Riyadh, 23 Rabi’ al-Akhir 1443 AH, corresponding to 28 November 2021 AD
In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – the General Directorate of Passports began extending the validity of residency and exit and return visas without fees or financial compensation until 28/6/1443 AH corresponding to 31/1/ 2022 AD.
This extension, issued by His Excellency the Minister of Finance, comes within the framework of the continuous efforts taken by the Kingdom’s government to deal with the effects and consequences of the global pandemic (Covid-19), and within the precautionary and preventive measures that guarantee the safety of citizens and residents – God willing – and contribute to mitigating the economic and financial effects.
The extension will also be done automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center without the need to review the headquarters of the Passport Departments or the Kingdom’s missions abroad, as follows:
First: Extending the validity of residency and exit and return visas for residents who are outside the Kingdom in the countries from which entry is suspended as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus in them, to be until the date of 06/28/1443 AH corresponding to 01/31/2022 AD, except for those who have completed receiving two doses of the Corona vaccine inside the Kingdom before they leave her.
Second: Extension of the validity of visit visas by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors who are outside the Kingdom, from countries from which entry has been suspended as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus, to be until the date of 06/28/1443 AH corresponding to 01/31/2022 AD.