Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s landmark decision to grant Citizenship to highly-skilled foreign professionals aims to bring in the best; most beneficial talent into the country to contribute to achieving the nation’s ambitious development goals.
The sources pointed out that granting Citizenship to a limited number of such personnel through nominations; based purely on public interest. Therefore, there won’t be any option to submit applications.
HRH, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, has approved granting Saudi Citizenship to a selected number of expatriates; with outstanding talents, unique expertise, and specialized skills in several vital professions.
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According to a royal decree issued on Thursday; citizenships are to be granted to certain high-skilled expatriate professionals working in specialized areas; within the legal, medical, scientific, technological, cultural, and sports areas.
The initiative is part of the wise leadership’s ambitious drive to attract top world professionals; to medicine, industry, energy, agriculture, geology, space, aviation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, and others in the disciplines required to attract their competencies.
Saudi Arabia embarks on another significant reform that provides added value to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 after successfully introducing the Premier Residency system that has attracted many affluent investors.
Saudi Arabia is following the tried and tested example of several highly advanced and developed countries.