Jawazat has announced that expatriates living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must have their children who are of age six and above fingerprinted as registering biometric data is a prerequisite for completing procedures of a residency permit (iqama) and travel.
We urge all our Expat brothers & sisters to have their fingerprint registered first along with their children who are 6 and more than 6 years of age.
Fingerprint must for every Expat in Saudi Arabia
The Jawazat urged all expatriates in Saudi Arabia completed their fingerprint registration at the earliest possible.
It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia (KSA) has made registration of biometrics and fingerprinting mandatory for all male and female expats as well as for visitors and pilgrims.
All expatriate workers and their family members are required to do the fingerprinting registration for completion of the residency and travel procedures.
In January 2015, the Jawazat made registration of fingerprints mandatory for all expatriates and their dependents above the age of 15 for the issuance and renewal of residency permit (iqama) as well as for the issuance of exit and reentry visa. Fingerprinting recording was made mandatory for applicants of visa for performing the annual pilgrimage of Hajj from 2014 onward, and it was made mandatory later for foreign Umrah pilgrims and visitors too.