Saturday, June 30, 2018

Do I need to take permission from the first wife for the second marriage?

Islam allows 4 marriages at a time: Islam allows Muslim men to have 4 wives at a time. This means that men can have 4 marriages at a time. However, this is an option and not a compulsion. The allowance of multiple marriages at a time is given with certain applied conditions. Certain men take […]

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Can a Muslim open a Bank Account in an Interest based Bank?

Interest is Prohibited in Islam: Interest, commonly known as Riba, is prohibited in Islam. Any dealing that involves interest shall not be undertaken by the Muslims. Interest, therefore, is haram and Muslims shall stay away from it. Yet, in modern times, everyone needs to get equipped with a bank account. People prefer to put their […]

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Male Sponsorship (Kafala) System is going to end soon – Princess Reema Al Saud

Women Empowerment in Saudi Arabia: The male guardianship laws in Saudi Arabia have been opposed greatly by the masses due to some rules that have restricted women in strange ways. Women empowerment has reached new heights in Saudi Arabia as the Government has decided to implement a new economic strategy which requires the women to […]

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8 good and services that are exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT)

VAT in Saudi Arabia: The Government of Saudi Arabia imposed Value Added Tax (VAT) on January 1, 2018, at a standard rate of 5%. VAT is an indirect form of tax also called consumption tax, which is imposed on all goods and services whenever the value is added, from production to point of sale. VAT […]

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

A man was caught throwing petrol on the Holy Kaaba in Makkah

This month came with three shocking news related to the Holy city of Makkah and the Holy Mosque. The suicide news inside Masjid al-Haram of two individuals near the Holy Kaaba was a great shock for all the Muslims. Everyone was wondering what made the two men to commit suicide when it is Haram in […]

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PART TIME JOB IN HAJJ METRO TO SERVE PILGRIMS

HAJJ METRO (AL MASHAER ) OFFERING 7 DAYS PART TIME JOB

Openings for 7 days part time job in Al Mashaer (Hajj Metro) , Those who are interested can register online by mentioning your details like Iqama number, Name, Address, age, city, etc,. 





Grab the opportunity to serve Hajj pilgrims, Allah's visitors this year. However, you are not allowed to perform Hajj while serving the pilgrims of all over the world.

WHO CAN REGISTER?

- All the citizens and residents living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

- Valid Iqama or IDN must required

- Age should be 18 years or above

- Only males and Muslims

- Should have a valid bank account and IBAN number.

- No need of any kafeel paper or degree certificates.





BENEFITS :

- Salary starts from 3000 Saudi Riyals

- Work is only 7 days.

- Training, accomodation, transport and meals will be provided.

- Opportunity for promotion on subsequent years.





7 DAYS PART TIME JOB IN HAJJ METRO



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KING SALMAN HUMANITARIAN AID CARRIES 1.7 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECTS

KING SALMAN HUMANITARIAN AID & RELIEF CENTER CARRIES OUT 419 PROJECTS COSTS ABOUT 1.7 BILLION US DOLLARS

Since the foundation of Saudi Arabia, its wealth has not been only limited to its citizens, but it has spread throughout most of the world. It provided humanitarian aid, charitable grants and soft loans to all countries of the world regardless of color or race. The kingdom has always been one of the top countries providing aid in the world. Related : King Salman orders 300,000 copies of Quran for Two Holy Mosques




In order to highlight the kingdom's effort internationally and to preserve its rights to give in the same way as the major donor countries, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques issued a Royal Decree, under the generous guidance of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, to establish a database of Saudi aid, including the Kingdom's various humanitarian assistance in coordination with the relevant authorities. Similar : Qiddiya project is a rival of disney world

The Kingdom has a great long history in the service of humanity worldwide in a variety of sectors and fields, where it is called the Kingdom of Humanity and its name is always associated with issues that call for good, peace giving and humanity.




