India warns its citizens against overstaying visas in Saudi Arabia

Posted on June 17, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East, Travel News

According to, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh has warned its citizens not to overstay their visa in Saudi Arabia and leave the country immediately once they have obtained Emergency Certificates to avoid penal action over Nitaqat law. “Anyone who overstays their visa in Saudi Arabia beyond the grace period will face penal action including jail sentence, penalty and deportation with a ban on re-entry,” the Embassy said in a statement. “The Embassy again urges all overstaying Indian nationals to avoid such a situation by availing the ‘concessions’ announced by the Saudi authorities during the grace period which ends on July 3, 2013,” it added. Read article

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