Apply for Family Visit Visa Online in Saudi Arabia

There are two options to call your family to Saudi Arabia. The first option is to bring your family on permanent visa and the second option is to bring them on family visit visa. If the stay is short term, family visit visa is a better option. Your wife, children, father, mother, father in law and mother in law can be invited on Family Visit Visa.

Also Read:  Procedure to Apply for Family Visit Visa through Istiqdam

Requirement for Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

1-You should have a valid original iqama with validity of at least 90 days

2-Copy of Passport

3-Copy of passport of each member of your family you want to invite for family visit visa

4-Acceptable Profession to apply for family visit visa (See the list here) Unfortunately, if the profession of your visa is not listed in one of the professions listed in the list, you will have to go for a change of profession.

Filing online application: Here we shall provide you step by step guide to apply for family visit visa in Saudi Arabia. The first step of applying for Family Visit Visa is to fill an online application on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We have provided a detailed guideline of filling online application for Family Visit Visa of Saudi Arabia in this link. I would recommend you to read it and fill the application. In this way, you will be able to avoid many mistakes which cause the rejection of Family Visit Visa application. “Guideline to fill online Application for Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

Submitting the Application to the Employer: Earlier, you had to print the application for a family visit visa applied, get it signed by your sponsor and then submit it to the Chamber of Commerce. We used to call this process “Tafeel”. However, now the procedure has been changed.

You just need to apply it online as per the procedure above, print it and hand it over to the Government Relations Officer of your company. He will authenticate the application online and it will be submitted to the MOFA. Chamber of Commerce offices is not accepting any family visit visa application now. After a while, your status will be changed on the MOFA website.Note: This process has not changed in all the Chamber of Commerce offices all around the Kingdom. Some offices are still processing the visit visa applications and it is better you check with the office of your city. Ultimately, it will change to the process described in the first paragraph under this heading. You can check the status using the guidelines provided in this link. Recommended: Check Family Visit Visa Application Status Online.

If Some More Documents Required: In some cases, your application for a family visa is not approved straightforward. They will ask you to submit the application along with some documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Now attach all the documents mentioned above with the application and submit it to the nearest office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You should go to MOFA office at around 11 am. This is the time when MOFA office will be least crowded.

The timing of MOFA office is 7 am to 2 pm with Duhr prayer break. If you will come in the early morning, you will find it very crowded. Continue the same process mentioned above for checking the online status of the application. Soon, you will see good news there.

If Application is Rejected? If an online application for the family visit visa is rejected, do not worry. Apply for it again and in many cases, it is accepted in the second attempt. Even if it is not accepted that time, you should not lose hope, there is another way. You can apply for the Family Visit Visa through Istiqdam.

I have explained the procedure in detail in this link “Apply for Family Visit Visa through Istiqdam“. Application of Family Visit Visa for one of our friends was rejected 3 times than he applied through this way and it was accepted.

Submitting the Application in Saudi Embassy: If your family visa is approved, you need to send application number to the relative in your home country. It is better to contact some agent in this regard. He will charge you a little amount but your work will be eased out in your home country.

Normally agents who issue Umrah visas have some contacts in Saudi Embassy and they can speed up the process of your family visa application. The visit visa obtained from the procedure mentioned must be stamped from the Saudi consulate or Saudi embassy of the respective country within 3 months of its issuance as per the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In some countries like Pakistan, Saudi Government has established Etimad Centers. You do not need to contact agents in case Etimad Centers are established in your native country. You directly go to them. They will process the visa for you. Charges of Etimad Center are also same as mentioned above. You will have to take an

You will have to take an online appointment at Etimad Center and the procedure of taking an online appointment at Etimad Center is explained in this link. Following documents need to be submitted to the Saudi Embassy.

  • Original passport
  • Copy of your Iqama (Remember you are sponsor)
  • Copy of your Passport
  • 2-4 passport size photos
  • If you want to apply for a visa of your married sister, an authorization letter from her husband.
  • If you want to apply for the visa of in-laws. You need to present the marriage certificate and copy of the passport and Iqama of your wife.

Procedure to Check Family Visit Visa Application Status: Officially they say, it takes 3 days but normally it takes a week to process the visa. Even if it takes more than that, don’t worry. You are dealing with Saudi government department so you should build up some patience.

Go to this link, and enter your application number and Iqama number to get the status of your application. If everything goes fine, the family visa will be issued. I have explained them in this link the Procedure to Check Family Visit Visa Application Status. Moreover, the meaning of different messages sent by the MOFA to the applicants is also detailed in that link.

The validity of Family Visit Visa: Once visit visa is issued, it can be stamped by Saudi Embassy in your home country within 3 months of its issuance date.

Once family visit visa is stamped in your home country by the Saudi Embassy, it is valid for 1 month from the date when it is stamped.

Please make sure to read what is written on the face of the family visit visa before relying on the information provided on the blog.

The Fee for Family Visit Visa: A fee of SR 2,000 per passport is charged for the single entry family visit visa for 6 months. A multiple entry family visit visa for 1 year costs SR 5,000 and a multiple entry family visit visas for 2 years costs SR 8,000 per passport.

2 Years Multiple Entry Family Visit Visa: The visa will be initially issued for 90 days which will be extended for further 90 days during the stay in Saudi Arabia. The fee to extend the 2 Years Multiple Entry Family Visit Visa is SR 100.

After spending 180 days, the family visit visa holder will have to travel out of Kingdom and come back again on the same visa. In other words, the stay at one time cannot exceed 180 days.

You don’t need to go back to your home country, you can go to the nearest border and perform the exit and entry procedure. However, you must be having a visa of that country to enter it.

Extension of Visit Visa: If visit visa is stamped for 30 days, it can be extended 5 more times. It means total stay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be of 180 days in this case.

  • If visit visa is initially issued for 90 days, it can be extended 1 more time. It means total stay in Saudi Arabia will be of 180 days.
  • We have published a detailed article about the process of extending the family visit visa in this article.
  • Visit visa can be extended online as well. We have explained the process of extending the visit visa online in this article.

Do Not OVERSTAY: It is very important to mention here that expat living in Saudi Arabia on Iqama takes the responsibility of the family members entering the Kingdom. In the case of Overstay of any family member, even if the stay is of a single day, SR 25,000/- fine is imposed on the expatriate with Iqama.

In fact, you should plan the departure 3,4 days before expiry of the visa date. You never know, due to flight problem you may have to stay at the airport or some other bad thing may happen to you. You can read about this topic in detail in this article, “What to do if Family Visit Visa Expires

  • khan

    visit visa open for wife or closed ? just i need confirmation because of hajj season is going to start. i stay in khobar

  • khan

    is visit visa still open or close due to haj . i need visa for my wife. im in alkhobar. please reply

  • Junaid Hassan

    @disqus_ZflKmb8akp:disqus visit visa for wife is still open. i got it yesterday

  • Noman Arshad

    Dear Khan you can apply any time for wife and children’s always open (VV).

    Regards

  • Noman Arshad

    For father, mother, & mother in law father in law if you apply they will answer you to PLEASE APPLY THE NEW APPLICATION AFTER HAJ SEASON.

  • Ali Raza

    Yes it is open, I got within few hours after submitting the applicaiton to coc.

  • Ali Raza

    I got it yesterday within few hours.

  • Kash

    Hi Steve and other viewers

    Family visa for my grandmother of my wife is possible ?
    Please suggest

  • Malik

    Junaid Hassan, you get that visit visa after how many days.???

  • Malik

    After how many days you get it..??

  • khan

    how much time it takes to get approved mr hassan.

  • khan

    As salamualaikum.
    did u got the visa mr samer

  • khan

    i have applied for the wife visit visa on thursday but still there is no update ..
    kindly let me know how much time it takes for approval

  • Samer

    Yes I got it, last week,

  • khan

    how much time has been taken to approve the visa mr samer

  • Samer

    it took 3 weeks, but i think at that time when i applied there was a problem with them for that delay. Cause my friend last week got it in 4 days.

  • khan

    thnx for the info mr samer. thnx for ur reply. just waiting for my visa approval which i have applied thusday.. thnx agn

  • masood

    I applied for family visit almost 12 days ago.after signatue i send it to y company HR Department.But HR Manager is on vacations. He will come on 14th August. Till that day my application remain valid or expire .

  • Ahmed_S

    Alhamdo Lillah today i got the Visit Visa for my wife…applied online on 3 Aug, did the chamber on 7 Aug and finally i got it today…Alhamdo Lillah.

  • Mohammed

    I applied for family visit almost 1 month ago . I got the visa but before stamping the visa how many days time for remain valid or expire. after stamping how many days time.

  • Mohammed Younus

    Assalam alaikum…
    Please advise if visit visa is still open to apply for wife & children

  • Samia Sher

    Salam
    Any information abt new laws for family visit visa??????? Plz reply

  • The fee will be SR 2000 per visa after Oct 02, 2016. This is what we have heard so far

  • Farooq Sultan

    Salam everyone. I need to apply for my Mother’s visit visa. Is the online application open or should i apply through istikdam? thanks

  • haidar ali

    dear steve,SR 2000/ official news or rummers only

  • Syed Bilal

    What if i apply for family visit visa before Oct 02, 2016? Will i be able to get the Visa with the same old fee ???

  • Qadeer Ahmed

    dear, online will open after Hajj, means in Muharram

  • Samia Sher

    2ooo per visa or per passport???? What will be the visa extension fee??????

  • Afeefahmed

    2000 sr for whole family or specific family member for family visit visa

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Gents… do you have any idea visit visa will be extended till what period ?????

