Saudi Arabia doubles validity period for expat work visas

Pedro Gonçalves
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Saudi Arabia has extended the validity of new work visas for expatriates in private sector firms for two years instead of one year without any additional fees, the ministry of Labor and Social Development has revealed. The extension of the time limit also covers old visas, local media reported. Khalid Abalkhail, the spokesperson for the ministry, told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the decision is related to regular work visas, noting that housekeeping visas are not included. He did not gi...

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