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Saudi Arabia extends expat visas for those stranded outside Kingdom

Saudi Arabia lifted travel restrictions on 11 countries in May but has kept the flight ban on others as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. (AFP)
Saudi Arabia lifted travel restrictions on 11 countries in May but has kept the flight ban on others as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. (AFP)
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21 Jul 2021 08:07:21 GMT9
21 Jul 2021 08:07:21 GMT9
  • Validity of visit visas and exit and re-entry visas also extended without fees or charges for all expatriates until Aug. 31

Arab News

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has started automatically extending the validity of residence permits – known as Iqama – of migrant workers who are outside the Kingdom and unable to return due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, without charge.

The General Directorate of Passports is also extending the validity of visit visas, as well as exit and re-entry visas without fees or charges for all expatriates until Aug. 31, state news agency SPA reported.

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