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Saudi Arabia: Validity of Final Exit Visas Extended Free of Charge

Saudi Arabia: Validity of Final Exit Visas Extended Free of Charge

Saturday, 17 October, 2020 - 04:30
Ongoing efforts by the Saudi government to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has started to automatically extend the validity of the final exit visas, which were not used during the suspension period of entry to and exit from the Kingdom, free of charge for all expatriates whose extension period has expired, to be until October 31, the Saudi Press Agency reported Friday.


This extension, which was issued by the Minister of Finance, comes as part of ongoing efforts by the Saudi government to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of the precautionary measures that guarantee the safety of citizens and residents, SPA said.


The move was in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.


The Directorate indicated that the validity extension of the final exit visas for expatriates was electronically carried out in cooperation with the National Information Center through the automated system without visiting the departments of passports, where 28,884 visas were extended, the news agency added.


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