The procedure to transfer sponsorship in Saudi Arabia has already been covered in detail here. Within the boundaries of transfer of sponsorship we are going to base on the demand letter in this article.
The demand letter is a legal writing that your new employer will have to write to your current sponsor requesting the transfer of sponsorship as part of the earlier procedure. A sample of the demand letter is provided below just in case you are not familiar with this letter.
Moreover, it is mandatory that the letter be signed by the new company and the person whose signature is acceptable by the Chamber of Commerce.
Here’s a sample of a Demand Letter for Transfer of Sponsorship to the old company
The moment you receive this letter, you will have to hand it to your current sponsor. Among these two letters you should note that one of them will be addressed for Transfer of Sponsorship to the Ministry of Jawazat while the other letters is for the Transfer of Sponsorship to the Ministry of Labor.
The two letters need to be attested by the Chamber of Commerce.
What if Membership to Chamber of Commerce by the company (your sponsor) is expired?
There is a huge possibility that the membership of the chamber of Commerce of your present sponsor may be outdated or expired. If not addressed in time, it could turn out to be problematic since the Ministry of Labor and the Jawazat will not be able to know about the real authenticity of the letters regarding transfer.
Therefore, they may end up coming to a conclusion that the letters are fake since anyone can bring them the letters on their letter heads. If such a thing happens, your sponsor will have to approach the Ministry of Labor and even request them to authenticate his signatures.
This will not be possible in all cases since the Ministry of Labor only does it if your sponsor has strong reference inside.