Procedure to Apply for Permanent Family Visa Online

Now you can apply for a permanent family visa online. There is no need to visit any office; you can apply for it from your computer. The procedure to apply for a permanent family visa is very simple and we have tried to explain it below. 

We shall be providing a step by step guide to applying for a permanent family visa online in the below article. If you are not comfortable with the online application, you can still apply for the permanent family visa through a manual procedure which has been explained in this article “Apply for Permanent Family Visa through Istiqdam”.[irp]

First of all, you will have to deposit the fee for the permanent family visa. Many expatriates deposit the fee in the wrong account as SADAD procedure is a bit confusing and they have to deposit it again. It is better to read this link and check the exact account where you need to deposit the fee “Payment of Fee for Permanent Family Visa”. However, if you are a government employee, you are exempt from making any such payment.

If you don’t have an account with Ministry of Interior, the procedure to register for an account is explained in this link “Register for Abshir or MOI Account”.

After depositing the fee, you need to login to MOI Account. The procedure of logging into account has also been changed a little bit and it has been explained in this link “Procedure to Login to MOI Account”.

After logging into the MOI Account, just click on the E-Services and look for the tab “Expatriate Affairs” on the left-hand side. When you will click on it, a drop-down list will appear from which you will have to select “Family Visa Service”. It is important to mention here that this application is for Permanent Family Visa. The online procedure to apply for family visit visa has been explained in this link “Apply for Family Visit Visa Online”.

Important Instructions for Istiqdam Family Visa Service: After clicking on the “Family Visa Service” a new page will appear containing the instruction for the family Visit Visa. It is important to read these instructions before going further. The following page will appear along with the important instructions to apply for a permanent family visa. Now you will have to click on the “New Family Visa Application” after reading the instructions.

  • Iqama expiry date should be greater than 90 days
  • Istiqdam Family visa application fees should be paid prior to submitting the application
  • Son's with age greater than 18 are not eligible for Family visa.
  • Family visa is valid or can be issued only for one wife at any point in time.
  • Applicant Occupation should be within the allowed occupation list.

A new page will appear containing your full details including Full Name, Iqama Number, Passport No., Passport Expiry Date, Religion, Mobile Number, Nationality, Iqama Expiry Date, Passport Issue Date, Passport Issue Place and Profession on your Iqama. It will also be containing the information about your sponsor. Just make sure that the details fetched by the MOI System are correct and click on the tab “Apply for Family Visa”.

Instructions to fill the Online Form for Permanent Family Visa: After clicking on “Apply for Family Visa”, this page will appear on your computer screen if you have paid the fee for the permanent family visa. This is an online form for a permanent family visa.

You will have to fill the details like amount of Salary in SAR, Level of Education, Date of receiving the highest level of education and major subjects in it. After filling this information, you will have to fill the name of the dependents, passport number, their age, religion, relationship with you and Port of Boarding.

Port of Boarding means the city in which your family will stamp the visa on their passport. I suggest my followers apply it online using the new system thou they can still book for an appointment thru the old one. For expats, the port of boarding is written in Arabic, they must be careful and an Arab co-worker must assist them to properly provide the accurate info.

Please enter the name of dependent and data same as a passport. In case the second and third name of the dependent is not available, you just need to write “-” in the second and third name.

All the information entered at this point must match with the passport details of each dependent. In the case of wrong entry, your application can be rejected. After filling the information, you will have to check the box for terms and conditions in order to agree with them and click on the “Submit Family Visa”.

If you are not able to enter the nationality of your dependents, try the Internet Explorer to fill the application.

Post Application Submission Process

On Successful submission of application, please print the application and get it signed and stamped by the sponsor and approved by Chamber of Commerce or Confirmed by the sponsor through MOI electronic portal as applicable & instructed in the Confirmation Message. Please have a look in the “Important Points about Attestation from Chamber of Commerce”. You will also need to get the application activated, the process they call it “Tafeel” in Arabic or activation.

You will receive an SMS notification on approval of your Istiqdam Family Visa Application with Visa Information after it is activated by the Chamber of Commerce

The Applicant should finish all the post-application formalities within 30 days from the date of submission or else the Application will expire.

In case of expiry of Application please submit a new application

The process is not yet finished, you need to take this visa number from MOI account and check the status of the Visa on the website of MOFA. Once the visa is updated in the website of MOFA, you need to take print of it and send it to your home country. It will appear on the MOFA website like this. The procedure to check status of Application of Permanent Family Visa Submitted Online is given in this link

Other Important Points

Please do not cancel your Istiqdam appointment to apply for the permanent family visa as you may need it if your application is not processed online. As soon as your application is successfully submitted, your online appointment of Istiqdam to “Apply for Permanent Family Visa through Istiqdam” will automatically be canceled.

Do we need the attested degrees and other documents to apply for a permanent family visa online? Normally, they don’t ask for it. However, I would suggest all of you prepare for the documents in the same way as you used to prepare while applying for a permanent family visa through Istiqdam.

