Consulate streamlines visa processing for Saudi nationals, others in Western region

Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, Consul General of India
Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, Consul General of India

On the occasion of the 70th Republic Day of India, I extend my best wishes to all my fellow Indian citizens residing in the Western Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

India and Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial and friendly relations reflecting the centuries old economic and socio-cultural ties.

The visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Saudi Arabia in April 2016 and exchanges of other high level visits have further strengthened the cordial relations between the two countries.

The existence of over 3 million strong Indian expatriate in the Kingdom has also immensely contributed in economic and socio-cultural ties between the two countries.

The bilateral trade delegations have also increased in the last few years. Indian business delegations are now a regular feature in Trade Exhibitions in Jeddah and other parts of the Kingdom.

The Consulate has also worked sincerely and diligently to provide best possible services to the Indian nationals residing in the Western region of the Kingdom including by reducing the number of days required for issuing/reissuing passports within 3 working days.

We have also streamlined visa processing for Saudi nationals and others residing in the Western region of the Kingdom.

The government and the people of India are grateful to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, and Haj Minister Dr. Benten for making excellent arrangements during Haj-2018.

In the year 2018, 1,75,025 Indian nationals performed Haj. The Indian side remains committed to partner closely with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to work towards a very successful Haj 2019.

We sincerely express our gratitude to the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman and the Saudi Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Labor, Interior and the authorities of Zawazat, Tarheel and other concerned agencies who have always provided best possible assistance to the Consulate and for the comfortable stay of the Indians in the Kingdom.

Jai Hind!

Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh

Consul General of India