  • Ismail

    Visit visa for wife and son is open.. Did any one get visit visa??

  • Abrar Mehdi Khan

    Iam born in saudi arabia..i dont have an entry stamp in my passport ..where can i find the visa number?

  • Sania Wasif

    please update if there is any fees of applying visit visa before 2 Oct.?

  • Syed Bilal

    There is no final scenario. I heard that (not confirmed) the Visit Visa Fee; SR 2000 will not be applicable on parents visit visa. It would be applicable on Business Visas.
    Lets hope and pray for the best 🙂

  • Sania Wasif

    Insha Allah Insha Allah , hope for the best ..

  • Syed Bilal

    I am also confused as the Online Visit Visa form has NO FEE. All we need to do is to Take the Print out and go to Chamber. Pay them 25 Riyals to chamber that. Then the Form goes into the online system.
    How and where will we be paying SR 2000 for family visit visa ???

  • Syed Bilal

    Most of the News are unconfirmed. I am also planning to apply for my parents visit visa before 1st Moharram. If there will be any FEE, i will update you all.

  • There is no fee before 1st Muharram.
    Fee is applicable from 1st Muharram
    right now Family Visit Visa are issued only in emergency cases

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Dear Steve what will be the fees of permenant visa

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Can any body tell me the fees of permenant visa after 2nd Oct

  • ALi

    just type 0 thats it

  • ALi

    yes applied on 22 Aug-2016 and approved 23 aug

  • ALi

    its open brother i applied yesterday and got approved today

  • ALi

    3 months

  • Mak

    Assalamualaikum w.w.
    I applied visit visa for my wife’s parents one month ago and my iqama expires on 14th Oct 2016. will they reject my visa application when they start processing after Haj???
    Please advice me on this regards…
    Jazakallah khairan

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear Ali… is this true.. please confirm as I have given my online request to my sponsor for signature….
    after signature can I submit the request or it will be better to submit after HAJJ.???

  • ALi

    Dear i just got approve on 23 and already submitted to saudi mission in Islamabad

  • AQ

    from which city u have applied Ali?

  • ALi

    Riyadh

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    hmmm that’s good .. but can you tell after signature of sponsor how many days application will be valid ???
    please confirm anyone…

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear masood bro.. have you get any information regarding the validity of online filled application….
    i am still searching for the same query ….
    anyone help us in this regards?????

  • Mak

    Can anybody help me please???

  • Mak

    Assalamualaikum w.w.
    I applied visit visa for my wife’s parents one month ago and my iqama expires on 14th Oct 2016. will they reject my visa application due to my iqama expiry, when they start processing after Haj???
    or shall I renew my iqama and reapply again soon after Haj?
    Please advice me on this regards…
    Jazakallah khairan

  • Khan

    Who are the Profession, can apply family Residence VISA Through Online.? .if the person don’t want to visit istaqdam..

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Hello everyone … did anyone get family visit visa in this week???? as my family visit visa request still under process.. plz confirm

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear All… please confirm when they will start issuing family visit visa….

  • leo

    Hi good day

    I just want to ask if anybody renew the family visit visa for another 3 months i read on article visit visa fee is 2000 sar?this the first time?thanks for the answer.

  • AQ

    @disqus_f0rzDdlSLW:disqus

    well i have applied today once again.
    Let’s c if they gonna approve it or not.

  • AQ

    @leonard30:disqus
    Can you please share the source as i am only listening from the people that visit visa will be charged 2k from 1st moharram.
    But didn’t find any authentic source.

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Best of Luck

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    2000 SR is not confirmed yet. Hope they will not charge such amount for Family Visit Visa.

  • AQ

    @disqus_f0rzDdlSLW:disqus
    ALHAMDULILLAH got the visa today.
    it took me 2 days since coc to get the visa.
    you can apply now.

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear AQ : many many congrats to you .. I have to apply again or have to wait for existing request ???? please confirm

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    @disqus_7N64kZRGRN:disqus : Many Many congrats to you brother… please confirm I have to wait existing application or I have apply for new application??? please confirm

  • AQ

    @disqus_f0rzDdlSLW:disqus
    can you please tell me what’s the status on ur application at the moment???
    If the status is in process thn you have to wait.

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Yes dear still waiting lets see…. from which region you have applied ????

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 128***) بتاريخ 2016/08/29 (غرفة الشرقية)
    This is the status of my application since 29-August-2016 to till now.

  • AQ

    applied from Jeddah.
    when u submitted ur application??

  • Syed Zahid Shah

    I applied visit Visa for my parents (mother/Father) and its approved by Saudi government but I did one mistake in online application about my mother date of birth ( correct : 1966/01/01 ), filled in Online form/ visa (1996/01/01).
    Kindly advise is this mistake will create an issue in pakistan Saudi embassy.
    Waiting for your kind feedback.

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    I have submitted application on 29-August-2016…don’t know why they are taking too much time… .

  • Syed Zahid Shah

    can any one help me here

  • Asif Hamid

    I have no idea dear, i think you should consult Mr. Steve for this…

  • Kamran

    FAIZAN KHAN could you help i can not apply after error

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    @disqus_K6QqxThcpa:disqus what error you are facing…

  • Kamran
  • Kamran

    On MOFA first step after filling all fields(iqama,visa entry No,Iqama Exp.) the error come.

  • Bilal Ahmed Qureshi

    You might entered wrong information, like, IQAMA issuance date, or Visa number..

  • Bilal Ahmed Qureshi

    @disqus_f0rzDdlSLW:disqus
    can you please confirm, did they charged you 2K ?

  • Saba Nawaz

    how can apply n how many time will take in visa

  • Saba Nawaz

    my husband submitted family visit visa

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    @Kamran Mr.Bilal Ahmed Qureshi is saying correct you have to enter the data carefully.

  • Mr.Hami

    I believe it is because you are entering wrong Iqama expiry date. Follow the procedure as mentioned in the article HOW TO CHECK IQAMA EXPIRY DATE,because date on the iqama will be different from the date mention in you MOI account (Tasheer Account).

  • Kamran

    Dear guyz pls just guide me about رقم تأشيرة الدخول.Is this Number on visa page or diffrent
    thanks Mr. Faizan and Bilal Ahmed

  • Amim Ul Ahsan

    check your IQAMA expiery date from ABSHER Acoount, than write same, don’t use from iqama,

  • Kamran

    i m using same on Absher system but i think site is lock or under process till moharram

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear Kamran: you have to enter your SAUDI VISA NUMBER see as per below link.
    http://mofa.vacau.com/_Images/visa_entry_number.JPG

  • leo

    its already confirmed started october 2

  • Salmy

    Dear all,
    I am in critical situation, however i want to bring my wife here, otherwise i have leave KSA on coming December. Still i am struggling with my profession in iqama as a (سائق سيارة عمومية) PUBLIC VEHICLE DRIVER. Is there any chances to get family visit visa for my wife, from coming 2nd of october?
    Kindly advice me please..

  • Noman Arshad

    Dear kamran

    I think you enter wrong fomat
    Try to enter like this 19/9/1999
    Date month then year ok try and update

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    @saba_nawaz:disqus noted INSHA ALLAH you will get it soon.

  • Saba Nawaz

    InShaaAllah !!

  • Asif Hamid

    Dear Kamran, I think you should check the number which they write (With pen) on passport (Next to Visa stamped) while you enter first time in KSA.

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear All.
    Allhumdulliah I have got visa today.
    thanks all for your support.

  • Mohamed Kasim

    Try to change your IQAMA Professtion and every thing would be easier in Saudi. I have applied Visa for my Mother in Law on 19th Sep 2016 with COC next day and I recieved the Visa by Yesterday .

  • Biplab Bairi

    thanks sir, now my vis status is الطلب تحت الاجراء thats means still uder processing?

  • Farooq

    It means visa is under issuance.

  • syed syed

    Congrats to you brother…
    Did you changed anything or you got with old application, which was submitted on ” 2016/08/29 ?

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear Syed , I have not changed any thing visa received on OLD application …. now Pakistan Etimad office making confusion for us….

  • Biplab Bairi

    Thanks . I got my visa today. please tell me validity of visa after stamping?
    Its 1 month or 3 months?

  • syed syed

    Thanks Faizan,
    I have applied for my mother-in-law on 17 sept 2016 and the
    status is ” تم التصديق على الطلب: “

  • Irfan

    Biplab, before visa stamp you have 3months, after stamp you have to travel in 30 days..

  • Top Commenter

    1 month after stamping

  • FAIZAN KHAN

    Dear All,
    Have a nice day to all of you..
    this is inform to all my Pakistani brothers if anyone applying through Etimad Office please bring applicant’s Vaccination Receipt for Polio & MMR (Measles , Mumps & Rubella) .Otherwise they will not accept the documents and this Vaccination can be done from any Govt. Hospital which cost only 30 to 50 Rupees … while Etimad office having the same facility but they are charging 1500 Rupees per applicant…..
    Note : This Vaccination not be applicable to the children those who are less then 1 year.

  • Suhail

    Dear sir,
    i am working in a government sector and i am applying visit visa for my family. The profession on my iqama is ‘mudarib’ which means trainer or coach. i want to know whether i am eligible to bring my family here on visit visa or not.

  • Asif Qureshi

    as we all know, after a few days they will start charging money for visit visas.. i applied for my wife today but I want to apply for my parents as well. Does anybody k now if we can submit multiple applications?

