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Saudi Arabia announces visa extension for stranded expats

TBP Desk
25 May 2021 20:31:06 | Update: 26 May 2021 12:27:34
Saudi Arabia announces visa extension for stranded expats
A security woman checks the temperature of a woman at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights, following the outbreak of Covid-19, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 31, 2020. -Reuters Photo

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced that the validity of iqamas (residency permits) and visas of expatriates who are currently stranded in many countries due to travel ban, will be extended until June 2, 2021 free of cost, reports Saudi Gazette.

The free extension of the validity period of iqamas and visas granted by the finance minister at the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is part of the continuous efforts taken by the government to ensure the safety of citizens and residents and to mitigate its economic and financial impacts on them.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has confirmed that the extension will be done automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center.