If you are a potential expatriate planning to work in Saudi Arabia, and you can not leave your dependents behind, please make sure that you discuss this important issue with your recruiter.
Employees on a Single-Status Contract are not eligible to sponsor their dependents to Saudi Arabia. That means that if you are on a Single-Status Contract, and even if you are married, your spouse and/or your family members can not accompany you to Saudi Arabia or live with you.
On a Single-Status contract, airline ticket, accommodation, and medical insurance coverage are provided only for the employee.
In some rare cases, an employee on a Single-Status contract may be given special permissions to sponsor or bring over his/her family members. But in such cases, the employee will have to be responsible for the family members\\\' airfare, housing, healthcare coverage, and other living expenses.
Only physicians and senior administratives are offered Married-Status contracts.