For new comers to Saudi Arabia, this will be the second new Arabic word they will hear after iqama.
Jawazat also known as General Directorate of Passports (GDP) is the department which is responsible for issue of iqama for expatriates and passports for Saudis. It is one of the agencies of Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia(MOI). All immigration points are also controlled by its personnel.
For expatriates, Jawazat is the place issue of new iqama, renewal of iqama etc. In the previous days, Exit re-entry, Exit visa were done at Jawazat and your sponsor or HR person had to go physically to do it. However, now a days these services are available online through Abshir.
For more details see – How to register for Abshir
The website for Jawazat is http://www.gdp.gov.sa Currently it is only in Arabic.
Riyadhجوازات الرياض Riyadh Passport Office 6971 King Fahad Branch Rd, Al Murabba Riyadh 12613 Coordinates : 24.659079, 46.701653
Dammamجوازات المنطقة الشرقية Eastern Province Passports Office 9th Street,