The Indian Embassy in Riyadh on 21 June 2013 appealed the migrant Indian nationals in Saudi Arabia to avail concessions granted by the Saudi authorities and get the exit passes issued to return to India or to get their job or visa or residency status in the country corrected by the deadline of 3 July 2013.
About 60000 Indian nationals have approached to the embassy to avail the concessions announced by the Saudi Authorities. About 30000 out passes were issued for the Indian nationals who wished to return back to India. More than 20000 migrated Indian Nationals have applied for visa or the legal resident status corrected. About 10000 persons are in a process of getting their job status corrected.
About 200 companies have approached to the Embassy with job opportunities for eligible Indians in past two months.
Earlier on 6 May 2013, Authorities of Saudi Arabia announced that there would be no extension over the three month grace for foreigners staying in the country illegally. The Interior Ministry has urged people to take advantage of the grace period provided to them for regularization of their situation.