Is Marketing Specialist profession entitled for Family Visa?

Question by Viewer: Sir, I am working as a marketing specialist in a private company in Khobar, few months before my iqama transferred to the current company, with the profession of Marketing specialist, before my profession was an aluminum technician, I have completed master degree in marketing. And have the certificate too. Sir, I can get a family visa with this profession?  In my iqama, my sponsor name is showing its personal name. Before renewing my iqama it was the company name. After renewing the iqama, it is showing sponsor’s name only there is no sharika or mosasa now, is there any problem for getting a family visa.

Answer from Steve: You can get a family visa since you have an appropriate profession as well as attested degrees from Saudi Embassy! Your profession suggests that it is not his personal name, it can be a name of his business registered with his personal name. For example, small AOP is registered in KSA with the name of the individual. We call it here Mosasa. If you are an employee of the Mosasa, still you can apply for your family visa.

 

  • Irfan Ahmad

    Hi Steve,

    This is Irfan from India. I am following this blog for couple of months now. I have couple of queries.

    1. I have accepted a position in KSA with a private company as “Marketing Manager” for their chemical business. Due to current visa unavailabilty with same position company has issued me a ready visa of “Marketing Specialist”. They have told me that profession could be changed once I will enter the kingdom. Is it possible?

    2. I have my bachelors (B. Tech.) in chemical engineering from India and Masters in Chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. That means, my degree is from a local KSA university. What sort of attestations my Masters degree requires? Will it be much easier to obtain family visa if I use my local Master’s degree?

    I have my both degrees in chemical engineering but was doing technical sales & marketing stuff in UAE. Will the degrees have any impact on my current KSA visa category which is “Marketing Specialist”?

    Please, your advise on this matter will be much appreciated.

    Best regards…

    Irfan

  • 1. Yes
    2. No attestation required for degree issued by Saudi universities

    Marketing Specialist and Marketing Manager is almost same. You do not even have to change the profession. In fact I would say Marketing Specialist is a safer profession than Marketing Manager. You never know, one day they will issue a circular that there will be no more expat manager in Saudi Arabia.

  • Irfan Ahmad

    Dear Steve,
    Thanks for the prompt response. Much appreciated.

    So, engineering degrees are safely compatible for “marketing specialist” profession?

    Also, the profession is listed for family status; right?

    Thanks and regards…

    Irfan

  • You need degrees only to change the profession, since you are not going to change your profession I do not think it will be a big deal.
    The agent who is processing your visa in your country will manage everything if you assure him some compensation (in case there is some problem)

  • haji khan

    Dear Steve,

    i am working in a holding company in Dammam as a marketing specialist and my profession on Aqama is also marketing specialist. i have done my master in political science and i have attested my all documents. i applied for family visa but when i went to isteqdam office and they check my documents they refuse to issue the visa by saying that you have done your master in Arts and your qualification is not matching with your profession and you can only apply for visit visa and not permanent visa.

    please advise if there is any suggestion.

    thank you

    H-K Afridi

  • Vinod Thomas

    Dear Afridi,

    Any update on your visa,
    i am Chartered Accountant with a visa of Marketing Specialist

  • Irfan Ahmad

    Dear Steve,

    Good day to you!!!
    I have marketing specialist visa stamped just recently. I have B. Tech from India and Masters from Saudi Arabia. Both degrees are in Chemical engineering.

    Which degree should I use to process permanent visa for my family? I reckon, masters degree from Saudi should be faster…??

    Regards…

    Irfan

  • Acmad Malomalo

    Hi Steve,

    My position in iqama is Marketing Specialist but my degree is Bachelor of Sci. in International Relations. Could it be my degree be attested for seeking the permanent family visa. If yes,

    How much the cost? is it the payment SR 2000 is for each family members? or 2000 sr for the whole family?

    Your response will be highly appreciated. Thank you….

  • Krunal Patel

    Hi Steve,

    This is krunal from India. I am following this blog for couple of months now. I have couple of queries.

    1. I have accepted a position in KSA with a private company as “Marketing Specialist” for their Software sales. They have told me that profession could be changed once I will enter the kingdom. Is it possible?

    2. I have my bachelors (B. Tech.) in mechanical engineering from India and Masters in Mechanical engineering from india. Will it be much easier to obtain family visa if I use my Master’s degree?

  • farhan mohi

    Dear Steve and others,

    My Degree MBA major is Finance and have done attested Degree,Married and Child Birth Certificate Attested in Pakistan so my profession is Marketing Specialist well my Question is it possible to get the permanent family visa easier?

  • Sharib Jaseem

    Hey Monish,

    Did u bring your family in saudi arabia on B.A economics hons degree because i did B.A ECONOMICS HONS also i want to know about which profession will be suitable for this degree

  • Saifullah Fida

    hi @@farhanmohi:disqus i also have the same certificate MBA finance and all attentions are done; however can u guide me with which profession can i get my family visa easily without rejection

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