Saudi Arabian investor class visas : an overview
Title: Saudi Arabian investor class visas : an overview
Author: AULAQI, Arwa
Series/Report no.: GLMM; Explanatory note; 6/2014; Migration Policy Centre
Currently, the Saudi Arabian government, through the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), offers an investor-class visa to facilitate and encourage foreign investment in the country. However, while many countries offer similar investment-based visas as a pathway to permanent residency and eventual citizenship as a selling point to foreign investors, the Saudi Arabian investment class visa offers only limited residency (through a residency permit known as an iqama). This note examines the unique aspects of this immigrant visa class.
Subject: Employer; High skilled labour; Laws and regulations; Nationals and foreign labour; Saudi Arabia
GLMM - Gulf Labour Markets and Migration
Type of Access: openAccess