Saudi Arabia: Fingerprinting mandatory for expatriate children aged 6 and over

Saudi Arabia: Fingerprinting mandatory for expatriate children aged 6 and over

Saudi Arabia: Fingerprinting mandatory for expatriate children aged 6 and over

The Saudi General Department of Passports (Jawazat) announced that expatriates in the Kingdom must have their children aged six and above fingerprinted as registering biometric data is a prerequisite for completing procedures of a residency permit (iqama) and travel, local media reported.

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The Jawazat urged all expatriates in the Kingdom to come forward to register the fingerprints of their children aged six and above at the earliest possible.

All expatriate workers and their family members are required to do the fingerprinting registration for completion of the residency and travel procedures, the department added.

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