expatriates update

The director of expatriate affairs section in Riyadh, Brig. Muhammad Al-Eneizi stated that they have transferred the sponsorships of more than 139,000, changed the professions of more than 63,800 and sent on exit nearly 124,000 expatriates.

These statistics are since the  time granted for foreign workers to correct their residence status in accordance with the new labor law regulations, alarabiya reported. Al Eneizi  added that there were more turn out of foreign workers who wished to leave  the country than to rectify the illegal  status.