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Expatriates who are living in Saudi Arabia want to bring their close family members to Saudi Arabia on a family visit visa. We have already explained the procedure to apply for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia. In this article, we shall explain the common reasons for Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection.
5 reasons for Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection
Iqama Validity – the basic family visit visa rejection reason
The most important reason for the Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection is the validity of Iqama. The applicant must be having at least 3 months' validity of Iqama at the time of applying for the Family Visit Visa. If you don’t have this much validity, your family visit visa application is going to be rejected.
The second most important reason for rejection is the iqama profession. There are some Iqama professions which are entitled to apply for a family visit visa. If your profession is not one of them, your family visit visa application is going to be rejected.
Wrongly filled application
Another important reason for the Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection is a 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.
Many family visit visa applications are rejected due to this reason; therefore, you should avoid committing such mistakes.
Another important reason for the Saudi Family Visit Visa Rejection is applying for a visa during the 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.
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;
- Parents in Law
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.