All the expatriates living in Saudi Arabia are governed by the Kafeel System. According to this system, each and every expatriate living in Saudi Arabia is supervised by one Kafeel. Same is the case with the expatriates who are married to Saudi Girls. We have explained in a different article about the procedure of getting married to a Saudi Girl. An expat who gets married to a Saudi Girl gets many benefits. In this article, I will be explaining about the benefits an expatriate is entitled to when he marries to a Saudi Arabia.
1-Kafeel of an expatriate married to Saudi Girl is actually his wife. It gives him Green Card to live in Saudi Arabia for the lifetime or until the marriage continue.
2-In Nitaqat Law, they are treated just like Saudi nationals. It means they don’t have to face the hanging sword of Saudization. It is written in the Nitaqat Law that husband or wife of a Saudi National will be treated like Saudi National. So, employers will be welcoming an expatriate married to Saudi Girl for the jobs.
3-He can start his business in the name of her wife. Normally expatriates are not allowed to conduct business in Saudi Arabia. But an expatriate married to Saudi Girl is entitled to start a business.
4-The profession of the Iqama of Expatriate mentions the profession “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. They are entitled to preferential treatments at Saudi Airport.
5-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 dependent's fee, the amount is going to be SR 400 per dependent per month in the year 2020.
6-Expatriate wife or husband of a Saudi Citizen is exempt from Work Permit Levy (Maktab-al-Amal Fee). If you read the Calculation of Work Permit Levy, the amount is going to be SR 9,600 per expatriate employee per annum in the year 2020.
Disadvantages for Expatriates Married to Saudi Girl
1-An Expatriate married to Saudi Girl will not be entitled to the Saudi Nationality like many other European Countries. Laws regarding Nationality of Saudi Arabia are very strict which does not allow an expatriate marrying to a Saudi Girl to be Saudi National.
2-Children of Expatriate married to Saudi Girl will not be able to get nationality of Saudi Arabia although they are born and grown up in Saudi Arabia. Even their Saudi Mother would not be able to get them Nationality.