Saudization — Learn More

“Saudization” is a word-of-mouth among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) particularly in the Middle East. This national policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia makes most if not all OFWs hesitant to take a vacation or go out of that country for fear that they may not be able to come back or get displaced.

We have a source in the city of Jeddah, K.S.A., who told us that his colleagues were not able to return and work there. The source told us that passports of OFWs were stamped “Exit Only.”

To understand “Saudization” more, we have attached a Question and Answer (Q&A) about the policy which was disseminated by government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), among others.

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Question and Answer on Saudization Policy