What should be the marital status of the passport to apply for Family Visa?

Do I need to know if the marital status of the sponsor in his passport needs to be changed from single to married, to apply for a permanent visa for his family?

Question by Visitor: I need to know if the marital status of the sponsor in his passport needs to be changed from single to married, to apply for a permanent visa for his family. There must be many expats here who have been working since before they got married, so their marital status in the passport may have been single even after they got married. A reply would be appreciated.

Answer by Steve: If the husband wants to bring his wife on a permanent family visa, marital status on the passport of the wife should be “married”. Yes, of course, he has to change his marital status in his Passport, but if it is written in it. Like in Pakistani Passport there is no marital status in it. Every Pakistani Man gets this Passport which only shows his Father's Name. There is no Spouse name on it. So, no need for Pakistanis to change the marital status in their Passport as it is not mentioned anywhere. However, once he gets the yellow paper (Family Visa), then the original yellow paper must be sent to the family for visa processing. The sponsor's wife in Pakistan must follow the following steps.

However, if the wife is applying for a permanent family visa for her husband, the marital status must be changed to married before applying for it.

Get overseas ID Card, in which her husband name has to appear instead of her father name

Get Passport showing her husband name instead of her Father's name.

She has to Attest Marriage Certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan. All other translation and attestation leave it to Authorized Agent.

Your Children must have Passport showing their father's name (Boys Age should be less than 18-years, Girls should not be married)

Children's Birth Certificates from Nadra. (Attestation of Foreign Affairs Pakistan) + All other Attestation and translation leave it to Authorized Agent.

Every Child should and must have Passport, even for a newly born child.

Note: List of Authorized Agents can be obtained from Saudi Embassy….OR the most reliable agent is PPA (Pakistan Progressive Association) …. Beware of Fake Agents