Reasons behind Errors while Applying for Permanent Family Visa Online: Many people are confused and want to know about the reasons behind different errors appearing on their screens while applying for the permanent family visa online. We have tried to explain them in detail in this link “Reasons behind Errors while Applying for Permanent Family Visa Online

Validity of visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be checked from this link “Validity of Permanent Family Visa issued by MOFA

  • Who told you minimum required salary is 4000?

  • Thilina Rajinda

    On behalf of me, my representative visited Dammam Istiqdam office on 20.07.2016 (yesterday) at there he call me and told that office will not accept any application if less than 4000SR basic salary.

  • Thilina Rajinda

    According to my appointment date/time on behalf of me, my representative has visited Dammam Istiqdam office yesterday (20.07.2016) from there he call me and told that office has informed him they will reject my application due to the minimum salary requirement 4000 SR. I’m having basic +3000SR

  • Vara Prasad

    Hi Mr.steve
    Can i get on arrival visa for my son 9months.

  • Expat S

    it depends on profession,
    if profession is good no one ask about salary, one of our collegue get family visa, while on his application Salary was mentioned as SR 1500/month by mistake, his profession is Accountant.

  • Thilina Rajinda

    According to new e-services all departments are now linked. So, MOI, MOL, MOFA, etc.. are all linked. even we made mistakes in our salary or name or any other information (except Iqama number) MOI can see all your information (even your present salary) on their screen after entering Iqama no. I think your friend got his Visa in that way. My profession is ‘General Draftsman’

  • It is better if you personally visit there, you cannot really rely or trust their information

  • Mohammed Ali

    Dear Steve-

    Can I get permanent family visa for my profession “Customer Accountant” ?

  • Top Commenter

    Dear Hary, You came here with ‘General Systems Analyst’ profession? or changed the profession from here?

  • Hary

    Came directly on this visa. I heard incase of change of profession you have to take the appointment and online will not accept

  • Top Commenter

    Ok, thank you Hary. Did you submit your educational certificates for issuing your visa when you came here?

  • Hary

    yes .. already in my home country

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    helo sir my family is with me in visit visa i want to apply permanat family visa can i do ths

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    plz anybody answer me is it possible or once my family go back thn me apply family visa aur any other documents attested requirments

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    helo hary plz tell me my family is with me in visit visa i want to apply permanent family visa can i do ths or once my family exit thn me apply plzzz answer me

  • Samuel Almonte

    Dear Sir,
    I just wanna ask if recently someone here already try to apply permanent family visa online because for me it didn’t work even I fulfilled all the pre-application requirements i.e. my iqama is just renewed, application fee is paid, I’m engineer by profession and Iqama but still during process of application this message appeared ” Your application cannot be processed; because it does not fulfill Istiqdam e-service business rules” so I want to know if it happen to anybody also or simply online application is not working itself? Your inputs are very appreciable. Regards.

  • Muhammad

    Dear…. I applied family permanent visa online. It got approved on 8th August by chamber of commerce but it is not yet “issued” in MOI portal neither it appears on MOFA website..

    I heard that due to Hajj season they are not entertaining the request. Is it true ?

  • Muhammad

    It is only open for some professions. Mine is computer programmer and it is open for me. My friend’s profession is computer engineer and it is blocked for him.
    It should be open for engineer for sure. I noticed that if you have changed your profession or if your company had converted your Business Visa to Work Visa, this option is not available (Again this is my understanding till now)

  • Muhammad

    You can apply permanent visa while your family is here. There is no doubt about it.

  • Stephan

    Dears, I applied last week on the 8th, MOI approval same day. What is the current turnaround time for visa to appear on MOFA site?

  • Stephan

    Good evening everyone, I also applied on 8th, my online application was approved the same day, but still waiting for it to appear on MOFA website. Does anyone know the current turnaround time?

  • showkath baig

    hi Mr. Steve , I applied for permanent family visa through online by mistake in place of arrival instead of mumbai its got selected to Miami and my visa is not shown in mumbai consulate andmy visa is approved and got visa no also whats the procedure to change this please help me

  • Samuel Almonte

    Thanks for your information, by the way i didn’t change my profession, that is since I joined my company 8 years ago. I have no other option than to book for appointment, I tried it for a week but there is no available appointment.

  • Muhammad

    Try after Fajar Prayers … Around 5 in the morning…

    keep checking after every one hour …

  • Muhammad

    I submitted application on 8th and today I got the visa on mofa website… Hope you also got it

  • Stephan

    I got mine today, it took 6 days including weekend

  • nyeff

    hi sir,got my wife’s visa approval on 11th,still waiting for the release from MOFA,..hope it will be out after 2-3 days,..

  • Mohsin Raza

    Here are the latest screenshots of the page after you click “Apply for Family Visa”

  • Thanks a lot Mohsin, I really appreciate your valuable input to this blog.

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hi Can any one tell?

