Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has said that exit re-entry visas can not be converted into final exit visas while the visa holder is outside the kingdom, local media reported citing Jawazat sources.
The exit re-entry visa holders who do not return within the visa’s validity period will be barred from entering the Kingdom for three years, says the report.
However, dependants and individuals who have secured a new visa from their previous employer will be excluded from the ban.
The validity period of the exit and re-entry visa begins on the date of departure from the Kingdom.
Domestic workers who do not return to the Kingdom within six months of their exit and re-entry visa expiry will be automatically removed from the Absher system.
According to the report, domestic workers will be removed from the system 30 days after the visa expires, if their failure to return is reported via the Absher platform’s “Tawasul” messaging and request service.
The report says the notification sent to Jawazat regarding a domestic worker’s absence can be cancelled within 15 days via the “Tawasul” service.