The top five recipient countries of aid from Saudi Arabia are: Yemen with a total of $14 billion for 290 projects, followed by Syria with a total of $3 billion/153 projects, Egypt ranked third with a total of $2 billion/20 projects, while Niger ranked fourth with a total amount of $1.230 billion/7 projects, Mauritania included 14 projects in fifth place of Saudi aid with a total of $1,219 million. Read : We continuously need expats - Crown Prince

In addition, the top five beneficiaries of the Kingdom's contributions, the United Nations with 45 contributions totaling about ($303.37) million, the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf with 23 contribution totaling ($225.849) million, the League of Arab States with 28 contributions totaling ($140.810) million, the UN developing program with 24 contributions totaling ($80.200)million and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation with 21 contributions totaling ($48.395) million.




The official public statistics of Saudi humanitarian, development and philanthropic projects to serve the continents and regions worldwide, have reached more than $21.165 billion in Asia, $9.810 billion in Africa, $379 million in Europe, $376 million in North America and $170 million in Europe and Central Asia. See Also : Saudi gifts tonnes of dates to the world

The number of partners was 192, the number of sectors was 20 and the Saudi donors amounted to 10 entities, where the value of development aid amounted to $21 billion, humanitarian aid was about $21 billion, while philanthropic donations amounted to $39 billion.



The top ten projects have reached the highest level by sector, including humanitarian aid relief aid in emergency cases by 69% for 716 projects, Transportation with 73 projects, Religious and Social Philanthropic Activates with 62 projects, Education with 60 projects, Health with 42 projects, Water and Public Health with 29 projects, Power generation and supply with 20 projects in addition to other projects. You May Like : Saudi approved Anti Harassment law 

KING SALMAN HUMANITARIAN AID CARRIES 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS PROJECTS



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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

4 Saudi men arrested for beating two traffic policemen in Madina

It is our duty to respect Saudi Police: The police serve the public and ensure their safety at all costs, the cost of even their own lives. It is our duty to respect their decisions and not to insult them even if we are on the right side. We have witnessed several incidents in which […]

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Man arrested in Makkah performing black magic inside the Holy site

Witchcraft: Magic spells, black magic or thing like these are considered as a crime and unacceptable in every society and anyone who performs these spells is always hated in the educated society. Arrest: A few days ago, Saudi authorities ambushed a man and a woman who was his wife as they were caught performing witchcraft […]

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Monday, June 25, 2018

PUT YOUR TRUST IN ALLAH IF YOU ARE BELIEVERS INDEED

TRUE STORY... "AND PUT YOUR TRUST IN ALLAH IF YOU ARE BELIEVERS INDEED"

Many years ago, in Dubai, a very Rich Man who had no wife, no children, no other family members, decided to invite all the employees of his Mansion to dinner.




He called the staff and asked them to sit at the table, In front of everyone there was a QUR'AN and a small sum of MONEY.

- After everyone had their dinner, the Rich Man asked : "What would you prefer to receive as a gift: this QUR'AN or this MONEY? Do not be shy, you can choose what you want. "

- THE SECURITY GUARD WAS THE FIRST TO REACT : "Sir, I would love to receive The Qur'an, but since I have not learned to read, the money will be more useful to me."




- THE GARDENER WAS THE SECOND TO SPEAK : "Sir, my wife is very sick and that's why I need more money, otherwise I would choose The Qur'an for sure!"

- THE THIRD WAS THE COOK : "Sir, I like reading to tell the truth, it's one of the things I like to do, but I work so hard that I never find time to flip through a magazine, let alone The Qur'an. I will take the money. "

- IN THE END, IT WAS THE turn OF THE BOY WHO TAKES CARE OF THE ANIMALS OF THE MANSION.




- And as the Rich Gentleman of the villa knew that the boy's family was very poor, he stepped forward and said:

- "Surely you too want the money, do you not? So that you can buy food to have a good dinner at home and buy new shoes? "

BUT THE BOY, as for him, surprised everybody with his answer : "It would not hurt to buy a turkey and other tasty food to share with my parents and siblings. I also need a pair of new shoes because mine are very old. Even so, I will choose The Qur'an, because I have always wanted one. My mother taught me that the Word of Allah (SWT) is worth more than gold and that it is more tasty than a honeycomb."



