27000 INDIANS APPLY EXITAt least 27,000 more Emergency Certificates will be issued by India to enable its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia after the new Nitaqat law which came into force in the Kingdom.

The Indian embassy in Riyadh has released a second list of verification and delivery process of Emergency Certificates (ECs) for all Indian nationals who have applied at the embassy and at other collection centers across Saudi Arabia.

“The schedule currently announced is for the second batch of delivery upto 24,000 EC applications received in Riyadh and above 3,700 EC applications received in Eastern Province,” the embassy said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today left for Saudi Arabia on the invitation of his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Khurshid is expected to raise the issue of ‘Nitaqat’ law during his talks with Saudi officials.

In a Press Release,the Embassy of India in Riyadh stated that the verification of those applications submitted at Embassy of India, Riyadh (Diplomatic Quarter) will be from 1730 hrs onwards. Only those with token numbers mentioned for the dates below will be allowed after 1730 hrs on the dates indicated. All other services including submission of new EC applications and distribution of passports received from the Saudi authorities will be till 1730 hrs.

Token number issued for applications submitted at the Embassy Verification of applications for delivery, revalidation of old ECs and submission of applications for fee waiver

12001-14000 Monday, 27 May, 2013
14001-16000 Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
16001-18000 Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
18001-20000 Thursday, 30 May, 2013
20001-22000 Saturday, 1 June, 2013
22001-24000 Sunday, 2 June, 2013

3. The verification of those applications submitted at IIS Dammam, VFS Center in Dammam and neighboring places in Eastern Province will be from 1730 hrs onwards at IIS Dammam as per the dates mentioned below.

Applications submitted at Dammam and neighboring places Verification of applications for delivery, revalidation of old ECs and submission of applications for fee waiver

VFS 2001- VFS 2500 Sunday, 26 May, 2013
VFS 2501 – VFS 3000 Monday, 27 May, 2013
VFS 3001- VFS 3500 Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
VFS 3501- VFS 3700 Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
IIS JUBAIL, IISJ 1 – 100 Thursday, 30 May, 2013