Saudi Arabia launches Absher expat visa platform

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Saudi Arabia's government has announced that expats who already hold re-entry or final exit visas to or from the kingdom can manage their submissions via a new online platform. Last week the Saudi ministry of the interior confirmed that visa holders who submit an application online using the new Absher platform will be allowed to fly to their home countries during the covid-19 lockdown and curfew. Absher, a platform and smartphone application, also allows citizens and expats in Saudi Arabia to apply for jobs and Hajj permits, log their travel documents and passport information, and ap...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.