India welcomes Saudi visa policy change for nationals
The Indian mission in Saudi Arabia has welcomed Riyadh's decision to exempt Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to obtain a visa for the country.
"Embassy of India welcomes this announcement and thanks Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its decision to exempt Indian Nationals from submission of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). It will provide much needed relief to over 2 million strong Indian community in KSA," the Indian mission in Saudi Arabia tweeted. On November 18, Saudi Arabia announced that it will exempt Indian nationals from submitting a PCC to obtain a visa in a bid to strengthen relations between the two countries.
"In view of the strong relations and strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of India, the Kingdom has decided to exempt Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), the Saudi Embassy in New Delhi tweeted.
In a statement, the Saudi embassy made the announcement and appreciated the contribution of over two million Indian citizens living in the country.