- After receiving The Qur'an, the boy immediately opened it. He found TWO ENVELOPES inside. In the first, there was a CHEQUE that was 10 TIMES higher than the money on the table.

- In the second, there was a DOCUMENT (Will) that made him (whoever would choose The Qur'an), the HEIR to all the wealth of the Rich Man!

- Faced with the Boy's emotion and the astonishment of the other servants, the Rich Gentleman opened The Qur'an 5:23 and read aloud so that everyone could hear :




"...And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed." The fear of God Almighty is pure, it subsists forever; The judgments of Allah (SWT) are true, they are all just.

- They are more precious than gold, than a lot of fine gold; They are sweeter than honey, than the one that pours rays. May Allah (SWT) give us Wisdom and help us always make the Right Choice.

PUT YOUR TRUST IN ALLAH IF YOU ARE BELIEVERS INDEED

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9 Years old Saudi Cancer Patient becomes the Youngest policeman

The Youngest policeman: The only wish of this small child was to become a policeman and serve his people. The Riyadh police granted this 9-year-old cancer patient with a chance to become a policeman for a day and made his utmost wish come true. He is a Cancer Patient: Hussain a small nine-year-old boy was […]

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An Archeological mine is hidden between Balghazi Mountains in Jazan

The beauty of Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has a deep and vast history which goes back to a long time. The past generations of Saudis lived in these areas despite the difficulties they had to face regarding weather conditions and climate fluctuations. These places have significant importance due to the fact that those people built […]

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EID AL ADHA LIKELY TO BE ON AUGUST 22

EID AL ADHA LIKELY TO BEGIN ON AUG 22nd IN SAUDI ARABIA

Second biggest eid of Muslims, Eid Al Adha (Bakrid) would likely to begin on August 22nd in Saudi Arabia and UAE for this year 2018, According to the prediction of the UAE astronomer. Related : The blessed day of Arafat




Based on the astronomical calculations Arafat Day would fall on 21st August and Eid Al Adha will be on 22nd August as per the statement of Sharjah Planetarium deputy director Ebrahim Al Jarwan to Gulf News. Recommend : Kiswah the black cloth of Kaaba

- Dhu Al Hijjah is the last month of Hijri calendar, and its 9th day is Arafat day, where all Hajis will reach Mount Arafat and the 10th day of this month will be Eid Al Adha every year, After this month a new Hijri year will start.




- During Eid Al Adha, Muslims sacrifice an animal and divide it into 3 parts, where the first part is for family, second part is for relatives, friends and neighbours and the third part is for poor and needy people. Similar : Public holidays in Saudi Arabia

- As Eid Al Adha is expected to fall on 22nd August, It is likely for private sectors to get 2 to 4 days holidays depending on the company norms, starting from 9th day (Arafat day) to Eid three days.



- However Government sector or public sector may enjoy holidays from one week to 10 days starting from Arafat day. Read : Mashaer train for Hajj pilgrims




EID AL ADHA WOULD BE ON AUGUST 22



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FREE TICKETS OF HARMAIN TRAIN BETWEEN MAKKAH & MADINA

HOW & WHEN TO BOOK FREE TICKETS OF HARMAIN TRAIN BETWEEN MAKKAH & MADINA

The Emir of Makkah Region revealed the method of reserving free seats on the Haramain train in between Two Holy Mosques and the dates of those trains. Most Viewed : Haramain train to start from September 2018




The prince explained that the free trains will be every Thursday and Friday during the month of Shawwal, and the reservation of the free tickets will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Trending : Photographing women while driving will lead you in jail

The capital city of Makkah has three places to reserve seats: Makkah Mall in Makkah, Al Nour Mall in Madinah and Jasmine Mall in Jeddah.




