Teachers are expected to be able to provide copies of degrees and teaching certificates; plus they will at some stage have to submit their passport to their local Saudi Arabian Embassy. An original up-to-date medical is essential, i.e. not more than 6 months’ old. This can usually be provided by a visa agency: http://visamedicalservices.com.
Qualifications should have been gained through a recognised institution. It should be noted that Saudi Arabian Embassies are extremely busy especially during holiday periods and although applicants can normally expect their visa to be processed within 3 weeks, it has been known for the process to take up to 3 months.
In Saudi Arabia, there is a huge market for English language teachers and employment numbers are expected to extend within the coming years. Anyone considering accepting an English teaching job in Saudi Arabia is advised to fastidiously review the terms of the contract concerning operating and living conditions and visa standing, and to view testimonials from persons familiar with the establishment, particularly former members of staff.
English teaching jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supply profitable earnings and lucrative packages. Certified English teachers in the kingdom can expect to earn between 2,000 and 3,000 British Pounds untaxed every month, remuneration dependent upon qualifications and knowledge. Teaching jobs in the KSA usually offer comprehensive packages, as well as flight, accommodation, insurance, and contract completion bonuses. Teachers can live quite cheaply in Saudi Arabia, thereby saving a large portion of their monthly earnings. Teaching on university and company projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generally entails working Sunday through to Thursday sometimes from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, although hours might vary slightly depending on the academic year which generally begins in late August and ends in late June.