  • Mak

    Assalamualaikum w w,

    I have applied for visit visa for my wife’s parents on 27-09-2016 and chambered on 28-09-2016 morning. when I check online it says
    “تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 12935752 ) بتاريخ 2016/09/28 (غرفة جدة)”
    What does this means? please advice.
    Jazakallah khairan

  • chess laynes

    is it true that the family visit visa is increase to 2,000riyals

  • Dr. RQ

    THIS IS THIRD TIME MY VISIT VISA FOR MY PARENTS IS REJECTED FOLLOWING IS THE DETAIL WHAT THEY SAID AND WHEN I CHECKED THERE IS NO RULES AT ALL.
    I AM A DOCTOR … IN MY OPINION THE RULE IS THE PERSON WHO IS STAMPING THE VISA …. WHEN HE WANTS HE WILL STAMP DEPENDS ON HIS CONDITION OF HIS *BRAIN …. IT IS SIMPLE AND LOGICALLY ILLOGICAL 😛

    فضلا تعبئة طلب جديد وفقا للتعديلات الجديدة في استمارة الطلب (للصلاحية وعدد مرات الدخول)

  • Syed Bilal

    We hoped! But they played nicely 🙂
    Get ready to pay SR: 2000 at the time to get the VISA stamped on your family’s passport ….

  • Mohammed Younus

    Yes True

  • chess laynes

    Anyone here already paid the said 2000 riyals payment

  • Sania Akbar

    exactly.. the visa of my mother and parents in law rejected by saying that it will be updated according to new policy enforcing from 1st Muharram. please wait for them to update the system. Nw we have to pay 2000 Sar 🙁 luckily one of our friend gets it before 1st Muharram without paying any fees.

    does any body have the idea that we have to pay these charges in KSA or to Etimad in Pakistan ?

  • Syed Bilal

    No one paid the FEE here. Visit visa has no FEE here. All you need to pay is at Etimad Centre, Pakistan at the time of VISA pasting on Passport.
    Check your e-mail, i sent u the screenshots

  • Irshad Ali

    when will family visit visa start in muharam 1438? i mean which date?

  • Syed Bilal

    No one is paying SR: 2000 at the time of online application.
    Chamber will not ask for SR: 2000 as well.
    Once the ministry will issue the Visit VISA then you will pay it at the time of VISA pasting on the passport.

  • AQ

    I heard the fee will be charged to your native country where visa will stamp.
    for example etimad center in Pakistan has already increased it’s fee to SR. 2000 from existing fee.

  • Syed Bilal

    It means that they have received your request …. on the date: 28/09/2016.
    Now u need to check it daily to see the status, approved or rejected or same

  • Syed Bilal

    Yes you can submit multiple applications

  • AQ

    it has already been started

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    sir will they charge you 2000SR?

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    congrats bro question is will etemad charge 2000SR

  • Mak

    thanks

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    Guyz i was just checking visit visa fees for KSA from different countries and i found as below for india

    Visit Visa – Valid for six months from date of issue
    SR. 373

    2.
    Visit Visa – Valid for one year from date of issue
    SR. 523

    3.
    Visit Visa – Valid for five years from date of issue
    SR. 823

    no fees for America

    nothing for Canada
    so , this 2000SR fees for even visit visa for mother and fater is for Pakistan only??

  • Rafat Anwer

    These are old rates

  • fareed

    Yes, Etimad already updated about this. almost 64000 PKR for one visa, which is ridiculous no body will come now on visit visa..

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    Guyz please tell me anyone can get 6 months visit visa fro 3000SR as per the new rules?

  • Asif Hamid

    You need to re-apply as they have rejected the pending/unapproved applications from 1437.

  • Khurram Siddiqui

    Single Entry will be SR 2000 for 6 month.

  • Khurram Siddiqui

    I think they are asking you to place a new request.

  • Khurram Siddiqui

    Yes.

  • Khurram Siddiqui

    I would like to know, how do we pay new visit visa fee (SR 2000), would it be here in the bank or backhome.

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    I AM FACING THE PROBLEM THAT AGAIN AND AGAIN THIS OBJECTION IS COMING I GOT THE VISA LAST YEAR WITH SAME DETAILS AND NOW I AM ENTERING ALL DETAILS CORRECT BUT I DONT KNOW WHY ITS COMING LIKE THAT:
    فضلا تعبئة طلب جديد وفقا للتعديلات الجديدة في استمارة الطلب (للصلاحية وعدد مرات الدخول)

    I AM PUTTING THE 90 DAYS FOR EVERYTHING LIKE: عدد مرات دخول = سفر واحد 90 يوم

    BUT WHEN I AM TAKING PRINT IT SHOWS

    سفر واحد 0 يوم

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    same with me i did the new request as well and it this all was done in 1438

  • maqsood

    Gents
    My profession in iqama as a ELECTRICIAN, is it possible to bring my family to saudi or must i need to change my profession,

    and let me know the cost/price of visit visa for 2 dependents from India,

  • Asif Hamid

    Wish you all the best

  • Asif Hamid

    Home country

  • Amina Imran

    My first application fr visit visa has been rejected by coc due to new year .My second application has been submitted to coc vl it be approved now or take tym..

  • Mak

    Hi,
    just want to know can we get family visit visa for farther-in-low in multiple entry?
    please advice.
    Regards

  • Asif Hamid

    i guess yes.

  • Asif Hamid

    it depends, as such things are unpredictable—

  • Mak

    I mean not single entry. Multiple entry visa.
    Where can I apply for multiple entry visa in family visit visa?

  • Asif Hamid

    I have no idea dear, but i think the option should arise either while applying the visit visa online or while stamping and depositing the Visa fee….

  • D M

    Good evening evrybody,
    Could you please tell me which countries are offered the possibility to obtain a family visit visa?
    My wife is Lao and I couldn’t find on the internet if she can apply for a visa.
    Many thanks

    Kind regards

  • Mak

    thanks

  • imran

    Hello every one,
    I got the visit visa for my mother in law before 02 October/1st Moharram But now Etimaad in Pakistan is not stampting it and they have clearly written on website the visas issued before 1st Muharram are not applicable.
    Again i have applied for visa.
    Should i need to cancel the first visa or it will automatically cancelled after all its saudi support Etimad decision.

  • Nabil Huda

    As long as You as a GCC resident meet all the criteria above mentioned, you can bring your family from any nationality (except Israel, I guess).

    Also When you are filling the online form, you can see the list of countries and if you find Laos, U r good to go !

    check this on How to Fill the Online form

    http://life-in-saudiarabia.blogspot.com/2015/02/filling-online-application-for-family.html

  • Mohamed Kasim

    It seems Etimad is accepting the 1437 Visas now , Check the attached.https://disqus.com/by/disqus_VmEGadL9IF/

  • D M

    Dear Nabil,
    Many thanks for your answer.
    By the way what do you mean by GCC?
    I’m an expatriate just arrived in Saudi Arabia and i’m learning 🙂
    Kind regards

  • mohammed

    is visit visa can extend in current scenario coz i heard that no extension for visit visa plz clear my doubt

  • Saad Awan

    how much they are charging ??

  • Saad Awan

    how much they are charging? i got visa today

  • Saad Awan

    i have applied on 2nd october and today i got it …

  • Saad Awan

    yes its print issue i faced twice but if you check online it will show 90 days.. so dont worry about it

  • Abi

    I too have the same question as Br. Mohammed, kindly someone clear us.
    Spending a huge amount for 3 months is unbearable for employee like us

  • Abi

    I have two Queries

    a) Visit Visa could be extended after 3 months or not
    b) If we got a visa number and if not stamped.. Will it affect us next time while applying or gets expired automatically

  • Sim

    Dear Steve, technically on the day of Visit Visa expiry can we book the return ticket ? suppose visit visa expiry date in abshir account is showing 15th Dec can I book the return ticket of my parents on 15th Dec at 20:00 flight ?

  • Shahbaz

    Guys please tell me about the visit visa fee

  • Malik Jee

    Dear can you brief me below
    As per ehtimad, Medical insurance is manda tory for all applicants.
    So we need CCHI insurance for visa stamp ???

  • Malik Jee

    Dear as per Ehtimad visa services
    Every applicant need CCHI insurance in order to visa stamp.
    This is mandatory for every one.
    As per ehtimad they will charge separately this insurance charges.

    My concern is its same which you briefed above???

  • amer

    Better depart one day before itself, unless you are ready to take risk.

  • amer

    Nobody knows about it, it is possible they will charge same amount as original fees for extension. Better wait for sometime for rules to be clear

  • Malik Jee

    CCHI means Council of cooperative health insuarance

  • Salahuddin Saleem

    Hi All.

    I just got a visit visa slip for my father (visiting from Pakistan). We have changed travel plans and no longer want to get the visa stamped.

    Should I cancel this visa slip/invitation? if yes, How?

  • Salahuddin Saleem

    From Pakistan, Etimad center in Karachi confirmed yesterday that family visit visa fee for one time visit if PKR 90,000/- which is around SAR 3,200/-.

  • Malik Jee

    No need to cancel
    It should be expire automatically after 3 months.
    Can u tell me when u apply the visa means date of COC the application

  • Malik Jee

    Dear they given any break up for this payment?
    As per ehtimad appointment slip charges amount is 62480 Rs. So what are other charges?

  • I guess Insurance of SR 950

  • Lyju

    Even after increasing visa fees and insurance,MOFA is not approving new applications

    COC for my application was done on 11.10.2016 and no updates till now

    If anybody has new information please let me know

  • Malik Jee

    Dear Steve
    This insurance we can utilize here in sense of medical check up if require?

    They will give any card some thing against this insurance?

