My passport is valid for less than six months, can I apply for Exit Re-Entry Visa?

For some nationalities, including UK nationals, Jawazat asks for at least 6 month's validity of passport to issue exit re-entry visa. A lady shared her experience with us when her daughter was unable to go with her even when she had 5 months validity of the passport. It is better to keep your passport updated every time to avoid such issues. You do not know about Saudi Laws, they can change any law at any point of time without even letting others know about it.

Mother’s Question: My daughter’s British passport expires in December and we are due to fly in two days. Was trying to apply for the exit/entry visa today and it won't allow me to do so for her. Will this be an issue if I visit the Jawazaat office? Will I be able to get this done before tomorrow night?

Answer from Steve: Your daughter has still 6 months validity in Passport. Exit Re-Entry cannot be rejected on this basis. My friend just went to his home country with passport validity of only two months. There must be some other reason of this. Have you checked that you do not have any fines under her sponsor's Iqama?

Mother’s Comment: That's what it said online when her father applied. My visa and my younger daughter’s visa were done immediately. Hubby's gone to the Jawazaat office to try and sort it now. No fines or anything under her father’s Iqama. Let's hope they can sort it out today as I'm assuming everything will be closed tomorrow and then just Saturday left.

Answer from Steve: It is very strange for me. I hope everything will be fine. Please do not forget to update us about the result

Mother’s Comment: Well. They have refused to issue these exit/re-entry visa. They have said we need six months validity on the passport. The only way of making use of the ticket is for my daughter to go out on final exit and we have to do the whole istikdaam and iqama process again for her when we return to the UK. Or I can go without her and apply for her renewed British passport when I go. However as far as I am aware I cannot apply for her passport unless she is in the country with me???? I know you cannot apply for your own passport without being in the country but can I as her mother with parental responsibility apply for her passport whilst she is in KSA??

Answer from Steve: I am very sorry to know about your daughter. They can change law anytime without even bringing it to the knowledge of anyone. I do not know about the law of UK. But as far as the law of my country is concerned, each and every child need to be present in the passport department while applying for a passport.

  • syed shahebaz

    Hiii Steve….

    Now i am in a vacation to my mother country…I have valid exit re-entry visa but I am afraid about my passport validation only left 5.1/2 month left…there is any prob in airport..what you think they allow me or they deny… Please

  • hamid

    90 days passport validity required for issuing visa for Pakistanis from absher because once my bro passport validity was less than 90 days when we tried to issue a reentry visa absher rejected by saying there should be passport validity 90 days.


    Hello Sir,

    The validity of multiple exit reentry visa is 180 days from first exit date. I got multiple exit reentry visa in 18th May 2016. I went on first exit to Bahrain on 12th August 2016 and came back to Saudi on the same day. My multiple exit re-entry visa should be valid for 180 days starting from 12th August 2016 i.e. up to first week of February 2017. But it is showing expired on 11th November 2016. What should I do?


  • Shafiq Ul Islam

    What happened to you brother syed?? I have the same type of issue. I have got exit and re-entry visa. But my passport have less than 3 months validity. Will it cause any problem to travel ?

  • Shafiq Ul Islam

    Brother steve,
    Please clarify. I have got exit and re-entry visa already, but when I will travel to India and return, the passport will have validity of less than 3 month (one month on return). Will there be any problem ??

  • syed shahebaz

    Koi Problem nai hoti Bhai……@Shafiq Ul Islam:disqus

  • Shafiq Ul Islam

    InshAllah, May Allah almighty make our matters easy for us. JazakAllahu Khairan. @Syed Shahebaz bhai

  • Mukhtar

    I have 10 days less in six months validity of my Indian passport. Can I go for umrah.


    My passport expiry date june 28/6/ 2017..i want to go india for 1 month(march 1st to 31)…i want to know if any problem for my vacation.

  • Pax

    dear Steve,

    i just want to clarify, my passport expires 3 months prior to my final exit, will i have problem with the airlines or in the airport official with that?

  • atiqur rahman

    Dear Brother,
    I am in same situation and traveling next week for 10 days with passport validity of 5 months. please share your experience.
    my email id is [email protected].

  • atiqur rahman

    Hi Steve,
    I have already exit re-entry visa and plan to travel on 9 march 2017 and will return on 27 March. My passport is valid for 5 months is there any problem in India at time of coming back.
    I will be thankful for your response.

  • atiqur rahman

    Dear Group Members,
    I have got exit re-entry visa and plan to travel on 9 march 2017 and will return on 27 March. My passport is valid for 5 months is there any problem in India at time of coming back.
    I will be thankful for your response.

  • Raza Saudagar

    Hello Ateeq
    Issuing exit reentry requires a validity of passport for six months. Once your exit reentry is done you can return to Saudi Arabia even your passport is valid for a week or so.

  • Mohammed Saud

    Dear Group Members i already got my exit and entry i am travelling on 5 the of sep and will be return on 5th of oct but when i am returning my pp is valid only for four month is there any problem at Indian airport

  • Demar

    I’m from the Philippines, and i’m planning to go vacation this coming november 10 untill 10th of January next year, my passport is valid untill 17th of April 2018, it is possible to get exit re-entry visa?

  • Rizwan syed

    Dear brother can you share your information regarding this issue because im going through same situation . Already im on vacation and my passport validity is 3 months by the time i travel to saudi..anybody got an idea regarding this issue please share your experience and suggest me.
    Thanks indeed

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