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Saudi Arabia approves 3-month free extension for expat visas

Expired residency permits, as well as exit and re-entry visas for expats, are included in the three-month extension

Saudi Arabia approves 3-month free extension for expat visas

Saudi Arabia has announced the extension of expired residency permits, as well as exit and re-entry visas for expats who are outside the kingdom, for a period of three months. 

The validity of the expired residency permit, also known as Iqama, for expats outside of Saudi Arabia, either on exit or return visa, which expires during the period of suspension of entry to and exit from the kingdom, will be extended free of charge for a three-month period.

Extension has also been approved for unused exit and return visa for expats, during the period of suspension of entry and exit from the country, for three months, with no extra costs.

Expats holding an Iqama, who are in the kingdom and arrived on a visit visa that ends during the period of suspension of entry to and exit from the country, will also get an extension on the validity of the permit without any fees for three months.    

SPA stated that according to the Royal Order the exceptions approved for visas related issues were subject to continuous follow-up and change.

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