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When your dependents are unable to come back to KSA within their exit reentry validity, you need to go for the extension of their visa. Here is how you can extend exit reentry visa for dependents online who are inside or outside Saudi Arabia before their iqama expiry.
Requirements for Extension of Exit Reentry Visa
The iqama of the dependent should be valid at the time of applying for the extension of exit reentry visa. In the case of the Iqama expiry, there is no way to extend the visa.
The Saudi government has already announced that the Iqama of residents will be renewed for 3 months free of charge amid coronavirus crisis.
The validity of the exit reentry visa
It is important to mention here that there is no way to extend exit reentry visa for dependents before its expiry.
- Any valid Iqama holder can apply for the extension of exit reentry visa within 7 months of its expiry.
- If he is a student, this period is extended to 13 months.
First of all, you need to get a Muqeem paper from Jawazat which contains details of your dependents.
We have given a copy of the Muqeem paper which was taken from Jawazat to extend exit reentry visa for dependents below.
If you don't want to go to Jawazat to get Muqeem paper for the Saudi exit reentry visa extension, the second option is to fill all the required information on the website of MOFA and get the paper printed.
In this way, you can extend exit reentry visa online. https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/Home/Services/citizens
Letter for the Saudi Embassy
You need a letter from your employer requesting directly to the Saudi Embassy of the country where your dependent is overstaying to extend exit reentry visa and allow him to enter Saudi Arabia.
This letter should be stamped by the Chamber of Commerce of the city where you are residing.
We have given a sample letter written to the Saudi Embassy to extend exit reentry visa for dependents outside KSA.
Letter from the University or College
If the dependent who overstayed is a student and the period of overstay is more than 7 months, he needs a letter from his school/university for the Saudi exit reentry visa extension.
How to Extend Exit Reentry Visa for dependents?
Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
When you have all the requirements to apply for the extension of exit reentry visa for your dependents, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The MOFA will check the Muqeem paper, the letter from the University and stamp the Letter to the Saudi Embassy in your home country. Recommended: How to attest documents from MOFA?
Submit the Documents through an Agent
Finally, submit the letter attested by the Ministry of Foreign affairs to the Saudi Embassy in your country along with the following required documents. Saudi Embassies have authorized agents in every country to do the job.
For example, in Pakistan, the dependent needs to go to the Etimad office along with the required documents for the Saudi exit reentry visa extension. The required documents to extend exit reentry visa for dependents are the following;
- Original passport along with its copy.
- Copy of the Iqama of dependents.
- A copy of the iqama of the sponsor (father, husband).
- Copy of the passport of the sponsor.
- The letter to the Saudi Embassy duly approved by the MOFA.
- The letter from the university or college.
- The Muqeem paper.
- 2 Passport Size Photographs with white background.
- Print of Iqama expiry through Absher.
The fee for Saudi exit reentry visa extension for dependents ranges from SR 500 to SR 600 per dependent.
In Pakistan, you need to pay this amount to the Etimad office. In other countries, you need to pay this amount to the agent who is dealing with your case.
The Validity of the New Visa
The validity of the new visa stamped on your passport will be 60 days. In case your Iqama is about to expire, they may extend exit reentry visa for a lesser period.
Extension of Exit Reentry inside Saudi Arabia
There is no way to extend a Saudi Exit reentry visa for expatriates who are inside Saudi Arabia.
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