FAQs about New Visa Fee Changes taking effect from Oct 02, 2016


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The Saudi government announced on 9th of August 2016 that they are going to increase visa fee for some categories of visas from Oct 02. 2016. Today, finally new visa fee has been implemented. Our readers from all over the world have been sending us details. I would like to thank Mr. Sheikh Naeem from Jubail who provided me with helpful information and below screenshots. So, finally, we have some information to share with you. In this article, we shall be providing information about how the changes have been implemented practically. If you want to know about the announcement made by the Saudi government in this regard, please follow this link.

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Family Visit Visa: First of all, let’s talk about family visit visa. It has been published on the website of Etimad in Pakistan (Etimad is the only authorized agent by Saudi Embassy to process visas in Pakistan) that fee of family visit visa has been increased to PKR 58,600 i.e. around SR 2,000. In this way, it has been established that the new fee will be charged in your home country and not in Saudi Arabia.

Also Read:  Procedure to Process Family Visit Visa from Etimad Centers in Pakistan

Family Visit Visa Applications already submitted to MOFA: Many of our page members have reported that their applications for family visit visa to MOFA have been rejected today with the message you can see in the attached screenshot. They are asking to apply again with a new system. Right now, we are not sure about the new system but we will update it once our readers update us about it. You can refresh this page every now and then to know about the latest information we have about it. What we know that today they are not accepting any application.

فضلا تعبئة طلب جديد وفقا للتعديلات الجديدة في استمارة الطلب (للصلاحية وعدد مرات الدخول

Permanent Family Visa: Good news as we were expecting is that there is no fee hike of SR 2,000 to the permanent family visa.  It is important to mention here that the fee to apply for Yellow paper is Saudi Arabia is already SR 2,000. So there is no need to pay another SR 2,000 in the respective countries to process a permanent family visa. Recommended: Apply for permanent family visa through Istiqdam

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Is the fee charged per passport or per family? I know this question will be in minds of many people that if the fee is charged per passport or per family. Now we have concrete information in this regard. The fee of SR 2,000 is levied per passport. If you are applying for your wife and 2 kids, you will have to pay SR 6,000 in your home country.

Is the fee applied to nationals of all countries? No, visa fee is not applied to all nationalities. I am not sure about other nationalities but it is not applied to passport holders of the United States and the United Kingdom. Recommended: Nationality Wise New Visit Visa Fee in Saudi Arabia

Single Exit Re-Entry Visa: On 9th of August, Saudi Government had announced that the fee for single exit re-entry visa will be SR 200 for 2 months and SR 100 for each additional month.  Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Exit Re-Entry Visa Online

Multiple Exit Re-Entry Visa: On 9th of August, Saudi Government had announced that the fee for multiple exit re-entry visas will be SR 500 for 3 months and SR 200 for each additional month. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Multiple Exit Re-Entry Visa

HUMBLE REQUEST: I would request you to share your experiences with us. I will try to update above article based upon that. I hope it will help thousands of expatriates living in Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudi Arabia and USA have some diplomatic agreements due to which they are excluded

  • Akhtar Khan

    Dear Steve
    Is there any clarity in case where MOI has issued the visa paper (blue and white two copies) to be submitted in MOFA and not yet submitted.

    Will they be charged also?

  • ppp

    Hi Steve what about visit visa extension charges. Please let me know if you have any details.

  • Adnan Malik

    Hi, I received the family visa 10 days ago. Now my brother will be visiting Estimad Agent.

    Will Etimad charge new rate or old rate ?

  • Imran

    Hi Steve! Just wondering is the family visit fee is for the first time only or every time one have to pay for it. Like my parents they frequently visits me. So I have to pay every time 2000/SR or first time only.

  • Java

    Do we have to wait for the portal to make changes in the application form to apply again?

  • Muhammad Umar Bilal

    If the passport is submitted on 30th Sept in Eitmad then NO. If after 30th Sept , then YES.

  • Muhammad Umar Bilal

    In that you can now opt for Family Visit Visa with Multi Entry Exit.

    6 month multi exit for 3000 SR
    1 year multi exit for 5000 SR
    2 year multi exit for 8000 SR

    but you have to make exit every 1 month for 6 month visa. for 1 year and 2 year after every 3 months.

