What is the Validity of Yellow Slip or permanent family visa issued online?

Question: Is it possible that the yellow slip mentions the validity? What I mean is for how long the yellow slip is valid? At what time, it becomes useless and cannot be stamped on the passport.

Answer by Khurram: It’s valid until one Hijri year until it gets stamped. After getting stamped, it will be valid for 2 Hijri months only.

Question:  Are you sure Khurram about the one Hijri year validity??  As I plan to bring my wife after 7 Hijri months. But considering the fact how hard it is to get an appointment I thought to start the process from now. Can you tell me if the translations need to be attested from somewhere as well? or translation from authorized place is enough? My marriage certificate translation is attested from Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi embassy, and MOFA Saudi Arabia. But degree translation is not attested.

Answer by Khurram: Ziad I didn’t go through my personal experience about the one Hijri year validity but yes I’ve asked several people and they confirmed that it is valid for one Hijri years (before stamped). Moreover, I saw notice board in Istiqdam office mentioning that in the case of any spelling mistakes or errors in Yellow Slip can be amended within 72 hours.  There is no need for the translations to be attested if you already have degrees attested up to MOFA Saudi Arabia.

Answer by Ghazipura: As per link below, the validity of the Yellow slip issued by the Istiqdam office for the permanent family visa is 2 Hijri year but its last updated in March 2010. http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/aboutMinistry/MinistryDepartments/ConsularServices/Pages/GeneralAdministrationofVisaControl36415.aspx

  • Ali Raza

    Hi,
    I received yellow paper on July 8th, 2015. Due to some reasons we didn’t stamp it. As it is more than one year, so visa should be expired but on my MOI account it is showing my valid. Can I apply on the same yellow paper or I have to apply for new one?

  • No, its expiry is one year. However, you can still check with the agents in your country

  • Ali Raza

    Thanks for your response.

  • farhan

    dear what did u do,, did u stamp the same or u r able to extend the validity? plz let me know,

  • farhan

    dear ali, what has happened with your visa?? i have the same situation, my visa is about to expire in 6 days,

  • farhan

    hy, please someone let me know, how we can extend the validity of yellow slip? i got visa 15-11-1436,, may be as explain by someone it would be expire as of 15-11-1437- this need to be extend, i

    if someone knows please let me know??

  • Ali Raza

    Did nothing yet.

  • Ahmed K

    Hi Steve, I got the Yellow paper and all the information on the paper is correct. Whereas on abser, infront of my wife its written “husband” and infront of my daughter its written “son”.

    On the other hand this information is correctly written on the yellow paper i.e “wife” and “daughter”. Please let me know if I should go to istaqdam office for correction or there is no issue. Thanks

  • I think there is nothing to worry about, Abshir information will be updated once their iqama is issued from Saudi Arabia. Send this paper to your home country for processing.
    I would appreciate if you can share the screenshot with me.

  • Ahmed K

    Thank you very much Steve for the Guidance. I dont have the screen shot with me as I have send the slip to my home country.

  • Ali Raza

    Today, I did search on MOI and came to know that the validity of visa is Two years and it can also be refuned if not use. I have attached the image for reference. Please look into the image and update the blog as well.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7901317c3f211ce1ee27bf65dea10723bab8f74159c2ed3da6175c881741ed5.png

  • S Rahaman

    Mr Ahmed when i got yellow slip i checked at absheer and also therw was written”Son” in the place of “Daughter” . But at yellow paper it was right. I fell no problem and smoothly visa is endorsed. still my Absheer is like this but when i got Iqama it was exactly what in yellow paper. So dont worry about it go ahead. if possible then please inform me wheather they are charging extra 2000 Sar for every passport or full family to stamped at own country( before it was free ,only service charge)

  • Ahmed K

    Thank you for the update. I will let you know about the Visa Fee. In case I forget, Please remind me in 1 month. Thanks

  • Thanks for your input. I will update the relevant article based upon this information. Thanks!

  • Abu Fahad Dawood

    Hello Guys, I got my yellow slip on Sunday 9/10/2016 with all the info provided in this blog. My MOI Absher account shows all the details, how ever in the Enjaz website it is showing “Error Ocuured please try again”. I sent a scanned copy back home and the agent is telling it is not coming online. Question, doest it take a few days for the VISA to get updated online and be available? If so how many days on average does it take?

  • Abu Fahad Dawood

    Dear Luffy, I have got the yellow slip. Can I ask my family to go for medical or have to wait for a while until the system is updated. The agent back at home is telling, the VISA is not coming online? Is he right about this. After reading the comments, looks like the VISA number is generated only after stamping.

  • Mohamed Naleem

    Dear Rahman,
    I got Yellow slip before muharram ( Sep 28th) & still no process to visa. it is acceptable or having any issue?

  • Mohamed Naleem

    Dear Steve & All
    I got Yellow slip before muharram ( Sep 28th) & not yet send to srilnaka, bcz i have plan to bring after 5months. So it is acceptable or having any issue?

  • S Rahaman

    Send the yeloow slip at your Country agent to Process. They knows better , May be u have to pay another 2000 SAR for endorsment Visa at ur country. Inshallah If medical done with no problem then dont worry all will be fine.

  • S Rahaman

    I think it is acceptable they neds somtime more than two weeks also . You hav eto wait and frequently ask the status to your agent at your country.

  • Uzair Azher

    Dear All,

    I Got Yellow slip by 20/10/2016 but didnt get visa number in Abshir nor its opening in Mofa or Enjaz? What to do ?? and its show Underinvestigated by MOFA what does it mean by how many days it will take any idea ?

