Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, April 3, 2022

Saudi Visit Visa cannot be converted into an Iqama, Jawazat warns of such claims

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) in Saudi Arabia reconfirmed that it is not allowed to convert visit visa into an iqama or resident permit of the Kingdom.

These came from Jawazat in clarification to some social media reports about the possibility of converting visit visa into a permanent residency on payment of a certain fee. The Jawazat denied such claims of social media users and stated that converting a visit visa into iqama for a fee are not true and baseless.

- The Jawazat further added that, instructions issued by the competent authorities to not allow converting a visit visa into a permanent residency. If a new decision or instructions are issued on this, it will be announced immediately through the official channels of Jawazat. Similar : Visit visa holders can contact Health Insurance Council to rectify their status in Tawakkalna

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The Jawazat also stated that those who arrive to Saudi Arabia on a visit visa are not allowed to work in the Kingdom and the violators of these regulations will face punitive measures.

- A legal consultant warned against such practices of fraudsters on social media platforms, who aims to cheat and make money illegally through false claims and that are contradictory to the rules and regulations prevailing in the country.

- Last year in April, the Council of Ministers approved the Law for Combating Financial Fraud and Deceit and as per the law, the convicted fraudsters will face a imprisonment of not more than 7 years or a fine of not more than 5 million Saudi Riyals or both. Recommend : All types of visa holders can issue Umrah permit before entering into Saudi Arabia

- The consultant added that there are provisions in the law to punish those who incites another to commit any of the crimes stipulated in the law, agrees with him or helps him.

- The crime occurred based on this incitement, agreement or assistance, the same maximum penalties will be applied on them too. In case of the original crime did not occur, the instigator would get half of the maximum penalty, added the legal consultant while speaking to Saudi Gazette. Join Saudi Expatriates on imo channel

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