Jeddah July 26/2017 The government of Saudi Arabia has extended the amnesty for undocumented Ethiopians living in the country for one month, according to the Ethiopian General Consulate in Jeddah.
The consulate urged the Ethiopians to secure exit visas and return home safely as quickly as possible.
The decree issued by Saudi Arabia targets migrants with no permanent residence (runaway workers) and residents with expired residence permits.
Over 130,000 undocumented Ethiopian migrants have secured exit visas and nearly half of them have returned home.
Recent estimates put the number of undocumented Ethiopians that lived in Saudi Arabia, including those who returned during the amnesty period, over 400,000.