Jawazat: Free automatic renewal of Iqama

The Ministry of Interior issued the following directives on July 5, 2020, to announce the extension of Iqama and visa in the following categories. 

Now Jawazat has announced that the Iqama and exit re-entry visa of the following categories of expatriates will be extended automatically. In this way, the Jawazat will be;

1- Extending the validity of the final exit visa for expatriates, free of cost.

2- Extending the validity of the Iqama of expatriates who are outside Saudi Arabia on an exit re-entry visa for a period of 3 months, free of cost.

3- Extending the validity of the exit reentry visa for the expatriates who have not used it due to the suspension of entry and exit from the Kingdom, for a period of (3) months free of cost.

4- Extending the validity of the exit and return visa for all expatriates who are outside the Kingdom, which expires during the period of suspension of entry and exit from the Kingdom, for a period of (3) months without charge.

5- Extending the validity of visit visa and tourist visa holders who are inside the Kingdom for a period of (3) months without charge.

The source explained that, according to the content of the Royal Decree, these exceptions are subject to continuous follow-up and change according to the need.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.