Wrong perception about coming back to Saudi Arabia after Exit

Since long we have been hearing that anyone who leaves the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on final exit cannot return back to Saudi Arabia for the period of 3 years from the date of final exit. Many Saudi expat from around the world including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Jordan, Egypt and the from the rest of the world used to believe on this incorrect and wrong perception and they never tried to apply again for Work Visa to return back to Saudi Arabia due to the above rumor.

Do you know Saudi expat after final exit can come back again to Saudi Arabia anytime?

The General Directorate of Passports (Saudi Jawazat) has denied rumors being circulated that Saudi expat who leave the Kingdom on final exit visa will be barred from returning to the Kingdom for three years. Read more: Grace Period For Final Exit Visas After Saudi Iqama Expires


What is the exact statement issued by Saudi Jawazat for Saudi expat coming back to Saudi Arabia after final exit?

The General Directorate of Passports (Saudi Jawazat) has recently stated that,

ANYONE WHO HAS LEFT ON A FINAL EXIT VISA ON A REGULAR BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REMARKS (i.e. IF HE/SHE HAS NOT BEEN BLACKLISTED OR DEPORTED BECAUSE OF ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OR ACT OF MISCONDUCT) AGAINST HIM, HAS THE RIGHT TO RETURN ON A NEW VISA.



Do you know when the fine for delay in Saudi Iqama will be imposed?

The Saudi Jawazat explained that the fine for the delay in the renewal of residency permit (Saudi Iqama) would be imposed three days after the expiry date. Read more: Procedure to check online status of Huroob on Saudi Iqama

What is the penalty for delay in renewal of Saudi Iqama?

The fine will be SR.500 for the delay in renewal for the first time. In the second time, the fine will be SR.1,000 and if there is a delay in renewal in the third time, the penalty will be deportationRead more: Saudi expats will face fine and deportation in case of failure to renew Saudi Iqama


Do you know that family members’ Saudi Iqama can be renewed even if they are outside Saudi Arabia?

The Saudi Jawazat confirmed that the system allows the renewal of the residency permit of Saudi expat, only if the head of the family is inside the Kingdom, no matter if his family members are outside the KingdomRead more: Procedure for the Cancellation of Final Exit Visa from Saudi Arabia

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Source: Saudi Gazette