Issue Exit Visa to Dependents who are already out of Kingdom on Exit Re-Entry Visa

Sometimes it happens that your family is out of Saudi Arabia on an exit re-entry visa and due to some circumstances, now they are not willing to come back or you don’t want to bring them back to Saudi Arabia. In this scenario, you need to issue their final exit visa to avoid any trouble in future.

What if you don’t apply for their Final Exit Visa? As all of us know that the dependent fee has been imposed on dependents of expatriates in Saudi Arabia, if you don’t issue the final exit visa for your dependents, they will not be removed from your dependents in MOI or Abshir system.[irp]

It means that the dependent fee will continue to be applied to you even when they are not in Saudi Arabia. So it is always better to complete the process of issuing final exit visa even if they don’t want to come back to Saudi Arabia from your home country. We have explained the procedure below.

First of all, you need to download the form we have provided below. If you are not able to download it, you can still find it in front of the Jawazat. The form needs to be filled in the Arabic language. It is better to let some Arab fill it or pay SR 10 to an agent sitting in front of Jawazat office to fill it up.

You need to go to any passport office (Jawazat) in any city and submit your family iqamas along with the duly filled form to the designated officer in one of the counters. You can ask anyone in Jawazat to determine the exact counter where you need to submit the form.

Make sure that all the dues related to dependents have been paid including dependents fee.

It should be noted that they will accept your iqamas after the 30 days of the expiry of the exit-reentry-visa of your dependents.

Mazhar Ehsan: The exit-re-entry visa of my 3 dependents was about to expire on August 10 and I decided to cancel their residency permit (iqama) because of they settled in India and the ensuing hassles of their required visits to the Kingdom just to get another exit-re-entry visa if we had to keep their residency permit (iqama). Even though their iqama was valid up to next one year.

I informed this to my company HR and they told me that the current rule of the Saudi government is to submit the iqamas immediately just the next working day after the expiry of the exit-re-entry visa. I visited the Jawazat in Taif accordingly, where I live currently and talked to the officer there.

They informed me that the rule has changed and I can submit/surrender the iqamas only after the 30 days of the expiry of the exit-re-entry visa. He did not accept my iqamas.

Incidentally, I had to go to India myself on a vacation trip on August 25 and I informed this to the officer. He told me it is ok if you are out of the Kingdom and you can come to Jawazat and submit the iqamas along with the related form after returning back to the Kingdom. I did accordingly.

The status of your dependents in the MOI Absher system will be changed to “Left and Not Returned” from the earlier “Outside the kingdom” after you submit the dependents Iqama to the passport office. It means the visa is canceled and you will not have to pay any fee like dependent fee or fines.

Addendum two: If the dependent who is away on exit-reentry visa had left before 1st July 2017 there is no dependent fee to be paid in that case, when you surrender their iqama to the Jawazat (Saudi passports office), to cancel their visa and residency along with the form attached with this article.

  • Sajid Khan

    Hello everyone!

    Please note that there is nothing as such that you’ve to wait for one month after your dependent reentry visa expires, The next day after visa expires you can surrender the Iqama to Jawazat to update the status as “LEFT NOT RETURNED” (خرج ولم يعد) in Absher system.

    P.S. I’m sharing this information based on my own experience.
    Best Regards

  • Jaleel Thakadiyel

    my iquama is suppose to expire 5th march 2018. iwant send back my family by april 2018 on final exit. can I renew my iquama without paying levi fee for the new renewal? please explain.

  • Akhlaq Khan

    Hello Everyone,
    Can any of you guide me on how to get the ( currently valid) Exit re-entry visa of my dependents who are already out of kingdom. The Iqama’s are still valid till the Month July 2018.

  • syed siraj uddin

    Dear Mr. Sajid Khan, thats for your valuable information, My son exreentry visa expiring on 3rd January, 2018, that means i can submit for the cancellation on 4th January, 2018. Please confirm is that correct..

  • syed siraj uddin

    Sir i want to know, my son exit reentry expiring on 3rd Jan 2018, i have to wait 1 month after expiration or I can submit immediately after expiring for cancellation in Jawazath office. Please advise…

  • Sajid Khan

    Dear Mr. Siraj,
    Yes, you can submit the iqama on the next day after visa expires, but if your objective is to renew your iqama after you cancel Iqama of your son, I’d suggest check with your Mandoob first.
    If your objective is not to renew your iqama immediately you can proceed with Iqama cancellation of your son without any delay.
    Hope this information was helpful.
    Best Regards.

  • Mazhar Ehsan

    Dear, I have shared my experience which is excerpted clearly in the article. The officials in the passport office at Taif did not accept my Iqama on Sunday, Aug 13th (the next working day of expiring my dependents exit-reentry visa on Aug 10th). However, you should better visit the Saudi passport office and take step as they tell you, becasue you never are sure about the prevalent rules.

