Validity of iqamas, visas of expats stranded in countries facing travel ban extended until July 31

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 be until July 31, 2021 free of cost, SPA reported on Tuesday.

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 also confirmed that the extension will be automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center.