Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has linked the issuance of final exit visas for expatriates to the payment of due bills including mobile bills.
Jawazat has clarified that all financial dues of the expatriate must be fully settled in order to issue a final exit visa, which also requires that there is no car registered in his or her name.
The expatriate who requires a final exit visa cannot have had an unused visa previously. The final exit visa is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance, and departure from the kingdom becomes mandatory during that time period.
Expatriates cannot obtain final exit visas while they are outside the kingdom, Jawazat said.
Additionally, Jawazat stated that there are no fees associated with issuing final exit visas and that these visas can be canceled via the “Absher” or “Muqeem” portals after paying an SR 100 cancellation fee in the event that departure does not occur.
Applicant’s passport must be valid at least 60 days in order to issue a final exit visa, Jawazat added.
If the expatriate departs the kingdom on the basis of the final exit visa, the Jawazat states that he or she will require a new visa to return.
Additionally, the sponsor has no right to file a complaint with authorities accusing the foreign employee of escape after a final exit visa is issued. Before filing such a complaint, the visa must first be canceled.