  • Sim

    $ 553 Visa fees + $ 254 Insurance + Agent service charge = Total visa cost

  • S Rahaman

    There is not included medical insurance charge. SAR 2000 that means 2000×27.5 =55000 Pkr and rest the service charge for stamping that was before also near about 10000 Pkr. For visit visa no need to medical insurance as i know. If it is resident Visa then u have to take again Insurance after reaching Saudi Arabia to get iqama.

  • Malik Jee

    my family call to Ehtimad service center they said, total amount should be 75000 RS. which is including insurance charges also.
    As per Ehtimad
    Council of cooperative health insurance is mandatory for visit visa.

  • Malik Jee

    Some cases they approved in 3 days and some cases with 10 days maximum which confirmed some friends in this discussion.

  • Malik Jee

    Pls update us once you will get the visa approval.
    Pls let us know that in which city you apply?

  • Malik Jee

    Pls let us know that when you did COC ur application and after how many days u got it visa?

  • Salahuddin Saleem

    I submitted all information to the HR in my office. don’t know the exact dates but they did it in Muharram 1438, i got the visa slip on 9th muharram

  • Rafat Anwer

    Dears, I got this comment for my mother in law’s visa application, kindly tell me the meaning, i think he want to see my wife’s Iqama so.. but I done coc from dammam can i go to jeddah coc now.
    مراجعة فرع الوزارة مع اصل الاقامة والطلب واصل اقامة الزوجة

  • Malik Jee

    Dear
    1st visit jeddah MOFA with your orginal iqama and ur wife orginal iqama + orginal application
    I think they will approve.

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    Guys, did anyone get multiple entry visit visa ? Or tried to apply ?

  • Rafat Anwer

    Thank you

  • Malik Faisal Zahid

    I want to bring my wife and son (son age just three months)how much it will cost for all process and is there medical insurance in visit visa.please inform.

  • Asif Hamid

    SR 2000 Per passport (Single Entry).

  • Malik Jee

    Per passport visa stamp should be 75000 Rs. In ehtimad service pakistan.
    And visit visa you can get in 30 SAR as usual.

  • Lyju

    I applied from Eastern Province (Al Khobar). I came to know from agents in India that they are updating the system for insurance fees. And one satisfaction is that insurance will be charged based on age only.

  • Malik Jee

    U got your visa or no?
    If yes then in how many days took for issue visa by MOFA after COC?

  • Malik Jee

    Dear
    Can you tell us
    U got visa ?
    If yes then how many days took by MOFA to issue after COC

  • Umara Qais

    75000 Rs for lounge package or normal??

  • Malik Jee

    Normal

  • Malik Jee

    Normal package

  • Lyju

    الطفلة مرافقة مع من ؟
    I received this message yesterday. Planning to visit MOFA with all supporting documents

  • Malik Jee

    Best of luck
    Pls keep update us once you will get visa
    Thanks

  • Rafat Anwer

    Salam, I went jeddah mofa today, he rejected and said to visit dammam. So i sent original form attested by mofa and both iqama originals with my company mandoob, will they accept or not. May Allah make him accept.

  • Malik Jee

    Ok pls keep update us once u will get visa

  • Umara Qais

    How much for health insurance??

  • Malik Jee

    Dear All
    I would lie to share with you
    Alhumdulila I got my mother visit visa fir 3 months.
    I applied COC on 15 oct and today I got visa 25 Oct.

  • Lyju

    Alhamdulillah Got visa yesterday

  • Malik Jee

    Yesterday my MOM submitted the visa application in Ehtimad Lahore.
    They took total 76800 pakistani rupees for visa stamping.

  • Umara Qais

    Thanks for ur feedback. Can u clarify how much they charged for health insurance

  • KimShin<3Euntak

    Hi! My dad applied a family visit visa for me. And now I am staying in Jeddah for 5 months. I will be leaving on the second week of November. I was about to leave last August but they wanted me to extend for another 3 months. My questions is, is it possible to apply for a residence visa while I am in the Kingdom? Or do I really have to go back to Philippines?

    Note: I was a residence here before since I studied here for 8 years. Please reply! really need your help since I’ll be leaving in two weeks.

  • Asif Hamid

    Since you are on Visit Visa, so even if you get your residence visa approved also, still you will need to exit for re-entry on Istiqdam (Permanent Visa).

    I suggest you to contact Mr. steve for appropriate information’s.

  • Rasol Hogan

    Assallamualaikum,

    Dear Brothers,

    No need to submit my papers in Saudi Embassy in my home country? if my family who will visit here in KSA, I only send them the approve visa number?

  • Rafeek

    I had applied for 2 Years multiple entry for my mother, but from 20-Oct-16 no change in status which is “COC done on 20-Oct-16”

  • Rafeek

    Mr. Stev,
    Assalamu alaikum.
    I had applied 2 year multiple entry Visit visa for my mother on 18-Oct-16 & COC done on 20-Oct-16, Unfortunately no Further status change had happened until now, still the status is “COC done on 20-Oct-16”,
    My Iqama Profession is Project Engineer
    Iqama status is Single
    Wife permanent visa has been issued & stamped from India.
    Waiting for Mother visa also to come together.
    Do you thing the Sigle status in the Iqama can be an issue for accepting the Visit visa request ??
    Appreciate your prompt response.
    Rafeek
    0554215020

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    I got the visa for my wife, the validity of visa is 2 years but iqamah duration is 90 days. Now I don’t know if it can be renewed every 3 months or the visitor has to go out of Saudi every 3 months

  • Mr.Hami

    Hi everyone,
    I got visit visa for my mom before 1st Moharram but until now could not process in Pakistan. Can anyone tell me that SAR 2,000 applicable to this visa also as i got this visa before Moharram.
    Thanks.

  • Rafeek

    When you had applied for visa & in how many dates you receive the Visa approved ??
    I hope the Stay duration is mentioned as 730 Days & with in 90 days of Visa endorsement she has to flew to KSA.

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    I got it in 2 days a week ago. They asked me to visit mofa with my original iqama and met the manger I guess because I’m from Afghanistan. Visa is valid for 2 years. But stay duration is written 90 days only

  • fareed

    visas issued before 1st Muharram are not valid, yo have to apply new and 2000SR is applicable since 1st Muharram …

  • Rafat Anwer

    Salam, Today after Dammam visit by my company mandub i got this comment – “Demand under the measure”. what does it mean? thank for reply friends…

  • Rafat Anwer

    Salam, my mandoob went Dammam MoFA today with all Ids and original form… and immediately status changed to – الطلب تحت الاجراء meaning “Demand under the measure”- I hope Insha Allah they will issue visa soon.

  • Rafat Anwer

    Walekum assalam, Could you please explain and provide link how to apply Multiple entry visa?

  • Rafeek

    Its pretty same as the Single entry visit visa through Online system, now there will be drop down option to choose

  • Rafat Anwer

    Salam, Alhamdolillah I got visa today.

  • Rafat Anwer

    thank you, yes i saw. its good to have multiple entry visa for expats also so that we can bring our family members for longer time without permanent visa.

  • amer

    Does anyone know the new visit visa application process for multiple entry visit visa, is the stay for each visit limited or we can stay continuously for the duration of visa.

  • Sooraj

    Hi all.. COC done on 23 oct 2016 from dammam for my wife. but still i didnt get the visit visa.. how many days will take to get visit visa ??

  • Rasol Hogan

    Salam, can i invite my sister for family visit visa?

  • Mohammed Abdul Azeem

    My family is here in Saudi Arabia on vist visa can you please say me the procedure to change vist visa into family visa please. Waiting for your precious reply.

  • Mohammad Tauseef

    Aslkm,
    Dear Brother please help me, I already get the visit visa endorsed on 6th Sep 2016 before Hajj and my family is travelling on 30th Nov 2016 before 90 days InshaAllah. As per visa stamped on the passport it is showing visa validity 90 days and on right side bottom showing duration of stay 90 days in kingdom. I just want to confirm that after visa endorsement she can travel within 90 days or not. I have tried to check every where but I didnt get the right answer. Kindly support.
    Jazak Allah Khair.

  • amer

    Did you you get any confirmation about this?

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    nop, nothing

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    can we extend single entry visit visa ?

  • Asif Hamid

    Walaikum salam warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu, yes she can… in shaa ALLAH

  • Asif Hamid

    yes!!! But if she is married, you need to have the NOC from her Husband i guess.

  • Asif Hamid

    But costly…

  • Asif Hamid

    yes, but maximum (Total) 180 days only.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    According to new rule?

  • Asif Hamid

    This rule hasn’t change..

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    so 100 riyal for an extension then and what about health insurance? how it will work with visa extension?

  • Khan

    Hello All,

    Did anyone got stamp their visit visa from India? Please let us know new process and how to get insurance if it is required, to whom we have to pay the fee 2000 Sar

    please advise

  • Asif Hamid

    Insurance fee you have to pay at home country while submitting their passport for visa stamping.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    but the family visit visa is for three months so the medical insurance will be for three months or more?

  • Abdul

    Dear AbdulRahman what type of visa issued is it multiple exit reentry visit that is 2 years validity ….

  • Rasol Hogan

    you get the receipt from COC? what showing in the mofa site?

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    Yes it’s multiple entry visit visa

  • Abdul

    Thanks bro. From where did u stamp visa Mumbai or Delhi. And how about the insurance. Charges.

  • Asif Hamid

    I think it is 950 SR in general.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    But my wife only paid 180 riyal to etimad and they have mentioned 90 days as well

  • Asif Hamid

    I have no idea dear…. You can refer to Mr. Steve. He is a good guy with loads of helpful and information’s.

