Non-Jordanian workers allowed to leave Jordan only if contract is cancelled

Jordan

Published: 2020-06-27 17:52

Last Updated: 2020-06-27 18:01


Non-Jordanian workers allowed to leave Jordan only if contract is cancelled
Non-Jordanian workers allowed to leave Jordan only if contract is cancelled

Non-Jordanian workers are not allowed to leave the Kingdom without their employer’s agreement or the Ministry of Labour’s permission, the Labour Minister Nidal al-Bataineh announced on Saturday, June 27.

Expatriate workers may only leave once their contract has been cancelled by the employer or the relevant directorate.

A decision earlier in the month exempted non-Jordanian workers and their family members who leave the Kingdom permanently from paying all work permit fees between now and the date of their departure from the Kingdom.

Al-Bataineh said the decision was aimed at ensuring a smooth departure process of non-Jordanian workers and to avoid any disputes between employers and employees.

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