List of professions eligible for family visa in Saudi Arabia

In this article, we have shared the list of all those professions who are eligible to apply for a family visit visa or a permanent family visa in Saudi Arabia.

In case your profession is not one of the listed professions below, you might have to change your Iqama profession.

However, while selecting the profession you need to be careful as some professions are reserved only for Saudis. You must ensure that your Iqama is not one of them. 

List of professions eligible for family visa

1-Accountant / Accounts Verifier / Auditor.

2-Accounts Manager.

3-Administration Coordinator.

4-Administrative Manager.

5-Administrative Researcher.

6-Agricultural specialist (General).

7-Air Controller.

8-Air Hostess.

9-Air Navigator.

10-Air Transport Manager.

11-Aircraft Landing Controller.

12-Aircraft Maintenance Technician.

13-Aircraft Takeoff Controller.

14-Aquatic Specialist.

15-Archeological Director.

16-Archeological Prospector.

17-Archeological Researcher.

18-Architectural Draftsman.

19-Army Officer.

20-Artists which include actors, musicians, composers, poets, painters, and singers.

21-Assistant Engineer (All specializations).

22-Assistant General Manager.

23-Assistant Pharmacist.

24-Assistant Pilot.

25-Astronomer.

26-Auditor.

27-Author.

28-Aviation Guide.

29-Aviation Technician.

30-Aviation Trainer.

31-Bank Manager.

32-Bank Official.

33-Banker.

34-Banking Business Manager.

35-Breeding Specialist (Animals/ Birds/ Bees).

36-Broadcasting Manager.

37-Business lady.

38- Businessman.

39-Captain of Ship/Cruise/Carrier/Steamship.

40-Career Counselor.

41-Chairman (All types).

42-Chairman / Executive Director.

43-Chemist (All Specializations).

44-Chief Justice.

45-Cinema Cameraman.

46-Cinema Director.

47-Cinema or Television Producer.

48-College Dean.

49-Commercial Broker.

50-Commercial Manager.

51-Company or Factory Manager.

52-Computer Programmer / Computer Technician.

53-Consultant (All types).

54-Consultant (All types).

55-Control Equipment Technician.

56-Cooperative Society Manager.

57-Correspondent (Newspaper/Radio/TV).

58-Cruise Ship Guide.

59-Customs Clearer.

60-Customs Specialist.

61-Decoration Designer.

62-Dental Technician (Fixing).

63-Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps).

64-Director.

65-Earthquakes expert.

66-ECG Technician

67-Economic Analyst

68-Electricity Manager

69-Employees at the Embassies in the GCC countries (Except

70-All types of engineers if they are registered with the Saudi Council of Engineers.

71-Executive Manager or Director

72-Executive Secretary

73-Farm Manager

74-Finance Manager

75-Finance/Economics Expert

76-Flight Technician

77-Food Controller

78-Foodstuff Technician

79-Gardening Specialist

80-General Professional Trainer

81-General Specialist

82-General Supervisor

83-Geologist (General)

84-Geology Technician

85-Head of Prosecution

86-Horse Breeding Technician

87-Hospital Manager

88-Hotel Manager

89-Information Systems Expert

90-Institute Manager

91-Insurance Manager

92-Investment Manager

93- Investor

94-Jeweler

95-Journalist

96-Judge

97-Lab Specialist

98-Lab Technician

99-Laboratory Manager

100-Land Hostess

101-Land Transport Manager

102-Lawyer / Advocate

103-Lecturer

104-Legal Expert

105-Legal Researcher

106-Library Manager

107-Literator

108-Maintenance Manager

109-Male or Female Nurse

110-Manager (All types)

111-Manager or Director of any government organization or a private company.

112-Marine Navigator

113-Marine Traffic Controller

114-Marine Transport Manager

115-Maritime Controller

116-Marketing Executive

117-Marketing Manager

118-Marketing Representative

119-Media Controller

120-Media Manager

121-Media Person

122-Media Specialist

123-Medical Analysis Specialist

124-Medical Equipment Technician

125-Medical Therapy Specialist

126-Medical X-ray Specialist

127-Microscopic Technician

128-Mining Technician

129-Ministry Undersecretary

130-Museum Manager

131-Nutrition Specialist

132-Operations Analyst

133-Optical Technician

134-Partner

135-Pharmaceutical Technician

136-Pharmacist

137-Physician (All specializations)

138-Physicist

139-Pilot

140-Player (All sports items in a sports club)

141-President or Director of a Club

142-President or Director of a University

143-Press Photographer

144-Printing and Publishing Manager

145-Procurement Representative

146-Production Director

147-Professional Security and Safety Technician

148-Professor

149-Program Designer

150-Program Producer.

151-Proofreader

152-Prosecutor

153-Psychiatrist

154-Quality Controller

155-Quantity Enumerator

156-Radio or TV Transmission Technician

157-Referee (sports)

158-Regional Director

159-Religious person

160-Research & Studies Director

161-Road Controller

162-Sales Executive

163-Sales Manager

164-Sales Representative

165-School Manager

166-Scientist

167-Secretary or Manager of Library

168-Ship Captain

169-Ship Maintenance Technician

170-Shop Supervisor

171-Sociologist

172-Special Needs Teacher

173-Speech Specialist

174-Sports Medicine Specialist

175-Sports Representative

176-Sports Trainer

177-Statistics Specialist

178-Support Services Jobs)

179-Surgeon (All specializations)

180-Systems Analyst

181-Teacher / Instructor

182-Telecom Technician

183-Television Manager

184-Theatre Manager

185-Tourism Agency Manager

186-Tourist Guide

187-Trader

188-Train Maintenance Technician

189-Translator

190-Travel or Tourism Agent

191-TV Cameraman

192-TV or Radio Programs Presenter

193-University Professor

194-University student

195-Veterinary Doctor

196-Weather expert

197-Well Drilling Technician

198-X-Ray Specialist

199-X-ray Technician

200-Zoology Specialist

We have not provided any list of Iqama professions who are NOT eligible to apply for a visit visa in Saudi Arabia. It means any profession which is not stated above is not eligible to apply for a family visa in Saudi Arabia.

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