Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, has inaugurated an online service to issue and renew iqamas (residence permits) through the portal of General Directorate of Passports for electronic services (Absher).
“The new service is a key move by the passport department to offer better online services to citizens and expatriates, so that they need not queue up at passport offices,” Director General of Passports Lt. Gen. Salem Al-Bulaihed said.
On his part, Col. Khalid Al-Saikhan, Director of the information technology administration, said the e-service enables an employer to receive the iqamas of his workers quickly, which enables him to ensure the validity of iqamas of workers at any time.” And it will enable the employer to visit the passport offices to receive the iqamas directly,” he added.
Passport Directorate Spokesman Col. Badr Al-Malik said the passport department is trying its best with this step to achieve its goal to minimize visitors to its offices.
Anyone who needs the service of (Absher) only needs to register on its site (http://www.epassport.gov.sa/) and activate the registration by confirming their ID through the method given for that.
Foreigners told to get exit/re-entry visas for dependents online.