Note : Free tickets are available in the trial period only and for now it is only for Saudi citizens. Related : Haramain train offers free tickets to citizens




FREE TICKETS OF HARAMAIN TRAIN IN THE TRIAL PERIOD



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Sunday, June 24, 2018

7 facts about Khobar Tower Bombings every Saudi resident should know

Khobar Tower was bombed on 25 June 1996 by a terrorist group who aimed to strike U.S Airforce. The attackers drove the explosive tanker truck near the complex and then escaped in their vehicles just before the explosion.  Here are few more facts about Khobar bombing that every Saudi resident should know. 1-Explosives used in […]

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Saudi Arabia bans nurses from wearing tight and revealing clothes

The medical field is regarded as the most difficult in the world. Only highly skilled and determined people can take up the career in medical field. The duty performed by the doctors and staff is very stressful and they have to be very careful as even the smallest of mistakes could result in someone losing […]

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

SR 500,000 fine, 1-year Jail for taking pictures and videos of driving women

Women are allowed to drive: We all are familiar with the news that women are allowed to drive on the roads of the Kingdom from Sunday 24 June 2018 and 10th Shawwal, 1439. Millions of women drivers have come out to drive. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women were not […]

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Friday, June 22, 2018

EMPLOYERS DUTY TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY

EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY FROM THE BEGINNING OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT

The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance confirmed that the employer is obliged to provide medical insurance to the employee and his family from the beginning of signing the contract through the trial period which extends for 3 months. Trending : Photographing while women driving will lead you in jail




The Board noted that the private sector was obliged to insure the employee, his wife and children up to the age of 25 years, unmarried and non-working daughters, while the newborn was covered by his mother's document until he was hospitalized.

The Board noted that companies were not obliged to provide medical insurance for parents. Recommend : Saudi team fans praying during world cup match




EMPLOYER SHOULD PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEE & HIS FAMILY





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4 Muslim scholars who crack jokes better than standing comedians

Muslim scholars are really famous around the world, some for their outstanding work and service while others for controversial speech. Many Islamic scholars are active on the twitter, while others are followed on YouTube and Facebook. The Social media has made it possible for us to get our facts straight by following such fantastic and […]

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I saw the death of my son in my dream one night before his death – Saudi Mother

House caught on Fire: Last week we all came through a tragic news when a house in Tabuk city of Saudi Arabia caught on fire took the life of six innocent children. While father and two siblings were able to survive this horrible accident. The love of Mother for her Children: The relationship bond between […]

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PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN WHILE DRIVING WILL FINE YOU

PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN WHILE DRIVING & POSTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL PENALIZE YOU

A legal adviser said that the regulations will punish anyone who transforms a women's driving event into a material of grooming,ridicule and humor through social media, because that act is an abuse of the state system. Trending : Saudi fans praying during match in Russia




The Legal adviser Mohamed Al-Rampage explained that the punishment for such acts included imprisonment and fines, according to the newspaper Al-Hayat that photographing women's vehicles in the streets was a disrespect to the high order issued in this regard. Recommend : Saudi woman can drive through King Fahad Causeway

- The system of cyber crimes punishes anyone who produces or publishes any harm to the public order, religious values or private life will imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, and a fine not exceeding 3 million rials, or one of these penalties.




- It is added that the portrayal of women while driving vehicles and posting them on the websites was a violation of the information system and the publisher will be punished with imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of not more than 500,000 rials, or any of the two penalties. Read : Saudi Arabia may fine you for leaving food on your plate soon

- He noted that the anti-harassment system, which was launched earlier this month, will be in the lookout for anyone who is abused in any way.



- The decision to allow women to drive in the kingdom will come into effect from Sunday, the 10th of Shawwal. Most Viewed : Check the medical report status online for first time iqama




PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN MATERIAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL LEAD YOU IN JAIL



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Thursday, June 21, 2018

SAUDI TEAM FANS PRAYING DURING MATCH

VIDEO : NO EXCUSE FOR MISSING OUR DAILY SALAH - SAUDI TEAM FANS

Social media users circulated a video of a group of fans of a Saudi team inside the Rostov Arena stadium, which witnessed the "green falcons" meeting against the Uruguayan counterpart, who are performing the obligatory prayers. Most Viewed : Apple to open its branches in Saudi Arabia




The video showed some of the Saudi fans performing the prayer, among the stands of the international stadium during the match between Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. Recommend : Step by step procedure to obtain police clearance certificate

The national team had a remarkable performance against Uruguay in a meeting ended with a single goal, scored by Luis Suarez in the 23rd minute of the first half.






