Up to SR 950 Health Insurance is required for all types of visas in Saudi Arabia

All of us know that the government of Saudi Arabia increased the fee for all type of visas since 1st Muharram 1438 i.e. Oct 02, 2016, we have covered it in detail in the link provided at the end of this paragraph. However, there is some new development in this regard. Many agents all over the world have been communicated by Saudi Embassies and Saudi Consulates in their respective countries that every passport holder is required to take Health Insurance for processing the visa. We have received a circular issued by the VFS office India stating that the fee will be revised starting from 17th of Oct 2016. 

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The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia has made it mandatory to undertake the health insurance for all travelers irrespective of their visa types (even for transit visas). The health insurance certificates can only be obtained through Enjaz Banking System of the Saudi Embassy by paying an amount equivalent to USD 254 or SR 952 which has to be paid along with visa fee. It should be noted that starting from Oct 17, 2016, the Saudi Embassy shall not accept any visa application without the insurance. It is also important to mention here that Saudi Embassy will not accept any other kind of insurance apart from insurance subscribed by Enjaz Banking System. As a result of this, the visa fee in your respective countries will further be revised starting from 17th of October.

We are still not sure how much they will be charging for each kind of visa. For example, permanent family visa holders and work visa holders are already required to obtain health insurance after coming into Saudi Arabia. They cannot process their Iqama without subscribing for health insurance. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for First Iqama in Saudi Arabia

If this insurance requirement is not applied to the above two categories of visas, it will be surely applied on family visit visa. T means that the fee for family visit visa is going to be further increased by SR 950. It should be important here to remind you that expatriates are required to pay SR 2,000 per passport fee in addition to some other administrative fee in the home countries. If this insurance requirement is applied, expatriates will be required to pay around SR 3,200 per passport to apply for family visit visa.

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There are still many things unclear about this decision; we will keep you posted about it as soon as we get to know about it. Please drop a comment below if you get some latest information. We will share it here so that thousands of others expatriates are benefitted.

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    It is required for permenant or not

  • Sim

    its for all visas even for umrah also….this is the information so far..

  • A Khan

    I guess due to these increments, the visitors will suffer more and more

  • Meraj Ul Haq

    Is it required for exit RE-ENTRY VISA too??? Cause that is issued online and only in Saudi??? So will this be applied to it too???

  • Mohamed Kasim

    The Richest European or American Countries to get Visa for less than 300 SAR but poorer Indian , Pakistani , Bangaladesh and Sl have to pay SAR 2000 for Visit Visa who contributing to Saudi Arabia in decades.

  • Azaad India

    No. As Exit- Re entry visas are applicable for Residents only who already have insurance.

  • Azaad India

    Not for Umrah and Hajj visas. They are covered in separate Insurance scheme.

  • Azaad India

    Yes ..but only for new permanent visas. The residents will continue with their existing health policies.

  • Azaad India

    The visa which was 50 Riyals earlier ( 25 for Chamber attestation + 25 Riyals by embassy) will now cost 3500 Riyals…Such a massive hike ? I am sure it can’t be justified.

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    I have to pay insurance from there and again I have to pay insurance here in KSA

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Kindly guide me my family resident visa issued on 26 september and I get appointment on 21st Oct now I have to pAy these insurance fee

  • Meraj Ul Haq

    Thank You…

  • hafiz

    meaning no visa price hike for hajj/umrah sir?

  • shakeel

    no it is not required for permanent visa.

  • Ali Raza

    For first time NO.

  • Hasan

    950 sar for health insurance is fixed or the cost may change according to visa? For example I am applying single entry visit visa. So, family members will have to pay additional 950 sar per passport. Right?

  • Sim

    YES

  • Hasan

    Thank you for reply.
    Insurance fee along with other visa fee will be taken by Etimad Pakistan? and they will be handing over the insurance certificates ?
    Please clarify that anything needs to be done from KSA or everything will be done by Etimad Pakistan?

  • Hasan

    Insurance fee along with other visa fee will be taken by Etimad
    Pakistan? and they will be handing over the insurance certificates ?
    Please clarify that anything needs to be done from KSA or everything will be done by Etimad Pakistan?

