Saudi Arabia allows children of illegal residents to enroll at school
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced that it would be allowing the children of illegal residents to enroll at schools for the new academic year, television news channel Al Arabiya reported.
Schools should provide parents who are residing in the Kingdom without official residency statuses with admission forms and urge them to contact the education ministry’s offices in the region where they live, according to the report.
Once approved, the admission forms must then be submitted to the relevant school authorities to complete the enrollment process.
The ministry has directed education departments across the Kingdom to provide the general administration of evaluation and admission with a monthly statistical report on the number of students enrolled in each educational district, Al Arabiya said.
To enroll a student in school for those who do not have proper documents and those who reside in the Kingdom illegally, parents must submit the official documents of the child, the parents documents – whether that is their passport, residency permit, visit visa, etc. – their permanent address, and their contact information.
The guardian with an illegal status must also submit a document stipulating that they will correct their status during the academic year.