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11/4/2020 10:24 EST

Hi everyone

Hope there is someone from South Africa here... :)

I got an offer to work in Saudi Arabia. The employer will initially pay my salary into my South African Bank account and then open a Saudi account for me... I was wondering, how do I send the money back home to meet my obligations here?

I am quite keen on the new adventure and would like some advice to make the process smoother.

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11/8/2020 13:12 EST

I lived in Saudi Arabia for almost 15 years. At the start my company sent my money to my bank each month, but later on things changed and the Saudi Government wanted everyone to have their own bank account. The company will assist you in setting up a bank account. Then each month they will transfer you salary to your account. Then you can transfer your money to your bank. If you will need your account number and usually the routing number to transfer money. I would suggest that you set down with your bank and get what information you will need to transfer your money.

Will also suggest that you try transferring a very small amount to your bank to make sure it goes through. Good luck.

Bob J.

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