  • Rana Zulqurnain

    Ok thanks

  • Pretty Angel

    My parents collect the passport today n they travel InshaaAllah on 27 oct so they also pay the health insurance fee plz guide me ???

  • Sampler

    If they collected passport already stamped with Visa, then this Health Insurance rule does not apply to them. The Health Insurance rule is relevant to any Visa Stamping process after 17th Oct.

    Since you already have Visa, your parents can travel without any hassle.

    Now the only process left for your parents is Immigration, none will care about Health insurance during immigration process.

  • Pretty Angel

    Ya finally gud luck

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Salam..is there any one who has submitted medical insurance fee??.is it really 900 sr or depands on months of stay…plz do reply

  • Bijoy

    Will this affect family visit visa holders also who arrived Saudi before Oct 2

  • aaqils

    When did u apply for visa if they got it today? Because ivr been trying after 2nd oct but there was dome error on website

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Salam…thanks to Allah that insurance fee is not 952 usd for single entry family visit…it depands on age and stay …today my parents and sister went to etimad karachi and submitted passport +new visa fee + insurance fee…insurance fee for 3 month for my 56 yr old mother is 43 usd…and my 63 yr old father is 43 usd…but for my 20yr old sister the fee is 19 usd only…☺

  • Hasan

    Great… This is the information that I am looking for from many days. Thanks for sharing the information that it will depend upon the age and stay.

  • mailtonizarahmed

    Dear Steave,

    Is anybody has done stamping in india with new insurance fee recently. I heard in mumbai there is no insurance fee for stamping but in delhi they charge. Kindly confirm if any one did already.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Please refresh the website multiple times. They have now added a ‘Nationality’ tab after you select the country, you should see it. If error persists, clear the history and then go to the website. Also try different browsers other than Chrome including Firefox and Internet Explorer.

  • Great to know that!

  • Sim

    it was not 952 usd It was 952 SAR

  • Malik Jee

    Can you tell me how many days took by mofa to issue the visa

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Mofa issued visa within 2 days….i applied before moharam

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    No its not fixed money…depands on age and stay…short stay +young age= less insurance money

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Yes it is☺

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    Welcome

  • kanak naskar

    hi,Steve

    i m working as a food server my salary is Sr 1500 thousand per month and working some part time can i apply for a France visit visa waiting your reply

  • Sim

    I have submitted the passport to one of the agent in Mumbai and the charges is INR 43750 per passport including Insurance and service charges of Agent….

  • mailtonizarahmed

    Dear SIm,

    Thanks for the information could you please share the agent contact details?

  • Hasan

    One question from u bro, I know that I need to apply before 90 days of iqama expiry to get visa approved from MOFA KSA.
    After getting the visa from MOFA KSA , if iqama expiry is less than 90 days then will it create any issue in stamping the visa from Pakistan or not ?

  • Sampler

    Dear Sim,
    Can you try to break-down the amount here taken by Agent?
    Visa Cost- 35000
    Insurance – ?
    Processing fee?
    Visa Duration? ( Might effect on Insurance)

    So that everyone can manage the financial issues before applying.

  • Umara Qais

    How much u paid in PKR ?? Per passport

  • Hasan

    رقم تأشيرة الدخولwhat is this?is it my border number that i need to mention while applying for the family visit visa or is it my visa number that i need to mention

  • Shah Azam

    DEAR Steve.

    I just applied for saudi free visa. Can u plz tell me what be the iqama fees if i want to apply by my self. The medical fees and insurance fees.

  • Adnan Ashraf

    Visa number

  • aaqils

    I applied for visit visa on 16th oct and there is no update still…its neither rejected nor accepted..can anyone plz tellme what to do now?

  • Paki

    AoA Saneeya, Do you have any news about visa extend?
    I am afraid that this visa extend option is still valid or not, kindly reply if you have any clue.. thanks

  • Adnan Ashraf

    If you are not checking it from EnjazIT website, following is the procedure:

    Please check online through https://enjazit.com.sa/. Select English language. Select “Issued Visa by Application Number” in ‘Searching for’, put your E number (from Etimad) in ‘Application Number’, and applicant passport number in the relevant box.

