Saudi Arabia asks illegal Pakistani immigrants to regularise their status or return home

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Saudi Arabia asks illegal Pakistani immigrants to regularise their status or return home

Riyadh (Web Desk) - Saudi Arabia has extended the amnesty period for all illegal foreign workers including Pakistani immigrants by an additional month to regularise their status or return home without prosecution.


Security forces will launch a wide-reaching campaign across the kingdom to crack down on illegal foreign workers once the amnesty has expired, the interior ministry warned.

The grace period granted for the third time will be effective as of September 16.

Pakistan’s embassy in Riyadh described the extension as a “humanitarian” gesture, urging its citizens in the kingdom “to fully utilise the grace period effectively” to avoid being jailed, fined or placed on a blacklist.