Saudi Arabia is one of the largest oil producing countries in the world and its economy is totally dependable on oil reserves. Due to this fact, it attracts many workers from underdeveloped countries of the world to work in Saudi Arabia and earn large amount against their services. Many expatriates from Pakistan and other Muslim countries of the world also visit Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj or Umrah. Thus, if any expatriate dies in Saudi Arabia of road accident, murdered or during job, his family members should claim death compensation, either from the person who is accused of the deceased person’s death or from the sponsor.
Sponsor is responsible to deposit end of service benefits to the Ministry of Labor before burying the body of his employee and the Ministry of Labor transfer it to the embassy of his home country. If the sponsor is not agree to give away deposit end of service benefits to the family of deceased person, they should have to file a case against him in Saudi Labor Courts.
About Blood Money
According to the Islamic rules, if someone died an unnatural death by any other whether intentionally or accidently, he will either have to face death execution or to give money against the blood of died person to his/her family members if they agree on it. The Saudi Governments has set the amount of blood money recently according to which, SR 300,000 has been set for unintentional cases while SR 400,000 for murder cases has been set.
Procedure Of Death Compensation
Contact Embassy of Your Country in Riyadh
Firstly, you should have to contact the embassy of your home country in Riyadh, if any of your family member is died in Saudi Arabia. It would be suitable for you if any of your family member is in Saudi Arabia but if not, you should contact them on phone or visit foreign office of your home country. They will definitely tell you to adopt the below given procedure.
Legal Heirs Certificate
It is necessary for the legal heirs of the dead person to submit the legal heir’s certificate to the embassy of their home country based in Riyadh. Judge or District Magistrate of your home country have the authority to release this kind of certificate. The names of all the family members of the deceased person should be mentioned in that certificate. Legal Heir’s Certificate must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Department of the State and Saudi Embassy in your home country.
Power Of Attorney
You must have to give power of attorney to someone who will be responsible for the proceedings of the court. The person must be a family member or relative of the deceased person. Another suitable way is that you can assign embassy of your home country for the legal proceedings of the court. The power of attorney must have to be attested by again the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Department of the State and Saudi Embassy in your home country.
Legal heir’s certificate and power of attorney must be translated in both the Arabic and English language, however originals are also required. Both of them must be attested by the below given 3 authorities in your home country.
- Firstly, provincial or local government of your home country will attest both the documents.
- Secondly, the documents should be attested by the Foreign Office of your home country.
- Finally, Saudi Embassy in your home country will attest both the documents.
After completing the procedure of attestation from all the 3 authorities, now you should have to submit the documents to the embassy of your home country based in Riyadh. The embassy of your home country will handle all the procedure of dues on your behalf. However, it is not guaranteed that your embassy will be successful to win the case or not.
I am writing this email to seek your kind support in getting Justice against fraudulent activities transpired against me and my infant son. My name is Poven Abbas Shah Widow of Qaiser Abbas S/O khan Talib Hussain (Passport number: HM1015341). The sad demise of my husband has recently took placed in Yanbu Al-Nakhal (Saudi Arabia) on 17th March, 2016. Deceased record can be obtained through
(File No: DC/655/ 2016, Dated: 21/03/2016) in Welfare section consulate general of Pakistan Jeddah.
I have consulted Overseas Pakistani Foundation (OPF), and submitted the same application in hard copy with all the requisite formalities and documents attached under application submission number (3015/16/571), which will dispatch to your department, that take some time to get into your hand. But mean while I need your immediate assistance to halt the possible fraudulence activities emerged against me.
I request to look into my genuine appeal &help me in:
1. The Insurance Funds and Blood Money of my late husband, that should not be given to others (as their brothers are trying to get these through my forged signatures/thumb impression) . We (me and my son) are the only heirs of all his funds , insurance , property if there, under Islamic law .
2. My husband was running a restaurant business in partnership with his brother having equal shares. (Sandu-Tashat services) in Yanbu AL Nahl .I came to know that my brother in law is trying to sell it covertly. So my request is that, Either the sale should be halt or the kafeel (Fatima Muhammad Shamilan-al-nafi) should be assured to provide me of my husband share after the hotel disposal . It should not be given to my husband’s brother there or any one else till I authorize legally. The concerned kafeel can be approach & he should be requested to do justice as per law.
I shall be highly obliged if you consider my application on urgent basis, As I am helpless widow, These remenatns of my husband are the last hope of survival for me and my infant son(Mohammad Saleh) which i hope you will protect. I am Expectant for your Response.
I have attached the soft copies of my complete application with all the requisite documents and also submitted the same in hard copy to OPF under application submission Number (3015/16/571)
Attested Copy of Nikah Nama.
Passport and ID card copy of my Deceased Husband.
My CNIC and Photograph copy.
Birth Certificate and Photograph of the Deceased son Muhammad Saleh khan.
My signature and Thumb impression on white paper.
Copy of NOC for the transportation of dead body issued by Consulate General of Pakistan, JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia.
Request copy of Kafeel Consulate General of Pakistan Saudi Arabia.
Powen Abbas widow of Qaisar Abbas
Father name: Yasir Abbas Shah.
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