Foreign nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia for business must now obtain a visa pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before they submit a Business Visit Visa application.
•The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) will eliminate the yellow band of the Nitaqat program on January 26, 2020.
•Saudi Arabia is expected to introduce a new temporary work visa in the coming months, following the elimination of the country's only short-term work authorization option in October.
Immigration authorities in Saudi Arabia unexpectedly replaced Work Visit and Commercial Visit Visas with a uniform Visit Visa for Business.
On September 27, 2019, in another major step toward economic and social reform, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a tourist visa program.
Effective immediately, the validity periods of many visitor visas, including commercial visit and work visit visas, have been standardized.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Over the past two years, citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have witnessed huge legal reforms related to women's rights.
STA Law Firm
Saudi Arabia is planning to launch a new visa scheme as an initiative to attract international tourists, with the aim of opening the Kingdom to visitors from up to 50 countries
STA Law Firm
The Council of Ministers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently issued the facility of Green Card.
Clyde & Co
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest economies in the Middle East and a market which has attracted more and more activity in the past six years.