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Saudi Arabia: Fingerprinting is Must for expat Family

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The Passports Department has made mandatory for dependents of expat workers including women and children above 15 to have their fingerprints taken at its offices across the Kingdom.

In Jeddah, special arrangements have been made to register the fingerprints of expat women and children as part of the second phase of the registration program.

“All expat women and children above 15 must record their fingerprints,” Khalaf Al-Tuwairgi, director of Passports department in the Makkah region, told Arab News in an exclusive interview.

The director advised expat women and children to bring their original passports and iqamas with them for the registration.

“The biometric scanning will be recorded at the main Passport office in Shaikh Ibn Jubair Street (Indonesian Consulate road) in Rehab district from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and in the evening at the Red Sea Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.” he said. He added that additional centers would be opened up in other parts of the city if needed.

He said the new measure for expat dependents will be implemented from Nov. 23.

Expat dependents should get biometrics done to avail Passport Office services, he added.

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