    I listened from somewhere about family visa. On Few Costs like (shummari or qathani or zahran) If your kafeel have the costs from the three. They cannot give you family visa. am going to apply after Eid. Is this true? please any help

    Thanks

  • naveed asif

    Dear mr Steve I have profession on my Iqama funy tadqeeq hesaabat but I am baculer of arts my degree attested can I get permanent family visa

  • naveed asif

    Dear all I have profession on my iqam technical auditor (funy tadqeeq hesaabat) I have degree BA Arts but my degree attested from every where enclude Mofa can I get permanent family visa

  • nyeff

    Sir Stephan, MOFA released my visa already,..did you check if it is released from https://enjazit.com.sa/Enjaz as instructed from the blog? tnx

  • Glend

    Dear mr Steve,
    i just want to ask if i can apply for family visa for my wife even though i did not yet change my profession, but i have on my hands my attested certificate, and i will just show to them if they will need to see,i just want to secure the time before eid to have a visa, and after that i will just change my profession. thanks

  • thomas joseph

    Dear Experts,

    I am working in KSA for a while. I am accountant and my Iqama profession is “Labour”. My graduation is certificate is under “Saudi Consulate authentication”. I will apply for changing my profession, once i get my graduation certificate authenticated. My wife also working in KSA as “General Nurse” and we have applied for Visit Visa for my 2 small kids under wife’s iqama and its approved&issued and under visa stamping process in India. I want to apply for permanent visa for my kids and want to change them under my iqama before visit visa term finishes. I am waiting for my certificate to arrive and change profession to ” Accountant” to to apply for permanent visa for kids. Does anyone know the procedures to be followed for this?

  • sarfaraz

    Salam every one.
    I am pharmacist by profession. I was filling the form today and face strange peoblem. Like when i am put – in the second name and third name and submit it system says please add “-“. I even try to copy paste it but doesnt work. Please i would higly appreciate if any one could help me.
    Regards

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    helo experts

    plz tell me attested deggres are necessary 4 appling family visa or not me 2 much confused plz reply me its urgent

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    helo every one plz answer me its necessary attested degres 4 appling family visa or not me 2 much confused plz answer me

  • Expat S

    if you have to apply online
    than you can try without it,
    if you have to apply through Istiqdaam office then have to do it

  • Shayur Nair

    Hi there just want to find out if you eventually got it, I submitted mine last week, my company said it should take a day, yet it is Tuesday and still no approval

  • Shayur Nair

    Hi there want to find out how long would it take once approved by the coc to show up on the moi portal? It’s been 2 days since submission and still no approval.

  • Habib ullah janjua

    HI all,

    Can anyone tell new is. (On kefeel, Shummari, Zahrani, Kathani,) I cannot get family visa. I have B.com Verified degree and all documents. I have profession of Muhasib Zabaen. When i came here my profession was Amil Adi..I changed my profession without degree verification and now i have applied for degree verification, Any chance to get visa? Any help please

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hello
    I listened from somewhere about family visa. On Few Costs like (Shummari , Zahrani, Qathani) If your kafeel have the costs from the three. They cannot give you family visa am going to apply after Eid. Is this true? I have B.com and my profession is Muhasib Zbaen .Before it was Amil i changed my profession.
    Thanks

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hi All.
    News is if your Kafeel is with name of (Shummari,Zahrani,kathani) you cannot get permaent family visa.
    I got my attested B.com degree from all concerned departments. Going to apply family visa.My profession is Muhasib zbaen.
    Any help….please?

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Any one can reply me please?

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hi All.
    News is if your Kafeel is with name of (Shummari,Zahrani,kathani) you cannot get permaent family visa.
    I got my attested B.com degree from all concerned departments. Going to apply family visa.My profession is Muhasib zbaen.
    Any help….please?

  • Expat S

    there is no such thing,
    if you are in such company, see within your company, does any one has family here or not,
    i now few ppl working with Qahtani group and they have families here

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hi,

    In my company no one have family visa till now. They have families here but new employees transferred to company. Its a Mosasa but with 51 employees. we have very good track record.
    Chances are here they cannot reject visa if apply through istkdam on the base of kafeel rather than documents?

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hi, No one have families if they have i think from previous companies. My company is Mosasa with great record, we have 51 employees.Chances to get visa.? Mine kafeel is Shummari.

  • Habib ullah janjua

    hi,
    istkdam application form also need attestation from chamber and any thing esle on that for family visa?
    Where to get that form?
    Thanks anyone can tell?

  • Habib ullah janjua

    HI can you confirm me 100%?
    please

  • Hasan Imam

    I have عامل عادي visa and I want to bring my family on permanent family visa. How I can got visa please some one suggest me.

  • Hasan Imam

    Aslam alekum
    How u changed your profession?
    Please tell me I want to change also

  • Akbar basha

    Assalamualikum can I like to know regarding family visa status.already my family with me in Saudi by family visit visa tell me how to do.
    They need to travel or can be convert to istiqtam replay me pls

  • Asif Qureshi

    I want to ask if we need to submit only 2000 for one family when applying for permanent visa or 2000 per passport? please inform.