  • Actually, it depends on the age and many other factors. I think SR 950 is the maximum amount one has to pay. If you still want to pay the remaining amount, I can share with you my personal account number:)

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    hahaha. Mr. Steve can we extend the 90 days single entry visit visa? what are the charges and how the medical insurance will work with that scenario?

  • Umair Rehman

    Salam sir
    I want to apply for family visit visa i want to get visit visa for my father my 2sisters and my brother…i have iqama of “amal” can i get visit visa and whts the fee and time period of stay…..please do hlp me

  • Muhammad Fahad Khan

    Hi Steve,

    I want to apply permanent family visa for my wife and kid.

    Question is my profession on my Iqama is

    (Engineering Communication Technician فني هندسة الاتصالات), and i have relevant educational documents according to my profession, am i eligible to apply permanent visa. Although i have
    handsome salary, but i heard that permanent visa is only for engineers, doctors
    and higher profession.

    Kindly suggest me.

  • Rasol Hogan

    Assallamualaikum!

    Brothers can you translate me this message from MOFA,

    (تم التصديق على الطلب: ( —– ) بتاريخ 2016/11/16 (غرفة الشرقية

    after that what I am gonna do? thanks a lot,

  • Muhammad Fahad Khan

    Hi Steve,
    Hope you fine
    Kindly help and suggest me,
    I want to apply permanent visa for my wife and kid.
    Actually my profession on my Iqama is
    (Engineering Communication Technician فنى هندسة اثصالاث) Am I eligible to apply permanent visa.
    Although I have handsome salary, but I heard that permanent visa is only for engineers, doctors and higher professions.
    Kindest regards,

  • Mr.Hami

    Dear Fahad,
    As per your profession, you are eligible for family statys. But u need to attest your degree.

    Regards

  • Muhammad Fahad Khan

    Mr. Hami,
    Many many thanks for your support. I have already attested all my documents, but I didn’t find this profession at any government website or in any list. Can you give me any reference
    Thanks & Regards,

  • Asif Hamid

    Its approved, need to print out and send it to your country for further process.

  • Mr.Hami

    Its not a problem. My profession is Sr. Accounts Supervisor which is also not in their list but I got family visa through Istiqdam. You just apply and am 100% sure you will get it.
    Good luck

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    It means your application is activated, and it’s under process

  • Rasol Hogan

    thanks for reply, then need also signature of the company?

  • Rasol Hogan

    it will need company signature also?

  • Sooraj

    Still showing
    تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 13025093 ) بتاريخ 2016/10/23 (غرفة الشرقية)
    what should i do?? almost one month now..

  • Sooraj

    تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 13025093 ) بتاريخ 2016/10/23 (غرفة الشرقية)
    . Almost one month finished after COC
    But still no response from mofa

  • Asif Hamid

    No

  • Asif Hamid

    Well i suggest you to re-assure it with some professionals before you take any further step….

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    STILL THE FEES IS not confirmed

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    please check the link regarding the professions which are eligible for family visa
    http://life-in-saudiarabia.blogspot.com/2014/03/list-of-professions-in-saudi-arabia.html

  • norhana

    I I NEED YOU HELP PLEASE, I AM SEPRATE VISA WITH MY HUSBAND. MY IQAMA IS PATIENT COORDINATOR. I GAVE BIRTH LAST MAY 19, 2016 IN PHILIPPINES. NOW I WANT TO BRING BACK MY DAUGTHER HERE IN SAUDI ARABIA. I WILL BE BACK IN VACATION ON MARCH 15 2017 AND HOPEFULLY COMING BACK TO JEDDAH BY APRIL 15 2017. CAN I BRING BACK MY DAUGTHER THROUGH ARRIVAL VISA SHE WILL 11 MONTHS OLD IN THAT TIME. PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP I AM SUFFERING TOO MUCH I FEEL SO GUILTY WHY I LEAVE MY DAUGHT
    ER THEIR. 🙁

  • Asif Hamid

    Why not? but not more than 180 days.

  • Umara Qais

    Salam bro Abdulrehman i want a little favour from u regarding visa stamping from etimad. How much u paid for ur wife including insurance?? And how many days it took to stamp??

  • Umara Qais

    If they r taking insurance for 3 months then what about next 3 months ?? As per new rules visitors r eligible to stay for 6 months???

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Wasalam. I paid the total fees of 66389 rupees for single entry visit visa. The MMR vaccination test from etimad center costs around 1300 to 1500 rupees. 639 rupees for the sms and courier service. The medical insurance fees is included in the 66389 which is 3460 rupees and they are giving arabian shield medical insurance for the visit visa and its validity is for 90 days. I am not sure about how it will work with the visa extension. This medical insurance is covering only 6 to 7 small polyclinics which are not famous.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Not sure about the visa extension. But hopefully it will work as the same

  • Umara Qais

    It is for lounge package or normal??

  • Umara Qais

    How many days they took for process?? MMR vaccination is new requirment?? Previously we just need to have polio vaccination certificate from any govt hospital which we get free of cost.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    It is for normal package and it just took only two working days . 1 day etimad send to the saudi consulate and the next day it was dispached from the saudi consulate to our address. I will recommend you for normal package as there is no rush on etimad centers because of the increased visa cost. Only the difference is the sofa’s .

  • Umara Qais

    Thanx a lot for ur response

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    MMR vaccination is compulsory and you can get that from etimad center costs around 1300 to 1500 rupees. They are not asking polio for adults but for the kids only . But its better to have polio vaccination as well because the airport authority could ask you for that

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    You are welcome . If you need any help you can ask. Thanks

  • Umara Qais

    Many many thanx sir.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Welcome sister

  • You will apply for their extension through your MOI account. We have already shared the procedure on this blog. It is very simple.
    Thanks for the useful information!

  • Umair

    Hello! Can you please tell Abdur Rehman, is this 2000 SR for 3 months or 6 months?
    I mean if I want to extend visa after 3 months for another 3 months, do I need to pay 2000 SR again or what?

  • Umara Qais

    Assalam o alaikum sir
    I want to ask that we have to visit etimad center once?? Health insurance and MMR etc is being done same day?? Or we have to go there twice??

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Walaikum Asalam. Yes you have to visit etimat center only once. Everything will be done at the same day.

  • Umara Qais

    Thank you Rehman bhai. I will go for stamping next week in sha Allah. Till then if i will have more queries i will ask you. Hope u will not mind. Stay blessed

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    No problem. You can ask anytime.

  • Ali

    Dear Rehman Bhai will you plz give me ur contact nmbr I need to discuss regarding family visit visa….thnks..

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    0593355231

  • rafi

    Hi..please let me know for visit visa ..if on my iqama the place is written as khobar and i am shifted to jeddah..which place to be entered for application.
    Whether i can do COC anywhere in KSA or i have to do only in khobar?

  • Ismail

    On 2 years multiple one can continuously stay for two years plzz update

  • Jomer B. Tongco

    Dear, Gud am, recently we have some issued regarding the attestation of E-Form from mofa to COC, COC dont want to stamp the said E-form family visit visa, because they said it will now be process online via our company. do you have any idea regarding this issue? our application is pending so long.

  • Jomer B. Tongco

    Dear in which place is your company registered in COC?, you go apply there.

  • Jomer B. Tongco

    Ate, Dear, you need for her to acquire passport for her to travel, and you need to apply for family visit visa or permanent visa in saudi, but if she were born here at saudi, you just need to register her in MOFA.

  • Jomer B. Tongco

    maybe after evaluation of your documents, you are not qualified, you need to go MOFA and update there personally, for what is the lacking.

  • Shahbaz Khan Baloch

    Salam Dear.
    First of all i want to say that your article is very nice and helpful for many people. Thanks for posting it.
    I have a question about this article if u can help me in this regards.
    Can I apply more then 1 visit visa for different visitors?
    Like can I apply for my Wife and Mother at same time?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Syed Bukhari

    Ofcourse yes, even you can fill only one form for both

  • Ali Raza

    Walikum assalam,
    Yes you can apply on same visa as well as on different visa application.

  • Ali Raza

    Yes I faced the same issue today. Go to your company and ask from GR. He will do it for you online at the same time.

  • Ali Raza

    Dear Steve,
    There is change in COC stamping process for visit visa. Now if you are applying online for visit visa then no need to go for COC. Just give your application to your GR in the company and he will submit your application to mofa.

  • Imran Usman

    Dear @disqus_r4QifFYAPI:disqus and all other brothers,
    Can anyone please tell me how can I keep my mother with me, as I applied for her permanent visa but they rejected. Even though I am a university professor, am the only son, and my father recently passed away. With all the documents attested from ministry of foreign affairs and Saudi Embassy pakistan. Still they did not approve. Can anyone please tell me what is this “multiple exit reentry visa for 2 years” thing?
    Can it serve the purpose for bringing my mother here? I would appreciate your responses.

  • Nabil Huda

    GCC mean Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & UAE) and Resident mean .. we with Residence ID (Iqama) .. while Citizen means Citizens of country with ID (Bataqa) !

  • He will do the authorization work from the system? Right?

  • Ali Raza

    Authorization will be done as before, but he will submit instead of COC. So no need to visit COC as they have stopped stamping the visit visa.

  • Ali Raza

    As far as i know this multiple visa is for US citizens only(correct me if i am wrong). You can call her on visit visa two times a year.

  • Ali Raza

    Dear Steve,

    Can you please explain how we can use here the CCHI insurance done in our home country for visitor?

  • Dawnbreaker

    No, that can’t be right. My colleagues mother in Saudi now with visit visa and she is British national

  • Ali Raza

    Has she multiple exit reentry visiy visa? Any case in which any Pakistani came on multiple exit reentry visit visa?

