Procedure to Process Permanent Family Visa from Etimad Center in Pakistan

From the day, I have published the article for the “Procedure to Process Family Visit Visa from Etimad Center in Pakistan”, many readers of the blog have been insisting me to publish another article describing the Procedure to Process Permanent Family Visa from Etimad Center in Pakistan. This procedure is equally valid for the “Permanent Family Visa applied Online” as well as “Permanent Family Visa through Istiqdam”. Many questions have been raised asking about the validity of the Yellow Slip obtained from Istiqdam or Visa Slip obtained from MOFA, you can read this link to know about it “Validity of Yellow Slip or Permanent Family Visa applied Online”. The Procedure to Process Permanent Family Visa from Etimad Center in Pakistan has been explained below.

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Getting Permanent Family Visa from Saudi Arabia: I would assume that you have already got Yellow Slip from Istiqdam or printed the approved visa from MOFA website applied online. Now send the permanent family visa to your family in the home country.

Booking Appointment with Etimad Center: First, you need to book an appointment with Etimad Centers. The procedure to book an appointment with Etimad Center is given here. Don’t forget to take the print of appointment with you to the Etimad Center. If you don’t have an appointment, you can still go there directly but they entertain direct people without appointment only up to 11am in the morning.

Medical Test for the Permanent Family Visa from GAMCA, Pakistan: Ask your family to go GAMCA including kids who are more than 12 years of age. Get the appointment from GAMCA they will give you a slip which mentions the medical center. Go to that center and appear for the medical test. It is better to know what kind of medical examinations they do before going there. I have explained it in this link “List of Medical Tests for Saudi Visa”. In GAMCA you need, original passport, at least 8 pictures with a blue background, original ID card, make 4 copies of each. If you have kids, you need polio vaccination cards which need to be endorsed by a travel agent. Etimad centers have agents who do that and they charge PKR 1,500 per polio certificate. You can also get it from the Lab where you go for the test. Someone said in the below comments that they charge PKR 500 only for it. In Lahore, GAMCA center is at Dubai Chowk Allama Iqbal town. Etimad Centre Lahore can help the visa bearers to apply for the retrieval of NOC (in the case of pregnancy) from Saudi Consulate without any fees or appointment.

Visit the Etimad Center: Once you have received the medical report, you need to go to Etimad along with all the documents mentioned below. They will check the documents and take your fingerprints and give you E-number of your visa. You will have to go back to the medical center and ask them to make it online against this e-number and return to the Etimad again. Anyone can go on your behalf to the medical center along with the required and related documents.

Documents Required at Etimad Center Pakistan for processing of Permanent Family Visa

Proof of relationship (it can be marriage certificate for the spouse and birth certificate for the children). It needs to be attested by the Foreign Office in Pakistan

Polio certificates required for the children age below 12 years. If you have kids, you need polio vaccination cards which need to be endorsed by a travel agent. Etimad centers have agents who do that and they charge PKR 1,500 per polio certificate.

“B form” from NADRA office is required for all the children below 18 years’ age.

Boys above 18 years of age cannot get a permanent family visa. If your girl is above 18, you need to an affidavit that she is not married attested from notary public (court), Pakistan’s Foreign Office.

Passport of the Applicant – It is better if Your Wife gets new passport with your name as a husband on it. (it is simple, just go to NADRA office with Union counsel provided Nikah Registration form and they will proceed), and after that, your wife will get the New Passport on basis of new ID Card.

CNIC with Husband’s name

Photocopy of passport of the husband and Iqama

2 Pics in white background which should not be more than 6 months’ old

Muqeem Paper: Nowadays, Etimad Center is also asking for a Muqeem paper to process the visa request. You can ask your company to provide you this paper. It contains details related to your dependents and iqama expiry etc. You can also print the Dependents tab from your MOI account and it will also be acceptable to them.

It is written on the website of the Etimad Center that Police Clearance Certificate is required. However, they don’t check the PCC. There is no need to take the PCC for the processing of permanent family visa from Pakistan.

Post submission of Application at Etimad Center

Once all these documents are stamped, you need to track the application status on their website. When the status appears as the visa is stamped on your passport, anyone can go to Etimad Center with the receipt of the application and proof of his identification and collect the passport.

You can also check if the visa is stamped on the passport of your family through Enjaz. The detail has been given in this link “Check Status of Permanent Family Visa on Enjaz

You may also opt for courier service at the Etimad Center. In this case, the passport will be delivered to your home address.

