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Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Re-entry visa and residency renewal fees doubled for expats outside Saudi Arabia

Re-entry visa and residency renewal fees doubled for expats outside Saudi Arabia

A new amendment approved by the Saudi Cabinet doubled the fees for renewing exit and re-entry visas in cases where the residents are outside the Kingdom.
The new amendment stipulates that the exit and return visa fee is SR200 for a single trip for a maximum duration of two months, and SR100 for each additional month if the resident is inside the Kingdom, and if the resident is outside the Kingdom, the fee for the additional month will be doubled.

The fee for multi-entry trips is SR500 for 3 months, and SR200 for each additional month if the resident is inside the Kingdom, and in the event of the applicant being outside the Kingdom, the fee for the additional month will be doubled.

The Cabinet also approved an amendment to the residency law covering the renewal of residency permits for companions of foreign workers and domestic workers. As per the amendment, the fee for residency renewal when outside the Kingdom will be two times what is collected within the Kingdom through the electronic portal of the Ministry of Interior.

The Cabinet approved amendments to the residency and travel documents systems that allow citizens to issue a passport within 24 hours.

According to the amendments published on the official gazette on Friday, the Council of Ministers agreed to add a paragraph to Article 12 of the travel documents law that allows the issuance or renewal of a passport within 24 hours for a fee of SR500. The amendment stipulates that the Ministry of Interior will set the necessary mechanism and controls for implementing the new decision.
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