Passports: Extending the validity of residencies and visas for categories of expatriates inside and outside the Kingdom

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Today (Monday) the General Directorate of Passports announced decisions to extend the powers of expired residency and exit and return visas for categories of expatriates who are outside the Kingdom.  The directorate said that the validity of expired residency permits will be automatically extended for expatriates who are outside the Kingdom on an exit and return visa from the commercial professions and whose residency expired during the period from 1- 31 August last, without charge, so that the extension will be for a period of one month from the date of expiry of the residency.

Theye xplained that the validity of the expired residency will be extended for domestic workers who are outside the Kingdom and have exit and return visas, free of charge for those whose extension period has expired, so that the validity of the residency and visa will be extended to September 30th.

With regard to the validity of return exit visas, the Jawazat stated that the validity of the visa will be automatically extended to expatriates who are outside the Kingdom of commercial workers, for those whose residency is valid, without charge, for those whose extension period has expired, to be until September 30th.  She indicated that the validity of the exit, return and final exit visa will be automatically extended to all expatriates who are inside the Kingdom and that were not used during the period of suspension of entry and exit from the Kingdom, free of charge for those whose extension period expired to the date of September 30th.