Site Search:
 
Get TEFL Certified & Start Your Adventure Today!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Employers holding passports

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Middle East Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
golden teacher



Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Location: desert haven

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:24 pm    Post subject: Employers holding passports Reply with quote

Are employers still holding employees' passports and requiring exit visas in Kuwait and KSA?[/u]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 11454
Location: The real world

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They shouldn't be. It's a violation of Saudi labor law. Employers are fined if they do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Posts: 15343

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my time (1970 -2011) it was the way nearly all employers did it.
It never bothered me much. Some honkies got apoplectic with rage over this issue.

Not sure why - a passport with no exit visa was no use
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cyclistlongdistancerunner



Joined: 18 Mar 2008
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the two years I have lived in KSA [2011-2012 and 2018-2019], I/we always had Exit Visas; we could go to Bahrain every weekend if we wanted to. When in KSA, I usually went to Bahrain once a month. Often, to pick up a new suit from the tailor and have a glass of beer. And ride my bike around Manama. Nice change of scenery.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
caliph



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 214
Location: Iceland

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why - a passport with no exit visa was no use


You need your passport to enter your consulate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Middle East Forum All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2018 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Teaching Jobs in China
Teaching Jobs in China