Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia has launched a procedure apply for a permanent family visa online a few days ago. With the introduction of this procedure, applying for the permanent family visa has become so easy. People are getting it approved on the same day of applying for it. There is no need to attest degrees, marriage certificate, birth certificate or any other documents. You do not even need to visit Jawazat for any purpose. The procedure is very simple. You just have to fill an online form, print it get it signed by the company officer and attest and submit it to the chamber of commerce. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant receives the message on its mobile phone about the confirmation of the visa containing the visa number. You just need to send this visa number to your country so that your family can stamp the visa on its passport. The detailed procedure to apply for a permanent family visa online has been explained in this link. However, the process is not that simple, there are some problems associated with it which have been explained below.
“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.
Most of the people are confused with this error. A message appears on the computer screen that the application cannot be processed because Istiqdam e-service business rules have not been covered. The reason which I have understood from the response of hundreds of comments of the readers is that the iqama profession of the applicant is not suitable to apply for the permanent family visa online. However, it does not mean that the profession of the applicant is not allowed to apply for the permanent family visa. They can still apply for the permanent family visa through Istiqdam. I could not understand the logic behind banning profession from applying online. In the light of the research I have done, following professions are not eligible to apply for the permanent family visa online. It is important to mention here that if you have changed your profession to any of these professions, you would not able allowed to apply online. You must have this profession on your work visa to be eligible to apply online.
- Financial Analyst
Your Sponsor is not added for family visa. Please visit Istiqdam for more info: This is the second most frequently received error while applying for a permanent family visa online. While checking the above ‘error’ with Istiqdam officials, I came to know that our sponsor’s “C. R” & “Chamber of Commerce” should be renewed (if expired) & updated at Jawazat / Istiqdam office accordingly. Contact your HR dept. for sorting this issue. There can be another reason of this error that your sponsor is in Red Nitaqat Category.
You haven’t paid the Istiqdam Family visa application fees. Kindly pay the required fees to proceed: If you have not paid the fee, the following message will appear on your computer screen “You haven’t paid the Istiqdam Family visa application fees. Kindly pay the required fees to proceed.” It is straight forward; just pay the fee following the procedure is given in this link. If you don’t hit the appropriate head of SADAD payment while making the payment, the system will continue showing the same message. Therefore, it is important to read the link “Payment of Fee for Permanent Family Visa”
Females are not allowed to Apply for the Permanent Family Visa Online: Females working in Saudi Arabia cannot apply for the permanent family visa online using the procedure given in this link. However, they can still apply for the permanent family visa through Istiqdam
Some error happens while processing your request. Please try again after some time or contact the help desk: Sometimes above message appears on your computer screen while applying for the permanent family visa online. Well, in that case, you do not even need to apply again. You will continue to receive the same message. The correct way is to call MOI Helpline 800 749 0000 and register your complaint there. Few people have commented that this message is only associated with employees of government organizations. If an employee of the private company receives this message, please drop a comment below.
If you want to know the reason of any other error message appearing on your computer screen while applying for the permanent family visa online, please drop a comment below. We shall be inquiring about the reason behind the error and get back to you.