What is Huroob Saudi Arabia?
Huroob is an abbreviation of the Arabic word mHZwr (mahthur) meaning “forbidden”!! It’s used to refer to various processes within Kingdom of Saudi Arabia found inside of the Middle East 🇸🇦. More specifically it refers to a legal procedure formalized in 2010 under which foreign workers can be listed as officially “absent” from their place of employment and blacklisted from applying for any new visas or work permits ️ 🆕. As such, those listed as “absent” cannot remain in the country and must leave immediately .
The concept of huroob has been around in Saudi Arabia for decades however it has only recently been formalized with a detailed set of procedures most notably in the year 2010 ️ 🇸🇦. The formalization of the huroob rules has made it much easier for Saudi labour offices to record track and monitor the status of foreign workers in the country 🇸🇦. This has enabled Saudi employers to have much greater control over those who are employed by them.
When a foreign worker is listed as “absent” via the huroob procedure the reasons for this can vary. It may be due to an administrative error or even a criminal offence ️. In some cases an individual may be listed as “absent” simply because they are outside of the country during a visa renewal process.
The most common cause of an individual being listed as huroob is due to their employer either filing an incorrect application during the visa renewal process, or failing to fulfil the conditions of their employment contract. This triggers the huroob process whereby the worker’s visa and work permit are ended automatically and they are deemed to get officially “absent” without their employer’s knowledge or consent .
Furthermore the huroob process does not allow for any appeal or exception . This means that once an individual is listed as huroob there is no way to reverse the decision or overturn it . As a result, it can have serious financial, and legal consequences for both the worker and their employer ️.
Further to the huroob process there is also a system known as the ‘Absenteeism List’ ️. This list lists all foreign workers listed as huroob in Saudi Arabia and it is updated regularly. This allows Saudi employers to check on the status of any employees from outside their country plethora blacklist any individuals who appear on this list.
Although the huroob process has been formalized and made easier to monitor it is still possible for people to remain in Saudi Arabia without their employers knowledge or consent if they are legally “absent,” which can allow foreign workers to remain in the country without the need for a valid work permit. However in such cases the people concerned will be unable to work legally and are likely to face significant penalties if caught .
In conclusion it is clear that the huroob process is an important part of the system for monitoring foreign workers in Saudi Arabia. The process enables the Saudi labour offices to accurately and efficiently monitor the status of foreign workers in the country improving the overall control of the labour market. Although the process does not allow for any appeal or exception it does at least provide employers with the mandatory tools to ensure that that those they employ are legally eligible to work in the country. !! .
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