FAMILY VISIT VISA DETAILED PROCESS IN SAUDI ARABIA

To whom all we can invite in family visa :
We can only invite the following persons in Saudi Arabia family visa either it is visit or permanent.
Mother, Father, Wife, Children, Sisters, Mother in Law, Father in Law.





How to apply for family visit visa Saudi Arabia procedure :

Saudi Arabia may not be a place of fun or entertainment to the expatriates who are staying alone far from their country. They have an option of feeling home by bringing their family either in visit or permanent visa depending on their Iqama/Muqeem professions. permanent visa has more benefits than visit visa, as it does not have tensions of renewing. If visit visa has a validity of 3 months (90 days), It is possible to renew it 1 more time, that is up to 6 months. Renewal may be unsuccessful in the months of Ramadan and hajj.

FAMILY VISIT VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

Documents required in applying Family Visit Visa Saudi Arabia :
Only benefited professions are applicable for applying family visa. If your iqama or muqeem profession is not benefited one, request your sponsor to change your profession to benefited one.
1. Original valid Iqama/Muqeem of Saudi Arabia
2. Passport Copy
3. Passport copies of family members to whom you are inviting.





Fill Online application for family visit visa :

FAMILY VISIT VISA DETAILED PROCESS

You are the kafeel of the family members you are inviting on family visa, So put your name in place of kafeel while filling the online form.
1. Visit Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Choose English as language at top right.
2. Click on Individuals, Choose Resident.
3. Select the one you are looking for, Choose 90 days for visit visa.
4. Fill the form and submit.
5. Take a print out of it .




Submit your application to Chamber of commerce :
1. Sign and put the date on the printed application.
2. Take sign and stamp of your sponsor on the printed application.
3. Visit to chamber of commerce of your city where your employer is registered.
4. Pay fee of visa application approximately 30 SR to chamber of commerce.
5. After submitting, You will receive a print out from chamber of commerce.

Check your application status online :
It may take a week or more to process your applied family visa. Keep patience and check your status everyday.
1. Go to MOFA website
2. Choose Application Submitted to mofa
3. Enter your application number, Iqama number and image code.
4. Click Inquire.





Submit your Approved application to Saudi Embassy :

Once your family visa got approval, Send copy of your application or the number of your application to your family member and let them contact nearest agent (will charge) for further process in Saudi embassy of your home country. 

Documents required for this process are Original passport of visa applicant, Your Iqama copy, Your Passport copy, 4 passport size photographs.
For married sister : 
Authorization letter from husband.
For Mother in Law or Father in Law :
Marriage certificate and copy of the passport and iqama of your wife.

If your Application Rejected :
It is common sometimes your visa application may reject, Do not bother, Apply again and again till you succeed. Sometimes it may accept 4th time, sometimes it may accept first time only. So do not loose hope.





FAMILY VISIT VISA EXPIRATION :
Once visa is approved Saudi embassy have 3 months of time for stamping, Once visa is stamped, Applicant should travel within 3 months else your visa will expire.

EXTEND FAMILY VISIT VISA :
1. If your visa is issued for 90 days you can extend it for 1 more time.
2. If your visa is issued for 30 days you can extend it for 5 more times. For detailed process of renewal follow this article "Family Visit Visa Extension".

OVERSTAY :
Do not think of overstay, It is illegal, As you are the sponsor of your family you only responsible for it. A fine of SR 25,000/- is imposed on iqama even you stay for single extra day.

FAMILY VISIT VISA DETAILED PROCESS IN SAUDI ARABIA

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  1. u write here apply again and again so how many time i do coc pls lets me clear

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    1. Sometimes it will accept first time, Sometime you need to try twice or thrice.

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    2. Farhan,

      Can I bring my stepmother in visit visa as my biological mother is no more alive.

      regards

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    3. Yes, If she has your father name and same address in her passport.

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  2. Dear sir,
    My mother visa has stamped on 20th of January 2015, but on passport visa the validity is one month to move to KSA.My problem is i want to bring my mother in march.So what should i do now??Please answer me as soon as possible.

    Thanks

    Regards,
    Muhammad Bacha Hussain
    Software Engineer
    mbachahussain@gmail.com

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    1. It seems, you got 1 month (30 Days) visit visa? If i am not wrong ... If it is stamped for 1 month you can extend it for 5 more months.
      http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.com/2014/12/family-visit-visa-extension-saudi-arabia.html
      As above mentioned, Once visit visa stamped, You should travel within 3 months starting from stamping date.
      If you still unclear, You can login to your MOI Abshir account and check your dependent details.
      http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.com/2014/09/register-for-moi-services-abshir.html

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    2. validity of family visit visa after stamping Saudi embassy pak

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    3. Once stamped, Within 3 months applicant should travel.

