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Saudi launches seasonal work visa

The kingdom had previously only allowed seasonal workers related to Haj

Saudi launches seasonal work visa

The Saudi cabinet has approved new temporary and seasonal work visas, allowing them to be issued for a wider variety of jobs.

Previously, seasonal work visas could only be issued for work related to Haj, the annual pilgrimage that typically requires an influx of workers for a few months of the year, but will now be available year-round, Arab News reported.

New fees also were set at SR1000 ($266).

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