3-year ban on expats who fail to return on exit re-entry visas – Jawazat

3-year ban on exit re-entry visa violations

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) restated that expatriates who left Saudi Arabia on an exit re-entry visa and did not return within their visa validity will face a three-year ban.

Jawazat clarified that “those expatriates who left the kingdom on exit re-entry visas and did not return before their visas’ expiry are not allowed to re-enter the kingdom for a period of three years.”

However, this does not apply to those returning to the same employer with a new work visa.

This clarification came in response to a query from an expatriate wanting to return to the kingdom after leaving the country years ago on an exit and re-entry visa and did not return before the visa expiry.

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