Saudi Arabia extends residence permit validity for expats outside country

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The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has started to automatically extend the validity of residence permits for expatriates outside the Kingdom.

This is in addition to extending the validity of visit visas and exit and re-entry visas without fees or charges for all expatriates until November 30th, 2021.

This comes after directives were issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Press Agency said.

The directive indicated that the extension will be carried out electronically in cooperation with the National Information Centre without the need to visit the departments of passports.

The extension has been issued by the Minister of Finance and falls within the continuing efforts of the Saudi government to deal with the repercussions of COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the safety of Saudi citizens and residents, added SPA.

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