Saudi Arabia: Expats who fail to return before visa expiry will face 3-year ban

Saudi Arabia: Expats who fail to return before visa expiry will face 3-year ban

The three-year ban period will start after two months of the expiry of exit and re-entry visa.

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has clarified that expatriates who have left on an exit and re-entry visa from Saudi Arabia will be banned from returning to the Kingdom for three-years if they fail to return before the visa expiry, local media reported on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia: Expats who fail to return before visa expiry will face 3-year ban
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The three-year ban period will start after two months of the expiry of exit and re-entry visa. There will be exemption for dependants holding iqama and for those who come on a new visa under new employer.

There is no way to convert an exit and re-entry visa to final exit visa to avoid the ban while the employee is outside the Kingdom.

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