  • hamzask

    dear ali & steve,

    can you explain the new procedure. in my company they doesn’t know how to do this , where to submit the documents..

  • Ali Raza
  • ahkiehs

    Sir Steve, How are you. please help me.. i want to take my husband on 2 years multiple re entry visa but im confused.. what does it means? he can stay here in ksa for 2 years ? or he is require to go exit and come back for a duration of how many months?please reply

  • ahkiehs

    please explain anyone regarding this 2 years multiple entry visa..

  • ahkiehs

    @Steve please

  • Samia Sher

    What abt the visit visa fee in home country???? 2000 riyal fee per passport is eligible or not???????

  • Mohammed Abdul Moin

    Please guide me for below matter,

    Multi entry visit visa for 365 days, duration of stay in days is showing 90 days.
    There was a rumor that after 90 days the visitor has to go on Exit and then reenter back in Saudi Arabia. This process has to be followed till visa expire (till 365 days).

    Please help me to get official information with link from ministry site which mention the above guide line.

    Thanks

  • Ismail

    Did you find the answer??

  • Kashif Attique

    Dear Ali,
    can you please tell us the new process for visit visa. Our employers dont understand the new process. How they will make authorization and where to submit in MOFA , e.g we are in ARAR, here we dont have MOFA office. so what to do..

  • Ali Raza

    Dear Kashif,

    I have posted images in my above reply, kindly find them and show in your company.

  • ahkiehs

    none yet

  • Kashif Attique

    Dear Mr. Ali,

    Thanks for your response. Can we talk. It will be a great support n guidance . 059 876 45 85 .. just give me a missed call ..

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    Stay duration is 3 months only, it can be extended for another 3 months which becomes 180 days in total. Then he has to go out of the country and come back I guess. Saudi’s rule is that you cannot stay more than 6 months if you are holding visit visa despite your 2 years visa. I not 100% sure but it’s like this probably. I have issued a 2 years multiple entry visa which costed me 10000 riyals yet stay duration is only 90 days.

  • Is there any difference procedure for applying a single entry visa for 6 months and multiple entry visa for 2 years?

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    same procedure. The only difference is when filling the form online. Instead of single entry you select multiple entry and then in visa validity you select 730 days which equals 2 years. When I did the coc, the same day they updated online that I must bring the original documents for verification. When I went to MOFA they asked me to meet a manager I guess. He refused at the beginning claiming that my profession is technician but i explained to him that there’s a difference between a technician and a specialist and I’m holding a master degree, then he was like ok. After 3 hours the approval was issued. Now I don’t know whether I got lucky or this is the procedure

  • hamzask

    dear steve, ali raza,
    i think the information shared by you regarding the new coc stamping process is not correct/ not yet started

    i meet my office GR with the documents given by Mr:ali, GR doesn’t know about the new authentication procedure.

    so yesterday i go to Jeddah chamber to get it stamped..they did the coc stamp without any problems. now i am waiting for visa approval

    i think the new system is not yet started.

  • Muhammad Ghazanfar Zuberi

    dear Steve,
    how are you?

    bro i want to know why my mother in law visit visa is rejected 5 times.
    the message i had received from mofa is (نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتصديقه من الغرفة التجارية وكتابة العنوان كاملاً)
    i wrote each and every thing correctly in last application and also provide the reason of visit. but still mofa is rejecting my application.

    please help me on this issue.

  • It seems that it started in some cities and yet to start in other cities. I will update the thread

  • hamzask

    i am going again after 2-3 days…i will inform you if there is any changes

  • عادل محمد

    10,000 SAR to be paid in home country or they given any sadad number to pay inside the kingdom.

  • Top Commenter

    How you written your address?

  • It is to be paid in home country

  • Fathima

    Hai ,
    I applied visit visa for my mother in law, it shows profession like this أم الزوجه as mother of wife, no option to select أم الزوج as mother of husband, please help.

  • Fathima

    Please guide me the same, I have applied for 365 days multiple entry, shows 90 days of duration to stay, is it necessary to go on exit and enter back, or the extension of visa will be enough?

    Thanks

  • Muhammad Ghazanfar Zuberi

    street name and area name and city name.

  • Christine Mon

    hi steve, question about the validity of the family visit visa, once it is stamped by the saudi embassy, is it valid for one month?so my mom have to fly to saudi within that one month? and is the 90days validity of the visa started running already from the day it was stamped or it will start once my mom arrive here? thanks! hope you can clarify

  • AKchad

    Christian..as per travel agency new rule there is 3 months after stamping and it was 1 month before. Check with your agency and confirm.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    If the visa slip issued from MoFA, Saudi Arabia says سفرة واحدة
    بصلاحية 90 يوم, then the validity will be 90 days once the visa is stamped in your home country which means that your mother can come within 90 days after stamping of visa. The visa duration which may be 90 or 30 days (also mentioned on visa slip from MoFA, SA) means that your mother stay period duration will start once she reached here. In short, Validity duration means, you have to travel within that duration after the visa stamping date and Duration of Stay means that you can stay here for that duration once you entered SA. Once here, you can further extend her stay period.
    Please consider the Validity and Duration written on the stamped Visa. It may or may not be the same as mentioned on the visa slip from MoFA, SA.

  • Christine Mon

    thank you adnan, its both 90days for the validity and the duration of stay in the visa, now its clear for me. so if my mom arrives here no need to do anything with the visa unless i want to extend her stay for another 90days.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Yup, no need to do anything if she stays here for maximum 90 days.

  • motasim billah

    Hi, I applied for visit and my sponsor has approved online. Now my question is that whether we will submit the application manually to MOFA or it will process online in MOFA. Please help me because my sponsor also don’t know the process.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Hello, I don’t have any experience of this new system. Meanwhile, you can keep checking the status online from the MoFA website. Please share your experience once you are done. Thanks!

  • Bilal

    Suppose I got the family visa approved and is waiting for stamping and I got a new job during this time. Is it possible to stamp family visa after transferring my sponsorship to the new company?

  • Malik

    I applied for visa visa of mother in law and I got this reply from MOFA

    نأمل الدقة في إدخال الاسم و البيانات حسب جواز السفر (ثـلاثـي) وتدوين العنوان كـاملاً
    Google translation

    Hopefully accuracy in the input data by name and passport (triplex) and take full address.

    anyone face this issue?

  • motasim billah

    I applied for family visit visa. My application online status is “الطلب تحت الاجراء”. Any one know what does it meas. is my application is an process?.
    thanks

  • Adnan Ashraf

    I don’t know about this. I have another query, have you submitted your application in Chamber of Commerce or did you opt the new procedure? Please also mention in which city did you apply?

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Can you please update? Because I am also applying now. From which city in Saudi Arabia did you applied? I am asking this because I am not sure whether my sponsor can also approve online as I am applying from Makkah. Thanks!

  • Malik

    Now the procedure has been changed. You do not need to visit Chamber of Commerce, in fact they will not entertain you.

    Now once you submit the application , your sponsor(or GR of your company) have to approve it first, after that chamber will approve it.

    I applied from Riyadh through new procedure. Today i submitted new application again.

  • Malik

    why would you wait, you can get it stamped while you transfer your sponsorship.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Many thanks for your swift response! Actually, I am in Makkah and I am not sure, if things have changed here or not.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    it means that the request is under observation

  • Bilal

    Thanks

  • motasim billah

    I applied in Riyadh. My sponsor approved my application online and after a day my application has been accepted.

  • motasim billah

    My application has been accepted on second attempt. My first application was rejected because of the name. you have to enter the names according to passport with father name of the applicant. After submitting your request, your sponsor will approve it online and then wait for a day or two you will get your visa.
    Thanks

  • Dhafas MP

    I applied for family visit visa and attested in Chamber of commerce and showing message like this تم التصديق على الطلب: ( ******138 ) بتاريخ 2017/03/07 (غرفة جدة)

    What si this? When it wil going to issue?

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Well, in Makkah, the old procedure is in effect. The new online process is not introduced here yet!

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Thanks for the update! Well, in Makkah, the old procedure is in effect. The new online process is not introduced here yet!

    By names, you mean the full name (first and last names) as mentioned in the passport!

  • Malik

    It means it is under consideration.

  • Malik

    Alhamdulillah approved. I added area code with the city name and its approved.

    I think Makkah chamber will also adopt new procedure soon.

  • motasim billah

    first name last name and also father name. e.g adnan khan s/o muhammad fahad you will write “adnan khan muhammad fahad”

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Congrats, I think National Address Registration is mandatory now which associates one’s address to his Iqama. Recently, I went to bank and they were saying that they will update my Iqama in records only if I have National Address Registration.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    It means it is attested from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.

    Visa issuance may take 2-3 days!

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Visa for my mother just got approved. I wrote only 2 names of her (first and last name). I think, the 3 names thing is also implemented in Riyadh. Thanks!

  • Hasan

    Assalam U Alaikum. my visit visa application was authenticated from chamber yesterday. and today when I checked the status online it says ”
    نأمل الدقة في إدخال الاسم و البيانات حسب جواز السفر (ثـلاثـي”

    Please guide me that what does this mean?

  • Thilina Rajinda

    Dear Friend,
    Did you find the answer? Please let us know.

  • Thilina Rajinda

    If visit visa dependent holding “Multiple entry” visa for 365 days while Duration of stay are 90 Days, means dependent must go exit every 90 days?