If your passport is not collected within 30 months from the Etimad Center, it will be returned to Saudi Embassy.

Fee of Stamping Permanent Family Visa from Etimad Center Pakistan: The fee to process permanent family visa from Etimad Center in Pakistan is PKR 14,000 if you take an appointment and PKR 20,000 if you opt for the lounge, and it is not refundable. At the time of submission of the documents, the staff members will ask you to opt for the urgent way of processing the application. The fee for an urgent way of stamping the visa from Etimad Center is more than the normal fee. This is just a tactic to get an additional amount of money from your pocket. Don’t be trapped to such trick as there is hardly any difference between the duration of two methods of processing of the application.

Etimad Center Contact Numbers: 0092-4237512732, 0092-4237512733, 0092-4237512734, 0092-4237512735, 0092-4237512737, 0092-2132785640, 0092-2132785641, 0092 51 4432703, 0092 51 4432704

Complaints against Etimad Center in Pakistan: Complaints against any malpractice of GAMCA should be referred to the following office: Competition Commission of Pakistan, 7th Floor South, ISE Towers 55-B, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan. Telephone Ph: (+92) 51-9100260-3 || Fx: (+92) 51-9100251 http://www.cc.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=155

  • Zahid Mehmood Gorsi

    Dear Mr. Steave,

    I appreciate your efforts for helping expatriate and local for right information.
    I have one question about etimad Fee for each passport or Visa. As you know there is only one visa for all family members and etimad fee for every member??.

    Thanks

    JazaKaAllah

  • Hassan Shah

    Dear Mr. Steave,

    I appreciate your efforts for helping expatriate and local for right information.
    I have one question about etimad Fee for each passport or Visa. As you know there is only one visa for all family members and etimad fee for every member??.

    Thanks

  • Habib ullah janjua

    Hello Mr. Steave
    I listened from somewhere about family visa. On Few Costs like (Shummari and two others name i forgot) If your kafeel have the costs from the three. They cannot give you family visa. Because am going to apply after Eid. Is this true?

    Thanks

  • SHAHID

    I am little bit confused, when i will submit the documents to etmad, they will give me E-number and with this E-number i have to visit medical center or GAMCA office? and then again i have to go to Etmad center? Please help me.

  • Shani Baba

    Hello dear, today i got permanent family visa for Pakistan now i’m going to book a appointment in Etimad center lahore, but there is no option for family permanent visa, just mention in the list family visit 6 month and 2 year, please guide me how to book a appointment

  • Umair Shah

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  • SAJID MOIDEEN

    Hello Guys,
    I got one query
    My permanent family visa has been stamped on wife’s passport today . However the travel agent says I need to get my Iqama renewed before she travels else she will be denied entry into Saudi Arabia. My Iqama expires mid of Feb and I have booked tickets for her Mid of December . Could you share your thoughts

  • raza

    hello
    is there any procedure to get family or resident visa … while you are still in your home country …?

  • riaz

    i have attested my marriage certificate as well as B” form for children. now i got permanent family visa and sent back to Pakistan for etimad agency….. but still did not book any appointment due to a query…. the query is regarding birth certificate which are not attested from MOFA in Pakistan and instead of it i attested B” form from MOFA….. Is this acceptable for etimad process or i have to attest children birth certificate mandatory?…. please help me as need urgent.

  • Nabil Huda

    Hi All,

    I have a question I have Istiqdam Appointmnet in 3 weeks .. should i get the Original Marriage Certificate (already Stamped by MOFA – Pakistan & Saudi Consulate) couriered to me OR a Print out of Scan copy will work in MOFA and Istiqdam.

    As i reckon later during the Visa Processing the Etimad Center will also ask for the Marraige Certificate as proof of Relationship (unless they will accept a Copy & do not require original) !

    Please confirm as the case may be,.
    TYIA

  • Nabil Huda

    Update … Ensure that u have the Original Marriage Certificate with you for MOFA (saudi Stamp) and present it upon asked by Istiqdam official, as for me they asked for my Degrees as well as Original Marriage Certificate.

  • Ali Sajjad

    Aoa,

    I am divorced and have a daughter from my first wife, now I am applying permanent visa for my 2nd wife, what Documents are required for my Daughter’s Visa to get stamped?

  • Nabil Huda

    Salam,

    Can someone confirm that Medical Insurance Fees is required to be paid even for PERMANENT Family visa (if yes any tentative Range).