  • Salman Moassar Abbas

    Are American passport holders exempted from new visa fees for umrah visa? I didn’t see it on any news :S

  • maximyze

    every time…

  • Thilina Rajinda

    So, this 2,000SR for Visit visa for how many months?
    If it is for 6 months how much do we need to pay for 1 Year (if possible)

  • syed

    My married sister is US national can i apply visit visa for her ?

  • Jabir

    2,000 SR for single entry vv, and you have to pay for renewal (before it was 100 SR per passport) u cannot extent vv more than 180 days.

  • Mohammad Awais

    Dear Adnan Malik,

    Its Implemented from today and yes they will charge you on New fee structure,

    People who get Appointment before 2nd October they Charged them as per Old Fee structure,

    Now they will charge on new rate which they are showing on their Portal.

  • Mir Imtiaz Ali

    Hi,
    I had applied for the visit visa of my parents-in-law immediately on the first working day after the Eid-Al-Adha vacation. Surprisingly, it was issued within 3 hours from the time of attestation. Anyhow, I immediately sent it off for visa endorsement from the Saudi Consulate, Mumbai. It was also done without any hitch and the passports were released with the visas with the usual endorsement fees. They arrived today (2 Oct – 1 Muharram) and there was no problem at the airport as well. Alhamdulillah.
    So, I guess, all those visas that have been endorsed before 1 Muharram have escaped the visa fees and any new visas that are being applied for and/or endorsed from 1 Muharram are liable for the new visa fees of SR. 2,000 per passport.

  • Arslan Qazi

    Yes you are so true on this. I applied for my parents visit visa just a week before hajj vacations. Got the visa on first day after hajj vacations and within three days stamped from Saudi Embessy in Pakistan. I too escaped in total 4000 SAR alhamdulillah 🙂

  • Arslan Qazi

    Steve i have a question regarding Hajj and umrah visa. For those who performed hajj/Umrah almost 10 years ago and now if they apply for Umrah/Hajj for second time. Is there any fee like 2000 SAR for them? As i don’t suppose there is the existance of that record? True or not?

  • Sheikh Naeem

    Let c what is going to be happed next or next few days
    Dont loose hope
    Hope for the best

  • Sheikh Naeem

    Umraha visa once in a year is free
    But Hajj same like in KSA for once in a 5 year will be free (not confirmed yet)

  • Sheikh Naeem

    Lucky man

  • Sheikh Naeem

    Not for months for one entry if they renew its good otherwise go back n come again on new visa with applied fee

  • Sheikh Naeem

    I think still it same no new news about that yet

  • Sheikh Naeem

    Think so everytime

  • Sheikh Naeem

    If its stamped then OK otherwise appointment aftet 2 oct have to pay

  • Sejo

    hai steve, myself sejo working in riyadh on work visit visa (single entry), my employer is ready to give multiple entry work visit visa for 6 months, so that i can visit some near by countries like qatar, baharin etc.. my question is if my employer issued a multiple entry visa for me, whether i need to exit saudi every month and come back ? that meas ifit is 6 month multiple entry visa, then i should exit and re enter to saudi 5 -6 times ??

  • jaimin patel

    no it doesn’t mean that brother. upto you when and where you want to go in this time.

  • Sejo

    THANKS JAIMIN, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA ABOUT WORK VISIT VISA FOR 1 YEAR IS AVAILABLE ? OR ONLY 6MONTHS

  • shanavas

    Hi,Family visiting visa 2000 sr for how many month?how many time extent the visa ,and cost?

  • Arslan Qazi

    Are you sure on this?

  • Luis Devera

    Sorry to change the subject but I’m still not familiar with the yet.

    Two questions I’m hoping you can help me with.

    1. If someone over stays their visit visa what happens? I know there’s a fine but can said person return to the country after the fine is paid and they’ve left?

    2. Can I hire a nanny on my iqama?

    Thank you

    Luis

  • Khazi Taher

    Hi,
    I got my family vist visit visa after Eid holidays but still not stamped in India. As I have plan to bring them in 1stvweek of Dec2016.. So it will be charge me Sr2000 for each passport or nothing will charge as it was issued before Muharram.. Please rply me if any body now’s..

