Saudi Ministry of Justice extends Najiz legal services to premium residency holders
RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice announced that it has enabled online judicial services through the Najiz portal for holders of premium residences in the Kingdom.
“Premium residency holders in Saudi Arabia can digitally utilize multiple court services using the Najiz portal,” the ministry tweeted.
According to the Premium Residence Law, the services include notarization of immovable property and use of immovable property in Makkah and Madinah, the ministry added.
Available through the Najiz.sa page or the Najiz app for various smart devices, the services are categorized into several categories, including judicial, enforcement, real estate, declarations and powers of attorney, social affairs and licensing.
Dr. Osama Ghanem Al-Obaidy, an adviser and professor of law at the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh, told Arab News: “This decision by the Ministry of Justice is a welcome decision as it will facilitate the a premium residence. remote notarization services of residential property as well as use of real estate in Makkah and Madinah.
“This will be done in coordination with the Premium Residency Center,” he said, adding that the premium residence is “part of the Saudi Vision 2030, aimed at attracting foreign investors and entrepreneurs as well as experts in various fields to reside permanently in the Kingdom and be part of its rapid development.
“It will also help to combat commercial concealment, money laundering and illegal money transfers abroad, in addition to contributing to the national economy through the fees collected. It will allow cardholders to invest their money in the Kingdom, thus contributing to the Saudi economy while benefiting them. This will also increase the competitiveness of the Saudi business environment and economy and promote and improve the investment environment, which will help achieve national goals and support the national economy.
The Premium Residency Center offers an annual and permanent premium residence.
Holders enjoy several benefits, including the ability to conduct business under the Foreign Investment Act, own real estate, be exempt from expatriate and dependent fees, and own more than two vehicles.
The law on privileged residence permits was enacted in 2019 by royal decree after it was approved by the Saudi Council of Ministers, led by King Salman.
The most important feature of the premium residency is that its holders do not need a Saudi sponsor or employer.