Passporters in Saudi Arabia urged citizens and residents of the country who brought expats into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to hurry and leave at the time specified for all recruiters, urging them to quickly take the initiative and join urging them to leave at the agreed time. certain time so that the penalty for not leaving an expat after the end of his stay is not applied to him, noting that any recruiter who delays in reporting the departure of those he has brought on time exposes himself to the law, and now we will learn about the steps and procedures for obtaining a passport, as well as the value of late payment penalties for each year within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fine for an expat who does not leave after the expiry of his residence permit
The Passport Department has clarified the penalty for an expat who does not leave after the expiry of his residence permit despite the expiration of the work visa period in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the beneficiaries asked about a person who came to work on a three-month visa who wanted to leave and it turned out that he had stayed for 4 months. Should he be fined or fined and arrested?
The Passports Department responds here and explains that it enables someone to know the existence of the fine and to pay them through a bank account via the government payment service. The Passport Department has also revealed that a person can create an account for a citizen, resident, or visitor, via the website of the measuring center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the passport department has given an important clarification with regard to the family register, which states that no travel document is returned, but that a separate passport must be obtained per family member.
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Steps and procedures for obtaining a passport
We previously explained what the passport department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has approved of the fine for an expat who does not leave after the end of his stay. We have also explained the steps and procedures for obtaining a passport and booking an appointment electronically in the event of a wish to receive the passport from the Passport Department in the Kingdom.
The Passports Department also indicated that if services are discontinued for a citizen, it will not prevent him from traveling as long as nothing prevents him from traveling, and a separate passport should be issued for each individual. that the value of the fines amounts to and is calculated as follows:
- For the first time, 15 Saudi riyals and deportation.
- The second time 25,000 Saudi riyals, plus three months in prison and deportation.
- For the third time, about 30,000 Saudi riyals, six months in prison and deportation.
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How long does the grace period last after the end of stay in Saudi Arabia?
Three days, and it can be extended three days before the expiration date.
Is there a postponement period after the stay has ended?
Yes, there is a grace period of only three days in Saudi Arabia.
What happens if the residence permit is not extended?
The owner is then subject to legal liability.
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