JEDDAH: The justice and health ministries are liaising to enhance services through the creation of a priority card for citizens above the age of 70.
The card will give senior citizens priority at hospitals and will allow them to have officials from the Justice Ministry visit them at home if they are unable to report to ministry branches to get their legal paperwork done. The ministries issued a joint statement saying the move would improve the quality of services across the spectrum. The senior citizens’ project, which will be launched on Wednesday in Riyadh, will gradually expand to other cities. Mobile notary services (in which third parties are authorized to perform certain legal formalities, such as sign deeds or contracts) are already available in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, Dammam, Alkhobar, Dhahran, Buraidah, and Onaizah.
Priority card applicants can send a copy of their ID on the Justice Ministry app, call 920025888 or email [email protected].
Notaries then receive an alert with the home location.
The mobile notary service is free of charge and is also available to people with disabilities or chronic illness.