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Saudi Arabia begins extending the residencies of expatriates outside the Kingdom until July 31


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed the General Directorate of Passports to start extending the validity of residencies for expatriates outside the Kingdom, and to extend the validity of visit visas, exit and return visas, automatically without fees or financial compensation until 7/31/2021 AD. According to a press release of the Saudi embassy. .


This extension, issued by the Saudi Minister of Finance, comes within the framework of the continuous efforts taken by the Kingdom’s government to deal with the effects and consequences of the global pandemic (Covid-19), and within the precautionary and preventive measures that guarantee the safety of citizens and residents and contribute to mitigating the economic and financial effects.

 

The Saudi Passports confirmed that the extension will be done automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center without the need to visit the headquarters of the passport departments, as follows:

 

First: Extending the validity of residency and exit and return visas for residents outside the Kingdom in the countries from which entry has been suspended as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus, to be until 7/31/2021AD.

 

Second: Extending the validity of visitor visas for visitors outside the Kingdom from countries from which entry has been suspended as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus, to be until 7/31/2021AD.

 

Third: The extension is limited to the 20 countries from which entry was suspended as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus in them, and announced on February 2, 2021 AD.

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