Sometimes it happens that Kafeel (Sponsor) sets Huroob (Abscondment) status for your Iqama. It effectively means that you ran away from your sponsor and he reports to Jawazat that now this employee is not his responsibility. If he does not set the Huroob Status of your Iqama when you actually ran away, he may have to face several penalties. This is the reason Kafeels are very strict in setting huroob status to their employees. If a Kafeel sets Huroob status of an employee falsely, he will be fined SR 5,000/- Some other articles related to Huroob are following;
- How to Check Huroob Status of Employee
- Removing Huroob Status from Iqama
- Making Payment for the Removal of Huroob
Penalties for Not Reporting Huroob: Huroob must be communicated to the Jawazat and Ministry of Labor. In the absence of such communication, Kafeel will be under the burden of heavy fines and penalties which are described below;
Fine of SR 5,000/- and cancellation of license to issue new visas for expatriate employees for one year in case of the first instance of not reporting the Huroob to the Authorities
Fine of SR 10,000/- and cancellation of license to issue new visas for expatriate employees for two years in case of the second instance of not reporting the Huroob to the Authorities
Fine of SR 15,000/- and cancellation of license to issue new visas for expatriate employees for three years in the case of the third instance of not reporting the Huroob to the Authorities. Moreover, Kafeel will also be in imprisonment for one month.
These penalties are imposed subject to following conditions;
Fines are multiplied according to the Number of Non-Reported Huroobs
The Employee who ran away will be deported on the expense of Kafeel. If Huroob is properly communicated to the authorities, ran away employee will be deported on his own expense.