Indians no longer need police clearance for Saudi Arabia visas

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Indians no longer need police clearance for Saudi Arabia visas

The Saudi Arabian embassy in India has announced that it will exempt  Indian nationals from submitting a police clearance certificate (PCC) while applying to travel to the country. Over two million Indian citizens live in Saudi Arabia. The new rule would make visa application processing faster and easier for the Indians visiting Saudi Arabia.

According to the Saudi embassy this decision was taken as a part of the efforts of the two countries to further strengthen their relations.

A police clearance certificate is a document that Indian nationals willing to go abroad for employment, residential status, or long-term visa need to apply for if required by the visa of the destination country. The document helps in knowing the criminal record of the person.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia is a West Asian kingdom founded by Ibn Saud in 1923. The country is known for its oil and Islam.

  • According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, Saudi Arabia has the world’s 2nd largest oil reserves in the world after Venezuela.
  • At present it is the world's largest exporter of crude oil. 
  •  It has two of the holiest shrine of Islam, Mecca and Medina mosque
  • The world's largest mosque Al-Haram or forbidden mosques is in Mecca.
  • The world's second largest mosque, Mosque of the Prophet, or Masjid al-Nabawi is in Medina. 
  • The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) headquarters is also in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • The world’s largest sand area, the Rub al-Khali (“Empty Quarter”) which is spread around 647,500 square km, is also in Saudi Arabia.

Capital of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh 

Currency: Saudi Riyal 

King of Saudi Arabia: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 

Prime Minister of Saudi ArabiaMohammed bin Salman

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