Saudi Arabia to Waive Government Fees for Displaced Citizens from Neighbouring Countries

By Mohammed Ameen

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In a significant move aimed at supporting displaced citizens from neighboring countries, Saudi Arabia has announced a groundbreaking decision to cover government fees for individuals permitted to stay and regularize their status in the Kingdom. This decision, made during the weekly session of the Council of Ministers in Jeddah and chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marks a pivotal step towards assisting those in need.

Saudi Arabia to Waive Government Fees for Displaced Citizens from Neighbouring Countries

The fee exemptions will include a range of charges such as residency permit (iqama) fees, work permit fees, transfer of service fees, profession change fees, and fees for employees of private sector companies and establishments. These exemptions will be applicable for a four-year period starting from the date of rectifying their status after arrival in Saudi Arabia.

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Furthermore, the Saudi government will also cover all previously incurred fees and fines related to violations of the Residency Law for both the displaced individuals and their companions. This comprehensive support package reflects the Kingdom’s commitment to providing assistance and stability to those in need during challenging times.