Applications for the cancellation of exit/re-entry Visas can now be submitted via the Absher 

12 January 2024 - The Saudi General Directorate of Passports (SGDP) announced that the cancellation of exit/re-entry (ERE) permits issued to expatriates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) can now be submitted via the online Absher platform linked to the employer. 

Previously, applications for the cancellation of ERE permits could only be submitted via the employer’s Muqeem portal. 

Upon cancellation of an ERE permit, the fee paid initially for its issuance is non-refundable. The SGDP has also encouraged expatriates to use the services available on the Absher platform instead of visiting its offices. 

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Deloitte’s view

This new service forms part of the Kingdom’s wider digital transformation initiatives and streamlines the process for the cancellation of ERE permits.

Expatriates and employers can also benefit from other online services such as issuing and renewing residency permits (Iqama), issuing new ERE permits, and final exit permits, among others.


Our immigration experts listed below would be happy to discuss the above matters in more detail, or support you through a further discussion on your immigration requirements.

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