Saudi Arabia now allows expatriate workers to obtain their exit re-entry and final exit visas through the Absher platform.
The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat), in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, has made arrangements in this regard. The move is being implemented on a trial basis.
The initiative is part of the Saudi government’s efforts to improve contractual relations between employers and employees in the Kingdom’s private sector. Related: How to Issue Exit Re-Entry Visa through Absher?
Jawazat explains that the expatriate worker must first submit a visa application and then wait ten days. After the tenth day, the worker will have a five-day period beginning on the eleventh day to obtain the visa before its validity expires. Related: Jawazat links payment of due bills with the issuance of final exit visas
If an employer objects to the worker’s request, the Ministry of Human Resources will study it and make a decision within a maximum of ten days calculated from the date of submitting the visa application, not from the date of submitting the objection, the Jawazat stated.