  • rasctgbd

    Permanent Family Visa is open for Bangladeshi or not?

  • rasctgbd

    Permanent Family Visa for BANGLADESHI is available or not?

  • Kashif Nawaz

    2000 SAR for one family.

  • Rean

    Dear Steve,

    I tried to take online visa for my son. but it displays the error ” Your application cannot be processed,because it doesnot fulfill istiqdam eservice business rules”. I have taken online permanent visa for my wife one year before. My profession is “Computer Technician” and iqama has one year validity. I just renewed it. and I paid 2000 SAR online. I don’t understand why did I get this error now? I could take online visa one year before.
    Please help me on this

  • Future C

    I have got family visa for my wife and son (age 8 years). But due to some reason, my wife medical is rejected in India. I wanted to know that can I bring only my son to Saudi Arabia by using only partial visa (means only for my son). I miss him more than my wife. Kindly guide. Thanks.

  • Khan

    Hello every one, I am professor in govt. university in jeddah. We don’t need approval of permanent family visa from Chamber of Commerce.

    My question is, can i apply online without the need to go to take all my documents in istaqdaam office or take an appointment? (as mentioned in the blog)…and if yes, then from where we need to attest or activate our application if we are not required to go to Chamber of Commerce.

    Is there any Government university employee in KSA who had recently applied for permanent family visa online? Kindly share your experience.

    Thanks a lot

  • Syed Bilal

    Please check in your MOI (Abshar) account. Try to apply online. If the application processes without any hurdle then just follow the instructions on each page.
    Dont tell the Abshar account that you dont need permission and you are a professor. It already knows everything 😉
    All the best….

  • Syed Bilal

    Do you have a single yellow slip for both or separate ?
    I m sure you miss him
    I miss my kids too…. 🙁
    Although they never came to this world till now….. 😉

  • Syed Bilal

    Only Allah can help you….. Past is gone my dear. We all are living in 1438 ….. if you need the Yellow Slip, follow the rules 😉
    Otherwise no one cares if you are alone and your wishes.
    I mean, dont think about the system, your focus should be “Yellow Slip” and to get that, follow the System.

  • Syed Bilal

    I m sure they are open as there is no official news that they have blocked the visa.

  • Syed Bilal

    R u sure ?

  • Syed Bilal

    You need to contact to your office HR. They can apply to change.

  • Future C

    Yes Mr. Syed…..it is a single yellow slip.

  • Syed Bilal

    I m not sure but I think you can. Check with the department who stamps the VISA. Donot mention that your wife has problem in medical test. Just give some excuse for her not to travel in this month.
    May Allah Bless U and ur family

  • Future C

    Thanks a lot Mr. Syed for your response.

  • Islam Sharaf

    Hello Guys

    Could you please tell me how many days it will take to get visa after tafeel from chamber on Oct. 6th online istkdam. as i didn’t receive sms from MOI yet.

  • Tina

    Hello everyone
    Does anyone know if the visa appointment is cancelled once when can we get the next appointment?
    My husband had got appointment for tomorrow for our visa but due to some unfortunate reasons by his company he has to cancel tomorrows appoitment as one signature is delayed.
    please advice.

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear Syed, if I got my family visa how many days its valid before stamping.

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear Kashif, if I got my family visa how many days its valid before stamping.

  • Subrat

    Hello everyone, I am separate from my wife. My son is with my parents in India. I am planning to bring my kid on family visa. Is this possible that I can bring my kid without my wife.

  • Sundus

    Could anyone tell me please after change in profession how many months it takes to approve for permanent visa
    Please guide me

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear Bilal, Mine is engineer iqama so I would like to apply
    through online. In that case how do we submit our certificates? Do we need to
    go istiqdam. Or everything online only no need to go any office. Please advise.

  • Moahmed Imran

    Dear, Mine is engineer iqama so I would like to apply
    through online. In that case how do we submit our certificates? Do we need to
    go istiqdam. Or everything online only no need to go any office. Please advise.

  • No need to submit or upload any documents if you are applying online. Just make sure hou fill the form correctly.
    Thanks

  • Shaik Mohammed Farooq Hussain

    I have a engineering degree but my proffesion in Iqama is Computer Programmer, can I apply for Permanent family visa online.

  • Umair Shah

    I have a question
    On the visa validity is 90 days .
    I need to bring family in 90 days and finish Iqama and other needed things ?
    Or within 90 days I have to bring my family to Kingdom and after that within 90 days I have to make the Iqama etc to avoid fines.

  • Umair Shah

    As soon as your profession is changed and you gets your iqama you can apply online or you can apply via istikhdam

  • Moahmed Imran

    Thanks for your reply, Dear Bro, I got my family visa today. but in visa they mentioned duration of stay 90 days is this common? please advise

  • Query

    Hi future C. any update on your case?

