MOLSaudi Arabia

Ministry of Labor Extends Work Visa Validity to Two Years

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced a new initiative to extend the validity of new work visas to two years instead of one with no additional fees.

The move aims to facilitate the related procedures for private sector firms that seek to issue new work visas, the ministry said in a statement.

Private establishments or companies can cancel previous visas and issue new ones under the applicable requirements.

In 2017, Saudi Arabia has reduced the validity of work visas issued to the private sector to one year