Good news for Saudi Iqama and visa holders: Kingdom approves extending dates of re-entry

More than 40,000 Pakistanis will be at an advantage through this decision.

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Relief is being offered to Saudi Iqama and Visa-holders. The Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia, who are currently not in the country for about 3 months, are getting some relaxation with their expired iqamas and re-entry of visas. This is being done after King Salman approved of extending the dates of re-entry for them. Moreover, there will no ‘additional’ fee for such individuals.

More than 40,000 Pakistanis will be at an advantage through this decision as told by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz.

He further added that 25,000 expats had traveled back to Pakistan and 15,000 were currently in the country.

The validity of final exit visas as well as exit and re-entry visas is being expanded, for expats who stayed in the Kingdom, but did not use them due to the lockdown situation.

2.5 million Pakistanis are living in Saudi Arabia. Numerous out of these weren’t able to return to their homeland although they have lost their jobs due to the visa problems and the novel virus. Many will now finally be back to their families in Pakistan.

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