SAUDI FANS DID NOT MISS THEIR SALAH DURING MATCH







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APPLE TO OPEN ITS BRANCHES IN SAUDI ARABIA SOON

APPLE RECEIVES INVESTMENT LICENSE WITH 100% OWNERSHIP, SOON NUMBER OF BRANCHES TO COME IN THE KINGDOM

SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) granted commercial licenses to three international companies for investment in Information Technology(IT), Apple, ZTE and HPE with 100 percent ownership. Trending : King Fahad Causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain records highest number of passengers in one day



According to the Economist, these three international companies are (APPLE, ZTE and HPE), with an investment volume of 650 million Saudi riyals in five years. Recommend : Saudi woman can drive through King Fahad Causeway without accompanied family man

- In this year, Payfort, a unit of online retailer Amazon was licensed to operate as wholly owned payment solutions in Saudi Arabia. The company to rise of eCommerce and growing demand for online transactions in the Arab world's biggest economy.




- The sources indicated that 20 local and global companies had been reached, such as Airbus, "Ristheon", "AALCO" and "ascetic" heavy equipment ", with the aim of settling their investments in the kingdom and establishing new investment partnerships, in addition to working with global transport and logistics companies, such as Chevron to discuss investment opportunities available in the field of fuel stations for ship supply. Read : Saudi Arabia is planning to fine you, if you leave food on your plate




APPLE TO OPEN ITS BRANCHES SOON IN SAUDI ARABIA



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Saudi authorities take action against expat who printed this

An image started circulating on social media that that showed the sign which reads “Saudi Cashier on duty absent on this shift” this sign was put by an expat worker on the absence of a Saudi cashier at “Sun and Sand sports” a retail store in the Kingdom. This sign angered the people of the […]

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How to deal with annoying children at the mosques?

Parents accompany Children to Mosques: In our society parents always try to accompany their children with them to the mosques and in order to strengthen their connection with Allah, teach them basic morals and Islamic ethics and more important to create an awareness among them so that they would love to worship. Cause of Disruption […]

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8 types of Intelligence Andalusia Summer Club explores in your Kids

At homes, kids become lazy and dull due to sitting idle all day long during their vacations. Parents should encourage their children to join Summer Clubs so that their child learns the true potential within themselves. Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center is not only a center for sick and autistic kids but also a center for […]

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STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR PCC IN SAUDI ARABIA

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO APPLY POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE FROM SAUDI ARABIA

a. Continued to the earlier steps
b. Required Attachments: 
- Passport (Original) 
-  Iqama (Original) 
- Two passport size photograph 
- Passport photocopy (first & last page) 
- Photocopy of Iqama 






c. Fee: SR.116 
d. Once the form is submitted, you will be issued a token slip & will receive text SMS when your Letter of Endorsement is ready to be picked form VFS Global Center, which generally takes 4 working days to be issued. 

Note: There will be a considerable rush at VFS Center, your token may take 2 hours. 

Tip: Whom so ever are in hurry to get the Letter of Endorsement and cannot wait till 4 working days, may approach Indian Consulate with token slip issued from VFS, next-day after submitting their application at VFS and request for their letter to be issued, which usually is issued the very same day. 

Consulate of India, Jeddah - https://goo.gl/maps/MAW4wsgAV712 




Step2: Translation English to Arabic of Letter of Endorsement, If your Embassy/Consulate has issued your Letter of Endorsement in any language other than Arabic, you need to get it translated. Fee: SR.50–75

Tip: For residents of Jeddah, get your document translated from the Certified Translators – Madinah Road near KFC https://goo.gl/maps/jaxBs81sMnL2. I have got my document translated by paying SR.30 TWICE!

