How to extend exit reentry visa for dependents?

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

  1. Iqama Validity

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.

Iqama validity

  1. 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. 

The validity of the exit reentry visa

  1. Muqeem Paper

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.

Muqeem paper to extend exit reentry visa for dependents

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 

extend exit reentry visa online

  1. 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 to the Saudi Embassy to extend exit reentry visa

  1. 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.

Letter from the University or College

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?

Visit MOFA to Extend Exit Reentry Visa for dependents

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;

  1. Original passport along with its copy.
  2. Copy of the Iqama of dependents.
  3. A copy of the iqama of the sponsor (father, husband).
  4. Copy of the passport of the sponsor.
  5. The letter to the Saudi Embassy duly approved by the MOFA.
  6. The letter from the university or college.
  7. The Muqeem paper.
  8. 2 Passport Size Photographs with white background.
  9. Print of Iqama expiry through Absher.

Exit Reentry Extension Visa

The fee

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.

the validity of new visa after extension

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.

You can always cancel the exit re-entry visa and issue a new visa. If you don't cancel the exit reentry visa and it is expired without being used, there is a fine of SR 1,000.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.