and reason.i spend my 3.half year wiht out iqama in sudia arabia before 6 month i am return Pakistan throw trheel on my own tickets.
    I wonder when i came back in sudia arabia

Comments are closed.