Step3: Attestation on Letter of Endorsement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
a. In Jeddah, MOFA address - https://goo.gl/maps/5zSnrs4uQh92
b. Fee: SR.40 (Govt. fee is SR.30, Operator fee of SR.10)
c. Required Attachments:
- Fee paid print
- Original Iqama
- Original passport
- Photocopy of Iqama
- Photocopy of passport




Reach MOFA by 6 AM if you are willing to get your attestation done on the same day. There will be a huge rush, MOFA opens at 9 AM, but people will start forming a line starting 6 AM (first come, first serve).

Be prepared to wait for 6 hours or even longer even after reaching at 6 AM, if you reach past 7 AM, your token number is bound to be called the next day. Personally, this was the most frustrating step of all the step in getting Police Clearance Certificate for me.

Tip: If you don’t want to wait for this long, visit MOFA a day earlier at around 12 PM, there will be no line outside, enter in, take token and do not wait but go back. Come at 7 AM the next day and join in line showing your previous day’s token (leftover tokens of the previous day are given preference than the newcomers and will be made to stand in front of the line).




Step4: Form Submission at Police Station
After getting MOFA attestation of your Letter of Endorsement, visit the Police Station as per the city you live in, as per following address;
- Jeddah – Police Station behind Islamic Development Bank
- Riyadh – Police Station at Deera, near Court
- Dammam – Police Station opposite Governor house

Required Attachments:
- Original Letter of Endorsement with MOFA attestation
- Original Iqama
- Iqama photocopy
- Passport photocopy

Reach by 9:30 AM, arrange documents in order, you may/may not be made to give fingerprints scan. You will be issued a token slip and will be told to come back for collection at the said date (usually takes 10 working days).

Tip: If you are in hurry to get the PCC and cannot wait for 10 working days, having a genuine reason (Final Exit issued in Absher, booked flight, etc) request at the submission counter and they will allow you to meet higher designated Police Officer, explain him your reason (showing supporting document) and he may instruct your certificate to be issued the next day.




Step5: Translation Arabic to English of Police Clearance Certificate, The PCC will be issued in the Arabic language, follow Step2 and get your PCC translated into the English language. See I told you Twice I got it done, here is the Second time for!

Step6: Attestation on Police Clearance Certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), This is the Final Step before your Police Clearance Certificate will be made fully authentic. The PCC Certificate issued from Police Station needs to be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, follow Step3 and get it attested. Don’t forget to make use of the ‘Tip’ written in Step3.

Total Amount to get PCC:
- Letter of Endorsement = SR.116 (If Indian, SR.100 in general)
- Translation from English to Arabic = SR.30
- MOFA = SR.40 (30+10)
- Translation from Arabic to English = SR.30
- MOFA = SR.40
TOTAL = SR.256/-

Please note the Police Clearance Certificate once issued will be valid for a period of 3 Months, so make sure you utilize it before it becomes invalid.

When you visit your respective Embassy for taking Letter of Endorsement, confirm with them for the validity of PCC & procedure of extension.

I (Mukhtar Uddin Khan) have written this step-by-step procedure of obtaining Police Clearance Certificate in a bid to help my fellow Expat friends, wishing you all, the very best in your future endeavors and please do remember me in your prayers. Peace! Oh by the way, if this post was of help to you or you know any of your friends and family who are willing to obtain Police Clearance Certificate, do pass it on to them I’m sure you know about the sharing buttons here below!
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10 reasons your kids should visit Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center

Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center is the first center in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the health and developmental needs of the kids. It is not only a center for sick and autistic kids but also a center for good kids. The center depicts a sense of well-being from the moment the child steps in. Your Children […]

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PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

STEP BY STEP DETAILED PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PCC IN SAUDI ARABIA 

With the recent changes brought about in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and large-scale fluctuations in the employment sector have caused a major mayhem in the lives of millions of expats in the Kingdom, many of whom are left with no choice but to return to their respective home countries. Trending : King Fahad Causeway records highest number of passengers in a day




With the high number of people going back, getting a Police Clearance Certificate for their stay in the Kingdom is of significance before they leave the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for good.