    Thanks,
    Khazi Taher

  • Thilina Rajinda

    What is the relationship with ‘Family visit’ and ‘Family visit Multiple entry’ are these two types under the same ‘visit visa’ category or different?
    I found in visa specialist agent VFS Tasheel web site as follows:
    Family visit – 2000SR
    Family visit Multiple entry six months – 3000SR
    Family visit Multiple entry one year – 5000SR
    Family visit Multiple entry two years – 8000SR
    are all these ‘visit visas’?
    suppose, If I want to bring my wife (1 person only) under vv is that possible if I pay 5000SR and bring her for one year.

  • Mir Imtiaz Ali

    The Saudi Embassy / Consulate is charging SR. 2000 per passport as Entry Fee for any visa endorsement that is being submitted from 2 October 2016.
    Even though your visa was issued by MOFA before Muharram, it clearly states at the bottom ” PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT APPROVING THE REQUEST DOES NOT MEAN APPROVING THE VISA”. This means that the final authority of issuing the visa rests with the Embassy / Consulate. So, the entry fee is applicable for each passport submitted.

  • New Rates. Why did you wait for so long?

  • No, only family visa.

  • Brother, we will have to wait and see how do they apply it. At this point of time, the only source of information I have is you people and newspapers.

  • visualmeera

    All these for visit visa only. I hope, u can get ur wife for a year.

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    Steve i have a question about permanent family visa endorsement on passport
    i have applied fro family visa and got approved from my University jawazt
    i have given that paper in India for endorsement. Do i have to pay 2000SAR in India to Saudi Embassy

  • Sameeha Rizvi

    salaam alaikum
    my father want to call my sister and her two kids ,she lives in Oman , so for her visit visa also my father have to pay 6000 riyals, plz urgent reply ASAP

  • Mohsin Bukhari

    فضلا تعبئة طلب جديد وفقا للتعديلات الجديدة في استمارة الطلب (للصلاحية وعدد مرات الدخول)
    i am applying for only visit visa for my mother and i applied after 2 Oct but again and again same objection is coming i dont know why and i am filling all details correct 90 days for 1 visit do you know why

  • hamzask

    My father’s Passport stamping also done before 2nd oct. He is planning to come end of this month.
    Did you check how we will extend our visa.
    This visa for how many months

  • Asif Hamid

    Yes of course

    “Family Visit” means once he/she exits from here, they can not return on the same visa again. (SR 2000, single entry).

    “Family visit Multiple entry” mean they can exit and re-enter on same visa without applying for a new visa;
    Validity for these type of Visas with fee structure:
    SR 5000: One year
    SR 8000: Two years

  • Ali Raza

    Currently, I can find it the same 100 SAR.

  • Shakeel Ur rehman

    Hi Stev,

    A new development is noted today, My family went to Etimad center today for processing Permanent Family visa with yellow slip issued by Istiqdam ( yellow slip was issued one Month ago), The Etimad center has refused to process it and told that all the visas issued by MOFA KSA (Permanent or Visit) before 1st Muharram 1438 are considered invalid, they further told me that I will have to go again for renewal of the visa to Istiqdam,

    Can you please advise how to proceed further? Can I take yellow slip with me and they will re issue the visa or I will have to pay 2000 here again and start a new procedure?

  • Mir Imtiaz Ali

    He can enter Saudi Arabia within 30 days from the date of passport endorsement. So be sure about the dates.
    Regarding the visa extensions, we will get to know as when we are close to the visa expiry date.
    The visa that was issued for me was for 90 days stay. You can check the period of the visa issued for your father as well. The stay period is mentioned on the visa.

  • jaimin patel

    Dear i don’t know about that i have work visa but for how many years i don’t know my khafel take care of this things.

  • jaimin patel

    just now we pay 600 sar for single entry-exit and for 3 months they cut 300 sar and 300 still showing in dependent passport.

  • ppp

    Thanks

  • SHAHANAVAS M
  • Inzi Asad

    hi I have a question, I have got yellow paper on 28.9.2016 to bring my family to saudia so please inform even then I have to pay SR 2000/ in Pakistan for the stamping of the passports in Pakistan.

  • Pretty Angel

    Hi plz help me my parents visa application issued on Thursday den they submit tomorrow on eitmad so fees charge or not

  • hamzask

    Dear all,
    I have new information for you. One of my Egyptian friend got visa from saudi before oct 2. Yesterday his family give visa for stamping in embassy..but they rejected..the told this visa is not valied. You can apply for new visa in saudi.

