Riyadh — Jawazat, the General Directorate of Passports, has rebutted viral rumors of a decision to convert a visit visa into an Iqama.
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The Jawazat has responded to inquiries about a post published on social media platforms. The post claimed approval from the Ministry of Interior to convert the visit visa into an Iqama. The residency visa for individuals.
The fake posts also defrauded people by describing the required methods to convert the visa into Iqama.
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The Jawazat confirmed that instructions now do not allow the conversion of the visit visa into a legal residency (Iqama) for individuals.
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Previously, Jawazat had announced the possibility of converting children’s visas into Iqama. This possibility was for children under 18 years old and only if their parents held Iqama.