Thousands of Pakistani expats seek last-minute Saudi amnesty

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 26, 2017

He said the illegal migrants voluntarily reported to the Nigerian Embassy to be returned to Nigeria in compliance with the three months evacuation notice issued to them by Saudi authorities, which will expire on July 24.

A 90-day amnesty period, launched countrywide earlier this year under the "A Nation Without Violations" campaign, was extended for another 30 days effective from June 25 to allow violators of all nationalities to leave the country without penalty.

The Kingdom's General Directorate of Passports has warned illegal expatriates of stern action, including imposition of heavy fines, imprisonments, in case they do not leave the country during the given time period.

The returnees were attended over to NEMA officials at the airport who witnessed and documented their returns before they later departed to their various towns and villages.

According to the General Directorate of Passports, no further extension in the amnesty would be granted and the stay of undocumented expats in the Kingdom would be considered illegal following the expiry of the deadline.

"A Nation Without Violations" campaign was launched by Saudi Arabia on March 29 to tackle growing violators of residence, employment and border-security systems.

The amnesty is meant to make the Kingdom "violator free", the government said.

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