Saudi cracks down on illegal Filipinos

3 Nov

Overstaying Filipinos in Saudi Arabia who have failed to either regularize their status or leave the kingdom should brace themselves for an intense crackdown by authorities in the next few days as the correction period granted by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, expired yesterday.

After the November 3 deadline has elapsed, illegal migrants who are found to have violated Saudi’s immigration and labor regulations will face a possible six months to one year imprisonment and will be slapped a fine ranging from 12,000 to 20,000 Saudi rials, roughly equivalent to P139,000 and P230,000, respectively.

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