Newborns of expats can get visas upon arrival in Saudi Arabia

Updated 23 October 2017
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Newborns of expats can get visas upon arrival in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Newborns of expatriate residents in Saudi Arabia are allowed to enter the Kingdom without having to obtain a visa in the parent’s home country, the General Directorate of Passports said on Saturday.
The child will be issued a visa upon arrival in the Kingdom, subject to certain conditions, according to comments by the Directorate that were published in 3alyoum news site.
"A visa for the child will be issued at the point of entry on arrival, provided the newborn has an independent passport and that the parents are residents in the Kingdom — where the wife is dependent on her husband,” the Directorate said.


Saudi Aramco celebrates national day by featuring the company's contributions to Saudi Arabia's nation-building

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Saudi Aramco celebrates national day by featuring the company's contributions to Saudi Arabia's nation-building

  • The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030
  • The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa)



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Saudi Aramco held a five-day exhibition in celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah city from Sept. 21.

The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030.

The exhibition, which ended on on Monday, took as its slogan: "Expressing a national power .. and translating an ambitious vision." It was divided into five sections including citizenship, which represented initiatives for create innovative solutions to create economic participation in the community and to push it forward.

Another section looking at empowerment focused on women, young people and successful entrepreneurs. It included programs for the knowledge economy and spreading the culture of entrepreneurship.

In the Creative expression section, heritage and modern art were represented through Saudi artists who embody Saudi Arabia's heritage and its promising future.

The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa), a portal for knowledge and creativity, which was selected as one of the world's top 100 sites for 2018 by Time magazine.

Interactive visual presentations were laid on embodying the spirit of creativity and empowerment in young people. It also allowed visitors to see the company's development initiatives in the field of community service.

Reem Ahmad, who attended the exhibition, told Arab News: "I was delighted to visit the Saudi Aramco exhibition today, I enjoyed the interactive experience, everything is beautifully presented. It makes me proud to see such huge achievements presented to the public in an interactive way to visitors of different ages."