  • syedatiq

    for permanent visa?

  • hamzask

    No.. family visit visa

  • Freck

    Good question. Previously, non-resident family members could only come for 6 months in the year. Do the new 1 and 2 year multi entry visas now apply to non iqama holding relatives, or is it only for in-kingdom dependents?
    Please respond.

  • syedatiq

    did you check in KSA?

  • syedatiq

    ARE THEY ACCEPTED YELLOW VISA SLIP

  • syedatiq

    Dear All
    please help , i got yellow slip on 25-08-2016, today my family went to itemad office and they were not accepted and told system not showing fee hike and also they are not sure about the visa issued before start new hijri year

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    yes they do accepted and medical also done

  • SHAHANAVAS M

    Residence visa fee not increased

  • SHAHANAVAS M

    Only visting visa fee increased

  • SHAHANAVAS M
  • syedatiq

    I got the information from pakistan that Saudi Embassy not stamping any type of visa until their website updated , i believe it will be regularize couple of days
    All passport for visa stamping was return due to system upgrading as per new fee hike , if somebody have any information please do share
    I have problem for stamping family permanent visa in pakistan

  • syedatiq

    but they are not accepting yellow slip , which i got before the new hijri year ( 25-08-2016)

  • syedatiq

    how much they charged you

  • syedatiq

    My family medical done and they went to etimad office unfortunately they are not accepting due to system not showing proper guideline of fee hike

  • syedatiq

    SAME PROBLEM WITH MY FAMILY IN PAKISTAN

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    i have not yet received any updated from travel agency i want to make sure i will not be victimize from agency

  • syedatiq

    Please keep updating yourself and me regarding the issue, May ALLAH keep away any wrong misshapen

  • syedatiq

    do you have any example ?

  • syedatiq

    Did you applied there ?
    they are not accepting the yellow paper til now , if you have any information please do share

  • Shakeel Ur rehman

    I went to MOFA Riyadh today, They also told me that wait for couple weeks, the system is upgrading only after that you will have a clear idea how to proceed further, Please share if you have any information since thee is lot of confusion around.

  • This is madness. Please keep us updated about this issue. How can they do like this?

  • Can you please share a screenshot showing SR 300 remaining balance in your MOI account? It will help thousands of expatriates

  • Sim

    I got the information from one of Mumbai direct agent of Saudi consulate….Saudi consulate in Mumbai is not accepting any passport for stamping because the staff of consulate them self not sure about the exact changes and charges and they are also clue less about these changes still the hope for visit visa issued by MOFA KSA before moharram will pay old fee is laibe…..

  • Please keep us updated about this particular subject. Ask them what do you need to do here to get this visa reactivated!

  • Etimad website has increased the fee for resident visa as well

  • I know, I have been in contact with several people like you whose Yellow Slip has not been honored by their respective countries. As soon as I get any information, I will update you people on whatsapp. Make sure, you have sent me a message on my whatsapp number.

  • Politik

    Agent from the Philippines told me that all applications were rejected because of the new fee and they were shock of the new fee.

  • syedatiq

    Thanks

  • syedatiq

    your whats up no ?

  • jaimin patel
  • syedatiq

    your whats up no please ?

  • Shakeel Ur rehman

    Thanx Stev
    Can I have your number so I could join whats app group?

  • 0543618970

  • Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!

  • syedatiq

    0567149628

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    Dear Steve,

    I got the yellow letter on 24th of Zilhaj. Today i asked Etimad Pakistan about the validity of the yellow slip. They replied me that any visa issued prior to 1st Muharram is invalid. Please guide me in this regard. My wife has an appointment for Etimad on 6th October.

  • n00vee

    is the payment for single exit re-entry is 600 SAR? please can someone confirm

  • syedatiq

    As I understand their system not updated yet. thats why they are not accepting any visa stamping process what 2-3 days for updating the system then problem will be clear. same problem with me

  • Sim

    fee is 200 only for 2 month rest of the 400 will be there on your Iqama as a balance for future use…..

  • Sim

    In India agents are saying wait for few more days to get the clarity about the new process,,,,there is no official confirmation of Visa issued before muharram are Invalid now….

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    I hope the problem get resolved otherwise we might to start the process from begining.

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    Bro, please keep me updated. can i have your mobile number, so we can share information on whatsapp.

