Saudi Arabia ends the residency of these expatriates to deport them and prevent them from returning to the Kingdom permanently.. Are you one of them?


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the termination of the residency of these expatriates in order to deport them and prevent them from returning to the Kingdom permanently, due to the fact that on 9/26/1444 AH the Saudi Ministry of Interior provided information about its joint field campaigns that aim to follow up and control violators of residency, work and border security systems in all regions of the Kingdom. These campaigns were carried out from 25/8 to 9/26/1444 AH and resulted in the following results:

Offenders and their arrest:

The total number of violators in the joint security field campaigns in the regions of the Kingdom was seized, amounting to (16,105) violators.
Of these violators, (9551) violators of the Residence Law, (3977) violators of the Border Security Law, and (2577) violators of the Labor Law were caught.
Attempts to cross the border:

(393) people were caught while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom.
Of these, the nationalities attempting to cross include (36%) Yemenis, (52%) Ethiopians, and (12%) other nationalities.
(37) people were arrested for attempting to cross borders outside the Kingdom irregularly.
Involved in major crimes:

(23) persons involved in transferring, harboring and operating violators of residency, work and border security regulations and covering up for them were arrested.
Actions taken:

(22,745) expatriate violators, including (19,857) men and (2888) women, are currently subject to enforcement procedures.
(15144) violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain their travel documents, (1653) violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and (8962) violators were deported.
The Ministry of the Interior affirms that anyone who assists in the entry of violators of the border security system into the Kingdom, or transfers them within it, or provides them with shelter, or provides them with any assistance or service in any way, will expose himself to legal penalties of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to 15 years. One million riyals, in addition to confiscation. The Ministry indicates that this crime is considered one of the major crimes that require the arrest of those involved and is considered a breach of honor and trust. The Ministry also urges to report any violation cases through the numbers designated for that in the regions of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province, which are (911), (999) and (996) in the rest of the Kingdom.

In conclusion, the joint field campaigns of the Saudi Ministry of Interior reinforce the Kingdom’s commitment to follow-up and implementation of residency, work and border security systems. The work aims to control violators and combat their concealment in order to maintain the security and stability of the Kingdom.

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