Government fees for Iqama temporarily pardoned; Passports Department

The General Administration for Passports announced Thursday that in cooperation with the National Center for Information, it was decided to pardon private sector enterprises from paying government fees to be levied on issuance of resident permits (Iqamas) for workers in the commercial and industrial professions for 3 months starting 18th March, 2020.

In a statement, the Passports Department said the move comes as part of the efforts taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to alleviate the economic and financial impacts on the private sector due to the precautionary measures taken to confront the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

The move includes the postponement of levying charges on some government services against the private sector, noting that, accordingly, an owner of an enterprise in the private sector will have the chance to issue resident permits (Iqamas) for his workers without paying the government fees, which will due after 3 months, as per the announcement. Saudi Press Agency

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