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Saudi has deported over 600,000 illegal expats since November 2017

GDN Online Desk

Riyadh – The Saudi security authorities have so far deported a total of 609,632 expatriates for overstaying their residence permits, flouting labour laws and violating border security.

The deportees were part of 2,376,215 expatriates who were arrested in a nationwide clampdown on illegal foreign workers, which started on November 15 last year under the slogan “Country without Lawbreakers”.

Of these 1,864,252 expatriates overstayed their residence permit,  364,636 violated labour laws while 165,327  were found in breach of the border regulations.

The Saudi authorities have taken immediate legal action against 369,648 illegal expatriates and referred 334, 136 to their respective embassies to be supplied with passports and out-passes.   


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