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Residence, Exit, Re-entry and Visit Visas to Be Extended until 31/01/2022 Automatically Without Any Cost
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 28 - 11 - 2021

The General Directorate of Passports has started to automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) and exit and re-entry visas without fees or charges until 31/01/2022. This comes in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
This extension, which was issued by the Minister of Finance, falls within the government's continuing efforts to deal with the repercussions of COVID-19 pandemic. It also falls within precautionary and preventive measures that guarantee the safety of citizens and residents and contribute to mitigating financial and economic impacts.
The Directorate indicated that the extension will be carried out automatically in cooperation with the National Information Centre without the need to visit the departments of passports. The extension process is as follows:
First: Extending the validity of residence permits as well as exit and re-entry visas for residents who are in the countries from which entry is suspended as a result of Coronavirus until 31/01/2022, except for those who were fully vaccinated inside the Kingdom of Saudi before they left.
Second: Extending the validity of visit visas by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors who are outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and from countries facing entry suspension as a result of the outbreak of novel coronavirus until 31/01/2022.


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