A new process has been introduced to grant Saudi business visas within 24 hours.
New measures have been announced to grant Saudi business visas for foreign investors within 24 hours.
The Kingdom will also introduce a new process for visit visas for commercial firms who are working in Saudi Arabia, this is expected in the next few days.
Arab News cited foreign ministry official Usama Nugali, confirmed the new electronic application system, which came into effect on January 1. The system is currently only for business people and business delegations and allows foreign investors to obtain business visas electronically within a day.
The measure was introduced by Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs, which has been working on ways to improve the investment environment and generate more business activity in the private sector.
The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has been in contact with business people who have previously been issued with visas to discuss possible investment in Saudi Arabia. SAGIA is also looking to improve reduce its process of requests from foreign business delegations to two days, instead of the current 30-day wait period.
Source; Arabian Business