A maximum fine of SAR50,000 (P638,798) and imprisonment of up to six months awaits any foreigner who overstays his or her visa in Saudi Arabia, according to the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat), according to Saudi Gazette.
A first time offender overstaying his or her visit visa will be fined SAR15,000. This will increase to SAR25,000 and three months in jail for repeat offender. A further violation of the law will result in six-month jail and SR50,000 in fine, the directorate warned.
Besides fine and possible jail term, expatriates also face deportation after serving their sentences.
The directorate said Saudis and expatriates may contact it online for further queries and urge all foreigners on various types of visit visas to adhere with residency regulations and leave the Kingdom before the expiry of their visas.