  • Mohammed Ali

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Brother could anyone please clarify a few doubts of mine.

    1. While filling the form it asks Second name & third name of the dependent. So shall we enter “-” in that columns?? Need a clarification on this as I’ve heard It’s not correct and instead we should enter our own name (husband’s name along with wife’s name as we do while applying visit visa)

    2. As said by one of our brother here, we have to go to the last counter in CoC for tafeel (Riyadh CoC), So shall we take the CoC stamp from other counters & go to the last counter for tafeel or we can go directly with our application to the last counter & he would do both the CoC stamp and tafeel?

    Any replies would be really appreciated
    Jazak Allah Khair
    May Allah bless us all and make our hardships easier…ameen
    Looking forward for helpful replies

  • Mohammed Ali

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Brother could anyone please clarify a few doubts of mine.

    1. While filling the form it asks Second name & third name of the dependent. So shall we enter “-” in that columns?? Need a clarification on this as I’ve heard It’s not correct and instead we should enter our own name (husband’s name along with wife’s name as we do while applying visit visa)

    2. As said by one of our brother here, we have to go to the last counter in CoC for tafeel, So shall we take the CoC stamp from other counters & go to the last counter for tafeel or we can go directly with our application to the last counter & he would do both the CoC stamp and tafeel?

    Any replies would be really appreciated
    Jazak Allah Khair
    May Allah bless us all and make our hardships easier…ameen

  • Dear Ali,

    Answer For the first question:
    1. If your dependent has second name, you can fill the names in first and second name respectively and enter your first name e.g. Muhammad in the third and you can also mark with “-” as I have did without any problem.

    2. First you need to go to CoC counter (any) for CoC stamp and then proceed to the tafeel window and make it activated.

    Both answers are correct to the best of my knowledge.

    HTH,
    Goodluck and regards.

  • Ali

    Thanks a lot for the reply bro…
    So there won’t be any problem if I enter – in the second and third name ?

  • I have entered my wife’s name in the first and last (4th) column and did not enter my name at all without any issues as she has first and last name only in 2nd and 3rd I have entered “-“.

    HTH

  • Ali

    OK bro Thank you for your valuable time and help.
    Really appreciate it.

  • Muhammad Azhar Sultan

    Yes, you can.

  • Yasid Mohamed

    Assalamu Alaikkum Dear Brother,
    Please find the attached image Why i can’t complete this process…?
    hope your positive response highly appreciated
    thank you very much
    Mohamed Yasid

  • Ayyaan Faisal

    Dear I have tried to fill the application online but this message appear on the system when i tried, can you please explain the reason.

    “Your application cannot be processed; because it does not fulfill Istiqdam e-service business rules.” You can book an appointment with Istiqdam and submit your occupation to be studied manually. To Book an appointment, please click here (Istiqdam appointments system)

  • gb

    Dear Muhammad Imran

    Can you give me some details, regarding Family visa. I am also civil engineer and my profession on Iqama also Civil engineer, just tell me the procedure. I have appointment on This wednesday in dammam

  • Mahmood

    Hello Steve, my wife is on Marketing specialist Iqama, her bachelors degree is not attested, I would like to know if she can apply permanent visa for me, will it be online or through isteqdam ??

  • faheem ahmed

    Dears

    While applying for family visa online,
    dependent has only first name in the passport, so i tried write dash(-) in 4th column but its not accepting. what should i do.

    Kindly advice.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  • Fouad Akram

    Assalam o Alaikum
    Dear Syed Bilal and friends
    Can anybody tell me that which occupations can get family permanent visa? Because my Occupation is Marketing Specialist. How can I change it. I have BBA Hons Degree attested only from HEC Pakistan and Foreign affairs Pakistan.Please help me by the Grace of Allah. I shall be thankful

  • Expat S

    is your iqama profession اختصاصي تسويق
    than you can apply for family visa

  • Muzzamil Amir Ali

    Is this fees (SAR 2000) is refundable in case of Visa Cancellation or fail to provide all required documents.

  • Expat S

    yes its refundable. refund can be claim from same bank where fee paid. so better pay from your own bank account.

  • Muzzamil Amir Ali

    Thanks for your Reply.

  • Shiza

    Nope!

  • Ali Zain

    What documents are required for permanent visa and when we have to submit it .as i bring my family on visit visa so my matriage certificare is attested by MoFa (pak) but not from saudi embassyy.

    Will it create problem at some point and where and ahen we have to show these docs?

  • Ali Zain

    While applying online what docs require and at what point we have to show or sybmit docs ?

  • MHS

    how can you claim the refund if you cancel your visa?

  • Expat S

    once visa issued no refund.
    refund is if you dont apply or visa rejected.
    in that case go to your online bank Sadad service,
    go in MOI payments and then refund.
    in refund you will see all unused funds, process the required refund.

