Validity of iqamas and visas of expats stranded in countries facing travel ban to be extended: SPA

Saudi Arabia: The validity of residency permits (iqamas), exit and re-entry visas, as well as visit visas of expatriates who are currently stranded in the countries facing travel ban, will be extended until June 2, 2021 free of cost, the Saudi Press Agency reported citing a royal order.

The free extension of the validity period of iqamas and visas granted by the finance minister at the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is part of the continuous efforts taken by the government to ensure the safety of citizens and residents and to mitigate its economic and financial impacts on them.

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has confirmed that the extension will be done automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center – SPA.


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