2012 Stats Show Saudi/Non-Saudi Marriages On The Rise | Foreign Husbands Of Saudi Women Have Nitaqat Status

photocreditmadhyamamMarriages With Non-Saudis Rise
Saudi Gazette | Riyadh
12 January 2014

Marriages between Saudis and non-Saudis have registered an increase of 21 percent in Saudi courts during the past two months compared to the same period in 2012. The number of marriage contracts during the period stood at 2,435 compared to 1,922 during the same period in 2012. Makkah registered 865 marriage contracts, followed by Madinah with 359 contracts, Taif (151), Dammam (141), Najran (83) and Hafr Al-Batin (72). Makkah had the highest number of such contracts last year at 3,939 while Madinah had 1,692.

Special Nitaqat Status For Expat Children, Hubby Of Saudi Women
By Abdul Rahman Al-Misbahi
Okaz/Saudi Gazette | Jeddah
12 January 2014

To be counted as a Saudi employee in Nitaqat, an expat son or daughter or husband of a Saudi woman has to transfer the registration of iqama to the Saudi mother or wife, according to Ministry of Labor.

If their iqama is registered with a company for which they are working, then they will not get special Nitaqat status and will not be counted as Saudis.

These “special expats” must transfer their iqamas to Saudi mother or wife before April 4 through the passport department, the Labor Ministry said. The employer will register “special expats” with the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).

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