Fingerprinting made mandatory for expat children above 6

Updated 17 January 2016
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Fingerprinting made mandatory for expat children above 6

RIYADH: The Passport Department on Thursday said expatriates in the kingdom must have their children aged six and above registered and fingerprinted.
Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman for the department, said expat families who have children covered by this new regulation should register urgently. Failure to do so could result in denial of services for an expat family.
Before this new requirement, only expatriate dependents aged 16 and above were required to register.
Al-Shalhoub said this requirement was phased in starting November 2014 to allow women to exit and return, and change professions. It became mandatory in January 2015.
Registration can take place at any Passport Department office, he said. Expatriates are required to produce their passports and residence permits when while registering.


Saudi Arabia reaffirms commitment to fight poverty

Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Saleh. (Photo: mofa.gov.sa). (Photo: mofa.gov.sa)
Updated 21 min 12 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia reaffirms commitment to fight poverty

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries to help people in need globally. (Photo: mofa.gov.sa)

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia is continuing to fight poverty domestically and globally through its humanitarian responsibility toward others, the adviser to its foreign minister said in a speech at the UN in New York.
Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Saleh cited the Kingdom’s role in providing humanitarian assistance and helping poor and developing countries.
Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of international cooperation against economic hardships in developing countries, he said.
Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries to help people in need globally, and is one of the most important donor countries in the world, he said.