Six Indians who were jailed for violating the law have fled the country

First Published Sep 4, 2022, 2:32 PM IST

Riyadh: Six more Indians who were in jail in Saudi Arabia for various violations of the law have left the country. They were in Bisha prison in Riyadh province. Shaukat Ali (Jammu and Kashmir), Prakash (Junpur), Jan Muhammad (UP), Yunus, Haq (both West Bengal) and Parama Shivam (Tamil Nadu) were released from jail and returned home. Jeddah Consulate in Bisha returned home with the intervention of Manohar and Hamza, social welfare members. They helped them in correcting their travel documents including return flight tickets.

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Online visa for expats from GCC countries to visit Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Foreigners from GCC countries now need an online visa to visit Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia announced that foreigners with residence records in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman will be granted online visit visas.

Visa application should be made through the online portal Eligible professions are listed in the online application form. Eligible profession holders for resident card must submit the information and documents required by the visa authority online. Applicants’ passport should be valid for at least six months and residence card should be valid for at least three months.

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Once the application is submitted, the visa will be received by e-mail after verification by the Ministry. This visa can be used for sightseeing, performing Umrah and visiting Madinah. Both single entry and multiple entry visas are available. The visa fee is 300 riyals. Apart from this, there will be the cost of health insurance.

Last Updated Sep 4, 2022, 2:42 PM IST

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