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Reducing the maximum limits for costs of recruiting domestic labor services

Publication date: 21 January 2024 - 09 Rajab 1445
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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development announced the reduction of the upper ceiling for the costs of recruiting domestic labor services from a number of countries. These countries include the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. This step comes as part of the ministry's efforts to review recruitment costs and applicable laws, according to changes in recruitment costs.

To ensure fair prices, the upper ceiling for recruitment costs has been lowered as follows:

Previous Upper Ceiling​

Current Upper Ceiling​


SR15,900 ​

SR14,700 ​


SR15,000 ​

SR13,800 ​

Sri Lanka​

SR13,000 ​

SR11,750 ​


SR10,870 ​

SR9,000 ​


SR9,500 ​

SR8,300 ​


SR6,900 ​

 SR5,900 ​



The ministry had previously directed licensed companies and offices to set the maximum limit for the costs of recruiting domestic labor services from some nations, and those limits are (excluding VAT): Sierra Leone SR7,500, Burundi SR7,500, and Thailand SR10,000. 

The decision comes within the framework of the ministry’s endeavor to develop all services, improve the labor market environment, and enhance its attractiveness. It also shows its keenness to review costs, the services provided, and systems in accordance with economic variables, and commensurate with them. It emphasizes to every client the necessity of adhering to the declared price ceiling.

As it will follow up on the implementation of this through the "Musaned" platform.

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