RIYADH: In a declare to facilitate the expatriates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi passport authorities own began mechanically extending the validity of residency enable (Iqama), exit and re-entry visa without costs except March 31, 2022.
Primarily based totally on an announcement issued by the Saudi Press Company Monday, the extension will merit the expatriates who’re from countries facing trail ban attributable to the outbreak of coronavirus and these which are in the intervening time outdoors the dominion.
The Typical Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said that the extension shall be carried mechanically in collaboration with the Nationwide Recordsdata Center, without the need to consult with the passports directorate or the Kingdom’s missions in a international nation.
The extension, on the replacement hand, isn’t any longer going to be acceptable to those expatriates who took one dose of COVID-19 vaccine internal the Kingdom sooner than their departure.
The validity of consult with visas will additionally be prolonged except March 31 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors who’re outdoors the Kingdom in countries from which entry has been suspended temporarily attributable to the virus.