Check Status of Permanent Family Visa Application submitted Online

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. Once the application is submitted you can check the status of permanent family visa application submitted online in the following way.
Login to your MOI account and click on the E-Services, Istiqdam and then on the “Family Visa Services” in the same way as you did while applying for the permanent family visa online. But this time, you don’t need to click on the “New Family Visa Application”. You will have to click on the other tab “View and Print Submitted Application”. Once you click this, a new window will appear showing the status of permanent family visa application submitted online. If you have not visited Chamber of Commerce yet, or the Ministry of Interior has not approved your application yet, the following message will appear in front of the visa application status. As you can see in the below screen that the visa application status is “Submitted” and “Not Issued” is written in front of the Visa number.

If you have received the message from the Ministry of Interior that the application for the permanent family visa submitted online has been approved, following screen will appear on your MOI portal. As you can see in the screen below that the Application Status is “Approved” Visa number and a Reference number has been issued. If you want to go in details of the visa issued by the Ministry of Interior, you will have to click on the “Open” tab given under the caption “Action”.

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Once you click on the Action button, a new screen will be opened containing the details of the sponsor, application, and applicant. All these details should match with the passport of the applicant and must be correct. The application status will be shown as “Approved”. The process has not completed yet. You have just received the approval from MOI but there is one step remaining i.e. approval from MOFA. Follow the steps given below to check the status of permanent family visa in MOFA.

Once the visa is approved on MOI website, you need to wait for 3,4 days and after that open MOFA website and enter your visa number as well as Iqama number in the given window. If your visa is approved by the MOFA, it will appear on the website like the image below with this message
الرجاء طباعة المستند ومراجعة ممثلية المملكة لإصدار تأشيرة الدخول
Now you can take a print of it and send it to your home country for the visa processing on Passport

Once your visa is reflected on MOFA site please verify your visa on Enjaz at this link:
https://enjazit.com.sa/Enjaz/GetVisaInformation/Org
VISA NUMBER = Visa number from MOI
VISA ISSUING AUTHORITY = Port of Boarding as selected while applying in MOI
SPONSOR ID = Your Iqama number, then enter the captcha code hit enter.

If you see your name and requested visas you are good to go for endorsement. Hope this helps.

  • Mohammed Younus

    I have apply for family visa through absher last month 20th Sep & done COC.
    Since then i am just waiting for the message.but till now i didn’t received the message.please any body tell me what should i do now.almost 20days finish.but i didn’t received a message.Should i vist jawazath or shall i wait..

  • Imran Syed

    I have apply for family visa through absher last month 2 oct & done COC.
    Since then i am just waiting for the message.but till now i didn’t received the message.please any body tell me what should i do now.almost 20days finish.but i didn’t received a message.Should i vist jawazath or shall i wait..

  • veeramani krishnan

    please update did you get approval message

  • veeramani krishnan

    Hi bro ..at last did you receive approval message or not..please update

  • Imran Syed

    Dear,after 20 days i went to Chamber office and consulted in one of the counters there,they updated my application and within 5 min i got the sms approval from MOI,now waiting for approval from MOFA which takes normally 3 to 4 days. Please note there is service called tafeel(activation/update from MOI)which we dont do after chamber,after chamber just go to last counter in chamber(riyadh) for requesting him to update the application.

  • RoS_Bukhari

    i received SMS approval from MOI about my application for FAMILY VISA online.. how many days it will take from the approval of MOFA?..

  • Mohammed Ali

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Brother could u 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 u said we have to go to the last counter in CoC for tafeel, 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

  • 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

  • Muhammad Sajid

    Did they asked about Degree?>? I have 3 years Diploma of Associate Engineering in Civil.. Can i apply??? my Profession is Land Surveyor which is in the list for approved profession.

  • Muhammad Sajid

    Did they asked about Degree?>? I have 3 years Diploma of Associate Engineering in Civil.. Can i apply??? my Profession is Land Surveyor which is in the list for approved profession………..

  • Mohsin Ali Baloch

    Thanks

  • Imran

    Assalamu alaikkum,

    Hello Everyone,

    Just wanted to share my experience with online visa processing. First of all let me thank steve for his wonderful blog with such a detailed steps (May allah bless him and his family).

    I just filled an application online, get it signed and stamped from sponsor. My sponsor is in jeddah but i work in dammam branch. Totally i visited 3 branches in dammam to get this application chambered. Out of 3 two branches denied and ask me to go to jeddah. But i got it chambered from one of the branch. I just visited the branch and waited for the guy who have access to the system to process family visa. As soon as he approved my application in the system i got sms in my mobile. Probably less than a minute with visa number. He took 30 SR to chamber this. Thats it! My application is in approved status and visa number also provided.

