16 March 2020 – Extended residency permits and visas

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Type of Intervention: Border measures
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Ministry of Interior and Passports Directorate will automatically extend the residency permit (Iqama) for migrant workers for a period of three months without any additional fees whether inside or outside the Kingdom from 18 March until 30 June 2020. Any visitors in the Kingdom with any visa kind can extend their visas online through the e-service Absher.
Full details here: https://www.my.gov.sa/wps/portal/snp/pages/news/newsDetails/CONT-news-160320201