    TY & Regards

  • Nabil Huda

    Update for information.

    NO CCHI Medical Insurance coverage Fee is required to be paid for Permenant Family visa.

  • Nabil Huda

    Update # 2 … in Etimad (Karachi) they do not ask or require original MRC or Yellow Visa .. a copy will work fine (better make it color Just in case)

  • Fahmeeda Akram

    Is there any fee for the stamping of permanent family visa?

  • muazzam munir

    I am bringing my family (wife and 7 year old son) on permanent family visa. I am confused about polio vaccination card. from where i can get the card? there will be a separate card each time child take the drops or this will be a single card? please answer me who have the knowledge or gone through the process.

    Regards,
    Muazzam

  • Nabil Huda

    Yes … the Standard Fees to Pay in Pakistan (via Etimad) including Etimad Service Charges & Taxes & Enjaz is around 4,300 PKR ..

    while for Lounge (VIP / Urgent) Process is 10,000 PKR (they say that it is faster, but actually it is the same time period), just that instead of going thr to collect the Passport they courier it to your home address.

    Additionally in order to Make the GAMCA medical online they charge additional 1300-1500 PKR.

    The is NO CCHI Insurance coverage Fees required for Permenant Family Visa arrivals.

    PS: Wherever they ask you .. the Permanent Family visa is called the “Resident Visa”

  • Hammad

    The document checklist we receive after taking appointment from Etimad, Islamabad requires to bring Visa Application form. Where can we get this form? I have searched etimad website thoroughly but couldn’t find it.

  • Ali anwar

    Hammad bro. Once u get the visa application form plz do.let me know from where u got. Plus please could you tell me how much time time medical centers in islamabad take to provide report. And is there any way to get done medical on urgent basis with more fee?
    Thanks

  • Ali anwar

    Dear.please could you tell me how much time time medical centers in islamabad take to provide report. And is there any way to get done medical on urgent basis with more fee? And how much total days it take for family visa stamping via islamabad?
    Thanks

  • M.Adnan Ashraf

    Sir i have got permanent family visa and send to our wife visa copy. she received medical report after medical. and online on Enjaz. Sir we find visa application on eitmad web but i did not get the visa form. sir kindly tell me how to get visa application???? my appointment in eitmad office is on 28 march-2017. all document is ready for appointment only left visa application.

  • Asim

    Dear Mr. steve, kindly need your support.
    I submit my documents to eitmad center and later I receive a call to go to Saudi embassy. now they said that your old family iqama is not yet canceled in system and we cannot stamp the new visa.
    But I already submit my family’s old iqama in javazat and canceled.

  • For your info my process for permanent visa.

    1. visited Gamca and they assigned Paramount clinic with same Day for medical .
    2. Same day visited for Medical in Paramount clinic , they asked for report normal 8000 with 3 to 4 days time. urgent 8500 same day evening. We paid for urgent. ( Alhamdu lillah Cleared)
    3. I took appointment from Aitmad. they have some tricky form there you need to be careful while filling it.
    Normal and lounge not much difference only double fee. they will tell you if you make urgent it will take 3-4 days and normal 12-14 days but they are lying. it will take same time so ignore them or you have enough money then pay.
    In name there are four columns . 1st name . 2ndname/fathername . 3rd-any other name. 4th Family name.
    As my wife name is Qurra Tul Ain so i filled 1st 2nd and last.
    But when i finished appointment it came only as Qurra Ain. So you need to be carefull type 1st and 2nd name in 1st column or 2nd and 3rd name in Family name column .
    Because when she went in aitmad they charged extra 4thousand just for the name correction.
    Every counter you will visit in aitmad they will take jagga tax from you. 100-200 RS ( Corruption )
    4. After submitting the documents in aitmad they will give you Evisa number and will tell you to go to medical center an make the report online and then come back again
    5. You will go to medical center and they will tell you to receive it after 4:30 so no chance for the same day you have to go next day again to aitmad to submit the online slip.

    Now waiting for the Online slip once done will update you.

    Received Slip and done Online. Now tomorrow will go again aitmad to submit the slip.

  • Rais Ahmed

    Salam_O_Alaikum
    i want to bring my family here in jeddah with permanent family visa. I have three son’s first edge 19 years have and second one is 18 years last one edge 9 years. i want know that my number two and last son both are CP child can possible to come? is there any problem for medical or required any documents? Also the my big son his edge is 19 complete he is normal and fit is there any problem for his edge over 18 can possible revel with family permanent visa to KSA? pleas inform me..
    Thanks
    Rais Ahmed

  • ALi

    You will get it from Gamca for 1500 Rs, bring your son’s vaccination card.

