Procedure for a Baby who got birth while mother is on Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

Planning your child’s birth in Saudi Arabia is a big deal and one should not do it if your wife does not have health insurance. In case your wife is here on family visit visa, you cannot get her insured as insurance of family members on a visit visa is yet to start. I would not recommend you to plan your child’s delivery here in Saudi Arabia if your wife is on visit visa. However, if it is not suitable to send her back to your country, you have ultimate option to plan your child’s delivery in Saudi Arabia. There are certain procedures you need to follow after the birth so that your family can go back to your home country easily. Recommended: Factors to consider for Child Birth in Saudi Arabia

If you are expecting baby birth within next 30 days, then follow the given steps to get register your baby in KSA on time. Do get an appointment from Ahwal-Madni (Civil Affairs). You can get an appointment from the online system either you have an online account on MOI web portal or not, to get appointment click on this link. “Book an Appointment with Ahwal Madni”. Keep in mind; you will have to contact the Ahwal e Madni of the same city where your child has taken birth. They will not entertain your application if you take an appointment in some other city.

After baby’s birth get baby’s birth notification paper from Hospital where a baby born. Before you say thanks to Hospital management make sure that all information mentioned in the baby birth notification is correct especially your and your family iqama ID, name, birth date, time and most important baby’s name. Don’t forget to make sure that baby birth notification must have hospital stamp and doctor/ medical officer’s signature. Hospital takes around 1 week to issue this Birth Notification so it is better to apply for it just after the birth of a baby. Birth notification is issued by Ministry of Health on its letterhead.

Prepare the file of following documents before you visit Ahwal-Madni to get your baby’s governmental birth certificate.

A copy of your appointment. The person who gives token in Ahwal-Madni checks Date and time on your appointment paper then gives you a token. You should only go there on the same date as mentioned on the appointment paper.

Copy of Baby’s birth notification issued by the Hospital

Iqama copy of baby’s father

Passport copy of baby’s father

Passport copy of baby’s mother

Filled form named ‘Form 87’. It is available on MOI website and also available outside Ahwal-Madni office you can get filled services on SAR 15 to 20. Please note that all the form should be filled in Arabic. Anyone who can write URDU (or of course Arabic) can easily fill the form or take help with Any Pakistani friend to fill this up.

Once you have a birth certificate issued by the Civil Affairs, you can go to your embassy or consulate to apply for the passport of the baby.

You need to attest this certificate from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recommended: Procedure to Attest Documents from MOFA

You may have to translate the documents in English and attest it from your embassy. This requirement varies from Embassy to Embassy

Once you have a passport issued by your embassy, your child can easily go back to his country along with his mother. An immigration officer may request to see the original birth certificate issued by Civil Affairs. They will stamp on your child’s passport after examining the document.

After this, you have to go to Jawazat and get a print of the visit visa. If you go to Jawazat in Jeddah, after you enter the main door, go to right side corridor and first door to your left is the location. You need to tell that Ahwal Madani send you and your wife is on visit visa. He will give you a printout that is needed in Ahwal Madani.

  • Ali

    Hi,
    The same issue is discussed a year ego I am facing, the hospital authorities gave me the temporary Birth Certificate and advised to take this to Indian consulate for applying passport for my baby, meanwhile I asked the question that is it need to apply for birth certificate from civil affairs office as I heard. They said no need because my wife is on visit visa and you have to apply for passport with this birth certificate. I did the same and got the passport along with birth certificate from Indian consulate.
    Now the quotation is shall I take the same birth certificate for attestation from MOFA?

    Please advise..

  • bilalrox

    hey I am facing same problem, the hospital authorities gave me the temporary Birth Certificate and advised to take this to Pakistan consulate for applying passport for my baby will these documents be enoug for my wife and baby for travel or do i need someting from jawazad as well? Its urgent i hav only one month left for my wife visit visa

  • bilalrox

    Hey Ali.. your wife able to travel back?

  • mohammad aziz

    For me too they first gave temporary birth certificate. Then last week they called and gave me the online paper needed for Ahwal Madani issued birth certificate.

  • mohammad aziz

    Just now got the birth certificate. There also one thing that need to be done. We have to go to Jawazat and get a print the visit visa. If you go to Jawazat in Jeddah, after you enter the main door, go to right side corridor and first door to your left is the location. You need to tell that Ahwal Madani send you and your wife is on visit visa. He will give you a print out that is needed in Ahwal Madani.

  • Thank you very much for your valueble input

  • @disqus_y7p54tuRAS:disqus Can you please elaborate at what time one needs to visit Jawazat office? It is still unclear for me to update the above article.

  • mohammad aziz

    I dont know exactly what its called. I couldnt read the print properly as it was printed on dot matrix printer. It had my wife’s pic on it. I believe its a paper from Jawazat that certify that the visit visa is still valid.

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