Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University

Dr. Abdullah Salman Al-Salman
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Updated 13 September 2020

Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University

  • Al-Salman did a master’s in survey engineering from the University of Wisconsin — Madison in the US

Dr. Abdullah Salman Al-Salman has been the vice rector of King Saud University (KSU) since December 2014.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at KSU’s College of Engineering in 1986. Al-Salman went to the US on a scholarship. In 1991, he did a master’s in survey engineering from the University of Wisconsin — Madison in the US. Five years later, he did a Ph.D. in the use of airborne global positioning systems from the same university.
Al-Salman, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, has worked as the vice rector at KSU for educational and academic affairs from 2009 to 2015. He also served as a registration supervisor at the College of Engineering from 1997 to 1999. He worked as vice dean of admission and registration for three months in 2005.
Al-Salman has taken part in a project to modernize and produce aerial photographs and digital maps for the holy sites in Makkah.
He has also served as a freelance consultant for the Riyadh municipality in several projects.
Al-Salman, who has presented several research papers, is a member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Al-Salman is also a board member of the Saudi General Commission for Survey.


Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel. (SPA)
Updated 31 min 37 sec ago

Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

  • In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports on Saturday announced requirements for the issue of travel permits for groups exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions. Travel permits will be issued through the Absher e-services platform.
The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.
This group can obtain travel permits if the official mission cannot be performed remotely and has a deadline that cannot be postponed, provided participation is kept to a minimum.
Documents required for the first group include an official letter from the entity’s senior official, in addition to the names of those who wish to travel and their mission, its location, duration and evidence that the previous conditions are met.
The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.

• The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

• The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents.

Citizens who wish to be reunited with their families abroad must provide proof of relationship (spouse, parent, etc.) for the family member residing abroad, proof of residency in the country to which the other party wishes to travel, and proof of the children’s study location abroad if there are children of school age. The last should be certified by the Ministry of Education or one of the Kingdom’s representations in the destination country.
In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship.
The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents. These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel (a document or an instrument that they own a property or have a valid lease contract prior to the issuance of these measures).
They must also submit a valid residence card (permanent or semi-permanent) in the country to which the travel is requested and proof that the applicant had spent at least six months in the destination country during the past three years.