Posted by : Uzma Sultana Monday, 24 July 2017

As Monday was the last day of the 90 days amnesty period, thousands of undocumented foreign workers made efforts to benefit from the amnesty. The Expatriate affairs department of the Kingdom witnessed huge crowds at deportation centers from Arar in north to Asir in on Sunday.

The largest facility Shumaisy deportation center on Harmain express road in Makkah witnessed the highest crowd from various countries.

Bangladesh: According to Bangladeshi diplomatic sources, Already 20,000 Bangladeshis have left Saudi Arabia, 45,000were able to complete their exit procedures and over 50,000 Bangladeshis intend to return home.

Pakistan: According to Pakistani diplomatic sources, almost 75,000 Pakistanis have applied for travel documents in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Yemen: Nearly 300 Yemenis are processing their exit in Yemeni consulate in Jeddah everyday through border check post via Shahrouh in Najran province, and many are on waiting list to complete their exit procedures.

Indonesia: According to officials at Indonesian embassy in Riyadh. Indonesian diplomatic sources issued over 13,000 travel documents in Jeddah and Riyadh to their nationals.
However Indonesians haven't benefitted from the amnesty as many of them reported to police, and the rest of them had data entry issues in the system. Many Indonesian were expecting to increase the amnesty period to work till Hajj completes to be benefitted before leaving for their home countries.

India: Approximately 31000 Indians intended to return home during amnesty period, and many of them have already left the country.

Sudan: More than 46,000 Sudanese expat workers are returning home (32,000 from Riyadh and 14,000 from Jeddah), most of those came to Saudi Arabia as shepherds and agriculture farm workers.


The exact number of expats who benefitted from the amnesty period is yet to be disclosed by the Saudi Government.

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