The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) hasbegun renewing residency permits (iqama) for all expatriates for aperiod of three months free of charge, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported onFriday.
The decision follows the directives of the Custodian of the Two HolyMosques King Salman to ease the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in theprivate sector.
The Jawazat said that the decision would include all expatriates in andoutside the Kingdom who work in the private sector in commercial and industrialprofessions.
"The free iqama renewal will be done only for those whose iqamaexpiry period is between March 18, 2020 to June 30, 2020".
The Jawazat added that the "Muqeem identity card" holder can renew it byentering the Ministry of Interior e-services platform "Absher" or viathe "Muqeem" e-port, and there is no need to contact the Jawazat officespersonally.