The Council of Ministers on Tuesday decided that expatriates, who are holders of Premium Residency, will have the same status as Saudi citizens with regard to payment of annual levy for house workers.
The Cabinet approved a proposal to treat the holder of a Premium Residency Permit (Premium Iqama) as a Saudi regarding the number of domestic workers allowed to be recruited without the payment of an annual levy.
As per the Cabinet decision, Premium Residency holders need to pay an annual fee of SR9,600 for each house worker if their number exceeds four.
However, in the case of expatriates without having a Premium Residency, they have to pay an annual fee of SR9,600 for each house worker if their number exceeds two.
The Council of Ministers decided on March 8, 2022, to selectively impose a levy on domestic workers.
Accordingly, Saudi employers will have to pay an annual fee of SR9,600 for each house worker if their number exceeds four while expatriate employers will have to pay the same amount for each worker in excess of two.