60-day grace period for Saudi Final Exit Visas after expat residency permit expires

Updated 19 November 2017
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60-day grace period for Saudi Final Exit Visas after expat residency permit expires

JEDDAH: Official regulations at the Saudi General Directorate of Passports (GDP) have allowed some residents to remain in the Kingdom despite the expiry of their residency permits (Iqama), and despite the end of the relief offered by the "Nation without a Violator" campaign.
The stay of these residents should not exceed 60 days from the date of the issuance of the Final Exit Visa, even if the residency permit itself has expired.
The GDP clarified this information on its official Twitter account. An expat asked the question: "I have a final exit visa and my Iqama has expired. Is there a problem with this?" The GDP replied "There is no problem, provided the departure is within 6o days of the date of the issuing of the visa. Thank you."


Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arab Agricultural Development body discuss ways to boost agriculture sector

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arab Agricultural Development body discuss ways to boost agriculture sector

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, met the director general of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), Dr. Ibrahim Adam Al-Dakhiri, in Jeddah on Sunday.
The two officials discussed ways to boost cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.
Keeping in view the role of agriculture in the region’s economy, the AOAD was established in 1970 with the aim of increasing cooperation between regional countries and boosting the agriculture sector.
It is a specialized organization working under the umbrella of the Arab League.