    As he described in the blog, i dint take any of the documents except online application.

    I can help if anyone has any questions regard to online process.

    Thanks!
    Imran

  • Thanks for the appreciation Imran!

  • Imran

    Bro,

    I got VISA in MOFA. Everything completed in less 4 working days. Allahu akbar.

    MAy allah bless you and your family.

  • Hummad Ali

    Dear Imran,

    Thanks for your sharing. I have same situation like you, my headoffice is in jeddah & i m in dammam branch. I sent my application to our headoffice in jeddah, they did chamber there. But till now i didn’t receive any massage of approval.

    Regards
    Hummad Ali

  • engg

    Dear Imran,
    I got visa from MOFA. Is this a last step of visa process here in KSA?

  • Ali Zain

    after getting visa nmber moi what we have to do next

  • Mohammad Ismail

    hai everyone,
    i applied for family permanent visa online last week 23/01/2017, i have even completed the coc and got visa details on moi website and my application status in moi is approved, and now waiting for MOFA approval. how much time does it take for mofa approval

  • Mohammad Ismail

    even i am waiting for mofa approval, plz let me know how long it takes to get approval from mofa.

  • Mohammad Ismail

    after 4 days i opened mofa site and selected query VISA ISSUED FROM MOFA with necessary details ,i see the message ” please print the document and communicate with any of the visa services offices accredited to the mission to provide documents and to introduce visa application electronically,”

    with visa and family members details

    then following message at the bottom ” Please be informed that approving the resquest does not mean approving the visa*”

    in moi website the staus of application is still “apporoved ” not “issued”.

  • Mohammad Ismail

    after 4 days i opened mofa site and selected query VISA ISSUED FROM MOFA with necessary details ,i see the message ” please print the document and communicate with any of the visa services offices accredited to the mission to provide documents and to introduce visa application electronically,”
    with visa and family members details
    then following message at the bottom ” Please be informed that approving the resquest does not mean approving the visa*”
    in moi website the staus of application is still “apporoved ” not “issued”.

  • Mohammad Ismail
  • Ali Zain

    did u get mofa approval? i am also waiting for it its 4 days now

  • Muhammad Yasir Tanveer

    hello Ismail ,i am also waiting for the MOFA KSA to approve my family visa after initial approval from MOI

  • Muhammad Yasir Tanveer

    How much time it take approval from MOFA KSA and what are the next steps?

  • Muhammad Yasir Tanveer

    Can any body know about the relation /profession Data in MOFA KSA final family visa if they write girl instead of Daughter?
    Actually MOFA write girl instead of write daughter in my family visa ,can this print out can process in passport ?
    Tell me as soon as possible .Thanks

  • Rashid Hashmi

    What is your status, finished?

  • AA

    I got yellow slip permanent family visa from Istaqdam but on MOFA not activated? Should I wait or visit Chamber of Commerce?

  • Nabil Huda

    Wait for 4-5 days and then Check it will be uploaded !

  • Emad Riaz

    As Salamoallaykum

    Bro just need your little support.

    i have completed entire procedure and visa is visible on MOFA but it is
    not yellow slip exactly. The one shared by other members in this thread
    is different from one which i got on MOFA

    can someone guide me. Do
    i need to wait further to exactly get the yellow slip shared by other
    member. snap shot is also attached

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/880d5749405385a32f952994cc5377e96b35d9a80b7444a7e1246b2955ce0183.png

  • Yellow Slip is generated by the Istiqdam when you apply for Permanent Family Visa manually.
    At the end of the day, it is visa, not white or yellow slip:) I hope you got my point.

  • Ali Zain

    After getting visa number from mofa how long i have to complete process in my home country for visa?

  • Emad Riaz

    Thanks bro for your feedback. This blog helped me a lot during my entire process

    thanks to all of you. Really appreciate your efforts

    so as you mentioned above i can send above snap shot to my home country to proceed ? Actually it is the difference in the output which made me little confused 🙂

  • Senthil Kumar

    Salam Alaikum !!!
    After getting the COC attestation and visa number for permanent family visa, normally how long it takes for MOFA approval?

  • azam

    hi, , can I apply online permanent family visa? mean no need any documents stamping form home country ? I already have all documents , so should I apply online or visit jawazat?

  • Nesu Arya

    Hi
    I am also waiting since Thursday for Mofa approval. How long does it take?

