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Efficiently Managing Work Permits and Visas for Engineers Through PEO Services in Saudi Arabia

Author: Albatul Alharthi
Sep 20, 2023
Employers • KSA

If you're a construction company looking to hire engineers in Saudi Arabia, you probably already know that the visa and work permit process can be a real hassle. But what if there was a way to make it all much simpler? That's where PEO services come into play. PEO agencies handle all the tricky paperwork, allowing you to focus on what you do best: building and creating. In this blog, we'll explore how using a Professional Employer Organization in Saudi Arabia can make it easier for construction companies to bring in skilled engineers to Saudi Arabia, saving you time and stress.


The Benefits of Using a PEO in Saudi Arabia  

In simple terms, a PEO is a company that helps other businesses with employee matters, handling tasks like onboarding, hiring, payroll, and employee support. In a place like Saudi Arabia, a PEO can take on the role of an official employer. At the same time, your company oversees the daily activities. Here's why PEOs are beneficial for construction and engineering companies in Saudi Arabia:


1- Expertise in Local Regulations

One of the main challenges of entering the Saudi market is understanding and complying with local employment laws, especially regarding visas, work permits and other government relation requirements (GRO). PEOs have in-depth knowledge of these areas, ensuring businesses avoid costly mistakes and delays. Here's Why You Need A GRO Service Provider in KSA 


2- Time and Cost Efficiency

Instead of creating an entirely new HR department in a foreign land, leveraging a PEO can significantly conserve both time and capital. They handle the intricate aspects of employee management, allowing businesses to focus on their primary tasks.


3- Flexibility

For companies testing the waters in a new market, PEOs offer flexibility. If the venture doesn't pan out, wrapping up operations and employee contracts through a PEO can be smoother than setting up an entire subsidiary or branch. Using PEO services also makes sense when you’re working on specific projects which are time-sensitive and for the project duration only.

Read our blog to learn more about Why Choose PEOs for Managing Expatriate Assignments to KSA.


How PEOs Help with Visas and Work Permits for Engineers  

Saudi Arabia has been actively encouraging foreign investments and businesses to set up their Regional Head Quarters (RHQ) in KSA However, hiring foreign employees requires specific permits and visas. Here's how a PEO can assist:


1. Understanding the Right Visa Type

From business visas to residency permits (IQAMA), the range can be bewildering. A PEO will pinpoint exactly what your business and employees need.


2. Navigating the Application Process

For engineers, there are specific requirements for the visa process, such the attested professional certificates, which need someone knowledgeable. With a PEO, you have experts who know the process inside and out, ensuring timely and successful applications.


3. Staying Updated

Regulations and requirements can change, especially in a growing economy like Saudi Arabia. PEOs remain updated on any changes to Saudi labour laws, ensuring businesses remain compliant at all times.


4. Facilitating Employee Onboarding

Once visas and permits are in place, PEOs can also handle other aspects of onboarding, such as contract creation, benefits setup, and integration into the Saudi social security system. Read our blog to learn about Simplifying International Employee Onboarding: PEO/EOR Services for Saudi Arabia.

For construction and engineering firms eyeing Saudi Arabia, the journey might seem daunting. However, with the support of a PEO, obtaining work permits and visas becomes much more manageable. This partnership allows businesses to concentrate on their core tasks and thrive in a new and promising market. Read our blog to learn more about Applying for a Business Visa to Saudi Arabia: A Comprehensive Guide.


Ready to Simplify Your Hiring Process in Saudi Arabia?

Navigating the process of work permits and visas in Saudi Arabia doesn't have to be a challenge. With exemplary PEO service, you can swiftly and securely bring skilled engineers into your construction company without any hassles. TASC can be that guiding hand for you.

In today's connected business world, having the right partner by your side is crucial. If you're keen on doing business in Saudi Arabia, then TASC is the one to team up with. With top-notch knowledge, smart solutions, and a real drive to help clients succeed, TASC is leading the way in PEO/EOR services. With over 15 years of experience in the GCC market. Check out our blog to learn Why TASC is the Preferred PEO/EOR for Companies in KSA.


Get in touch with our experts today to help you resolve all the mobilization and onboarding challenges. 

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