Saudi Arabia Re-entry Visa: 3-Year Ban On Expats Who Fail To Return Within Visa Expiry


 The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has announced that exit and re-entry visas shall not be converted into a final exit visa while the beneficiary is outside the Kingdom.

The Jawazat further informed that expats who left the country on re-entry visas and failed to return before the visa expiry will be barred from entering the country for a period of three years.

However, there will be exemptions in the case of dependents as well as people who have obtained a new visa from their previous employer.

The expats who return from Saudi Arabia to end their job contract can return to the same sponsor or another one on a fresh visa.


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However, on re-entry visas, those who fail to return before the visa expiry will not be allowed to enter Saudi for three years.

The General Directorate of Passports stated that the re-entry visa cannot be converted into an exit visa, especially when the person is outside the country.

But if the person is returning to the old sponsor on a fresh visa, the three-year ban is not applicable for them.


Also, this rule is not applicable for people traveling on dependent visas. They can come back to Saudi on a fresh visa at any time.

If domestic workers who left the country on a re-entry visa did not return, the General Directorate of Passports will remove them from the system six months after visa expiry.

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