Saudi Arabia launches 'instant visa' for expats in the private sector

Pedro Gonçalves
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Private sector firms in Saudi Arabia will be able to get instant visas for foreign workers, slashing the months-long application process. The kingdom's Ministry of Labor and Social Development launched the instant labour visa service through its Qiwa electronic portal. According to reports in Saudi Gazette, the move will enable private sector firms to obtain visa instantly instead of following the normal visa process which takes up around eight months.  The firm needs to remain in the medium green category for 13 consecutive weeks or 26 intermittent weeks during the past 52 weeks. ...

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