  • Jaya Prakash

    Hai Faisal Syed

    Same problem with me , my wife name and son name has no surname on yellow slip..will this have any issues from your experinece.

  • MudassatrAli

    ASSALAM U ALAIKUM bhai,,

    bhai yesterday i visit chamber of commerce in hafar al batin for my permanent visa application.

    but saudi said no you have to go dammam as my company headoffice is in dammam.

    Before, i get chamber stamp for my bank opening account and introductory letter for saudi engineering council.

    But this time, he said i should go to dammam chamber office to get chamber stamp for permanent visa application??

    what it is the reason??

    in chamber only require iqama for getting chamber approval for permanent visa application???or need other documenst also???

    please bhai reply,,,

  • MudassatrAli

    Dear Steve

    bhai yesterday i visit chamber of commerce in hafar al batin for my permanent visa application.

    but saudi said no you have to go dammam as my company headoffice is in dammam.

    Before, i get chamber stamp for my bank opening account and introductory letter for saudi engineering council.

    But this time, he said i should go to dammam chamber office to get chamber stamp for permanent visa application??

    what is the reason??

    in chamber only require iqama for getting chamber approval for permanent visa application???or need other documenst also???

    please reply,,,

  • The Chamber of Commerce performs the services of approving permanent family visa on behalf of MOI.
    It is not their normal function.
    This is the reason they referred you to the next office.
    They can accommodate you for the normal function even in Hafar al Batin.

  • MudassatrAli

    U want to say brother that for permanent visa i should visit dammam branch of chamber of commerce. Saturday dammam chamber branch is open or not??do u have any info about working hours on saturday??? Plz reply

    Regards,

  • Abdenbi Chakiri

    Mr Steve, your help will be highly appreciated.
    I got the permanent visa for my family members, however they didn’t put my family name for my kids. They put only their first name.
    Could you pls tell me what to do to solve it out.

  • sabeer

    no need saudi embassy attested degreoe certificate?????

  • S Rahaman

    Yes My brother chamber You can do at so many City but for family visa application you need to go the city where Your iqama is . You need so many documents for family resident visa please read steve “application for family resident Visa” blog well. BTW if you are Saudi council enlisted engineer you no need to go Dammam you can apply by online .

  • MudassatrAli

    Bhai i already apply online through my moi account .now only need chamber of commerce for approval. So i need to go dammam as my iqama is come from dammam.

  • sabeer

    could you please tell me anyone that is there no need saudi embassy attested degree certificate???

  • 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. If anyone else has also used the system, please let me know if there’s an option to select mother/father, in the new system? Thanks

  • MudassatrAli

    No.neeed attestation.. and marriage certificate. If u apply online for permanent visa.

  • sabeer

    sir can you give me your whtsap number i have some doubts

  • MudassatrAli

    00923137136207

  • MudassatrAli

    Please brother give me.the link from where I can check visa issue by foreign affait saudi arabia. Today I get visa number for permanent family visa from moi. I got the approval from moi.

    How can I check visa get approval from saudi Mofa??how many days it will take. To get approval from saudi mofa???

    Plz reply

    Thanx.

  • Imran

    If you applied online, No document is required while going to chamber. Even your company person can take it.

  • SILVERSURFER

    Greetings. First of all I would like to congratulate you on your success.

    I would like to clarify, how did you get the signature and stamp? Did you go to Jeddah?

    I have the same issue. My sponsor is in Riyadh and my work is in Dammam.

    Which Chamber of Commerce branch did you visit?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

  • SILVERSURFER

    Greetings. First of all I would like to congratulate you on your success.

    I would like to clarify, how did you get the signature and stamp? Did you go to Jeddah?

    I have the same issue. My sponsor is in Riyadh and my work is in Dammam.

    Which Chamber of Commerce branch did you visit?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

  • Usman Saleem

    Dear Steve, you mentioned 3-4 days after visa approved on MOI. Now these are working days???

  • Imran

    Sorry for the delayed response. Please keep in touch at [email protected]

    would like to clarify, how did you get the signature and stamp? Did you go to Jeddah?

    I got stamp in dammam itself since we have rubber stamp of our sponsor here. My local HR head signed here in dammam.

    I have the same issue. My sponsor is in Riyadh and my work is in Dammam.

    Which Chamber of Commerce branch did you visit?
    I went to the one at corniche opposite to LULU. I would suggest you better go there. Seems the responsible officer comes by 4.30 pm. I am not sure about current schedule.

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Anyone please update about jeddah appointment 0569407001

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