Free extension of iqamas stranded in countries facing travel ban

Free extension of iqamas stranded in countries facing travel ban

The validity of iqamas (residency permits), exit and re-entry visas; as well as visit visas of expatriates; currently stranded in the countries facing travel ban, will last until Sept. 30, 2021, free of cost, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday citing a royal order.

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

According to the SPA; the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) confirmed that the extension will be automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center.