Saudi Cabinet approves quarterly renewal of residency permits (Iqamas) and work permits

The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the issuance and renewal of Iqama and work permits for three months as the minimum period.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the new decision does not cover domestic workers and related professional categories.

The new decision will allow companies and individuals to pay iqama renewal fees quarterly instead of annually.

According to a statement published on the Saudi Press Agency, the fees and financial compensations required for the renewal of work and residency permits can be paid accordingly.

The Cabinet also decided to cancel the Diplomatic Quarter Authority in Riyadh and its organizational arrangements and to transfer all its missions, projects, rights, obligations, and workers to the Royal Commission for Riyadh.