How to extend family visit visa in Saudi Arabia?

In this article, we have explained the procedure for extending family visit visas in Saudi Arabia. 

  • Single Entry Visa through Absher.
  • Multiple Entry Visa through Tawasul.
  • Both through Istiqdam.

Family visit visa extension rules

  • Valid Until: You cannot enter KSA after this date. However, you can still extend your visa after this day per the rules below.
  • A single-entry family visit visa is issued initially for 30 days of stay, which can be extended 8 more times up to 270 days through Absher.
  • A multiple-entry family visit visa is issued initially for 90 days of stay, which can no longer be extended.
  • You can apply for the visit visa extension 7 days before and 3 days after the visa expiry.
  • You can apply for extensions even if your Iqama has expired.
  • What to do if a family visit visa expires?

Step 1: Get the Insurance

First of all, you need to get medical insurance covering the whole period after the extension of the family visit visa. 

Sorry, the medical insurance period does not cover the period after visa extension. 

Step 2: Pay the Visit Visa extension fee

The system will show the following error message if you do not pay the fee.

Error Message: Sorry, Due to insufficient funds, the visit visa (VV) cannot be extended. Please deposit sufficient funds to proceed with the VV extension.

Sorry, Due to insufficient funds, the visit visa (VV) cannot be extended. Please deposit sufficient funds to proceed with the VV extension.

Step 3: Extend Single Entry Family Visit Visa

After arranging the above requirements, you will extend a single-entry family visit visa through Absher. 

Never pay the full price🏷️; join the 📢Saudi Coupon Codes group and get sales updates and discount codes in one place.

  • Log in to https://www.absher.sa/ 
  • Click on the “Family Members” tab.
  • Select the “Extend Visit Visa” option.
  • Click on the “Continue” button.

how to extend family visit visa

Now you can see all the family visit visa holders under your sponsorship;

  • Click on the “Extend Visa” button.

Family Visit Visa Extension Saudi Arabia 2022

Verify the details, accept the terms and conditions, and

  • Click on the “Extend Visit Visa” button.

Family Visit Visa Extension Saudi Arabia 2021Congratulations, you have successfully extended a single entry visit visa for your family member in Saudi Arabia for 30 days.

Step 4: Extend Multiple Family Visit Visa

If you try to extend a multiple-family visit visa on Absher, it gives the following message as Jawazat has stopped its extension. If you still want to try, you can make a Tawasul request.

  • Sorry!! multiple visit visa cannot be extended.

Requirements

Make one PDF file for each family member with all the below-mentioned documents to upload to Absher. The size of the PDF file should not exceed 1 MB.

  1. Error Message Screenshot.
  2. Passport of the visa holder.
  3. Visa detail from Absher.
  4. Insurance details.

Family Visit Visa Extension

Now log in to your Absher account at https://www.absher.sa/.

  • Click on the “My Services” tab.
  • Select “Passports“.
  • Click on the “Tawasul” service.

how to extend multiple visit visa through tawasul

A new page will open where you need to;

  • Click the “New Request” button.
  • Sector: Visit Visas
  • Service: Extend Visit Visa for Family Members.
  • Request Description: Mention your border number, visa, and Passport numbers. 
  • Attachment: Attach the PDF file you have created before.
  • The name of the PDF file should be one word only without any space.
  • Your family visit visa will be extended within one day.

how to extend multiple visit visa through tawasul

 

Special characters not allowed: Remove all the (. ! ?, ‘ “ etc) special characters and you should be good to go.

Step 5: Check the Status of Extension Request

To check the status of the family visit visa extension request through Absher;

If the request is rejected, you can create another request addressing the reason for rejection.

Extension through Bahrain/Jordan

  • The single-entry family visit visa can only be used to enter Saudi Arabia once. 
  • The multiple-entry family visit visa can be used to enter Saudi Arabia multiple times as long as the visa is valid. Valid Until represents the validity of the visa.
  • A multiple-family visit visa extension is impossible after 365 days, as you cannot enter Saudi Arabia after that.
  • People with multiple entry visas can leave Saudi Arabia through Bahrain or Jordan borders and enter again to extend their stay for another 90 days.

Example: The below visa holder can enter Saudi Arabia by the 6th of March and stay in Saudi Arabia for another 90 days, i.e., 6th of June.

For the latest updates, you can join our ✅WhatsApp group or ☑️ Telegram Channel.