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    On Etimad Website the following news is appearing,
    “IMPORTANT NOTICE- In effect from1-Muharram 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.”

  • syedatiq

    0567149628

  • syedatiq

    how to get the new invitation ?

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    I have no idea. We have to ask the MOFA KSA or MOI KSA. I am confused whether we have to obtain new yellow slip or we just need a new letter from MOFA.

  • syedatiq

    can you send msg on my whatsup no 0567149628

  • syedatiq

    Is here KSA any Toll free no of VISA section, where we can call and finds the solution.

  • Sim

    In KSA nothing is TOLL FREE except roads

  • syedatiq

    Invitation means for Visit or residence as well

  • shanavas

    New visa regulation get all types of iqama like amiyile?

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    My family visa was appearing on Enjazit website but now suddenly its not coming

  • hamzask

    I think that website is temporarily down..i experience same case..

  • Fariq

    I completed the payment for my exit-re entry, should be noted that it is in fact SR 200, the SR 600 is for 180 days. As per the new regulation exit-re entry up to 60 days is SR 200 and each additional month is SR100.

  • Fariq

    No it is not, if you apply for 60 days or less it is SR 200

  • Haze

    What about fresh application done on Oct. 1? Moi website isn’t accepting my details, trying to apply again.

  • S Rahaman

    Aslamulaualaikum

    I am regular follower of DISCUS, appricaite for making a group in whats app with th eno of steve, can u add me please at that group, my no is 0508978346

  • n00vee

    actually, i am only going for 3 days..can i ask for refund from the bank?

  • syedatiq

    any updates regarding the family permanent visa stamping in their countries ?

  • Dear Fariq,

    what about SR400 that you still have in your passport deposit? Have you tried to make a refund from your bank account or it’s not possible.

    Thanks

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    its coming now

  • Sayeed Habeeb

    no not yet

  • hamzask

    Yes , it is working now, thanks

  • syedatiq

    what is the address of website

  • syedatiq

    Can you add me on whats up 009 66 567149628

  • syedatiq

    Can you add me whats up 009 665 67149628

  • Shaffat Hussain Bhatti

    Hi everyone,
    Steve/ everyone will the Family visit Visa be extendable upto 9 months as before ??? and if yes, do we have to pay 2000SR every time for extension?

    Regards,

  • @disqus_CRTGC6WEZO:disqus I would appreciate if you apply for refund and let us know about the status.

  • syedatiq

    My Friend just called Etimad Office in Islamabad and they said that they just received instructions from Saudi Embassy that they will process the visas issued prior to 1st Muharram. I told him that my wife has an appointment in Etimad Office by tomorrow, so he said no problem. Bring all the documents and they will process it.
    Lets hope for the best.

  • Sania Akbar

    Hi there,
    Does Etimad is charging 62k per passport or per family as visa fees on new visa? As I have to apply for three ppl on visit visa , do we need to pay the amount per passport 😏? if any of your relative has a chance to go to Etimad Office please inquire them because they are not replying to email ..

  • Waheed Khan Marwat

    Kindly add me on whatsapp group for family permanent residence visa update 00966534125249

  • Waheed Khan Marwat

    we also talk with etimaad center Islamabad they told wait for one-two days for family permanent visa which are issued prior Ist Muharrm and also keep me update if you guys gate any news

  • Salman Rasool Lodhi

    did you find the answer to your question ?

  • Shaffat Hussain Bhatti

    No…

  • Salman Rasool Lodhi

    i hope it can be extended otherwise multiple visit visa option is useless as you have to exit as per their requirments

  • shanavas

    Pls add me whatsapp group for about visa updates news. my no is 966572516164

  • Syed Irtaza Haider

    you can call Etimad Office +92-51-4432708

  • Sania Akbar

    thanks

  • Fariq

    Steve, there is no deposit to be refunded. I do not know the status of exit- re entry’s applied before 6.00pm yesterday, in my case i had to pay only SR 200 for a period of 60 days.

    When you go to the payment option via your banks payment gateway you will find a mandatory field which inquires for visa period. If you select 30 or 60 days the fee automatically shows as SR 200, for every increase in 30days SR100 would be added.

    My guess for the expats who have been charged SR 600 is most probably becuase they would have applied for a exit-re entry of 180 days.

