Expats in Saudi request amnesty extension
Manama, June 25, 2013
Thousands of expatriates as well as a number of businesses in Saudi Arabia are hoping for a royal decree that will extend the July 3 deadline for amnesty, a report said.
Foreign diplomats have also appealed to the Saudi government for the amnesty extension or to allow a new three-month period to help more expatriates to change their legal status, said the report in Arab News.
“The concerned departments will study the matter carefully to take an appropriate decision,” Mohammad Tayeb, director general of the Foreign Ministry, was quoted as saying in the report.
The amnesty, which is declared by King Abdullah, cannot be extended except by another royal decree, said a Labour Ministry official.