Once the Iqama of an employee has been issued, you can apply for the permanent family visa of your family. We have already explained the procedure to apply for the permanent family visa in this link “Apply for Permanent Family Visa”.
In order to apply for the permanent family visa, every expatriate has to pay a fee of SR 2,000/- per family through SADAD. In this article, I will be explaining the procedure to pay the fee of permanent family visa online using Internet Banking.[irp]
In this article, I will be using the account of Al Rajhi Bank and SAMBA Bank. However, the procedure to apply from any other bank is also same.
First of all, you must have an internet banking account. If you don’t have internet banking account, you cannot make the transaction from here. But you can still pay it through ATM Card.
Login to your Internet Banking Account and search for the tab of “payments” from the home screen. In Rajhi Bank, you will see the tab of “Payments” on the mid of the screen. A drop-down list will be opened from where you will have to select “Government Payments”. A new screen will be opened in your Rajhi Bank account from where you will have to click on the button “Visa Services”.
If you are using SAMBA Bank Internet banking, your first step after logging into internet banking is a selection of “Government Services”. You can also take help from the below screenshots.
Now you need to select “Payments” in the transaction type and “Family Visa” in Application Type. You will have to enter the Iqama number of the applicant who wants to bring his family to Saudi Arabia on permanent family visa and the number of visas. Keep it in mind; if you are applying for your wife and children, you need only one visa. After rechecking all the details, click on the “proceed” button. It is also shown in the screenshot.
If you are using SAMBA Bank account, you will have to select “Labor Importation” as service type and “Family Visa” as the application type. You can also take help from the below screenshots.
A new screen will be opened where all the details are mentioned. You need to read very carefully these details and if they are correct, just click on the “Confirm” button. Your payment is successfully made for the fee of permanent family visa in Saudi Arabia.
Once the payment is made, you need to check if it is made correctly. We have given the guidelines to check it in this link “Check available funds under Iqama”