  • Zainab Mohideen

    Hi do anyone know what’s the visit visa extension fee ? Firstly we paid 2000 for family visit visa and then should we pay another 2000 for extending for another 3 months or just 100 sar only ? I need answer please with proof

  • Zainab Mohideen

    Hi do anyone know what’s the visit visa extension fee ? Firstly we paid 2000 for family visit visa and then should we pay another 2000 for extending for another 3 months or just 100 sar only ? I need answer please with proof ….

  • Shaffat Hussain Bhatti

    It is unknown as no official ledger come to light… we all are in in confused state. Same is my question???
    Also it is unclear that in 3 months duration is it necessary to exit once… it is a total mess right now!

  • Fariq

    There is no deposit to be refunded. I do not know the status of exit-
    re entry’s applied before 6.00pm yesterday, in my case i had to pay
    only SR 200 for a period of 60 days.

    When you go to the payment option via your banks payment gateway you will find a mandatory field which inquires for visa period. If you select 30 or 60 days the fee automatically shows as SR 200, for every increase in 30days SR100 would be added.

    My guess for the expats who have been charged SR 600 is most probably because they would have applied for a exit-re entry of 180 days.

  • syedatiq

    For visit visa, yes there was fees is 62K per passport

  • syedatiq

    Website updated, now you can pay what you want minimum 200

  • syedatiq

    How to check Enjazit website for permanent visa

  • Lokesh n

    Hi can any one update on the visa stamping re started in India after resolving fee issue

  • Sim

    not yet

  • Lokesh n

    Hi Waheed if you get any information regarding family permanent visa let me know it will be great help

  • Lokesh n

    Is any change in the fee structure for permanent family visa for stamping

  • Sim

    SAR 2000 STAMPING FEE

  • Siddiqui

    In pakistan they are saying, passport can be re submitted with new visa fee…

  • Sayeed Habeeb
  • syedatiq

    No Permanent visa , No 2000 SAR remain previously

  • syedatiq

    without permanent visa, there was no hike
    Except Permanent & work visa all category fees changed by 2000 SAR

  • Sampler

    Steve, small update from my end about new Option for Exit-Re-entry visa “New fees” structure as of 06 Oct 2016.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f124fb2871872dc325b8afa3a9da9e77291707d8511620e32a25797235c9b7a6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9afb96e4b395be658f66ddb45263baeefc5e10b0e22aec3639c4354728b05c0.jpg
    Your work is exceptional, Thank you on behalf of all Expats.

  • Ali Raza

    Now there is an option in your bank account that for how much duration you want to get exit re-entry. Select 60 days and you will have to pay only 200 SAR.

  • Mohamed Kasim

    Is this solved? I have an Visit Visa received on 23rd Dul Hajj 1437 and sent it to India Embassy for Passport Stamping. Please clarrify.

  • Thanks for sharing the screenshots. I will update them in the article. really appreciate your support!

  • Now they have updated it! Great!

  • is there any change in the process of issuing exit re-entry visa from MOI account as well?

  • syedatiq

    One of my friend submit the yellow slip (prior to issued 1st muharram) to Etimad office Pakistan. They accepted and issued E# without fee hike 2000 SAR, they charged only 4500 RS for online appointment. this case only for residence permanent family visa , lets hope for the successful result.

  • Sim

    Please check and advice if u r able to take refund of payment made for your dependent ‘s exit re-entry….I paid 600 earlier this month but used only 400 but now there is no option for refund

  • safwanahmad

    the remaining fee will be charged in your home country

  • Sania Akbar

    but i have heard that if we apply for 2,3 person at a same time in visit visa , a single visa paper will be issued . In that case the fees will b charged once … lets hope for best.

  • Sim

    Visa was submitted to etimad office before 1st Muharram or after ?

  • Sim

    how to get refund if we already paid 600 for dependent exit re-rentry and used only 200..balance showing 400 on dependent passport however froM NCB bank we are not able to get it back.

    please help

  • Rehan Arshad

    2,000 SAR DOES NOT apply to UK citizens. This has been confirmed to me by my UK visa agent. I assume it will also not apply to other western passport holders.

