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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? They are particularly keen to know if the final exit for dependents living outside KSA can be issued?
I have already explained the procedure of the final exit in this article. If you read this article in detail, you will automatically get to know if it is possible to get a final exit while the resident is out of Saudi Arabia. There are so many things for which one needs to take care before the final exit. If he is out of Saudi Arabia, how will he care about all those things?
Having said that, the possibility of getting a final exit while an expatriate is out of KSA differs in the following two cases.
Can we issue the final exit for employees who are outside KSA?
As a general rule of law, the 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. Yes, it can be taken but what will be proof for the company that they have paid ESB to the right person.
To summarize, there are several reasons due to which Saudi Authorities have decided that the final exit visa cannot be processed if an employee is out of Saudi Arabia.
Can we issue the final exit for dependents living outside KSA?
Contrary to what we have mentioned earlier that the final exit cannot be processed for an employee while he is out of Saudi Arabia, the final exit for dependents living outside KSA can be issued by his sponsor which is his or her father or husband.
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. In this article, we have explained the procedure to issue the final exit visa for dependents who are outside KSA. Recommended: How to issue final exit for dependents living outside KSA?
Do I need to issue the final exit for dependents living outside KSA?
If you read the procedure of issuing the final exit visa for the dependents who are outside Saudi Arabia, it is quite lengthy and somehow complicated as well. A question arises, do we really need to issue the final exit for dependents who are already living outside KSA?
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. So, effectively, there is no need to issue their final exit visa separately.
Can they enter back to Saudi Arabia after the expiry of exit re-entry visa?
This question might be coming to the minds of many people if their dependents would be allowed to come back to Saudi Arabia if they are leaving Saudi without the final exit? We have covered this subject in detail in this article.