  • Waqas Ahmed

    Asslam o alikum Dears,
    Anyways i want to bring my wife here and my proffession is Fanny Etisalat Eloctroniyat How i can apply for my visit visa.? kindly help me …Thanks

  • Adnan Ashraf

    I am not sure but I think, this means you have to write at least three names of your visitor, better is to write the visitor name along with one’s Father / Husband name (if the visitor name itself comprises of just 2 names). Please see the comment below by @disqus_V3FgjMV3Oj:disqus or you can also ask @disqus_rsRP94CFWZ:disqus. Hope this helps!

  • Ansar Shaikh

    I received the same error, can you please share what does it mean? or next course of actions?

  • Malik

    You might have written only city name in the “TITLE”(العنوان) option.
    You have to write full address. I had written only city name and application was rejected. I applied again and mentioned area name with city. Application approved.

    Apply again and write full address. Good luck

  • Malik

    That could be the reason. Write three names as mentioned by @disqus_hppOUYk8h9:disqus and try. It Good Luck!

  • Hasan

    Thank you Adnan Ashraf bhai for your response. Yes, you are right. This was the case with my application. That is why It was rejected and I applied it again using my name at the end of Visitor’s name.
    I would also like to ask you another thing if you can please give me information.
    We all know that our Iqama expiry date should be 90 days ahead if we are applying for Visa. After getting the Visa from MOFA KSA, if my iqama expiry is less than 90 days then will it create any issue in stamping the visa in Home county???

  • Hasan

    Thank you @disqus_hppOUYk8h9:disqus bhai for your kind response and assistance. Yes, indeed you are right and this was the reason that my application was rejected and had to apply again which I did.
    I would like to ask another thing, if you can please advise me on this too.
    We all know that the iqama expiry should be 90 days ahead if one needs to apply for a visa.
    Lets suppose that I got the visa from MOFA KSA and after this my iqama expiry is less than 90 days so will it create any issue in stamping the visa from Saudi Embassy in the home country???
    Looking forward to your kind response.

  • Hasan

    @disqus_rsRP94CFWZ:disqus Yes bro, I now mentioned 4 names on the visa, two name of the visa of course and in the end my name.

    I would like to ask another thing, if you can please advise me on this too.
    We all know that the iqama expiry should be 90 days ahead if one needs to apply for a visa.
    Lets
    suppose that I got the visa from MOFA KSA and after this my iqama
    expiry is less than 90 days so will it create any issue in stamping the
    visa from Saudi Embassy in the home country???
    Looking forward to your kind response.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    I really don’t know about this. But I don’t think that 90 days expiry thing is written anywhere, it seems a fake requirement. Better is to ask the visa office in your home country (preferably through phone so that they will not be able to single you out). I personally think, it will not create any problem but I am not sure!

  • Malik

    Once your visa is issued than your iqama expiry does not matter. Dont worry bro.

  • Hasan

    @disqus_rsRP94CFWZ:disqus Thank you bro for your kind response and guidance. My application is now in process and the current status is الطلب تحت الاجراء.
    I hope so that it will be approved.

  • Hasan

    Thank you! My visa has now been approved by Mofa KSA.

  • RM

    Hi, did anyone get a clarification on how the new Multiple Entry Visas work? I’ve had several people telling me that the holders of 365 days or 720 Day Visas, have to leave the country on an exit, ever 90 days and have no option to extend the visa while remaining in the country. Some people have also told me that that Medical Insurance is only valid for 90 days and one has to get a new insurance, as well, in every case. So, it seems rather more appealing to just apply for the normal 90 days single entry visa (which still seems to be available during application process) and extend it for 1 month at a time, for 3 or 6 months. Can anyone who has gone through this experience please clarify how this visa is working out? Can it be extended or will the visitor have to leave every time?

  • RM

    Hi. Did you get any details about this? I am also trying to get the answer for the same question. Please update me if you have any info. Thanks

  • The information I have right now is that the visa holder will have to travel every six months to the home country. I am not sure about the insurance.

  • Thilina Rajinda

    Thank you dear Brother, I’m so much upset with this. We already paid overall 6000SAR for visa and again do we need to pay for Airfare? Is This information you got clear info?

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    it can be extended for another 90 days without leaving KSA. But after 180 days the visitor has to exit and come back i guess

  • Dear Steve,

    I am sorry to contact you here, as I have no other means to contact.
    I am facing a problem with my SOCPA membership, I have a BBA Hons 4 years degree in Marketting and Finance, and it has 15 hours of accountancy subjects too.

    I called SOCPA Riyadh office and they asked me to send the degree and transcripts prior to ‘dataflow’ to check eligibility, later they said its not acceptable.

    Is it possible for me to have SOCPA membership so that I can have my trade changed as accountant???

    Kindly reply or whatsapp me on +9665 9668 0735
    Regards.

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    Hello, have you applied yet for your sister visa? please share your experience

  • Malik

    Hi Steve,

    After stamping visa , do we have to travel within 30 days ?

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    hello asad,

    could you please share your experience if there is any luck for unmarried sister visit visa?

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  • You cannot get visit visa for married or unmarried sister brother. period.

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for reply, please share experience if there is a chance to get approval for sister visit visa through manual istaqdam process? have anyone got the approval for sister visa in recent past.

    Thanks.

  • Not possible, better to bring her on Umrah visa if you are living in Jeddah.

  • Syed Abuzar Shamsi

    Dear All. i need to chamber family visit visa application. my kafeel dont know any thing about this procedure. kindly help me in this regard

  • Rafeek

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Have you done the extension ?
    once you do the extension on Multiple entry visa, whether the multiple entry status will be changed to Single or Not ?
    please guide me.
    thanks in advance.
    Rafeek.

  • Rauf Muhammed K

    Anybody knows if there is any chance to withdraw the new fee (SAR 2,000/-) ?

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    I went to Jawazat office today and asked them about my 2 years multiple entry visa, he informed me that,

    # If stay duration is 90 days only, it can be extended through absher 1 more time
    for another 90 days which equals to 6 months and the extension fees is SAR 100. # After 6 months the visitor has to exit saudi and come back. I specifically asked him if the visitor go to anywhere and come back is it allowed or he/she must go to home country then return to saudi? He said find the nearest border like Bahrain exit, take a U-turn then enter to saudi again.

  • Rauf Muhammed K

    Hasan,,

    I applied for my parents and its rejected due to name issue.
    In the passport, I have the following names for my mother.

    Surname:
    Given Name: MYMOM
    Father Name: MOMS FATHER
    Spouse Name: FATHER FAMILYNAME

    So how should I put my mom’s name: 1 or 2 ?
    1. MYMOM MOMS FATHER
    2. MYMOM FATHER FAMILYNAME

  • Thanks a ton for your valuable input!

  • Hasan

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs check / match atleast 3 names. So, use the 2nd option which is “MYMOM FATHER FAMILYNAME”.

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    In Riyadh, now the procedure for chamber attestation is totally online via Chamber of Commerce portal. Your kafeel needs to visit the Chamber of commerce head office to register, after that it will be possible to do chamber online.

  • Lyju

    Dear Sir

    My mother is on a multiple entry visit visa of 365 days
    Visa was issued on 30.12.2016 and arrived in Saudi on 20.01.2017
    I renewed via abshir for another 3 months till 19.07.2017. My queries are as follows
    1.My mother will go to India on 27.04.2017 and will stay for one month. Which date will be considered first entry date to saudi or date of new arrival 27.05.2017
    2. How long a person can stay outside the kingdom
    Please advise

  • Smith Sargam

    steve,
    i want to bring my mother here is saudi.please give me the link(if available) for the procedure to bring mother in saudi..My wife is with me..Also please let me know what are the documents required for the visa.its very urgent.

  • Pranto Hasan

    If u want visit visa pls whats app
    0542418362

  • vishnu gupta

    Dear Sir.
    It means visitor must renew within 3 month and visit India within under 6 month and stay one month and come back then it’s valid for another 6 months.if we have one year multiple entry visa.please clear
    Plz reply.

  • Abdulrahman Mohammad

    who said anything about staying one month in india?
    the visitor has to go out of Saudi and come back even if the visitor go to Bahrain exit from boarder then take a U-turn and enter to Saudi again

  • Yousuff Essuf

    dear sir,
    we hope to check the accuracy of the data entry(title) indicates what?
    for visit visa

  • Althaf

    Assalamalaikum

  • doctor 112

    salam.is family visit visa for 1438 open or closed now???

  • سيد عرفان أحمد

    Given very valuable information brother

  • سيد عرفان أحمد

    I am going to apply visit visa for my wife before that i want to know that my iqama is expiring in july. Is it necessary to have must 90 days valid iqama to apply visit visa or npo need of 90 days valid iqama ?

  • JP Shahid

    I applied just today…. as of today it was open. kindly also call on the MOFA helpline 9200 3333 4 and then press 2 for english and then again 2 for support in regards to Visa applications

  • Umear Sharif
  • Talha

    you select 1 month or 3 months in the form.

  • Talha

    is it approved?

  • Umear Sharif

    3 months

  • Imran Ashraf

    i heard the family visit visa stop during the Ramdan kindly any body let me know the duration of stop ?

  • Abu.Ashhad

    الاجراء يتطلب تجديد الاقامه و تعبئة طلب جديد .

    The procedure requires a renewal of the residence and a new application
    ——————-
    Above status is showing although Iqama is valid. In that case what action should we take?

  • Yes, I have also heard that they have stopped issuing it. Now they will start issuing from 15th of Safar

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    what about the cases for already issued family visa through MOFA, it can be still stamped from Saudi Embassy (or etimad center) ?

    Please advise.

