Iqama Validity, Re-entry, and Visit Visas Extended Till Jan, 31

Visit Visas Re-entry residency permit Iqama Validity
This extension falls within the government’s continuing efforts to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic

Riyadh – Jawazat, the General Directorate of Passports, has started the automatic extension of (residency permit) Iqama validity; and exit and re-entry visa without charges to the expatriate, till Jan.31, 2022.

Expatriates from countries facing travel ban will be the beneficiaries of this initiative taken in line with the implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The extension will not apply to expatriates who are fully vaccinated within the Kingdom; before their departure on exit and re-entry visas. The King’s directive also includes extending the validity of visit visas issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors outside the Kingdom; and who are from countries facing travel bans due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The iqama validity period of extension will be until Jan. 31.

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Minister of Finance issued the necessary orders in this regard. This extension falls within the government’s continuing efforts to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also falls within precautionary measures and preventive protocols that ensure the safety of citizens and expatriates; and contribute to mitigating the financial and economic impacts of the pandemic.

The Jawazat stated that the extension would be carried out automatically; in cooperation with the National Information Centre without personally visiting any Jawazat departments.

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