July 2017

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Saudi Arabia announces deadline for illegal residents

Saudi Arabia’s Department of Passports has announced a final one-month deadline for residents whose work or residence permits have expired to leave the country, official news agency WAS reported on Friday. The head of the Department, Major General Suleiman Bin Abdel Aziz Al-Yahya, called for the illegal residents who could not leave during the current 90-day amnesty, to go immediately to the official centres which specialise in making arrangements for them to leave. Those residents who leave the country during the amnesty period will be exempt from the punishing measures taken against people who are deported, he explained. These include fines and a permanent ban on returning to the kingdom.