/ the respected participants of the Chamber
Peace and blessings of God
presents its best regards and informs you of the receipt of the letter of the Council of Saudi Chambers No (1225) date (4.21.1438), referred to receiving the Council letter and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development
No. (14/1/4902) date (4.20.1438 ), referring to the Council of Ministers decree No. (166)
date (7.12.1421), of the approval of the regulation of the relationship of the worker with the employer,
including the foreigner worker passport retention, and a reference to the implementing
of the regulations to the labor issued
by Ministerial Decree No. (1982) date (28/6 / 1437 ), which are included in the
7 statement for the implementation of the labor Law that "the employer can
not keep passport of the non Saudi worker, and in the case the worker requested
the retention of employer to his passport he must sign the written statement in
Arabic, and the language of the worker, according to the reference model
attached to these regulations and referred it to the receipt of the employer to
the worker passport and the date of its receipt. "
Regarding the Ministerial decree No. (4786) date (12/28/1438), of the violations of the labor system and the parallel sanctions, contained in paragraph 3.
1- considering the employer retaining the passport of the worker without his acceptance is a violation punishable with a
fine of 2000 Riyals multiple with the multiple passports of workers, this
decision required the offender to get
rid of the violation during the month and, if not during that period it will be considered a repetition and requires
doubling the punishment.