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| 15 November, 2017

Saudi to launch anti-illegal residency campaign November 15

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Yemeni man entering Saudi Arabia waits to stamp his passport at Al-Tiwal crossing in Jizan on Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, April 7, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Yemeni man entering Saudi Arabia waits to stamp his passport at Al-Tiwal crossing in Jizan on Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, April 7, 2015.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Saudi Arabia will arrest over-stayers and violators of residence, work and border security regulations, which will target expatriates, carriers, and operators.

RIYADH - The Ministry of Interior will begin implementing a joint field campaign starting Nov. 15, 2017 until further notice, to arrest over-stayers and violators of residence, work and border security regulations, which will target expatriates, carriers, and operators.

The ministry called upon citizens and residents to abide by regulations and instructions that prohibit dealing, hiding, sheltering, transporting, operating or providing support to those who violate residency, employment and border security, pointing out that security authorities will apply penalties stipulated in the law to the maximum extent on violators (citizens as well as residents).

It concluded by calling for cooperation with security authorities, participation, reporting violators or those who support them by calling 999 and cooperating to achieve the objectives of the Nation without Violators campaign.

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