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Indians travelling to Saudi Arabia no longer need police clearance for visa


In a major development, the Embassy of Suadi Arabia issued a notice on Thursday evening saying that Indian nationals travelling to will no longer need a police clearence certificate (PCC) for a .

The Saudi Embassy tweeted the following notice, “In view of the strong relations and strategic partnership between the Kingdom of and the Republic of India, the Kingdom has decided to exempt the Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). The PCC will no longer be a requirement for Indian citizens to obtain a for travelling to . This decision has been taken as a part of the efforts of the two countries to further strengthen their relations. The Embassy appreciates the contribution of over two million Indian citizens living peacefully in the Kingdom.”

Police Clearance Certificate is issued to Indian Passport holders if they have applied for residential status, employment, long term or for immigration. PCC cannot be issued for persons going abroad on tourist visa.

The change in rules is expected to accelerate the visa process for citizens of India. With one less document to submit, the visa centers will also be able to take faster decisions enabling visitors to plan their trips to Saudi Arabia better.


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