Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 07:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka .
Sept 22, Colombo: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has granted an amnesty period of six months for the foreigners including Sri Lankans overstaying or illegally staying in the country to leave without fine or other punishment.
Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau says that this amnesty will be effective from September 25, 2010 to March 25, 2011.
The Saudi Arabian government has warned the overstaying foreign nationals that they will face punishments and deportation if they are nabbed illegally staying in that country after this amnesty period.
Those who wish to have the amnesty must produce themselves before the closest immigration office, Saudi Arabian government has announced.
Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau asks Sri Lankan nationals who have lost passports to report to Sri Lankan missions in Jeddah and Riyadh to obtain their passports.