As per the latest notice issued by Jawazat (Passports & Immigration office) on their website (Jawazat website), fingerprinting has been made compulsory for all expatriate women above the age of 18 years.
Any expat women over the age of 18 who has not done the biometrics / fingerprinting will not be able get exit re-entry, final exit or iqama renewed.
The Director General of the Jawazat has said the rule will be implemented in phases. First it will be done for those requiring iqama renewal & final Exit and then later for exit reentry.
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