Riyadh: The Saudi government has announced free residency and visa extensions.
According to Arab media, on the directive of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Passport Department started free extension of residence, visit and exit visas of foreigners abroad.
The extension of residences and visas will be done under the automated system till June 21, 2021 without any fee.
The Saudi finance minister issued a directive to implement the royal decree of expansion.
The Saudi government is extending residency and visas as part of a government policy to address the Corona virus problem.
#BREAKING: King Salman orders free extension of iqama, exit, visit and reentry visas of expatriates who are outside #SaudiArabia at countries which arrival has been suspended from pic.twitter.com/WHrj8mG76x
– Saudi Gazette (aSaudi_Gazette) May 24, 2021
The Saudi government is working to take the necessary precautions for the health and safety of locals and foreigners, and to take steps to minimize financial and economic losses.
The Passport Department has said that the extension of residences and visas will be done under an automated system in collaboration with the National Information Center, for which no one will have to approach the offices.
The points raised by the Passport Department regarding the extension state that the residency and exit visas of those residing abroad holders will be extended to prevent the spread of Corona virus on arrival and This extension will run until June 2, 2021.