In Saudi Arabia, when the ex-pat leaves the work or run away from his Kafeel or sponsor without his permission then he makes an online report against that person’s iqama in Jawazat, that is called Huroob.
However, the Kafeel or sponsors always thinking for their benefits and if the expatriates make the violation of rules or create disturbance for them then they usually file Huroob against expats that are working under them.
Once you got Huroob status on your iqama, you became illegal in Saudi Arabia. In addition, your iqama and benefits of employee is cancelled and in the worst condition, you will be banned for three years from entering into Saudi Arabia.
Legal Ways to Remove Huroob Status from Iqama
Removing huroob is one of the most difficult thing to do in Saudi Arabia. One most important thing keeps in mind that if you don’t remove huroob status after 15 days that Kafeel has set Huroob. Then, it cannot be cancelled even if Kafeel visits Jawazat.
However, if you are looking for how to remove iqama Huroob status, then you are coming at the right place. Here we are discussing the legal ways to remove Huroob status from your iqama.
Request your Kafeel to Remove Huroob Status
The first way is to go to the Kafeel and request him to remove the huroob status from your iqama. Usually, the Kafeel ask you to pay some monetary compensation or to negotiate with them.
If your Kafeel or Sponsor satisfied with you he can approach Jawazat office and submit the documents to remove huroob status from your iqama. The documents that Kafeel required in Jawazat office are the following:
- Runaway report
- Presence of Kafeel or his representative
- Statutory fees
- Form for invalidating runaway report.
Approaching Labour Court
The second way to remove huroob status from iqama is to approach the labour court. But you can’t approach labour court alone, you can request for help of social worker or embassy or a lawyer who submit a proof against your Kafeel as he made illegal or unjustified huroob against you. And also the reasons of your runaway are valid.
For example, your Kafeel asking you to do something illegal and when you refuse he set huroob status on your iqama. If you can proof this on Labour Court, then your huroob status will be removed.
The third option that you have is to surrender yourself to the authorities at the deportation center, which is known as Tahreel center in Saudi Arabia. Once you will surrender, they will arrest you for few days and send you in Jail.
After that, they deport you to your home country where you come from. Furthermore, if you get ban, then you will be unable to enter Saudi Arabia for next five years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When the Kafeel is Entitled to set a Huroob
A. First, the Kafeel uses all sources to contact with you and if he is unable to make a contact with you then he set a huroob status on your iqama. And an employee who is under huroob status is treated as criminal and if police found him then he may be deported back to their country.
Q. How much we can pay fine for cancelling Huroob?
A. If you are under Huroob or Absent from work without permission of your Kafeel or Company, so the government charge fine of 1000 riyals. If you pay this amount they cancel Huroob status of your iqama.
Q. What happen if I found guilty in Huroob?
A. If you found guilty, then your bank account and iqama blocked by Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia. They declared illegal and may be banned you for next five years in their country.
Q. Can I transfer my sponsorship in huroob status?
A. You cannot transfer your sponsorship when you are under huroob status. But if your Kafeel is in the Red Nitaqat category, then you don’t need to take permission to transfer your sponsorship to another sponsor.