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Saudi Cabinet approves quarterly renewal of Iqamas and work permits

The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the issuance and renewal of Iqamas and work permits quarterly; therefore, now, residence permits along with work permits can be issued or renewed for three months.

However, according to the SPA, the new decision does not cover domestic workers and related professional categories.

The new move allows companies and individuals to pay iqama renewal fees quarterly instead of annually.


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