    Thanks

  • Suhail

    i too got the yellow slip on 20th of this month and is still under investigation at MOFA.

  • Uzair Azher

    i send yellow slip to my family and the medical is done but the question is that are we able to submit visa in Etimad or have to wait till VISA NUMBER updated???

  • Suhail

    i don’t have any information about it.

  • Ali Asgher

    Which degree u attested and shown

  • Omer Arshad

    Hi All,

    I got my Yellow Slip 2 days ago, I just want to know that should i need to send this Original Slip to my Home Country Pakistan or i can send scan copy of yellow slip. Is that yellow slip scan copy will be acceptable for Etimad to stamped visa?

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear Uzair,
    I would like to apply family visa thro online, my profession is engineer Iqama. please advise what are all the documents required to apply an online.

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear Fahad,

    I would like to apply family visa thro online, my profession is engineer Iqama. please advise what are all the documents required to apply an online.

  • Moahmed Imran

    dear Steve,

    I would like to apply family visa thro online, my profession is engineer Iqama. please advise what are all the documents required to apply an online.

  • Moahmed Imran

    dear Rahman,

    I would like to apply family visa thro online, my profession is engineer Iqama. please advise what are all the documents required to apply an online

  • Uzair Azher

    Scan and send it they will accept

  • Uzair Azher

    All Education Document Attested And marriage and birth certifcate attested by mofa by home country

  • Omer Arshad

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d2e650587e53a23c5742f58dddd03c562973302e8d7159522f4a84a298cd9f2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/799d29966c488b772971a5ad4067ae0f3a16c2c952d78c2015cabe92c5ae0aba.jpg Dear,

    Visa number is already mention on your yellow slip on top left side in Arabic, On Enjaz Website this shows as Visa Number and on Absher MOI this is mention as Follow up number, You can check on this link https://enjazit.com.sa/Enjaz/GetVisaInformation/Person

    You have to enter visa name, Visa Issuing Authority Islamabad or Karachi, Your Iqama number and image code,

  • taimur malik

    Omer arshad you got your Visa? I also get yellow slip but what should i do next? do i wait for the visa approval? or this yellow slip is slip is the Visa?
    Please share the information

    Thanks

  • Omer Arshad

    Dear Taimur,

    Yellow Slip you got is Authentic Visa Slip, No any further approval is required now, Just scan this Visa Slip and send it to your Home Country.

  • taimur malik

    thank you for your reply…….it means no need to wait for the approval from MOFA or MOI…because some body told me you have to wait until it will be updated in my Abshir account..

  • Omer Arshad

    No need to Wait for any Approval, When your Family Will get stamped visa on their passport, Once they will enter to Kingdom First time. All data will be updated on MOFA and MOI. Till That time MOI will shows as Under Investigation

  • taimur malik

    thank you

  • Murali Selvam

    Hi All,
    I got my yellow slip on 10/Jan/2017. There is a mistake in that, my son gender is mentioned as “Female” instead “Male”. I was not noticed this during the day of issuance of yellow slip since it was mentioned in Arabic.I have also cross checked this in Absher, It is mentioned as “Job Category : Son & Sex: Female”.
    Please suggest whether can I proceed further for stamping in my home country with this, will it cause any problem ? or should I correct it before proceeding further?,
    If required correction, please suggest the procedure to do the same?. Actually I am residing in Tabuk location but Visa was issued by Jeddah ISTQDAM Office. Would it be possible the correction can be done by Tabuk ISTQDAM,?

    Please suggest and help me on this.

  • Please visit the same Istiqdam office and ask them to rectify it. It can create problem later on.

  • Murali Selvam

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I contacted ISTIQDAM office, they said, changes can be done in the same VISA only before 72 Hrs from the date of issuance. now they asked me to come to Jeddah office to cancel the old visa and apply for new VISA. The hard thing is I have to follow the same process again. I am progressing it since no other way, by God grace will finish it without issue this time.

    Regards
    Murali Selvam

  • Li

    Hello Mr. Steve,
    I am a FEMALE NURSE, and according to the list of professions eligible to avail for this visa, I can apply. I want to make sure if i can apply a dependent visa for my HUSBAND? Is it possible sir?

  • Adnan Khan

    Hello..Any change in validity of family visa? As some forums are saying that now it is valid for only 3 months and you have to travel within one month after stamping.. before it was 3 months travel time.. can anyone confirm this info?

  • Ibrahim Shamshad

    Dear Steve
    I got the yellow slip from istiqdam for permanent visa just yesterday. I am from India. What do i do next?. Do i have to wait for it to be updated on MoFA, if so how do i know that it’s been updated OR do i have to directly send this yellow slip to my home country without waiting for any further confirmation

  • Amra

    Hi. I have doubt. My husband had applied for resident family visa a mnth bak bt still no response in moi site. Is this ok? Will it take more time.?

  • mohammad aziz

    Dear Brother, were you able to endorse your family visa. I am also stuck in same situation.

  • Ali Raza

    I didn’t apply for endorsement.

  • Moin Khan

    Assalam Alaikum Friend,
    If Yellow Slip Received for one son then New Baby Born in Home Country Before Arriving In Saudi Arabia, What Will be the Procedure to add new baby in visa

  • Syed Nabeel Ahmed

    Hi All,

    I got the yellow paper for permanent family visa and sent to pakistan. But Etimad says it is not updated online. What do i need to do next. Do i need to wait till it get updated automatically?? Please advise.

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