Thursday, May 15, 2014

No more visit visa extension

Not a week passes before some vague rule hits expats working in Saudi Arabia like a bolt from the blue. Here is the latest one, which is bound to create ripples, particularly for those who have been planning to bring their families to the kingdom on visit visas.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New restrictions on Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

For millions of Muslims around the world, performing Hajj is one of their primary duties and people plan for this important pilgrimage several months in advance. Though desirable but not compulsory for Muslims, equally important is the Umrah pilgrimage. The Hajj and Umrah Committee in Saudi Arabia has now announced certain new restrictions on pilgrims intending to perform Umrah this year.