General Directorate of Passports, Saudi Arabia has started to automatically extend the validity of Residence Permits (Iqama) for expatriates outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to travel visas and exit and repatriation without fees or charges for all. The validity of entry visa has started to be extended till 30 November 2021.

Extension of the validity period of Iqama and Visa granted by the Finance Minister on the instructions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman by the Government to ensure the safety of citizens and residents and its economic and financial impact on them.

The extension will be done automatically in collaboration with the National Informatics Center and expats do not need to do anything to extend the validity of their Iqama, Visa.

Procedure Of Extension Of Visas And Iqamas

1. Extending the validity of residence permits as well as exit and re-entry visas for residents who are in countries from where entry has been suspended as a result of coronavirus until 30 November 2021.

2. Extending the validity of visit visas for visitors who are in countries from where entry has been suspended as of 30/11/2021 as a result of the coronavirus.


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