    This is really unfair for our Pakistani,Indian,Bengali, phillipino brothers and sisters

  • Farid Ahmed

    Visit visa sar 2000 we have to pay in home country for 90 days stay or we can extend after 90 days with sar 100 or not??? Please answer

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Dear Steve,
    I have listen that the visa issued before 2nd october all are canceled is this true kindly reply me I don’t think so it’s happened but somebody told me like this

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Because they incrase visa stamping fee how it can be now they will cancel all visas

  • syedsalmannazim

    I have two cases I want to share.
    (1)As per Etimad Embassies have started issuing visa on old slips issued before 2nd OCT.They stared this from 6th Oct. (Feedback fro Pakistan Karachi)
    (2) Visa applied in MOFA after 2nd October is being processed and I have one confirmed case of my firend from Riyadh.

  • hamzask

    Hai,
    My father gor visit visa after hujj, stamping done before 2nd oct, planning tocome to saudi this month. Any problem?? Please reply if any other people’s also have same

  • Rhino

    Is there a new link / website to apply for the family visit visa ? It seems the link on MOFA no longer works

  • Ali Ibraheem

    Salaam to all im going on exit but i havent my passport with me how my i get pasport from embassy emergency passport that is used for one way travel any body have information kindly share it with me

  • disqus_DzGXT0l1Im

    My job applied a working visa for me 2 months ago. Does this new rule also apply for me too? I live in the uk. Please answer guys ASAP.

  • Geelani Nazir

    I had applied for family visit visa before two months and have received the Visa form MOI, but due to some circumstances I have not yet stamped the visa on passports and now expecting to submit the passports in Delhi Saudi embassy for stamping. please I want to confirm, will they consider and accept the same visa OR have to apply for new….????????????????

  • Ali Raza

    No problem

  • Ali Raza

    No, you can process that old visa through etimad.

  • Sim

    you have to apply for new visa with new fees of SAR 2000 this is the update so far which we have for visit visas

  • Sania Akbar

    AOA every one .. I want to know that if I am applying for visit visa for three person and visa stamping is done for one only in Pakistan .Does they charge any penalty? because I will wait to see if 2000 Sat is applicable to per passport or not? if not, i will get done stamping for all three.

  • Sim

    Wa alaikum salam…. maybe my experience will help you.. In past I applied 2 times for visa for my parents but never stamped and never face any penalty or any problem and 3rd time also I got the visa recently without any hassle…When we are not using Visa at all and they are not charging us penalty maybe they will not charge anything in your case also…still nobody can say anything with 100% confirmation Saudi Arabia is unpredictable as always…..

  • Naveen Kumar

    Please update after your friend got the visa stamped on Passport.

  • Java

    I applied for visit visa on 2nd october 2016 and today when I checked the message was”فضلا تعبئة طلب جديد وفقا للتعديلات الجديدة في استمارة الطلب ( للصلاحية وعدد مرات الدخول )” saying I need to apply again in a changed application form.There does not seem to be any change in the online application form.

  • Sim

    Please check on your application what is written on the filed “عدد مرات الدخول” if it is “0” then you have apply again and if it is “سفرة واحدة” then there must be some other problem with application….they have made the changes after 4th or 5th October in which additional fields added under”عدد مرات الدخول”….

  • Ali Salman Zaheer

    Hi, I would like to suggest adding the visa fees from the mofa link below. It may be helpful to people looking for information. http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa/sites/uk/EN/DiplomaticMissionServices/Consulates/Pages/default.aspx

  • Thanks for your input. I will do the same.!

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Thanks dear

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Salam..i got visa slip from mofa for my parents+sister before 1st moharrum and submitted to etimad karachi before moharam…but passports came back without stamping as u all know about new fee …then yesterday again my parents went to sbmit passports with new fees …but they refused again …saying that u shud pay for medical insurance also…and asked to come on tuesday as they themselves dont have any idea abt it

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Plz update if any info….

  • Saneeya Shafaat
  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Now m afraid how mch they would take for medical insurance

  • Rehan Arshad

    Health insurance fees are USD 254 per person. See attached.

  • Rehan Arshad
  • Sim

    In short Visit Visa fees is now SAR 3000 for single entry 4000 multiple entry 6 months and so on … additional SAR 1000 to be added in visa fees…

  • DSS

    Urgent Questions please… Once Your VISA approved form KSA , How much time you have to get it stamped in LAHORE /etc Etimad OFFICE from Pakistan . Is it 1 month or 3 month .. please confirm.
    Thanks.

