If you require Degree attestation in your home country by Saudi Embassy / Consulate, you will be asked for a Letter from your Sponsor – Employer in Saudi Arabia To Saudi Embassy – Consulate in your home country. Normally the contents of this letter are… You are an employee working with the employer and employer has no objection if Saudi Consulate attest your documents. However the letter is written in Arabic language as the official language for communication with Saudi Embassy is Arabic. Also the letter must be attested by Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia to make sure the official signature and stamp is real and not fake.
Mostly expat employee don’t know how to explain their sponsor to issue such a letter for Saudi Embassy and when they request such a letter, even employers don’t have any idea, what the employee is actually looking for.
Upon so many requests, I am presenting a sample letter that an employee can copy and ask his / her sponsor to issue him such a letter. Please note that it is a sample letter and you need to change its contents to match the original content as per your bio-data. For instance the following details.
Line 1: Issue No / Serial No (This would be an auto-generated number that a a company keeps for its records, this is not mandatory).
Line 2 and 3: Issue Date in Gregorian and Hijri Calendar.
Line 5: Location of Embassy – Consulate (City + Country).
Line 8: Name of Employee as written on Iqama + Nationality of employee.
Line 16: Name of your sponsor / employer + his signature.
Ending: Employer / Sponsor’s official stamp (Must be attested by Chamber of Commerce).
Sample Letter to Saudi Embassy issued by Saudi Sponsor employer
Mouayad Mohtar who is running a YouTube channel called Social Nurse created an introductory video about MERS-COV (Corona virus). The video explains source of this virus and other recent findings about this virus. Recently Arabnews reported that few patients of this virus are got recovered after treatment An international team of scientists recently said they have identified a compound that can fight the virus. The team, led by Edward Trybala from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Volker Thiel from the University of Bern, has discovered a compound called K22, which appears to block the ability of the virus to spread in humans. so we can hope this virus will be curable easily very soon. Watch the video for more info.
This video reveals the problems Pakistani workers are facing in Saudi Arabia, they are explaining there Iqama (work permits) are still valid but they are arrested and their sponsors are asking for extra money to cooperate them or get them released from Detention. In recent times Saudi Arabian govt is doing much improvement in Labor system and laws. I hope the problems of these Pakistani workers will end soon. It is a humble request from Pakistani community to Saudi Arabian authorities to sort out problems of these helpless workers.
This video has gone viral on social media, it is uploaded on facebook and other social sites by various people. Take a look at the video below, the labor explaining his problems in Urdu.
Freshi Ice Sticks is a Jeddah based Ice Cream / Ice Sticks manufacturer and retailer who sells fruit based Italian ice cream called gelato. Freshi is rapidly moving across Jeddah as it has 13 retail branches in some of Jeddah’s most visited shopping malls in short period of time. Their products are liked by all age groups, children, youth and senior citizens because they use fruit based ice cream which is categorized best ice cream available these days. One of another great feature of their ice cream is less use of butter-fat and sugar, Freshi claims they are using 50% less sugar than other ice cream brands available in local market.
Freshi Ice Sticks also featured on Jeddah’s online food directories including Sufrati.com, Jeddahfood.com, hellofood.com etc
Why I am telling you about Freshi Ice Sticks might be something very exciting for all of you specially Jeddah Photographers and that is a Photography Contest Freshi Ice Sticks has started recently. This contest aims more and more people visiting Freshi Ice Sticks branches and become aware of their product as well as take photos and become eligible to win an iPad Air. Freshi Ice Sticks requires photographers to take photos of children or adults holding their products e.g Ice Stick.
There are other prizes as well, top 10 photographs will win prizes,50 Ice Sticks treat for 2nd position holder and 25 Ice Sticks treat for 3rd best photo, while 4th to 10th positions will get 10 Ice Sticks each.
Middle East is set to become home to the 2 tallest and most amazing buildings in the world. First the world’s current tallest building located in Dubai, UAE Burj Khalifa and the second Kingdom Tower in Jeddah which claims to be world’s tallest building once completed in 2018. YaDig.com has created a great infograpic which compares these 2 spectacular buildings in a graphical way.
Burj Khalifa which claims not only the world’s tallest building till date but world’s most luxurious and spectacular build as well. Currently the height of Burj Khalifa is 828 meters; Kingdom Tower in Jeddah claims to break this record by reaching 1000 meters from ground that equals 1 km upwards. The construction of Kingdom Tower estimated to be finished till 2019. It will be the center of a vast new development called Kingdom City. Lets check out some unique comparison points of these 2 spectacular skyscrapers.
I spent long time on Play Store in search of an app that can copy contacts from my sim card to my Gmail account. I found few apps that claim they can copy sim contact to another type of storage like phone storage or sd card.
None of them worked for me, what I required exactly. Most smart phone users might familiar with the fact that sim card contacts storage doesn’t offer enough features. Like adding multiple mobile numbers, adding an email address or picture or address of a contact person.
These are features which are required in today’s era. There is an option to store such details in your phone storage as well. Most smartphones allow you to add pictures of contacts & email addresses. However I prefer Gmail (Google Account contacts) storage because in case you have changed your phone you don’t have to go through making a backup of existing contacts in your old phone and then import into your new phone. This may cause you loosing some of your data that is related with contacts. Smartphone manufacturers claim that their built-in apps can do the whole transfer process with ease but still I prefer to stay in the safe side and using Gmail as my default contact storage.
Previously my contacts were in sim card storage so I required to copy them into Gmail account, upon failure in finding a perfect app for this at play store, I discovered a simple and straight forward step of accomplishing this task.
I found this information in some google forums.
Go to Contacts, tap on small menu button.
Tap on Import/Export and choose Import from SIM card
You will be asked to choose a Target (Device, Google etc). Choose Google Account
Select Sync Contacts
Take a look at below screen shot for reference. I hope it will be helpful to you.
The following info-graphic has been published by Saudi Ministry of Health to create awareness about Corona Virus. Feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones to know more and more about this deadliest virus. For more information visit MOH website.
QSaudi blog created a very useful tutorial for the people who has activated MOI online services. The electronic system (Moi online services) allows expatriates to perform various tasks which in past require to visit Jawazat office. To do this you must activate online services for yourself by visiting Jawazat office (single time) or any other location where this machine is provided by Jawazat. It is provided at the airport and various shopping centers as well.
This activation machine has a very easy to understand interface and step by step system and it is available in various languages so that expatriate can easily work with it. So you must visit nearest activation center
2. Deposit Government Fee for Exit Re-Entry Visa
In your second step you should submit Government fee for Exit-Re-entry visa which ic currently 200 SR. You can submit it from your own account or account of your friend / colleague. You will be asked for Iqama number, please make sure you are entering Iqama number of your family member (wife, son, daughter)
3. Final Step: Issue Visa at MOI website
Login to MOI website using your Iqama number and Password. Click passport section -> Dependent Services
You will find your family members listed in this page. click on More details link under family member’s listing. You will find 2 buttons, Issue Visa & Issue Final Visa, both are obvious from their names. Make sure not to click Issue Final Visa, because it is for final exit)
Once you have clicked Issue Visa button you will find another pop up window which will show full details of this step, name, iqama number and passport number of the dependent and further instructions. Click OK button to complete the process. In next window you will be asked for Duration in number of days. Enter number of days here but not more than 365 days (that is maximum). Now click Issue button again and you are done.
At next pop up window you can print Exit Re-entry visa
In below images you can see the whole process in step by step. Thank you to QSaudi Blog for providing images.