My company, a petrochemical company, wants to transfer me to Jubail. I talked to my company and they are willing to hire my wife and transfer her to Saudi too.
Our consultant in Saudi said "With regards to your questions, I am sorry to inform you that Ministry of labor office didnít give work visa for Female who will work in any Petrochemicals or Industrial Area. Some company is able to give a work visa like in hospitals and schools."
Is this possible? Can female employee obtain work visa in Saudi?
Yes, females have selected options for work visa's.
but in your case, if she came on a family visa as your wife, she could after that join you in your company as an employee and even transfer from your Iqama to your company. the important part is to get into the country. it's kind of a legal loop hole.
if its Jubail though, MisterStrech might know better.
Last edited by Salman Omrani (25 May 2010 15:17:00)
there are no female workers in petrochemical industry here, females work only in hospitals and schools, as suggested by others, you should accept offer on family status so that she can join you after your probation period is over, and then you together can find a job for her in schools or hospitals, she can work as accountant in girls only schools..
Not sure about that "female worker at industrial area etc." because my company is planning to hire female workers in our facility in Jubail industrial area. The building even have half of space dedicated to female workers and the hiring is already in progress for customer service, accounting, receptionist etc.
yes female can as per my information. like pharmaceutical company.. as thre r many females work in jeddah jumjum phrma.. yes medical and teaching jobs are commen for females in saudi.. but yes in sabic 1 affiliate in HADEED PLANT I Heard females work. as engineers also from USA,, inside industail area i never saw myself,, but i heard it from friends as i am also workimg in 1 affiliate. but in Saudi Aramco in dehran dammam even saudi females also work,, since few years,, back. hope i try to answer your Question