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Saudi extends permits, visas for expats until Aug 31

Saudi Arabia  will automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) for expatriates outside the Kingdom in addition to extending the validity of visit visas and exit and re-entry visas without fees until August 31.

This extension, which is being carried out by the General Directorate of Passports ,was issued by the Minister of Finance and comes among the continuing efforts of the Kingdom to deal with the effects and repercussions of Covid-19 pandemic, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

It also falls within precautionary and preventive measures that guarantee the safety of citizens and residents and contribute to mitigating financial and economic impacts.

The Directorate indicated that the extension will be carried out electronically in cooperation with the National Information Centre without the need to visit the departments of passports. The extension process is as follows:

First: Extending the validity of residence permits as well as exit and re-entry visas for residents who are in the countries from which entry is suspended as a result of Coronavirus until August 31.

Second: Extending the validity of visit visas for visitors who are in the countries from which entry is suspended as a result of the Coronavirus until August 31.