Article 18 visa online renewal starts on March 1

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi said his sector is getting ready to launch the new service of renewing article 18 residencies online from Sunday, March 1.

He said a hall at the residency department will be designated to receive applications from companies and establishments, where explanations will be given on how to renew article 18 residencies online. He said company representatives must bring the application form from the company, the unified number and an email address. Maarafi said the article 17 residencies for government workers will be launched online next, and the iqama affairs directorate will be connected to all ministries. He called upon citizens and expats to take advantage of the online services.


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