Saudi cabinet approves new 'green-card' residency scheme

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Saudi cabinet has approved a special residency scheme similar to green card systems applicable in other countries, aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats, the Saudi Press agency reported. The 'Privileged Iqama' residency scheme  allows expats to live and work in the kingdom without the need of a local sponsor (Kafeel) for the first time. Following the cabinet decision, service centres will be opened within 90 days to process applications against certain fees. No speci...

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