Indians to require police clearance for Saudi visas
The new rule reportedly comes into effect on Monday.
January 23, 2010 8:04 by kippreport
Indian nationals who want to work in Saudi Arabia will have to get Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) in order to obtain an employment visa, reports Arab News. The new rule comes into effect on Monday, and the Saudi Embassy in New Delhi and the Kingdom’s consulate in Mumbai have informed all the passport offices and foreign recruitment companies in India to comply with it, says the report.
“This will ensure that only law-abiding people come to the Kingdom, which would help the country maintain an Indian community free of offenders,” an official from the Indian Embassy told the paper, adding that the PCC rule is being implemented with the consent of both the countries.
At least 1,300 Indians are currently in Saudi jails, the highest number of Indian prisoners in the Gulf region, says the report.