Today we shall be discussing a rule of Jawazat in Saudi Arabia. So many people have been asking the same question over and again that if a person is out of Saudi Arabia, can we process his or her final exit visa?
I have already explained the procedure of final exit in this article. “Procedure of Final Exit”. If you read this article in detail, you will automatically get to know if it is possible to get final exit while the resident is out of Saudi Arabia.
There are so many things for which one needs to take care before final exit. If he is out of Saudi Arabia, how will he care about all those things?
However, the possibility of getting final exit while an expatriate is out of KSA differs in the following two cases.
Processing of Final Exit while Employee is out of Saudi Arabia: So, as a general rule of law, final exit visa cannot be processed for an employee if he is out of Saudi Arabia.
He must have to enter back to Saudi Arabia once in order to final exit to be processed. Moreover, his sponsor will have to surrender his passport to Jawazat and pay him End of Service Benefits.
If he is out of Saudi Arabia, how can he take the end of service benefits? One can say that ESB can be taken by some of his friends or relatives on his behalf. Y
es, it can be taken but what will be the proof of the holding of a company that they have paid ESB to the right person.
Shortly, there are several reasons due to which Saudi Authorities have decided that final exit visa cannot be processed if the employee is out of Saudi Arabia.
Processing of Final Exit while Dependent is out of Saudi Arabia: Contrary to what we have mentioned earlier that the final exit cannot be processed for the employee while he is out of Saudi Arabia, the final exit of a dependent can be processed even when he or she is out of Saudi Arabia.
The reason is that the sponsor of the dependent can take care of all the things in Saudi Arabia since he is still in Saudi Arabia.
Even if you do not process the final exit visa for your dependents and your employer processes your final exit visa while your dependents are out of Saudi Arabia, their final exit will automatically be issued.
You issue a final exit visa for dependents or your employer issues it for your dependents, you will have to surrender the Iqamas on the immigration counter at the time of final departure from Saudi Arabia.