6 Benefits for Expats Married to Saudi Girl

When an expat marries a Saudi Girl, he is entitled to different benefits according to Saudi laws. However, it is not suitable for anyone to marry anyone just for the benefits. 

Benefits for Expatriates Married to Saudi Girl

  1. The Sponsor of the Husband

The marriage gives an expat the Green Card to live in Saudi Arabia for a lifetime or until the marriage continues.

However, at any point in time, she also has the authority to issue a final exit on your Iqama. In that case, you will have to go back to your home country.

194 6 Benefits for Expats Married to Saudi Girl

  1. Nitaqat Law

In Nitaqat Law, expat married to a Saudi girl is treated just like a Saudi national. It means they don’t have to face the hanging sword of Saudization.

It is written in the Nitaqat Law that the husband or wife of a Saudi National will be treated like Saudi National. 

  1. Start a Business

Expat married to a Saudi girl can start a business in the name of her wife. Normally expats are not allowed to conduct business in Saudi Arabia unless they obtain a SAGIA license. But an expatriate married to Saudi Girl is entitled to start a business.

  1. Good Profession on Iqama

The profession on the Iqama of an expat married to a Saudi is “Spouse of Citizen”. This profession is treated at very high among all the professions of expatriates.

In fact, they are treated in a most respectful way by the officials after Saudi Nationals. 

  1. No Dependent Fee

The expatriates married to Saudi citizens are among the categories of Expatriates who are exempt from Dependent’s Fee. If you read the calculation of the dependent’s fee, the amount is going to be SR 400 per dependent per month.

  1. No Work Permit Levy

Expatriate wife or husband of a Saudi Citizen is not required to pay the Maktab Amal fee. The Maktab Amal fee is SR 9,600 per annum.

Disadvantages for Expats Married to Saudi Girl

  1. No Saudi Nationality for Husband

An Expatriate married to Saudi Girl will not be entitled to Saudi Nationality like many other European Countries.

Laws regarding the Nationality of Saudi Arabia are very strict which does not allow an expatriate marrying a Saudi Girl to be Saudi National.

  1. No Saudi Nationality for Children: 

Children of Expatriate married to a Saudi Girl will not be able to get the nationality of Saudi Arabia although they are born and grown up in Saudi Arabia. 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.