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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Banned or Blacklisted in Saudi Arabia? 10 Reasons Why.

Although it is not comprehensive information, and some may not be applicable to all, we all agree that most of the time, the company has the discretion to ban or blacklist expats or OFWs.

It can be summarized into three categories: Criminal Cases, Civil and Moral Cases, and Labor Cases... but the the most broad and openly discretionary is about Labor Cases wherein employers are given the right to ban any expat even for a petty reason of dishonesty, distrust and insubordination. This is also very important that we know it, because once you are banned in Saudi Arabia, there is a chance that you are also banned in other GCC countries like Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait.

1. Bank or Company Loans, Debts, and Credit Cards that is unpaid and the debtor ay hindi na nagbalik sa Saudi Arabia. In short tinakasan ang utang.

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2. Criminal offenses like robbery or theft, either sa kapwa tao, sa company o sa banko and embezzlement o panloloko ng kapwa tao para kumita.

3. Preaching religion or conducting illegal religious meeting other than Islam as well as encouraging or participating in activities against the Saudi Arabia government and religion.

One veteran OFW named Jong L. pointed out regarding teaching and/or preaching religion other than Islam... "the late King Fahad(PBWH) issued an order respecting other religion specifically Christians by issuing an Order way back late 90's giving liniency to gathering of family and friends as long as it would not be done in public..." But this is subject to verification from authorities. 

4. Health reason like having STD, Aids, HIV, or HEPA and other infectious diseases.

5. Falsification of legal documents like marriage certificates, diploma, PRC cards, employment certificates and Saudi councils.

6. Illegal activities like gambling and lottery, like card games with pot money, lotto, jueteng and sabong.

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7.  Immoral acts like Adultery, Prostitution, Soliciting Sex and other immoral behaviors that is against the law. Possession of pornographic materials can sometimes lead to deportation. Caught being with boyfriend or girlfriend can also sometimes ground for deportation.

8. Holding fake driving license and other ID's, bribery and other acts of corruption.

9. Manufacturing or selling liquor and other alcoholic beverages na nakakalasing.

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Two Filipino we knew was blacklisted by their company for padding the time sheet or adding names supposedly a manpower to the list and receiving the salary for themselves.

Also reminder lang po sa mga over 65 years old and still working baka po sa bakasyon di na kayo makabalik.

Itong mga nakalistang mga bagay bagay ay ayun sa mga naipong kaalaman at suhestiyon mula sa mga kapwa OFW sa Saudi Arabia. Kung may mga katanungan, hinihikayat namin ang mga OFW na magtanong sa Embahada, at Kunsulada at POLO officers para sa legal na kasagutan.

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