Saudi Arabia: Is it possible to convert visit visa into work visa?
Riyadh: Visa, residency and other laws in Saudi Arabia are clear and it is mandatory for locals and foreigners to follow these rules and regulations.
Regarding the visa, a foreigner asked the Passport Department’s subsidiary ‘Permits’ whether the status of a person on a visitor visa can be changed from a work visa. To which the justices replied in the negative saying that no such change has been made in the new system.
Permits said it was not legally possible to convert a visit visa into a work visa. The Passport Department also clarified that the foreigner will have to return home after the stipulated time of the visit visa. Keep in mind that in the rest of the country, according to the law, those who come on an individual visit visa are not legally eligible to do any work.
If a person comes on a visit visa and returns home