- A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document which is issued after a background check by the police or government agency of a country to specify any criminal records that the applicant may/may not have during his/her stay in the country. Recommend : Saudi woman and Bahraini woman can travel through King Fahad Causeway without Mahram

- PCC is one of the important document which is usually ignored as it is not known by many. This certificate is advisable to be taken by the Expatriates who are on the verge of leaving Saudi Arabia on Final Exit. It is a compulsory document for those who are willing to settle in any other country than their home country especially those who intend to migrate to western countries as this document will be asked during the visa application process.




It is also advisable even for those people who are leaving on Final Exit but do not have immediate plans to immigrate to any other country. Because once they leave, getting PCC for their stay in Saudi Arabia is an extremely costly and a lengthy process too.

- Following is the detailed outlined step-by-step procedure to obtain PCC from Indian Consulate in Jeddah, but this procedure is applicable to all expats replacing Indian Consulate with their respective Consulates/Embassies.

Step1: Obtain Letter of Endorsement (No–Objection Certificate) from Your Respective Embassy/Consulate Following is the procedure to obtain Letter of Endorsement from Indian Consulate – Jeddah, in case of Expatriates from Other Countries, please follow the procedure as per your respective Embassy which more-or-less is the same for all.




Consulate of India – Jeddah have outsourced their form submissions to VFS Global Center at the following address:

a. Once at VFS Global Center, you need to fill two different forms namely “Form-2” & “Personal Particulars Form
The forms can be downloaded from the following links:
Procedure on how to fill the form is explained in the following images:






Continued Procedure


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

2nd Suicide in Masjid al-Haram in one week – A Bangladeshi committed suicide

On June 08, 2018, a French national committed suicide in Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. We have covered this news in detail elaborating who was the guy, why did he do it and who were his family members. In another sad incident on June 15, 2018, reported by Gulf News, a Bangladeshi man threw himself to […]

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

He was in my arms with immense pain and waiting for his death – Saudi Father

The most lovable thing in the world: Long ago a King announced a prize money for his servant if the servant would bring the King the most beautiful child in the Kingdom. The servant returned with his own child, stating that it was the most beautiful child in his sight. The most beautiful and beloved […]

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His wife left the school 14 years ago but continued receiving a salary

Whenever a person resigns from any job, he is not entitled to receive any further salary from his employer, furthermore, his name is also excluded from the working staff of the company. This law is followed socially almost everywhere but this case is a bit different. 14 Years’ Salary without work: This is a story […]

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Saudi man dies during his mother’ funeral, got buried next to her

The Importance of Mother: Death is inevitable and it will approach you at any time and anywhere. It is a universal truth. Last week a news made headlines across the Kingdom. The most important person for anyone in this world none other than his/her own mother. The Death of my Mother: I cannot forget the […]

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Expat arrested in Jeddah for running an illegal Massage Clinic

The Saudi Kingdom is well known for strictly implementing its law on its citizens as well as expats just for the benefits of its residents and anyone who violates its law is punished according to the law. However, still, there are several black sheep who think they can easily violate Saudi law and can easily […]

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SAUDI ARABIA COULD FINE YOU FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

SHOURA COUNCIL TO DISCUSS FOOD WASTE LAW WHICH COULD LED YOU TO PAY FINES FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

Saudi Arabia's Shoura Council will discuss a food waste law this month which may lead individuals and organizations to pay extra money for leaving unfinished plates in restaurants. Most Viewed : Free Whatsapp service on Saudi Airlines flights




Saudi Arabia ranks one in the world for wasting food according to the report of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. 30% of the produced food is wasted in the Kingdom, which costs around 49 billion Saudi riyals in a year. Recommend : Check Medical report status online in Edafa

- In an average Saudi wastes 250 kg food annually compared to 150 kg in a global average. It is also revealed that waste is high in the holy month of Ramadan due to leftovers iftars, which will thrown away.




- Saudi has the highest consumption of grains about 158 kg annually compare to 145 kg in a global average. Societal pressures to impress guests with variety of food offerings have led to excessive waste in the country. Trending : Penalty for smoking at no smoking places in Saudi Arabia

- According to a report of USDA and Economic Research Service, the percentage of annual household income spent on food is almost 24% in Saudi Arabia which is highest in GCC countries, where Kuwait and Bahrain spend about 14.5%, Qatar 13% and UAE 9%.