  • Abdulhaleem Mohammed

    i chambered on 04th oct – i got the visa on 18th oct- immediately i send to india to an agent – he collected the money 2000 SAR for Visa stamping, and 952 SAR for Insurance for 90 days Single visit visa- is this ok? and do we get any certificate or paper for Insurance to the visitor? How we make sure insurance has been done? and how to use this insurance if we have to use it in saudi arabia.
    please reply

  • Abdulhaleem Mohammed

    i got the visit visa for 90 days, can we extend this visa – like how we used to do before by paying 100 SAR for 1 month

  • mailtonizarahmed

    Alhamdullilla I got my family visit visa stamped by today in mumbai. Total cost for the stamping each 45000 ( Visa + insurance + service charge). Both my parents are under 60 years age.

  • aaqils

    Plz can u tell me after getting the chamber done did u wait for the visa to be approved..i mean can u show the visa paper that u sent to india??

  • aaqils

    My visa has not been approved from saudia how can i get etimed number?

  • mailtonizarahmed

    yes after the chamber you have to wait at least a day to get your visa approved. Once your visa got approved you can send the copy to your agent

  • aaqils

    Can u sendme the document which u sent to ur agent ?? If possible can u plz mail me on yous[email protected] so that i can compare it with the one i have plz i urgently.need visa n no body is guiding me

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    No idea dear

  • Saneeya Shafaat

    New visa fee

  • Adnan Ashraf

    You can check online at https://visa.mofa.gov.sa. Select English Language and then put the رقم الطلب number (on top left of your application which you submitted to CCI) in ‘Application Number’ and your Iqama number in ‘ID Number’. Put the Image Code and press Inquire. If visa issued, your visa will contain a Visa Number and will be shown with this line at top:
    “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.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15673cfa92b2bbbbe0261ddb697645a77c2dd687cb96bbe70830420b150c2d50.png

  • mubeen

    If the CCHI medical
    Insurance has been done and you have the application no then you can go to https://enjazit.com.sa/ select english in search for select applied application and put the application number under application number column and put passport number of the person coming on visit visa on and copy the image and search you ll find a detail application with cchi Enumber and persons photo and detail to confirm if it was done. Seems this has to be signed and given to the immigration person in saudi arab at the time of entry.

  • mubeen

    Dear do we have to buy medical insurance after they reach ksa??? I mean the first one is the CCHI insurance which is thru enjaz IT and after it is approved a copy it can be taken from
    EnjazIT. After that what? Do the visitors have to buy the medical from
    Bupa, tawyunia or different companies??
    Apperciate ur reply

  • Abdul Rehman Khalid

    can we extend the visit visa for 3 months more? and what about extension fees. What will be the medical insurance fee for 23 years old female. The medical insurance will be for only 3 months or we can extend that as well? Plz give feedback

  • Mohammed

    For visit visa medical insurance, agents in India are charging whole USD 254 . Which is not the case.
    Medical insurance charges are dynamic based on age and duration of the person.
    Do not give the full amount and ask for enjaz payment receipt.

  • Java

    Will we get a Medical Insurance Card which can be used in hospitals in Saudi?

  • Abdul Nouman Malik

    Aoa. My parents (both aged 70 years) have an Eitmad appointment on 28th Dec, 2016. Do you have any idea about Medical Insurance rates for visitors of 70 years age? Regards.Nouman

  • Ali Raza

    Dear Saneeya,

    Can you please let me know the process how we can use this insurance in KSA?

  • 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), is it fix or fluctuating based on various parameters (age, gender etc)

    TYIA!

  • Nabil Huda

    Update for information.

    NO CCHI Medical Insurance coverage Fees is required to be paid for Permanent Family visa.

  • Arslan Butt

    Hi, any body can tell me if a person have insurance and that insurance also covers family. Like I have a medgulf insurance and it covers family already (as in insurance package). So can I show this insurance to the enjaz or required new insurance for the family on visit visa.

  • Sabeen Uzair

    Have anyone visited Saudi recently from Dubai? Can you ease guide me how much the insurance fee is for adult age 29 and for infant (1year) old.

    Thanks

  • Syed Zohaib Shah

    Keep silent dear,complain is prohibited here… .:)

  • mohammad aziz

    Hi, Abdul Haleem, Brother did you get anything from embassy with regard to insurance? Did you get card or any paper. Please update us.

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