All of us want to bring our families to Saudi Arabia. Some people bring families on family visit visa and others bring them on a permanent family visa. Many people ask me this question if they can apply for the permanent family visa of their families during their stay in Saudi Arabia. Well, the answer to this question is not simple “Yes” or “No”. You can apply for their permanent family visa in some situation but this application is more likely to be rejected in another situation. It is important to read the full article in this regard.[irp]
Applying for Permanent Family Visa Online: Let’s take an example that your wife is already here in Saudi Arabia on family visit visa. Now you want to apply for her permanent family visa so that she can easily go back and come back to Saudi Arabia on new permanent visa and process her Iqama. By applying for a permanent family visa during her stay in Saudi Arabia, you would be able to reduce the processing time required to apply for a permanent family visa. Now, if you are applying for a permanent family visa online, your application is more likely to be rejected. One of our readers shared his experience with us when he applied for a permanent family visa online while his wife was already there in Saudi Arabia on family visit visa. His application was rejected two times. He applied again after her departure from Saudi Arabia and his application for a permanent family visa was accepted.
Applying for Permanent Family Visa through Istiqdam: Don’t be disappointed with what I have said earlier. There is another option to apply for a permanent family visa during your wife’s stay in Saudi Arabia. If you have attested degrees and other necessary requirements, you can apply for a permanent family visa through Istiqdam. Some people have shared their experience when they applied for a permanent family visa through Istiqdam while their family was already here on family visit visa. They got their yellow slip from Istiqdam successfully.
In the conclusion, I would like to say that the people who want to apply for a permanent family visa while their family is already in Saudi Arabia, should apply through Istiqdam. There are chances of the application being rejected if you apply for a permanent family visa online while your family is already here in Saudi Arabia.