- The Indians eligible for amnesty would be issued emergency certificates (EC) through these help desks without exacting fee.
Indian Embassy and Consulate at Jeddah have extended all help to Indian amnesty seekers in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom launches a crackdown on violators on 29 March.
The embassy decided to open 12 help desks in various provinces while the Indian Consulate in Jeddah will set up 10. Besides this, 24x7 toll free numbers are also in place to assist the Indians. A control room would also be set up to coordinate the functions.
The Indians eligible for amnesty would be issued emergency certificates (EC) through these help desks without exacting fee.
Toll Free Numbers:
- Riyadh Embassy: 8002471234
- Jeddah consulate: 8002440003
- Helpline number: 966 114884697
The amnesty seekers should possess three travel documents to exit from Saudi Arabia.
- Valid Passport or EC/out pass.
- Exit visa
- Flight ticket.
The EC is issued by the embassy or the consulate bu the exit visa is issued by the Saudi Government. Unlike the Nitaqat of 2013, this time the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is encouraging the violators of local law to leave without any penalty, as part of its 'Nation without Violators Campaign.'
The help desks will be opened at Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, Jazan, Najran, Bisha, Taif, Tabuk, Abha and Khamis. These centres would accept applications for EC from those who lost their original passports. .
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM IST