Saudi Arabia to fingerprint visa applicants
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Saudi Arabia to fingerprint visa applicants

Saudi Arabia to fingerprint visa applicants

The Saudi government has announced plan to take fingerprints and other biometrics of foreigners visiting the country on entry, Haj and Umrah visas, through specialised agents in their respective countries, Arab News has reported. The measure will not be applied on people holding diplomatic and special passports, said culture and information minister, Abdul Aziz Khoja. "The measure does not apply on holders of diplomatic and special passports according to the measures concerning it, unless that was an implementation of the reciprocal treatment principle or necessitated by the kingdom's national interest," he said.

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