  • Shan RAh

    Hello Steve,
    I wish to bring my mother for Hajj. I have also in desire of doing hajj of my parents together. My father have residence in Saudi profession : “Baiu” (Sales man) under his super market and he can’t bring mother in a permanent visa with his profession.
    As we know the situation of illegal of doing hajj in a visit visa, Do I have any solution?
    Is it essential of taking normal hajj visa from my country and brought mother? At that time father and mother both are not willing to perform Hajj together.

    Any chance of getting permanent visa under his profession “baaeu” (Sles man)

  • faheem ahmed

    Dear Steve,

    I need your help,
    While applying for family visa online,
    dependent has only first name in the passport,
    so I entered the first name and wrote dash(-) on second and third name.
    also I tried to write dash(-) in 4th column but its not accepting for 4th column.
    what should I do ?

    Should I be writing spouse father name or mine in the 4th column
    Kindly advice.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  • Mohammed Altaf

    Hi Steve
    My family is on final exit in September 2016 i want them to bring back to Saudi Arabia can u plz tell me the process OR i have to apply again online through MOI.

  • Imran

    you dont need to submit any docs. you just need to print out the application and it has to be chambered in chamber of commerce. Either you or anyone from your company can visit COV.

  • Imran

    i think you cant apply online if you have marketing specialist. you need to visit istiqdam

  • Imran

    istiqdam

  • Ali Zain

    thanx bro i get visa nuber from moi can i start process in my country or i have to wait for mofa confirmation …..is my trouuble end or mofa can ask for some documention

  • Addu

    Usually in how many days they are taking to process through online application??

  • Shaheryar khan

    Need your advise, i submitted application 2 days earlier, now i just need to chamber the printout and thats all ?
    My company need to do any thing with approval or no ?

  • Sheldon Cooper

    max 5 days

  • Sheldon Cooper

    max 5 days

  • Yustian Ekky Rahanjani

    Assalamualaikum…I have a engineering degree but my proffesion in Iqama is Well Drilling Technician, can I apply for Permanent family visa online.

  • Bilal Iftikhar

    hey
    did u get the message later
    i have the same problem

  • Bilal Iftikhar

    hello
    i am having the same problem
    can u tell me the solution plz

  • Bilal Iftikhar

    HEY
    I AM GETTING THE SAME PROBLEM
    CAN U PLEASE TELL ME DID U GET MESSAGE AND HOW ?

  • Bilal Iftikhar

    Dear All
    I got tafeel done yesterday but they did not give me any receipt in Jeddah Chamber of commerce
    Till now i have not received message from MOI
    Can any one please guide me on how to follow up the matter because im really stressed in this situation
    Thank you

  • Ali Soomro

    So no need to submit any attested documents for Online application?
    Also 2000 riyal is for Per famy fee or per passport fee kindly reply?

  • Zeeshan

    If ‘General Accountant’ iqama profession can apply online family visa. Please comment.

  • Expat S

    lets try,
    there is no harm in this, no extra cost,
    max it will say go to istiqdam,

  • Zeeshan

    Thanx

  • Jafar Ali

    Some one can tell me plz…. I had an Appointment and all documents are ready and accepted but, they asking for GOSI Certificate which is showing my salary not matching with my current salary…. Plz some one tell, what i can do next… They says they can issue only Visit visa as my GOSI shows very less salary….

  • khan ahamed

    is there is any age limit for wife?.if she is under 18 its possible to get visa for her?

  • khan ahamed

    is there is any age limit for wife?if she is under 18 its possible to get visa for her?

  • Expat S

    there nothing in aw for salary limit.
    ask your mandoob/GRO to get it done, as its mistake of company to show low salary in GOSI.
    one of our group co employee on accountant visa got family visa, while in document his salary is only 1,500

  • Expat S

    in your country is law allow to register marriage when girl’s age is less than 18?
    if yo have registered Marriage certificate attested from relevant Govt office
    then you can take chance

  • Shahebaz

    Assalaamu Alaikum,

    First of all I would like hearty Thanks to Mr.Steve , the steps for applying family visa is very perfect i followed each step one by one and after submitting online I handed print out to my company GRO for CoC. very next day it approved in MoI and after 4 working days it approved in MOFA. Allhamdulillah.

  • Thanks a ton for the appreciation!

  • Asim

    I submit my documents in eitmad center in Pakistan, now they send us to Saudi embesy in Pakistan and they refuse to stamp visa, saying your old iqama is not yet canceled.
    Can any body help me on this matter

  • Nooruddin Khan

    “General Accountant” one cannot apply online family visa.

  • Mohammad

    Yes

  • Mohd Wasique

    Dear Mr Steve what is the procedure to bring 2 months baby at ksa for permanent visa..as I have my family visa and iqama

  • You can apply for your baby’s visa from Saudi Embassy or get an on-arrival visa. Please search the blog for more details.

  • Jose Roberto Q. Cruz

    Dear Steve,
    My wife and I have different sponsors, I took my five years old daughter from Philippines by dependent visa last 2015. Can she go on vacation only with her mother without me?

