Saudi: 3-year ban for not coming back on exit re-entry visa
The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said that the expatriates who left Saudi Arabia with the exit and re-entry visa and did not return within a specific period would be banned from entering the Kingdom for 3 years.
The Jawazat said that the employer must issue a new visa if the expatriate did not return within the period specified in the visa. The phrase “exited and did not return” will be recorded for any expatriate, who had issued an exit and re-entry visa, automatically after two months from the visa’s expiry date.
The Jawazat indicated that it is not required to visit the Passport Department, as it was previously, to register the expatriate that he left and did not return. The period of entry ban is calculated from the date of expiry of the visa, and is based on the Hijri calendar.