Saudi Arabia has announced the extension of free Iqamas, exit re-entry, and visit visas for expats from suspended countries until January 31, 2022.

extension of free Iqamas, exit re-entry, and visit visas for expats

extending the validity of iqamas

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) in Saudi Arabia began extending the validity of iqamas and exit re-entry visas without fees or financial compensation until 31st January 2022 (28/06/1443), in accordance with the orders of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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This extension, issued by the Minister of Finance, is part of the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to address the effects and consequences of the global pandemic (Covid-19), as well as precautionary and preventive measures that ensure the safety of citizens and resident expats while also helping to mitigate the economic and financial consequences. Trending Now: Amazon’s Best Black Friday Tech Deals – 2021

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extending the validity of iqama

The extension will be done automatically in collaboration with the National Information Center (NIC), without the need to examine the Passport Departments’ (Jawazat) headquarters or the Kingdom’s foreign missions, as follows:

Extending the validity of iqamas and exit and re-entry visas for resident expatriates who are outside the Kingdom in countries where entry has been suspended due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, until the 31st of January 2021 (28/06/1443), except for those who have received two doses of the Corona vaccine inside the Kingdom before leaving.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended the validity of visit visas for tourists outside the Kingdom who are from countries where admission has been suspended as a result of the Corona virus outbreak until January 31, 2021 (28/06/1443). Watch More: Gulf Tech & News.


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