WORLD Saudi extends residency permits, visit visas for expats from countries with suspended travel

WORLD

Saudi extends residency permits, visit visas for expats from countries with suspended travel

Xinhua

07:31, May 25, 2021

RIYADH, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia extended on Monday the validity of residency permits for expatriates who are outside the kingdom, as well as exit and re-entry visas for visitors, Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

Visitors leave the Saudi Arabia stand at the Arabian Travel market exibition in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on May 17, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

The extension will be free of charge till June 2 as a part of ongoing efforts to deal with COVID-19.

The extension will apply to expats and visitors who are in countries with travel ban.

The immigration authority also confirmed that the extension will automatically take place in collaboration with the National Information Center, without the need to report to the directorate of passports offices.

The kingdom's temporary arrival suspension covers countries with coronavirus outbreaks to avoid a surge in infections.

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