  • mumtaz ali

    Hello Steve need a humble help i wanna bring my wife on permanent family visa but i have 2 year safety diploma and my iqama profession is also same safety.
    can i apply for visa or please let me know
    thanks

  • abdul rashid khan

    can i get your contact detail..i also filled up form,but few people saying don’t go online they will reject application of asian countries.Is it..Abdul Rashid
    Mob:- +966 572275305

  • abdul rashid khan

    I filled up MOI online form waiting for sponsor stamoing and then COC..I heard dont go with online application..Go with istiqdam as they reject asian countries applications…Can somebody help…

    MOb:- 966 572275305

  • Rahul Iqubal

    Hello i am working in Saudi Arabia and my wife also working in Saudi Arabia so we want to bring our son in Saudi Arabia in permanent resident what is the procedure behind this can u please advice the correct way of procedure..
    Regards
    Rahul

  • Salahuddin Mohammed

    please can anybody tell me what I have to choose for ” port of boarding” , i am from hyderabad, india.

  • arif

    @stevejobsksa:disqus
    Hello,
    Can I get a list of professions eligible to apply for family permanent visa ONLINE.

  • Haseeb

    Dear Mr. Steve,

    My profession & salary is suitable for family visa but i am not bachelor qualified, can i able to get family permanent visa ?

    Regards.

  • Uma Maheswararao Lakamana

    Dear Mr. Steve,

    It is mandatory to attest marriage & baby birth certificate in home country with saudi embassy.

  • ahmed othman

    Sir,
    My profession is Sales and Marketing Expert, am i eligible for applying KSA permanent family visa?

  • Najam

    Dear Brothers ,

    1. My Profession in Iqama is General Electrician , Will they accept my Docs for Permanent Family Visa ?
    2.I Took the appointment but as usual i got after 18 days and i have no time as i want to finish all formalities before the stop working in Ramadan. So if in meanwhile if i apply online and my application is submitted , Will my appointment remain or i will lose it ?
    Appreciate your support in this regards,

  • Syed Khaja Asif Hussain

    let me knw aftr the all procedure because my profession is also general electrician. and i want to call my wife on permanent visa

  • Syed Khaja Asif Hussain

    1. My Profession in Iqama is General Electrician , and what are the doc requied can u tell me the clean procedure please . waiting for your favourable reply

  • Aamir Aslam

    Anyone Plz tell me timing of online appointments

  • RM

    Dear Steve, can you please confirm if the option to apply for parents, is available in the new online permanent family visa system? I am living in KSA with my wife and children and want to transfer my parents to my sponsorship, who are on a visit to KSA. I will really appreciate your support with this. Thanks

  • It is not possible currently.

  • Mian Zain

    plz tell me degree of how much years should be required for permanent visa.
    I have degree of 1 year.

  • Sultan Ahmed

    Appointmetn available for jeddah region now

  • Sultan Ahmed

    Appoinment avaailble for jeddah region.

  • Muhammad Sheeraz

    can any body help me that i am on engineer profession now but my first occupations was housing layout technician now i have changed my profession to engineer i have make attestation of my all documents degrees etc, now plz guide me that i can apply for online permanent family visa or i have to go through istaqdam. bcs through istaqdam the appointment is in august means too much late

    plz guide me 0535345645

  • No you cannot apply online

  • SILVERSURFER

    Greetings Steve,

    I would like to confirm, how long does it usually take before we receive sms message after we activate the visa application from CoC? Thanks in advance.

    Your response is always appreciated.

  • SILVERSURFER

    Greetings Steve,

    I would like to confirm, how long does it usually take before we receive sms message after we activate the visa application from CoC? Thanks in advance.

    Your response is always appreciated.

  • Syed Shakeel Ahmed

    Mumbai or Delhi

  • Junaid Sharif

    Hey Steve..!!
    Good Day..

    i am trying to get an appointment for Dammam but there is no such slot found yet from last two or three weeks, do you have any idea that istiqdam is processing permanent family visa or giving appointment for dammam/ eastern province?

    Moreover am i eligible to apply as my profession is Mo’azif Idaari (Administrative Officer) Holding the degree in Bachelor of Commerce.
    Thanks..

  • Muhammad Sheeraz

    plz add me in riyadh istiqdam group and when appointments will be available then plz inform me i will be very thankful to you my whats app no is 0535345645

  • Adeel Chaudhary

    Dear Jafar,
    Can you please contact me for the same issue. 0505677795

  • Muhammad Sheeraz

    any latest update regarding istiqdam appointment Riyadh. please whats app me 0535345645

  • Anjum

    dear steve,
    please tell when is jeddah isteqdam appointments available for family visa?

  • Gaza

    Dear Steve,

    I applied for family visa in 2015 it was approved by MOFA as well but due to some unfortunate situations my family couldn’t come here. Now i am applying again online but it says “Your application cannot be processed; because it does not fulfill Istiqdam e-service business rules.” You can book an appointment with Istiqdam and submit your application to be studied manually. To Book an appointment, please click here (Istiqdam appointments system) “.

