The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) has begun renewing the resident identity cards for all expatriates for three months free of charge. Jawazat also stated that the extension of resident ID cards will automatically be implemented.
This decision applied to all expatriates who work in the private sector; whether they are in Saudi Arabia or not. In addition, the free residency (Iqama) renewal will be fulfilled only for those whose cards expired on or after March 18, 2020 and till June 30, 2020.
This decision was made according to the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to relief the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic on the private sector.