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Important information for Nepalis whose visas have expired in Saudi Arabia to return home

June 22,
The Embassy of Nepal in Saudi Arabia has requested the Saudi government to provide easy and expeditious exit visa to Nepalis who want to return home as their Saudi residence permit (Akama) has not been issued or renewed. . Although the embassy had some time ago provided the Saudi government with information collected from concerned Nepalis at various times for the exit visa, it was not possible due to the corona infection.

start this process, the government has so far issued exit visas to 74 Nepalis. Thus, those who have a visa must return home at their own expense within 60 days from the date of the visa. Information about the return flight and date will be announced soon.

Also, the Embassy of Nepal in Saudi Arabia has requested you to be patient as information will be issued from time to time for those who have applied for exit visa and the rest of the day.

 

About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Geography The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula, is located in the southwestern corner of Asia. It covers an area about one-fourth the size of the United States. More than half of its total area is desert terrain.
The capital of Saudi is Riyadh, which is located in the central region of the country. Language Saudi Arabia’s official language is Arabic, although English is also spoken in the Kingdom, most commonly in the business community. Religion The official religion of Saudi is Islam. Two of the holiest Islamic cities, Makkah and Madinah, are located within its borders. Makkah is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, and is the focal point of the Islamic.
The government is made up of the King, the Crown Prince, and, similar to the U.S. cabinet, the King’s Council of Ministers. The Kingdom is divided into thirteen regions. Each is headed by an Emir (governor) who is appointed by the King. Emirs generally handle local affairs. Economy the Modern kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded on September 23, 1932 by King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. Shortly thereafter, oil was discovered and to this day, remains the basis of its economic development. Saudi Arabia accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s total oil revenues. Saudi’s largest non-petroleum sector is agriculture.
It provides around ten percent of the country’s revenue. Crops consist of wheat, rice, corn, and dates. Gains are also being made in poultry, dairy and livestock (sheep and camels). My Perspective Having had the opportunity to visit this exotic location, I feel qualified that I can provide a unique perspective on its comparison to the United States. On first arrival, the cultural shock is immense. The Muslim religion is extremely enforced. There are actually “religious police” that make sure the Islamic law is being upheld. Women must walk three feet behind men and remained completely covered from wrist to ankle. There is no alcohol or any material deemed pornographic allowed in the country. bartleby.com 

Saudi Arabia is a very recently created nation. The roots of Saudi Arabia lay within the 18th century Wahhabi movement which rendered the commitment of the very powerful and influential Saud family of the Nejd region, in central Arabia. The Sauds, supported by a strong Bedouin following, brought most of the Saudi Arabian peninsula under the family’s control. However, between the years of 1811-18, the Wahhabi movement was brought to a halt by the sons of Muhammad Ali and the Egyptian expedition that they were leading. Although the Wahhabis once again gained control and influence in the mid-19th century, they were defeated in 1891 by the Rashid dynasty, which ended up gaining the most effective power and control in the central Arabian region.

The foundation of the present nation we know as Saudi Arabia was laid by a descendant of the first Wahhabi rulers, Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud. Starting with Riyadh in 1902, he reconquered the region and was the chief of Nejd by 1906. Right before the First World War, Ibn Saud took over the Al-Hasa expanse from the Hejaz, which had been ruling the area since 1916. The Hejaz were soon crushed by Saud in the years of 1924 and 1925. It was not until 1932 that the Al-Hasa region was combined with the Nejd in order to form the Saudi Arabian kingdom which was ruled under Islamic law.

In the coming years, many changes and developments were in store for Saudi Arabia. In 1936, oil was discovered by the Arabian Standard Oil Company and commercialized production was started in 1938. In 1945, the kingdom joined the Arab League and made an agreement with the United States in 1951 which allowed for an American air base in the city of Dhahran in the Eastern Province. In 1962, Ibn Saud died and was succeeded by his oldest son, Saud.

At first, Saud supported the Nasser regime of Egypt, but in 1956, in an act of opposition to Nasser, he entered into close affairs with the Hashemite rulers of Jordan and Iraq (the enemies of the Saudis up until then). After much turmoil when Saud opposed the Egyptian and Syrian merger to become the United Arab Republic in 1958 and when he dispatched aid to the royalist troops in Yemen, the Saudi family had no choice but to oust Saud and replace him with his brother, Faisal, in November of 1964. Although relations with Egypt were disengaged, however, after Israel defeated Egypt in June of 1967, an agreement was made between King Faisal and Present Nasser. The agreement stated that the Egyptian army was to withdraw from Yemen and in return, Saudi Arabia was to stop helping the royalists in Yemen. By the year 1970, Saudi Arabia had to withdraw all its troops and it had agreed to give $140 million a year to both Egypt and Jordan. With regard to the withdrawal of Britain from the Persian Guld region, King Faisal entered into a friendship with Iran, and encouraged Arab “sheikhdoms” that were under British control to form the United Arab Emirates.

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