Ban on Profession change in Saudi Arabia

Dear Friendz,

Any one can advise me whats going on about profession change in Saudi Arabia. Is it banned temporally or permanent?Anyone has exact news from any authorized authority like Ministry of Labor or MOI?Are they declared it earlier or a sudden action from govt? What we can do if the news is correct?How it will effect me as I am Working as a normal laborer(iqama) and wants to change my profession to marketing specialist? Expecting an immediate reply


Personally, I couldn't find a reliable source to say whether they stopped profession change service is temporary or permanent. Hypothetically speaking, It has to be temporarily (fingers crossed).

Have a look at this article

Nobody knows what is going on, i called MOL they said it has been stopped and you have to wait for the next announcement from the Govt.

Today I have submitted my all documents to HR dept.But they didn't accept it.Even they dont know whats happening there.Now its banned unconditionally.So If any one get news update plz share here.

Dear Shakir,

This is temporary .It will open once government achieve it's target  to minimize illegal immigrants with Home professions i.e. (Home driver,Home worker)

My profession is labour. I want to change my profession to restaurant supervisor or waiter. I am oresently working in a restaurant and want to change my prifession for family visit visa.
Please rply me im waiting for your helo

still no news about when they are going to start it again


anyone have any news update regarding ban on profession change.


same here... if anyone changed recently  kindly update here..

If any one recive any update about this issue  plsase share here.

Thank you.

Today I went to MOL office, they said still it is stopped.

Did they tell you till how long its will stay closed?

Any news regarding profession change?

I just heard a news that Profession change is going to be open for couple of months in a few days
Did someone have an update on it?

sdiqbal :

I just heard a news that Profession change is going to be open for couple of months in a few days
Did someone have an update on it?

Since you are the only one who heard this news so how about you update us

Well, i checked my company and they receive a message from ministry last week of Feb 18 that its going to be reopen but when they visited the office it was told that yes we send the message last week but still its not yet open......thats why i am asking from all of you about any news

Anyone from damman, check this person he claims to change profession
+966 57 616 2478 (Got this from

He says his name is Mohammed AlDoosary, and he stays near Dareen Mall. It would be great if someone can meet him personally and find out if he is genuine or not.

I have also heard it backdoor its open few days back I contact that person His name Mohamed al dosarry .But he asked me to advance payment 1000 Riyal and I was a plan to meet him but he never came and meet me.Anyone try and got positive then kindly share with this group

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