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Single Women Obtaining Work Permits

Q: Can Single Women Work in Saudi Arabia?
A: Yes, single women can obtain work permits.
j04150961Under Saudi law – single women aren’t issued visas unless they can prove:
a) they have a close relative living in Saudi Arabia
b) they are a business person with specific business in the Kingdom 
c) they have a job offer with a company who has sponsored them
d) they are part of an organised travel group
Source:Trip Advisor
Unaccompanied women must be met at the airport by their sponsor.

Note from the Saudi Embassy: If you have questions about visas, please call (202) 944-3126.


6 thoughts on “Single Women Obtaining Work Permits

  1. as salam aleikum ua Rahmatullahee wa barakatuh

    Is it in accordance with the Shari’ah?? Because much things in Arabia sometime are not Islam…like the permits to made Hajj for women, I know some sister than traveled for Hajj the last year without Mahram, just only a travel package with a group of Muslimah and the men from the travel agency….and this is the law in Arabia… so for this my question…
    ua salam aleikum ua Rajmatullahee ua barakatuh

  2. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

    “If her presence in that land is a fitnah (trial) for her and she is afraid for her deen (i.e. she is afraid from turning away from her deen) then, if she is able to travel with some virtuous women who have their mahaarim with them then I pray that there is no problem in doing so. Allaah will make it easy for her according to her intention.”

    Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Al-‘Ajlaan on Thursday, December 14th, 2006

  3. i heard that there is a particular categories for visa for a specic country.for example from pakistan u can not sponsor maid becuase they have a restriction on it.kindly tell me the profession which is allowed from pakistan to get visa .

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