Free three-month extension of resident ID cards for expats in Saudi Arabia

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Updated 04 April 2020

Free three-month extension of resident ID cards for expats in Saudi Arabia

  • It applies to private-sector workers whose cards expired on or after March 18, and until June 30

RIYADH: The resident identity cards of expatriates in Saudi Arabia will be automatically extended for three months at no extra charge, the General Directorate of Passports has announced.

It applies to private-sector workers whose cards expired on or after March 18, and until June 30, whether they are currently in the Kingdom or not. The affected individuals will be notified of the extension by text message.

The decision is the latest effort by the Saudi government to address the financial and economic disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
 


Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 04 July 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

  • 360 new cases were reported in Riyadh
  • A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 143,256 after 2,642 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.