Conversion of Yemeni visitor ID to Iqama will end in 2 weeks

Updated 28 November 2017
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Conversion of Yemeni visitor ID to Iqama will end in 2 weeks

RIYADH: The General Directorate of Passports (GDP) confirmed, according to the Ein Al-Youm website on November 25, that the Yemeni visitor ID cannot be converted to a residency permit (Iqama) after its expiry on Rabi’ Al-Awwal 20 (Hijri calendar).

The GDP’s explanation came on its Twitter account while replying to a Yemeni visitor who asked: “If the current visitor ID expires, can I covert it to an Iqama? Or should be it be valid? And is it possible to extend and visitor ID for the sixth time?”

The GDP answered that the conditions of converting a visitor ID to an Iqama “state that the visitor ID must be valid.”


Saudi king leaves for Egypt on official visit

Updated 35 min 19 sec ago
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Saudi king leaves for Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman left for Egypt on Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit.