The Saudi Passport Department has launched a service to enable exit and re-entry visas to be issued online. This was one of the new Internet-based services being introduced for both Saudis and expatriates. Although the department’s website (www.gdp.gov.sa) is in Arabic, there is an option to display forms and instructions on how to complete them in English language.
All who wish to benefit from these services can simply fill in forms through registering on the website and the forms could be filled without needing to visit the centers.
An initial one-off registration, however, needs to be completed and delivered to a local passport office.
Apart from the basic information section, the Ishaar services could be used for notifications regarding a passport.
The Muqueem services are for companies and institutions that need to complete paperwork regarding their employees, while there is a separate section for individuals.
There is also an eGate section that offers an electronic card for easy entrance and exit at Saudi airports. The service, open to all, provides a card containing important details including Iris and fingerprint scans. A new card for one year is SR300, with renewals costing SR270. A new card for two years costs SR550 and could be renewed for SR540. |read|more|