The country will also extend the validity of visit as well as exit and re-entry visas at no extra fee
The Saudi cabinet approved the scheme last month, but the online portal to apply was only opened to the public on Sunday
The move will see permanent residency granted to “exceptional” professionals
Last week, the Saudi cabinet approved the special residency scheme aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats
The new scheme was approved by the Shoura Council earlier this month
Long term visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, specialists in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields and outstanding students
The fees have to be paid through the government-run SADAD payment banking system
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