  • MudassatrAli

    Bhai assalam u alaikum,,,
    Bhai today my wife submit her passport and all require documents in etimad centre and she get her e number and bio metric in one hour. Then she go to madical centre for making madical report online.

    3pm madical centre give the report after make it online for embassy. Then she submit the report etimad centre on the same day .

    So now we are waiting for visa stamping. Now ramzan is also near. I pray that she will get visa stamping very soon…

  • MudassatrAli

    Try to reach etimad centre till 8am. . U can easily process ur visa without rush

  • MudassatrAli

    Go to madical centre with orignal madical report and e number.

  • Muhammad Pervaiz

    No need to bring Original Marriage Certificate with you. I got Yellow Paper from istiqdam yesterday for my wife.

  • Muhammad Pervaiz

    Asslam o Alaikum All member,

    I got Yellow Paper from istiqdam for my wife yesterday. What is the validity of this slip?? someone tel me that we can Stamp the visa within ONE YEAR.

    Please share your experience.
    Thanks!

  • Muhammad Ajmal Niaz

    For Etimad, we need Visa application form as well. can anyone share with me this form and how to fill it.

    Thanks

  • Abu Arham

    before three days means u got in ramazan through any agent or u went directly to istaqdam ? can u whatsapp me 0596196156 i need some details and information

  • Ghulam Murtaza

    I want to know some thing,
    1:can possible we go etimad center without appointment?
    2: and need overseas id card (NICOP) or need only just need national identity card (NIC)
    Plz help me

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dears,
    They are not processing any application now a days. As per them Bio-metric system is down and they don’t have any idea, When this system will be functional. They have changed my regular appointment and make a new one with Lounge package. and took the fee and passport and told me that they will call when bio-metric will work. But now one week passed, still system is down, Alot of people doing strike there. But i don’t believe them, They are just looter and looting the people with both hands, Etimaad office islamabad
    If you guys have any information related to this, please reply here…

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dears,
    They are not processing any application now a days. As per them Bio-metric system is down and they don’t have any idea, When this system will be functional. They have changed my regular appointment and make a new one with Lounge package. and took the fee and passport and told me that they will call when bio-metric will work. But now one week passed, still system is down, Alot of people doing strike there. But i don’t believe them, They are just looter and looting the people with both hands, Etimaad office islamabad
    If you guys have any information related tso this, please reply here.

  • The Saudi Embassy is also not working in Pakistan due to Eid Holidays.

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear steve,
    Do you have information when they will resume to their work?

  • The User

    They did the same to me as well and changed my normal appointment into lounge package and yes they are looting people now a days. You will see that after EID holidays the biometric system will be magically opened.

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear,
    Please check today and keep in touch about any update.

    Thanks

  • The User

    Dear @faizanahmadmalik:disqus , i called them today and as per my wild guess their fingerprint system started to work right after EID. please you also confirm from them. the guy told me to come till 3PM for fingerprints. thanks

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    dear I am also calling them since morning but no answer.

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear
    I will visit tomorrow inshAllah. and update me if you are done today with finger prints.

    thanks

  • The User

    Dear @faizanahmadmalik:disqus my family is planning to visit on Monday and if you visit them tomorrow please let me know about the outcome. thanks

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear @disqus_ir149dFo8g:disqus Yes dear, sure..My family will visit tomorrow.

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear My family is done with biometric today. wish you all the best.

    Thanks

  • Faizan Ahmad Malik

    Dear @disqus_ir149dFo8g:disqus Friday done finger print and today received the passports through courier.

  • Muhammad Sheeraz

    i have booked an online appointment for my family permanent visa from etimad Islamabad but next day i have canceled it now i am trying to take appointment but when i add my family passport number this this sms appear on screen.
    The given passport number already exists_DB.
    i have filled all the application form but at end also appear this sms.
    anyone have any idea about this please help me i need etimad normal appointment as soon as possible.
    plz whats app me 0535345645……..

  • Zaheer Ahmad

    In etimaad office lahore ,for permanent family visa scan copy of visa yellow paper and marraige certificate will be enough or we have to submit these original documents. Also police certificate is compulsory or not?? Please reply anyone who have recent experience in etimaad office… Thanks

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