2003 News Story

Procedures for business and work visas eased

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that effective tomorrow, government agencies, private companies, and Saudi citizens will be able to obtain directly from the Kingdom's embassies and consulates overseas entry visas for foreigners whom they have recruited for work or invited for business, instead of following the previous procedure of checking first with the Foreign Ministry. Such visas will be available at Saudi missions abroad as soon as a follow-up slip is issued by either the Ministry of Interior or the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.