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    4. every general service center say only one month

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  3. i applied for my visa on the 24/01/2015...on 26/01/2015 request was ratified from the east room..after that no status change..i am in dilemma wether i will get the visa or not pls tell me how long does this whole process take approximately..

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    1. You should wait for some more time, As they get lot of applications it may take some more time. Hope for good... No need to be in dilemma, You can get clear status soon whether its accepted or refused. Even if it is refused you can apply again after few days.

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  4. Asslam o Alaikum ..... My iqama is vaild for 130days approximately i apply for 90 days family visit visa but its refused some peoples told me your iqama validity is not enough thats reason your application is rejected lets me know plz wht can i do i m too much worry about this

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    1. Mr. Kashif, You can re-apply again if it is refused, May be people are true, I am not sure about that, If this is the problem, You can try again. Now a days iqama is renewing 3 months before its expire. So wait for your iqama to be renewed and then re apply again.

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  5. DEAR SIR
    my iqama profession is starter data entry,can i aaply visiting visa for my family..

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    1. Mr. Shafeeq, Yes you can, Make sure you get sign and stamp of your sponsor on it, while submitting to Chamber of Commerce. Sometimes sponsors may not permit new employee but you can try.

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  6. Dear sir,
    My wife is in ksa on visit visa came through the Riyadh airport and now she want to go via bahrain casueway by visiting Bahrain and then to India from Bahrain airport. Is is possible for her to get an exit at the King Fahad Causeway Dammam instead of Riyadh Airport.

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    1. I do not know exactly about it, For iqama holders it is possible, But for visitors i do not have an idea.

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  7. my iqama profession is Computer Operator مشغل الحاسب الآلي can i apply for visit visa and how many days it takes?

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    1. You can request your employer, That you want to bring your family on visit visa. As long as i know operator is not eligible. However if you have degree you can change your profession to the benefited one.
      Time I cannot say exactly, It is depending on the range of visa applications.

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  8. Dear Farhan,

    I have a query,

    My Friend who is from India last week applied for a Family visa (Wife, Mother & Unmarried sister) who was under one visa application.

    Therefore, within 1 week the visa for wife (90 days) and mother (30 days) is approved, however, therefore is no status showing on sister's visa which was under the same visa application.

    We shall be grateful for your kind advise and recommendation on this.

    Also, the visa for wife and sister should be stamped in how many days from the date of issue.

    Thanks.

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  9. Askm. My husband and I are both employed with MOH. We have our respective iqamas. As I cannot travel to Jeddah presently to apply, is it possible for my husband to invite my parents on his iqama although I am not a dependent and I have my own iqama? Will they accept this application at the Ministry or insist that I apply on my own iqama and come personally as I am also a government employee?

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    1. Ws, Yes it is possible, Your husband can apply visit visa for your parents (Mother in Law & Father in Law)

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  10. somebody's saying! medical insurance is must for visit visa.what is ur view@admin

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    1. Its not approved yet, It will be a mandatory rule in upcoming days.
      Read this articles
      http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/682851
      http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.nl/2015/01/medical-insurance-in-saudi-arabia-for.html

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  11. Dear Sir,
    I would like to bring my parents on visit visa. Can you please tell me that I can bring my parents on visit visa as I am unmarried.

    Thanks.

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    1. Yes you can bring your parents on visit visa even if you are Unmarried, But if you are married you will get easy approval for your wife and parents too. As Unmarried you may need to try twice to thrice for approval. Best of luck.

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    2. Dear Mr. Farhan
      I want bring my family on perminent Visa.....
      What documents I need, only mentioned or kile before documents as attested certificates etc.

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    3. Mr. Masroof Gulshan, I request you to read the below linked article which will help you to know the procedure to follow for permanent family visa in KSA
      http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.com/2014/12/permanent-family-visa-in-saudi-arabia.html

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    4. Dear Mr. Farhan,

      One of My friends told me that now we need to deposit only 1000SAR and no need of any attested documents, only the thing is that Profession must be good.

      Plz check and revert.....

      Thanks in advance.

      MASROOF

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    5. Dear Masroof, I did not heard anything like this.