  • hamzask

    i hered we need to take insurance for the visiter.
    my fathers visa already stamped. this case any problem to come to saudi without insurance.

  • Mohamed Kasim

    So we will get the Medical Insurance Card once they reach Saudi?

  • amer

    It will be implemented from 17th, once stamped no problem for you.

  • amer

    No they will get it at time of stamping visa in home country.

  • Ali Raza

    3 Months

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Kindly tell me the insurance will also implement on family resident visa stamping kindly reply me

  • abel

    Hai steve,after stay of 90days single entry visit visa whethet we can get extension of stay again for 90days,plz tell me

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Dear Ali
    My Freind family visit visa issued before 2nd October he is asking is eitmad is accepting visa issued before 2nd October resident they are accepting what about visit visa

  • Sania Akbar

    please update once you are done with it

  • Ali Raza

    Just call to Etimad center. Because I have doubt on it.

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Thanks Mr. Ali
    And the permenant visa they are accepting that is confirm na

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Because my family resident visa issued on 26th September no issue in my case

  • Ali Raza

    In sha ALLAH you will face no issue.

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    INSHA ALLAH

  • Lyju

    Even after increasing visa fees and insurance,MOFA is not approving new applications.

    COC for my application was done on 11.10.2016 and no updates till now.

    If anybody has any information please update

  • Paki

    Steve & Abel,
    any news on this?

  • Malik Jee

    Pls update us once u will get it

  • Bheng Mercado Carpio

    I already applied family visa for my wife and COC done last 12/10/2016..and i checked it today the Ministry replied Demand under the Measure. What does it mean? is my request denied? or should I apply again? Thank you

  • Sim

    Any news regarding visit visa extention fees ? Even after paying sar 2000 i got the visa duration inly for 30 days

  • NaughtyCaller

    There is no SAR 2,000 fee on first time Hajj and Umrah. For Umrah, there is no fee if you performed it in last three years, preceding to this Islamic year 1438. For Hajj, I am not sure, but doing it after five years you should be fine

  • NaughtyCaller

    For Umrah, there is no fee if you performed it in last three years, preceding to this Islamic year 1438. But you will have to pay SAR 2,000 if you performed once in last three Islamic years

  • NaughtyCaller

    For Umrah, there is a SAR 2,000 fee if you have performed once in last three Islamic years

  • Irfan

    Any news regarding the reduction of visit visa fees as per announced by commerce and finance minister on 17 th November.

  • Ahamed Ibrahim M

    No

  • Said Alavi

    Hi.
    I got visit visa for my mother after 2nd October and stamped from India as per new system including insurance. But they didn’t gave any documents/card for insurance (It was stamped after 17th October). Please share me any others experience those who stamped after 17th October. My mother already reached Saudi and wish to extend her Visa, please update me if anybody extended visit visa after the new rule.

  • Ismail

    Did you get one year visit visa.. Does the family need to exit in every three months under this visa.. Or they an continuously stay eithout any problem
    Plz do answer

  • Zee

    @disqus_lQqbt3awhP:disqus did you extend your mother visa? I heard from some guys that we cannot extend Visit Visa.

  • Zee

    @Sim did you extend visit visa? I heard from some guys that we cannot extend Visit Visa.

  • Zee

    @bhengmercadocarpio:disqus
    what happened with your request

  • Zee

    @disqus_3CGXXPNHop:disqus

    did you extend or not?

  • Said Alavi

    Not yet due

  • Zee

    kindly post your experience after its due…

  • Said Alavi

    Visa extended as usual for another 3 months, Deposit 100 SAR and extended thru MOI

  • Zee

    Thanks for the important information, @disqus_lQqbt3awhP:disqus did you renew the medical insurance also? if yes kindly provides the details.

  • Said Alavi

    No. Just, deposit SAR 100, then visit MOI and do it same as before.

  • Ahmed A

    brother your agent has to give insurance copy with stamping and visa extension u can do it before 7 days of expiry

  • 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).

    TYIA !

  • Nabil Huda

    Update for information.

    NO CCHI Medical Insurance coverage Fee is required to be paid for Permanent Family visa!

  • Thilina Rajinda

    If visit visa dependent holding “Multiple entry” visa for 365 days while Duration of stay are 90 Days, means dependent must go exit every 90 days?

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