- Shoura Council plans to review a proposal of a law to combat food waste and squandering. A large portion of food leftovers are wasted in weddings, restaurants and hotel buffets in which popular grains are rice, wheat, dates, fruits, meat and vegetables. Similar : Saudi Arabia approved anti harassment law

- Individuals and organizations would be fined for leaving unfinished food on your plates because of excessive waste. The figures of wasting food exceeds than estimated annual VAT of 23 billion Saudi riyals.




SAUDI MAY FINE YOU FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE



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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7 ways you can spot a Wannabe Saudi in Saudi Arabia

Types of People in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is also known as the land of expats where we will find people belonging to a different nationality with an aim to live and work there. The people living in Saudi Arabia are divided into two categories. 01-The first category is of its native people commonly known […]

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SUPREME COURT CALLED SIGHTING OF SHAWWAL MOON ON THURSDAY

SAUDI ARABIA'S SUPREME COURT CALLED FOR SIGHTING OF SHAWWAL MOON ON THURSDAY (29th RAMADAN 2018)

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has called for the sighting of the crescent month of Shawal this year 1439, on the evening of Thursday 29th of Ramadan. Related : Eid Al Fitr would be on June 15th




This was stated in a declaration of the Court which reads as follows from Saudi Press Agency (SPA):

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Heavens, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and on his family and companions, and after: Read : Saudi Arabia ban workers to work under the hot sun




In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court decision No. 108 (29/8/1439) from the month of Ramadan on Thursday, 2/9/1439 E, "according to the Umm al-Qura calendar", the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia wishes all the Muslims throughout the kingdom to see crescent of the month of Shawal on Thursday night (29th Ramadan 1439).

The Supreme Court asks those who see the moon with the naked eye or by use of binoculars to report to the nearest court, record his testimony, or contact the nearest center to help him reach the nearest court. See Also : Jawazat to remain open on Eid holidays




The court hopes that those who have the ability to pay attention to the matter, join the committees formed in the regions for this purpose, and calculate pay and reward by participating in it for the cooperation on land and piety, and the beneficial benefit to all Muslims.

May Allah bless us and bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. Read : Saudi king extended Eid holidays




SUPREME COURT CALLED FOR SIGHTING OF MOON ON THURSDAY



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Why is the cost of teaching driving to women is 6 times higher than men?

The Saudi Kingdom is stepping into the new era of development and advancement and soon the women will be able to drive their cars and hoot their horns on the roads. The date is coming near the women are enthusiastic as well as afraid to drive for the first time on the roads that were […]

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FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON AIR IN SAUDIA FLIGHTS

SAUDI AIRLINES LAUNCHED FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE IN AIR ON ITS FLIGHTS

Good news for all the passengers flying on Saudi Airlines (Saudia), as the airline announce now they will allow passengers to use free Whatsapp service on board. Trending : Baby born in Saudia flight




Saudia will now let you send Whatsapp message to your family or friends while you are in air, This new feature is available on all domestic flights and specific international flights. Recommend : Saudi Airlines restricted passengers from exposing legs and arms

- Passengers can able to send only text messages using this service, It means you cannot able to send images and videos from this service, but you can chat continuously for free.




- This free Whatsapp service is available only on aircraft that have WiFi service.

- Saudi became the first airline to launch this plan in the Middle East. Related : Free life time flights to new born

- This plan is totally free




- No time limit on using this service. Read : All airlines free baggage allowances

- Specially designed for using only text messages




FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS

FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS

FREE WHATSAPP SERVICE ON SAUDIA FLIGHTS



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Monday, June 11, 2018

10 Reasons to buy Honda Civic 2018 in Saudi Arabia

Competition among the new generation of cars has become intense and in the current market. Thus, no car can make its place without offering attractive & striking features. The Honda Civic is no exception to class, power, and comfort comprising of the latest technology. Here are 10 reasons to buy the Honda Civic. 1-Powerful and […]

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