By Tasneem Ataullah
RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) — The Indian embassy in Riyadh has arranged special registration facility for the overstaying Indian nationals who are unable to legalize their status, as the grace period announced by the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expires on November 3, 2013. The Indian nationals, who have not corrected their status or have not processed their cases for final exit, are urged to register through the volunteers arranged by the Embassy.
According to the Indian embassy officials, a special registration counter will be set up in the Embassy on October 12, 13 and 14, 2013 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) from 9:30AM to 1:00 PM. For those residing outside Riyadh, the required details in the prescribed format provided in the website can also be forwarded to the First Secretary (Community Welfare) on [email protected]
The Indian nationals, who do not possess any documents, have also been urged to make use of the facility and register with the Embassy as early as possible. The objective of the facility is to help the Indian community and also form a data base of such Indians and their specific problems in order to find a suitable solution for them within Saudi rules and regulations. However no certain assurance can be provided in this regard, as the matter entirely depends on the Saudi authorities, said the Indian officials.