Procedure to Apply for Family Visa of Saudi Arabia after Online Marriage

The entire world has been connected with social media and many other media channels. The world has changed in last two decades. Now, many things for which we had to spend hours and days are done online within few seconds and merely with an effort of few clicks. In this regard, Marriage is not an exception.

Nowadays, marriages are also performed online. There is nothing wrong with using technology for marriages. Many Islamic Scholars have issued a fatwa in favor of online marriages as well. However, a question might arise in the minds of Saudi residents, how to apply for a permanent family visa after an online marriage? We have explained it below.[irp]

An online reader of this blog has shared his experience with us, we have used the information provided by him to write this article. If you have a prior experience regarding this, I would appreciate your contribution. You can drop a comment below.

Appointment of Representative: Mr. Pasha is an Indian who has been living and working in Saudi Arabia. He wanted to get married to a Pakistani girl online. The first step is to appoint a representative (Wakeel) in Pakistan to perform the marriage on your behalf. This representative can be anyone but a family member of the Girl.

Witnesses: You need to have Pakistani witnesses in Saudi Arabia having a valid National Identity Card who would witness the fact that you have agreed to the terms of the marriage. You need to take a copy of their National Identity Card and send it to Pakistan to your representative (Wakeel).

Registering Marriage in Pakistan: The representative of Mr. Pasha contacted with the relatives of the Girl and got the marriage certificate registered with the Pakistan authorities. Now the marriage has officially taken place.

Attestation of Marriage Certificate: Next step is to Attest Marriage Certificate from Saudi Embassy in Pakistan. However, the normal procedure of Attesting Marriage Certificate will not work here as MOFA Pakistan was asking him to get the Marriage Certificate attested by the Indian Consulate in Karachi. It didn’t work out.

Attestation of Marriage Certificate from Pakistan Embassy: Mr. Pasha asked his representative in Pakistan to send the original marriage certificate to him in Saudi Arabia. Here he went to Attest Documents from Pakistan Embassy. Pakistan Embassy attested the documents without any trouble.

Attestation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Now the next step is to Attest Documents from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The procedure is very simple and you can go through it very easily. With this, you have fulfilled all the requirements of marriage.

Family Visit Visa: Now you can apply for family visit visa for your wife. We have explained the procedure to Apply for Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia.

Permanent Family Visa: If you want to bring your family to Saudi Arabia on a permanent family visa, you can apply for Permanent Family Visa through Istiqdam.

If you have a prior experience regarding this, I would appreciate your contribution. You can drop a comment below.