Friday, June 18

In Implementation of Directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,Validity of Iqama, Exit-Re-entry, Visit Visas Automatically Extended, with no Charge, for Countries from which Arrival Suspended

Riyadh, In implementation of directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the General Directorate of Passports (immigration authority) began, automatically, extending the validity of the residency permits, exit-re-entry and visit visas for expatriates, abroad, against no charge, for countries from which arrival was suspended to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as of 21/10/1442 corresponding to 2/6/2021.

The extension issued by the Minister of Finance, falls within the ongoing efforts taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to deal with the impacts and fallouts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of the precautionary measures and preventive procedures that guarantee the safety of citizens as well as residents and contribute to mitigate the economic and financial effects of the pandemic.

The immigration authority confirmed that the extension will automatically take place, in collaboration with the National Information Center, with no need to report to the directorate of passports offices.

Source: Saudi Press Agency