|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 19:50:30 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 20:05:22|
1m expats likely to leave KSA under amnesty plan
RIYADH: About one million (ten lakh) expats are expected to leave Saudi Arabia Under an Amnesty Plan.
With 70 days to go before the end of the campaign of targeting residency and labour violators, preliminary results are already “positive,” according to officials from the General Directorate of Passports and Ministry of Labor and Social Development, according to Arab News.
The campaign is helping violators leave the country without facing fines or penalties for violating regulations.
Expats are also exempt from the exit fingerprint requirement, allowing them to return to the Kingdom at a later date legally.
Nineteen government entities are participating in the “A Nation without Violators” campaign, which is seeking to help at least one million violators leave the country during the three-month grace period. The campaign, which initially was launched four years ago, has facilitated the departure of more that 5.5 million illegal expats.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansoor Al-Turki said various government agencies are working together to ensure the success of the campaign through joint inspections with security agencies.