Several expats have petitioned the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) to let them extend the residence permits (iqamas) of their children older than 25 years old till the end of their higher education.
Iqama Renewal for Girls and Boys Above 25 – Jawazat
Boys’ iqamas in the age as mentioned earlier range shall only be renewed upon presentation of documentation proving that they are enrolled in postsecondary education.
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The Iqama can be renewed six months in advance. If an expat is outside of Saudi Arabia, they can renew their Iqama. There is no issue with this, and it is allowed.
The carrier faces a fine of 10,000 SAR and one month in jail for the first violation. The second violation carries a 20,000 S.R. fine and three months in prison. The third offence carries a 30,000 SAR fine and six months in jail. According to the number of parties involved, fines are doubled.
Iqama renewal can be completed in a day if the business/kafeel correctly satisfies all application conditions. The Jawazat has not experienced any delay.
If you are an expat residing in Saudi Arabia and have dependents who turned 25, contact your sponsor or any government organization to renew your children’s Iqama. So, you and your children don’t face any problem staying in KSA.
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