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Cabinet approves Special Privilege Iqama Law

Cabinet approves Special Privilege Iqama Law

The Council of Ministers affirmed the Special Privilege Iqama Law that gives qualified outsiders various residency benefits. 

The week after week session of the Cabinet, led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday night, received the milestone choice in the wake of inspecting a prior choice of the Shoura Council and checking on the proposal of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA). 

Last Wednesday, the Shoura endorsed the draft Special Privilege Iqama (residency grant) Law that went for pulling in rich individuals with extraordinary treatment. 

As indicated by the law, the holder of such an Iqama will have family status, and can acquire visit visa for relatives, select residential laborers separated from owning properties, methods for transport and such different favorable circumstances. 


The law visualizes that exiles should make installment of an uncommon charge controlled by the Executive Regulations and that a middle called the Center of Distinguished Iqama will be built up for the reason. 

There will be two sorts of Iqamas — one for a boundless period and the other for one-year legitimacy that is liable to reestablishment. The prerequisites for the new sort of Iqama incorporate a substantial visa, enough budgetary assets, sound wellbeing report and testament of no criminal record. 

Pastor of Media Turki Al-Shabanah said in an announcement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet depended the Ministry of Justice to talk about and sign a draft reminder of collaboration with the American Bar Association in the fields of equity. 

The Council chose to approve the Minister of Foreign Affairs or his representative to consent to a draft uniform arrangement in the strategic and consular field of the GCC States. 

Al-Shabanah said the Cabinet endorsed two memoranda of comprehension between the administrations of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the fields of science and instruction just as in the field of data. 

The Cabinet likewise supported the hierarchical structure and authoritative guide of the Ministry of Civil Service.