3-years ban on exit re-entry visa violators

An Expatriate departs on exit re-entry visa and does not return to the Kingdom within the visa’s validity, he will be prohibited to enter the country for 3 years. Visa might be processed, but the immigration officers would not allow him to enter.

“Expats who leave Saudi Arabia on re-entry visas and fail to return before their expiry will be banned from re-entering the Kingdom for 3 years, the Passport Department has clarified. Col. Mohammed Al-Saad, director of public relations, said this while responding to queries from employers willing to employ those expats who left the Kingdom on re-entry visas but did not return before their expiry. – Arab News. The ban period will begin from the invalidity of exit re-entry visa.     

The measure was taken to stabilize the labour market. “It’s part of the residency law and is meant to prevent workers from switching jobs using these visas,”


  1. How possible to come after exit re entry finish visa can we come after one year one new job visa . How to come back to Saudi Arabia my visa expire Almost one year . Please give me a better suggession

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