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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 just for the benefits.
Benefits for Expatriates Married to Saudi Girl
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.
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.
Start a Business
Expat married to a Saudi girl can start a business in the name of her wife. Normally Non-Saudis are required to take necessary approvals from different Ministries to start a business in Saudi Arabia. But if you are married to a Saudi girl, you can start it very easily.
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.
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/ dependent/month.
No Maktab Amal Fee
Expat 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
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.
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.