SAUDI ARABIA/FRANCE (June 1, 2017) – 4-year visas introduced for French travelers
Officials hope the increased visa validity will boost business ties between Saudi Arabia and France
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Saudi Arabia has announced that it will provide visit visas valid for up to four years to French nationals.
What does the change mean? Effective immediately, French nationals will be eligible for four-year, multiple-entry visit visas. The previous maximum validity period for French nationals was two years. The visas are valid for stays of up to 90 days.
BAL Analysis: Officials hope the increased visa validity will boost business ties between Saudi Arabia and France. The change is a welcome development for business travelers who frequently visit Saudi Arabia from France because they will not have to renew their visas as often.
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