Archive photo of the Saudi Ministry of Labor building
Archive photo of the Saudi Ministry of Labor building

The Ministry of Labor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently announced several important decisions regarding granting a final exit visa to expatriates.

The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia issued a "written telegram" to the Passports Department and the Director General of Prisons in the Kingdom, which stated that "in the event that it is not possible to issue a final exit visa for the expatriate in accordance with the established procedures for the inability of this for technical reasons. In the region to finalize the procedures for granting a final exit visa in the absence of security or judicial restrictions preventing the departure. "

According to the telegram, if the reason for not being able to leave is financial benefits (fees or fines) for which the expatriate applicant is not responsible for the final exit visa, but on the employer or head of the household, he is granted a final exit visa and his travel does not depend on the collection of fees or a fine.

The Ministry of Manpower said in a statement today that the Minister received an urgent report - the content of the telegram - from the Labor Office of the Ministry of the Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah, where adviser Othman Ramadan that the reason is due to some diplomatic missions and consular accredited in the Kingdom to send a number of notes The Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom, to assist members of its nationals who could not obtain a final exit visa to return to their country without any restriction to prevent them from leaving, but for technical reasons.

The Ministry of Manpower through the Office of Labor Representation in the Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah thanked and appreciated all the Saudi authorities for their cooperation in finding ways to solve all obstacles facing expatriate workers, including Egyptian.