List of professions eligible for family visa in Saudi Arabia 2019

We have given the List of Iqama professions who can apply for different kinds of Saudi Family Visas in Saudi Arabia. You might know that you must be having a suitable iqama profession to apply for a family visa in Saudi Arabia.

There are some Iqama professions which are reserved only for Saudis. You must ensure that your Iqama is not one of them. Please find the list of professions reserved only for Saudis here.  If your Iqama profession is one of them, you may have to change your Iqama profession. If you have already applied to change the profession of your Iqama, you can check the status of change of profession in this article.

Following is the list of professions of expatriates living in Saudi Arabia which can avail these benefits;

List of Professions eligible for Family Visa in Saudi Arabia

1-Accountant / Accounts Verifier / Auditor

2-Accounts Manager

3-Administration Coordinator

4-Administrative Manager

5-Administrative Researcher

6-Agricultural specialist (General)

7-Air Controller

8-Air Hostess

9-Air Navigator

10-Air Transport Manager

11-Aircraft Landing Controller

12-Aircraft Maintenance Technician

13-Aircraft Takeoff Controller

14-Aquatic Specialist

15-Archeological Director

16-Archeological Prospector

17-Archeological Researcher

18-Architectural Draftsman

19-Army Officer

20-Artist (Actor, Musician, Composer, Poet, Painter, Singer…..etc)

21-Assistant Engineer (All specializations)

22-Assistant General Manager

23-Assistant Pharmacist

24-Assistant Pilot




28-Aviation Guide

29-Aviation Technician

30-Aviation Trainer

31-Bank Manager

32-Bank Official


34-Banking Business Manager

35-Breeding Specialist (Animals/ Birds/ Bees)

36-Broadcasting Manager

37-Business lady


39-Captain of Ship/Cruise/Carrier/Steamship

40-Career Counselor

41-Chairman (All types)

42-Chairman / Executive Director

43-Chemist (All Specializations)

44-Chief Justice

45-Cinema Cameraman

46-Cinema Director

47-Cinema or Television Producer

48-College Dean

49-Commercial Broker

50-Commercial Manager

51-Company or Factory Manager

52-Computer Programmer / Computer Technician – Many people ask if they can apply for family visit visa on the basis of the computer technician profession in iqama. We have written a detailed article on this. Recommended: Can a computer technician apply for Family Visa in Saudi Arabia?

53-Consultant (All types)

54-Consultant (All types)

55-Control Equipment Technician

56-Cooperative Society Manager

57-Correspondent (Newspaper/Radio/TV)

58-Cruise Ship Guide

59-Customs Clearer

60-Customs Specialist

61-Decoration Designer

62-Dental Technician (Fixing)

63-Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps)


65-Earthquakes expert

66-ECG Technician

67-Economic Analyst

68-Electricity Manager

69-Employees at the Embassies in the GCC countries (Except

70-Engineer (All specializations)

71-Executive Manager or Director

72-Executive Secretary

73-Farm Manager

74-Finance Manager

75-Finance/Economics Expert

76-Flight Technician

77-Food Controller

78-Foodstuff Technician

79-Gardening Specialist

80-General Professional Trainer

81-General Specialist

82-General Supervisor

83-Geologist (General)

84-Geology Technician

85-Head of Prosecution

86-Horse Breeding Technician

87-Hospital Manager

88-Hotel Manager

89-Information Systems Expert

90-Institute Manager

91-Insurance Manager

92-Investment Manager





97-Lab Specialist

98-Lab Technician

99-Laboratory Manager

100-Land Hostess

101-Land Transport Manager

102-Lawyer / Advocate


104-Legal Expert

105-Legal Researcher

106-Library Manager


108-Maintenance Manager

109-Male or Female Nurse

110-Manager (All types)

111-Manager or Director of any government departments or

112-Marine Navigator

113-Marine Traffic Controller

114-Marine Transport Manager

115-Maritime Controller

116-Marketing Executive

117-Marketing Manager

118-Marketing Representative

119-Media Controller

120-Media Manager

121-Media Person

122-Media Specialist

123-Medical Analysis Specialist

124-Medical Equipment Technician

125-Medical Therapy Specialist

126-Medical X-ray Specialist

127-Microscopic Technician

128-Mining Technician

129-Ministry Undersecretary

130-Museum Manager

131-Nutrition Specialist

132-Operations Analyst

133-Optical Technician


135-Pharmaceutical Technician


137-Physician (All specializations)



140-Player (All sports items in a sports club)

141-President or Director of a Club

142-President or Director of a University

143-Press Photographer

144-Printing and Publishing Manager

145-Procurement Representative

146-Production Director

147-Professional Security and Safety Technician


149-Program Designer

150-Program Producer




154-Quality Controller

155-Quantity Enumerator

156-Radio or TV Transmission Technician

157-Referee (sports)

158-Regional Director

159-Religious person

160-Research & Studies Director

161-Road Controller

162-Sales Executive

163-Sales Manager

164-Sales Representative

165-School Manager


167-Secretary or Manager of Library

168-Ship Captain

169-Ship Maintenance Technician

170-Shop Supervisor


172-Special Needs Teacher

173-Speech Specialist

174-Sports Medicine Specialist

175-Sports Representative

176-Sports Trainer

177-Statistics Specialist

178-Support Services Jobs)

179-Surgeon (All specializations)

180-Systems Analyst

181-Teacher / Instructor

182-Telecom Technician

183-Television Manager

184-Theatre Manager

185-Tourism Agency Manager

186-Tourist Guide


188-Train Maintenance Technician


190-Travel or Tourism Agent

191-TV Cameraman

192-TV or Radio Programs Presenter

193-University Professor

194-University student

195-Veterinary Doctor

196-Weather expert

197-Well Drilling Technician

198-X-Ray Specialist

199-X-ray Technician

200-Zoology Specialist

We have not provided any list of professions who are not eligible for a family visa in Saudi Arabia. It means any profession which is not stated above is not eligible to apply for a family visa in Saudi Arabia.