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a decrease of 3.8 % of the previous year, official report says

Saudi diplomatic missions issue more than 10 million entry visas last year

Riyadh - SPA:
2014-02-11 13:30:53

    Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, said today that Saudi diplomatic missions abroad have issued 10,362,693 entry visas last year, a decrease of 3.8 % of the previous year.

He said Umra visas took the biggest share with 5,661,243, a rate of 55% of the total visas issued, an increase of 2.9% compared with last year, followed by labor visas totaling 1,704,502 visas representing 16% of the total visas, an increase of 13.1% from last year, then comes Hajj visas amounting to 1,351,829 standing for 13%, a decrease of 20.4% of the previous year while all kinds of visit visas stood at 1,133,610, rating 11% of all visas issued, an increase of 7.2% from last year.

In a statement, he said the visas were issued through 112 diplomatic missions abroad in addition to 12 temporary Hajj missions.

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