    Anyways, you need to submit your dependent’s iqama to the passport office along with the form attached in the article, so please download the form and fill it up one each for each dependents and you will be fine with the procedures. It is all easy and straightforward.

    Also, in my case, I did not have to pay any dependents fee even though the fee was implemented with effect from July 1 and I surrendered my iqama in October.

  • Mazhar Ehsan

    Dear Sajid Khan, As you can see, this article is based on my experience which I shared just for the benefit of others. Even the form that is included in the article is provided by me. I have written “The officials in the passport office at Taif did not accept my Iqama on Sunday, Aug 13th (the next working day of expiring my dependents exit-reentry visa on Aug 10th)”. Why would I take pains and provide wrong inputs therein? You could share your experience with more details such as the location of the Jawazat (passport) office you visited and the date, but not be judgemental saying “there is nothing as such that …”. This is very rude behaviour.

  • Mazhar Ehsan

    Dear Sajid Khan, As you can see, this article is based on my experience which I shared just for the benefit of others. Even the form that is included in the article is provided by me. I have written “The officials in the passport office at Taif did not accept my Iqama on Sunday, Aug 13th (the next working day of expiring my dependents exit-reentry visa on Aug 10th)”. Why would I take pains and provide wrong inputs therein? You could share your experience with more details such as the location of the Jawazat (passport) office you visited and the date, but not be judgemental saying “there is nothing as such that …”. This is very rude behaviour.

  • Mazhar Ehsan

    Dear Bea Isabel, In fact there was no need for you to pay any depemdent fee if your family is away on exit-reentry visa and they had left before 1st July 2017 and they will not come back and you are palnning to cancel their visa instead.
    You just have to fill up the form attached with this article and submit it to a Saudi passport office after your dependents exit-reentry visa expires (as your company also righly informed you). You just made unnecessary payment which was not required at all.

  • Mazhar Ehsan

    Addendum two: If the dependent who is away on exit-reentry visa had left before 1st July 2017 there is no depnedent fee to be paid in that case, when you surrender their iqama to the Jawazat (Saudi passports office), to cancel their visa and residency along with the form attached with this article. Thanks

  • I really appreciate your concern for the other people. Keep up the good work brother!

  • Sajid Khan

    Dear Mazhar,
    I did not mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments here, As you’ve shared your experience the same way I’ve shared mine which I already mentioned in my previous comment.
    I’m not the only case who surrendered dependents Iqama immediately after reentry visa expired for cancellation, I’ve seen couple of similar cases whose dependents iqama cancellation process executed smoothly within next couple of days of reentry visa expiry.
    Another factor we have to consider here is the mood of the people working in passport offices.
    Apologies if my comment have offended you!
    Best Regards

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  • Mirshad

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  • Musthafa Bm

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to be clarified that, how to obtain an exit visa while dependents being out of KSA.As far as Absher concerned not an option to apply exit visa when the dependents are already on re-entry visa as it gives the choices either to cancel re-entry or print.The second question ,having done so would eventually cause any inconvenience, in case they would want to come back on visit/hajj/resident visa in the future.
    I would greatly appreciate any guidance on this.

  • You don’t need to issue a final exit for them. Just submit their iqama to the Jawazat to let them know that they are not going to come back to Saudi Arabia. There is no ban imposed on dependents if they don’t come back on exit re-entry visa. The ban is only on employees.

  • Musthafa Bm

    Do I need to pay dependent fee , as my family left the country 1st June 2017 on exit re entry visa, and would like to cancel the visa while they are in India. And the ERV expires on 14 April 2018. Please suggest

  • Black Swan

    Hello

    My wife and child left on exit reentry visa in December 2016. She decided not to come back, stayed in her home country and separated from me.

    One year has passed by, and with reconciliation not on the cards I want to now issue the final exit.

    Problem is that I don’t have their iqama with me and I can’t get them from her either. How should i proceed exit without iqamas and any way that will not invoke a plenty..

  • Musthafa Bm

    Dear Siraj,
    Could you please update on the visa cancellation status and the procedure you followed

  • toney joy

    My family left kingdom on exit re entry and decided not to return. If the exit re entry is valid till 30th mar 2018, when i should approach jawazat? Before re entry expiry or after to get a final exit visa?

  • syed siraj uddin

    Dear Musthafa,
    I have cancelled the Visa of my Son on 7th January, 2018. My son visa expired on 3rd January, 2018. The procedure is very simple, Just download the below form, fill it and attached Original Iqama of your Dependent and Your photocopy of your Iqame, Visit the Jawazat Office in Kandra, Sharfiya, in the second floor counter no. 6. It takes maximum 2 minutes, there is no rush at all this time in the counter. Please note : You can immediately apply for exit visa, as soon exit reentry visa expired. No need to wait for 1 month after the exit reentry visa expired. This is my personal experience…

  • Musthafa Bm

    Dear Siraj ,
    Thanks for your kind reply… the content was really informative.Could you please let me know the type of form to be downloaded, which iam unable to find on the site.. I do appreciate your guidance…