    Thanks

  • Tauqeer Ahmad

    It means please enter name and other details as per passport

  • amer

    Yes it can be stamped

  • Muhammad Ahsan

    Hello ,
    I am here to thanks Steve and all other guys who shared their experience over here . I got lots of help from this blog in applying my wife visit visa (6 months multiple). I applied online on 30 april , chambered manually on 1st may and got visa on 4th may . sent all the required documents and submitted on 10 may in Islamabad’s etimad center . All documents were fine but they asked for muqeem paper which shows iqama expiry date , so i logged in my absher, printed my dashboard page and sent by whatsapp . They told within 5 to 7 days you will get passport .
    Thanks very much

  • great!

  • Wajeeh Abbas

    ok thank you

  • Zain

    How. Much charge ahsan

  • Muhammad Ahsan

    total fees submitted to etimad was RS 110,000

  • Mr Eng

    any body know about
    on stamped visit visa
    Validity: 90 D mean u have to travel within 90 days
    Validity: 30 D mean u have to travel within 30 days

  • Malik

    What is the processing fee for infant?

  • Ali Khan

    FYI….
    I applied visit visa for my wife and son on Saturday 13th may 2017 through my company’s electronic COC portal and got visa approved for 90 days today 15th may 2017(hardly 2 days)…what I’ve come to know is that they stopped issuing visas for old folks such as father,mother n etc but who knows….so anyone applying for their wife, son or daughter shouldn’t be disheartened and go ahead and give it a try….Best of luck all

  • Ali Sanan

    Today early morning I submitted my family visit visa request to chamber of commerce, the process is a bit changed, now they do not accept on counter, they route the person to reception office, there an officer entered my data in system and verified my company signatures, he charged me 25 riyals, after some hours i checked online on https://visa.mofa.gov.sa website, it says VISA DOCUMENT a visa number is assigned, i am confused, i think visa has been issued, but still confused about it, the instruction says.
    الرجاء طباعة المستند ومراجعة ممثلية المملكة لإصدار تأشيرة الدخول
    إن الموافقة على الطلب لا تعني بأي حال من الاحوال ضمان إصدار التأشيرة
    طباعة السابق

    Can anyone confirm me , if visa has been issued or not ?

  • Bo Ang

    Your visa application has been approved by MOFA. You can ask the visa holder to start visa processing in your home country.

  • Can I get visit visa for my son wife?

  • Shahid

    Steve bhai,

    My Iqama expires on August 07, but still I managed to fill the online application for Family Visit visa successfully and got the print out and sent it to my employer. My employer will renew my Iqama. Will my application be rejected subjected to my Iqama expiry date? Can you please let me know.

  • Ahmed

    One of my christian friend from India applied for the visit visa for his Wife. After getting the visa he did not had to pay the Visit Visa Fee i.e. SAR 2000 and got the visa stamped. I dont know why this happened? has anyone else had the same experience?

  • Ahmed_S

    On 5th July I submitted my family visit visa request to chamber of commerce, and still waiting, can anyone tell me how long takes to issuing?

  • mohammed aashique

    sir did u apply for 2 years family visit visa??
    if yes, plz share you views about it..
    like explain me the advantage and disadvantage abu it.
    and procedure how to take exit -re-entry after 6 months through bahrain border , do we need to enter bahrain or we can just make exit- re-entry without entering bahrain ??
    is there any fees for extending after 3 months apart from to 8000 sar ??

  • mohammed aashique

    can anybody explain about 2 years family visit visa.
    plz share your views about it..
    like explain me the advantage and disadvantage abu it.
    and procedure how to take exit -re-entry after 6 months through bahrain border , do we need to enter bahrain or we can just make exit- re-entry without entering bahrain ??
    is there any fees for extending after 3 months apart from to 8000 sar ??

  • Ahmed_S

    Can anyone tell me if he got the family visit visa after Eid holy days.

  • Ahmed_S

    Alhamdo Lillah, today received the Visa.

  • Thilina Rajinda

    For 1 Year / 2 Years Multiple exit/entry Family visit Visas,
    – Apart from the Visa fee Yes, you have to pay 100 SR every 90 days.
    – But after 180 days You cannot extend your visa. So you must send your dependent to any gulf country, and you can bring them back same day.!
    – Remember if you bring your dependent for 1 year your expenses as follows (Per Dependent) : (Visa fee +/-8000SR + 4xReturn Airfare + 4x100SR for Extend)

  • Raf

    kindly explain how u stamp chamber of commerce . are you in Riyadh
    i visit the chamber of commerce they said . your company need to do by online.

  • Ahmed_S

    Hello, i’m in Jubail and my company is in Dammam just i give the printout to the company for signature and company stamp, then i went to COC (Jubail), they charged me SR 30 for chamber, that it.

  • Raf

    For me i visit chamber they gave me a brouchur . I show that brouchur to the company but they don’t know how to do online.still i cannot stamp chamber . There is any office i can visit to do the coc online. If u have any idea kinly tell me.. thank u

  • Ahmed_S

    Oh, very sad…i am sorry i don’t have any idea.

  • Raf

    Its ok ..Ahmed.. Thank u..

  • Mohammed

    Can anyone tell me where do we need to make the payment of 2000 SR for family visit visa. can you provide the link and the procedure.

  • Ahmed_S

    It need to pay by agent during visa stamping in home country through mofa, as i paid last week in Delhi….SR2000+Insurance+Agent fee.

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    salam
    is the visit visa still opened?

  • Kobe Sukrie

    I heard the visit visa application will be rejected during this time until after hajj (will be open again after hajj). Anyone has applied for the family visit visa recently and got approved?

  • Nida

    Hi All…
    Can anyone please tell me in detail the complete detailed procedure for applying permanent family visa for Saudi Arabia.I am from India and would like to know from someone who has gone through the procedure and how to go about it and the time taken to complete the entire procedure ?

  • Ayaz

    Visit Visa for wife and Children is open, for Parents is closed and will be opened after Hajj 15 Safar (November)

  • Ayaz

    Visit Visa for wife and Children is open, for Parents is closed and will be opened after Hajj 15 Safar (November).

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Thank you sir

  • Why don’t you read the hell of information provided above and in the related links?

  • Nida

    Hi Steve, Can you please share the links here which you are referring to ?

  • Ahmed_S

    I got the visit visa for my wife on 17th July

  • Thanveer KP

    Gentlemen, I applied for single entry visit visa for family and alhamdulillah, got it issued. But the problem is in the name. By mistake The name given for my 2 month old daughter is like Khadeeja Bint Thanveer instead of Khadeeja Thanveer like in passport. Now is there any possiblity / proceedure to correct the spell in issued visa?

  • If the name on Iqama and Exit Re-Entry is same, do not worry about anything. Let it be like this. We have explained the procedure somewhere in this blog. You can search it out in the search box

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    aamil aadi can get visit visa?

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    Yes you can but you have to get a paper from istaqdam as well as the online mofa form

  • Afasmeer

    Dear
    I already filled online visit visa form on 17/07/2017 but still not stamping chamber office and after hajj inshallah will be stamp this accept or not please explain me because now hajj session

  • Afasmeer

    Dear all,

    I already apply coc my application but they’re rejected because my iqama valid issue. and now 2nd time I filled online application for the family visit visa but now I’m staying Makkah after hajj when open coc anyone nose.

  • Afasmeer

    Dear Thilina Rajinda

    Can you explain me how much should to pay 3 month visit visa our country srilanka each passport?

  • Abrar

    Dear All please guide if the visit visa is open after Hajj????
    And also please guide can visit visa be applied if u r out of saudi arabia on leave

  • Tanzil Rahaman

    I am outside kingdom on exit and reentry visa, can i apply for my family visit visa being out of kingdom

  • Taha Shafiq

    Can I get visit visa of my sister in law.

  • Usman Ansari

    Mr.. Abrar u can apply, its open now
    but if u r out of Saudi so, u cannot.

  • Usman Ansari

    yes, i applied nd now its under measure nd may approve within couple of days.

  • Mohammed arshad

    I work in ministry of health .chamber of commerce is not accepting my family visit visa application they said that it’s only for private employees not for government employees ad asked me to submit directly in ministry of external affairs.
    As as live in small town far away from major cities can i speed post my application to ministry of external affairs Riyadh. Please let me know .
    Thanks

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Hi anyone has extended family visit visa for one year after six months?? My wife visa is expiring in nov so i want to know if one year visa can be extended after 6 months . Please update if anybody did. Reply me or whatsapp 0569407001

  • Manzer Sheikh

    I’ve the same problems as yours…. what did u do…..

  • Manzer Sheikh

    Assalamualykum warahmathullahi wabarkathahu..
    I’ve submitted the online form to mofa… and after tracking it online i found a message which read ” we hope to check the accuracy of the data entry(full name)” after translation… does anyone have an idea of dealing with this message… or has anyone gone through this situation as i’ve gone… kindly reply asap….

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Ymay be you have entered some wrong information or name spellings or anything thats should be entered in arabic you might have entered in english. Application should be filled in arabic

  • Imran Ashraf

    1- MMR Vaccination polio card is must to submit on etimad appointment along with documents or its optional ?

    2- On the visa application form there is mention to fill up the flight number and flight details but if i book before the submitting the documents in etimad center and after this might be schedule changed so, is it possible to submit the visa form without mention flight details and after approval i book the flight.

  • Kashif Nawaz

    My Company office is in Jeddah but I’m living in Khamis Mushait, I applied for my wife visit visa with my my current address of Khamis Mushait and stamped and sign from company and submitted to CoC Jeddah, but they rejected with the following message
    “نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتصديقه من الغرفة التجاريه حيث مقر اقامتك”
    Means I have to CoC in the city where I’m living. This is new thing for me because 2 years back I successfully got a visit visa for my parents. Now I’m going to apply again.

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