Saudi Gazette report
JEDDAH — The Council of Ministers announced the creation of long-term and short-term educational visas.
This decision was taken by the weekly session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, on Tuesday.
The new long-term visa will be granted to students, researchers, and experts, for the purposes of academic study, and research visit.
While the short-term visa will be granted to students, researchers, and visiting trainees, for the purposes of language study, training, participation in short programs and student exchange programs.
The council’s decision said that the educational visa holder is excluded from the requirement related to providing a sponsor.