Indian Embassy in KSA: 1 million workers legalise status

More than 1 million Indian workers have legalised their status ahead of the deadline, Indian embassy says

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RELATED ARTICLES: Saudi construction officials back FDIC contracts | Saudisation measures criticised by contractors | KSA firms plan ‘labour renting scheme’ to resolve building crisis The Indian ambassador in Saudi Arabia has assured the Kingdom’s government that all Indian workers in country would be legalised by the amnesty deadline of November 3, 2013. Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Interior Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem, Hamid Ali Rao discussed issues related to the welfare of Indians living in Saudi Arabia and the approaching amnesty deadline. According to the Indian Embassy, more than 1 million Indian workers have legalised their status so far under the amnesty declared by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah. Rao said an impressive number of Indians had received final exits or corrected their status. According to an Arab News report, the deputy chief of the Indian Mission, Sibi George, said the meeting was part of the ambassador’s ongoing consultation during the grace period. The Indian embassy last month launched the second phase of a massive campaign to help illegal Indian workers correct their status or go back home before the amnesty deadline ends. It informed 466,689 Indian workers had renewed their iqamas over the last five months of the grace period, 359,997 workers had transferred their sponsorships and 355,035 workers had changed their job titles to legalize their status.

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