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Work permits issued by sex of holder, duration of validity and category of issuance (first issuance, renewal, change of sponsor, etc), 2011

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Duration of validity   One-year     Two-years     TOTAL WORK PERMITS  
Category males females total males females total TOT. MALES TOT. FEMALES GRAND TOTAL
First issuance 2.291.073 47.255 2.338.328 296.360 7.025 303.385 2.587.433 54.280 2.641.713
Renewal 995.499 15.235 1.010.734 354.654 5.278 359.932 1.350.153 20.513 1.370.666
Change of profession 4.133 23 4.156 1.895 21 1.916 6.028 44 6.072
Exchange after loss or deterioration 36.386 503 36.889 29.575 315 29.890 65.961 818 66.779
Change of sponsor 1.728 24 1.752 1.091 20 1.111 2.819 44 2.863
Total 3.328.819 63.040 3.391.859 683.575 12.659 696.234 4.012.394 75.699 4.088.093

Source: Ministry of Labour

 

 

1. Data collection methodology

 

Ahead of any application for first granting or renewal of residency permits from the Passports Directorate, a labour permit has first to be issued by the Labour Ministry.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Labour

 

3. Data availability

 

Published in Ministry of Labour’s Statistical Yearbooks

MoL Yearbooks are available online at http://portal.mol.gov.sa/ar/Statistics/Pages/default.aspx (all issues since 2004)

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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