The Saudi Press Agency announced on Tuesday that the validity of residency permits, exit and re-entry visas and visitor visas would be extended until the end of September.

Key Points:

  • Residency permits, exit and re-entry visas for foreign nationals who are stranded abroad will be automatically extended until Sept. 30.
  • Visitor visas for foreign nationals living in a country from which travel to Saudi Arabia is suspended will be extended until Sept. 30.
  • Foreign nationals holding these visas do not need to apply for the extension. Saudi Arabian officials have already started renewing the visas without charging holders an additional fee.

BAL Analysis: The extension was made as an effort to mitigate the effect and repercussions of the ongoing pandemic. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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