    My profession on iqama is Mechanical Engineer then why does it say to book an appointment?
    Does it have to do anything with my earlier application?
    Or the giving wrong information while filling up the form causes this problem?

    Please brothers help me on this.

  • Gaza

    Assalamualykum Brothers,

    My wife has only first name, when i am giving my name in fourth column it is saying not according to isteqdam rules and to take appointment, where as i can add my 2 sons without any issue.

    Please brothers guide me through this issue. How to write my wife’s name.

  • Khalid Saleem

    Great but please tell me did you show original attested marriage and birth certificate of kids to anybody or these are required to be at Saudi arabia as my original documents are at Pakistan, should i bring all these original documents at Saudi arabia for applying online, please respond my mobile number is 0507877948

    Advanced Thanks

  • Khalid Saleem

    Do we need original attested marriage and birth certificate of kids are required to be at Saudi arabia for applying online as my original documents are at Pakistan, should i bring all these original documents at Saudi arabia for applying online or we don’t need original to be at Saudi arabia for applying online, please help me out, my mobile number is 0507877948

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Any update on jeddah appointment please let me know . My number 0569407001

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Is police clearance certificate required for family visa

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Please update me when jeddah appointments open 0569407001

  • ASanoj Abdull Abdullah

    dear Mr syed and najam,
    my iqama profession is general electrician, but i hold the degree in engineer attestation in ksa, also have applied in SCE, they say due to new rules the stop change of professional stopped, can i know that we bring family visa

  • ASanoj Abdull Abdullah

    ar Mr syed and najam,
    my iqama profession is general electrician, but i hold the degree in engineer attestation in ksa, also have applied in SCE, they say due to new rules the stop change of professional stopped, can i know that we bring family visa

  • Rock Man

    Dear Steave,

    Please help & guide regarding online visa. my daughter only 3 month but age box not less than 1.

    if I put my daughter age 1 then process visa possible face difficulties or not. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f07d5d87b92d0a3b14b648e8151254122798de44b3bb327da23df25b2241659.jpg

  • Rock Man

    Dear Steve,

    I want apply family visa through online but I am confused regarding age box
    My Daughter only 3 month but in system age box not less than 1.

    I am mention age box 1 or zero but zero not accepted.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f07d5d87b92d0a3b14b648e8151254122798de44b3bb327da23df25b2241659.jpg

  • Rock Man

    Please reply soon

  • Enter 1 here

  • Rock Man

    Thanks a lot Mr. Steve…

  • Rock Man

    Dear Steve,
    ALHUMDULILLAH after chamber I received sms with Visa Number
    Application Status Approved in my absher
    Border Number also mentioned

    is mean visa can send to home country or wait till issued by Mofa

    Regards,

  • FM

    Dear Steve,

    How long after submitting the application to CoC, can we expect to receive a confirmation message, when applied online? I submitted my application to CoC on Sunday and still haven’t received any confirmation from their end. Would appreciate your advise.

  • FM

    How long after chamber did you receive the SMS confirmation?

    Appreciate your feedback

  • Zulfiqar ali

    “Your application cannot be processed; because it does not fulfill Istiqdam e-service business rules.” You can book an appointment with Istiqdam and submit your occupation to be studied manually. To Book an appointment, please click here (Istiqdam appointments system)….i m recieving this message can anyone tell me about this….

  • Mohamad Shaheeb

    Hi. you mentioned once you send the visa to your home country, it needs to be processed on the passport. Does this mean you have to work with an agency? Is there any information on what needs to be done in America in order to get the passport stamped with the visa? I guess I am confused about that piece, once I send the visa
    to my wife. Thanks!

  • Ahmed Mohammed

    Hi

    I am a direct hire,meaning i work for a public company government owned. can you please tell me the procedure for applying for permanent family visa. I went to the chamber of commerce with my online application but they said because i am not working for a private company i cannot get my application stamped by the chamber of commerce as my company is government not private. So they said i need to go to riyadh and get it approved by ministry of interior. As far as am aware you cant just walk into the ministry of interior in riyadh. Also am sure there must be a simpler process. I am in al qassim by the way. any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  • moncy david

    Dear Steve,
    after chamber I received sms with Visa Number
    Application Status Approved in my absher

    is mean visa can send to home country or wait till issued by Mofa or what is the next step

  • abdullah

    dear, did you get the visa ? how long until CoC application do get the confirmation message ?
    thank you

  • abdullah

    Dear, did you get the visa ? how long it takes after CoC ?
    thanks

  • Orion Cervio

    How long does it usually take for the SMS to arrive after the application has been attested and uploaded by the Chamber of Commerce?

  • Orion Cervio

    I have the same question. Is there an answer?

  • Orion Cervio

    Did you get a response’? How long does it take?

  • abdullah

    Someone told me it took 3 days. Let’s see, my coc finished yesterday. I’m also waiting the sms.

  • abdullah

    i got it after 2 days CoC application