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On 13 May 2017, according to consistent press reports, the government of Saudi Arabia extended the time duration of the commercial visit visas to be obtained by French nationals prior to entering the Saudi jurisdiction. Specifically, now, French nationals for the first time can obtain four year multiple entry commercial visit visas. Therefore, enabling French nationals to stay in the Saudi jurisdiction for a maximum period of 90 days during each visit that will take place throughout the course of the specified 4 years.
When it comes to multiple entry commercial visit visas, Saudi Arabia, generally issues visas with a validity of up to 180 days with a maximum period of stay of 30 days per entry. These conditions still apply to most EU countries and were previously also applicable to French citizens.
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