5 reasons for Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection

Some family visit visa applications are rejected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to some typical reasons. In this article, we shall explain the common reasons for Saudi family visit visa rejection.

  1. Insufficient Iqama Validity

The applicant must be having at least 3 months' validity of Iqama at the time of applying for the Family Visit Visa.

  1. Inappropriate Iqama Profession

There are some Iqama professions which are entitled to apply for a family visit visa. Inappropriate iqama profession is one of the common reasons for Saudi family visit visa rejection.

reasons for Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection

  1. Wrongly filled application

Your application must be filled with due care and taking into account the instructions given in this link. The application needs to be filled in the Arabic language while the names should be entered in the English language.

  1. Hajj Season

Here hajj season pertains to anytime between 1st of Ramadan until 1st of Safar. If you want to apply for a family visit visa for your loved ones, make sure you do it before the start of the month of Ramadan. Applying during hajj season is one of the common reasons for Saudi family visit visa rejection.

  1. Relationship with the Applicant

There are some relations listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who can get a family visit visa. These relations are;

  1. Parents
  2. Parents in Law
  3. Children
  4. Spouse

Another important reason for the Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection is that people apply for a visa for relations other than this. If you apply for a family visit visa for any other relative, it is likely to be rejected.

You might have heard someone claiming that he has brought his brother or sister to Saudi Arabia, this is true only in case if an expatriate is an employee of the Saudi Government such as doctors working under the Ministry of Health.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.