The list of nationalities that King Salman ordered to renew their residency for free.. Important details
In accordance with the directives issued by the royal leadership, the General Authority for Passports Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implemented an important decision aimed at extending the period of residence of foreigners of some nationalities, especially the Sudanese nationality.
This decision aims at facilitating entry procedures for Sudanese to the Kingdom and providing them with the necessary support during their stay.
2. Terms of Service
The service requires converting the Umrah visa into a visit visa, and personal and family visas are included in this type of service according to the conditions announced on the “Absher” platform. The pilgrim’s relative or a member of his family residing in the Kingdom carries out the process of transferring the visa and amending the name of the host in the Umrah Record, if necessary.
3. Family/personal visas in the Kingdom
Through this service, any Sudanese person can invite a family member to Saudi Arabia as an alternative to the Umrah visa. In addition, the service of amending host names is provided to facilitate procedures and achieve the interest of those coming from Sudan.
4. How to apply for the service of hosting Sudanese pilgrims
Any Sudanese individual can implement this service easily by following the following steps:
- Visit the “Absher” platform from here.
- Go to the “Absher for Individuals” service.
- Select “My Services”.
- Select your passport code.
- Choose the section related to visit visas.
- Select the “Request to host Sudanese pilgrims” icon.
- Attach a copy of the passport.
- Attach a copy of the entry visa.
- Describe the request in the description field in detail.
After performing these steps, you should be able to host a family member from Sudan in Saudi Arabia.
5. Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Has the decision to extend the residence of foreigners of some nationalities in the Kingdom been implemented?
Yes, the decision to extend the residence period for foreigners of some nationalities in the Kingdom, including the Sudanese nationality, has been implemented. The main objective of this decision is to facilitate entry procedures for Sudanese and provide them with the necessary support.
Q2: What are the conditions for extending the visit of Sudanese pilgrims to the Kingdom?
The service requires converting the Umrah visa into a visit visa, and personal and family visas are included in this type of service according to the conditions announced on the “Absher” platform.
Q3: Are fees applied to hosting pilgrims from Sudan?
The Kingdom announced that it will exempt Sudanese pilgrims from paying any fees related to that service for the first time, especially for people who have difficulty leaving the country during that period.
Q4: Can I host my family members from Sudan in the Kingdom?
Yes, you can host your family members from Sudan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia according to the terms of extending the visit of Sudanese pilgrims to the Kingdom.
Q5: How can I apply for the service of hosting Sudanese pilgrims?
You can apply for the service of hosting Sudanese pilgrims by visiting the “Absher electronic” platform and following the steps specified in the fourth section of this article.
The recent measures taken by the General Authority for Passports Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aim to facilitate the residence of foreigners of some nationalities, including the Sudanese nationality. This decision aims to provide full support for those coming from Sudan and facilitate their entry procedures into the Kingdom. Extending the residence of foreigners and providing hosting services for Sudanese pilgrims reflects the Kingdom’s desire to enhance cooperation and cultural communication between the two countries.