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  12. what about new rule of family visit visa regarding online appointment??

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    1. it's available now..you must have an Abshir Acct first...

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    2. it's available now...an online appointment...you must have first an Abshir Acct..

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    3. Dear Signo,

      I have access to abshir, please tell me the procedure of applying visit visa for family.
      please send me email if you can hussain.desil@gmail.com

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    4. May be through MOI its still not available, What available is you can make appointment only. You can apply through MOFA. Check this article to apply through MOFA
      http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.com/2015/02/online-family-visit-visa-application.html

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  13. I have two pending visit visa application for my wife. 1st: 09 Sept 2014 (status: ratification of the east room). Until my Iqama had expired last 11 Nov 2014, I re-applied. 2nd: 27 Nov 2014 using the renewed Iqama (status: ratification of the east room). Until this date, both applications had same status and it's not even rejected in MOFA system. By the way, I am a project engineer visa based on my Iqama. I don't really know what's the problem why until now there's no movement on my applications (I think this is not normal based on the length of time since I applied). Can I have your opinion on how to have a visit visa based on this case?

    Regards,
    Lorenzo

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    1. I do not have clear idea about that, But i request you to re apply again, Make sure your passport have a minimum validity of 6 months.

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    2. Dear Farhan,

      Why the passport validity is important to them?

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    3. Passport is your national identity, Its shows your citizenship, Without valid passport you cannot fly anywhere.

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    4. But, it's understandable in case for the visitors coming to KSA on visit visa. But why it's important for the sponsor (like us) applying for family visit visa? Do we also need to fulfill this condition?

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    5. If your Passport expired, You do not have valid identity, If you itself invalid, how can you sponsor some one.

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  14. Dear Sir, My profession on Iqama is 'AAMIL NAZAFA'. I am trying to bring my wife and daughter since long time but no luck as of rules my actual position is Database Administrator in military hospital please any help.

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    1. Mr. Ateeq, As you said your profession is "Aamil Nafaza" it means "Dustman" as i translated. This profession is not eligible. I request you to go to your HR Officer and request them for change of your profession and mention you want to bring your family in visit visa, If you have attested degree certificate submit it to them so that they can change your profession. He may tell you to come later, You should request him again and again by giving few days gap, so that he can process it.
      Good luck.

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  15. اعتذار نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد مصدق وفق التحديث الجديد لاستمارة الطلب
    Translation: "Apology hope to mobilize a new request certified according to the new update to the application form"
    I have got the above message after 1 month of application for family visit visa, please guide me about the reason for this rejection. I have an Engineer iqama and applied for three family members in a single application, my mother, wife and daughter.

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    1. Mr. Fahad, Rejection is common you should try one more time.

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  16. Dear,

    My Proffesion is General Accountant, can i apply for visit

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    1. Yes Mr. Sheriff, Your profession is eligible for visit and permanent visa.
      You can check your profession in the above menu
      FAMILY VISA -> FAMILY VISA PROFESSIONS
      Good Luck!

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  17. sir my iqama profession is kathib tadakir safir..its eligible for permanent visa or not,i have no degree,,only diploma certificate

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  18. sir which profession is not available family visit visa

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    1. Family visit visa is not available for low profession categories.
      ELIGIBLE PROFESSION LIST"

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    1. As mentioned first preference is wife and children, lets wait and see whether parents are included in first preference or not.

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  20. Dear,

    I am planning to call my in laws in the month of July 2015 ( Ramadan ) for three months.

    My Query is

    1- is any special option three months VISA ( not One month ) while filling form,
    2- After issue of visa within how many moths I have to get stamped
    3- After stamped VISA within how many months they have to travel.
    4- To call them in Ramadan when is better to apply VISA so that it will not rejected.
    5- What are the moths when VISIT VISA close.

    Regards
    Mohammad Sarfaraz Alam
    salam@al-arabia.com

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  21. Dear Sarfaraz, If you did not read the above article, I request you to read it. As it contains all the answers of your queries.
    While applying you have an option to choose whether for 30 days or 90 days. During Ramadan and Hajj it will be close, Remaining all queries are answered in the above article.

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  22. dear sir, i applied for my mother's visit visa it was ratified last 09 february 2015 (jeddah) its 8 days now and until now i dont get any response from them. how many days does it take for me to have an answer from them? how will i know if its approved or rejected? as we dont know how to read arabic, we are from philippines. thank you. i hope you will find some time to answer my queries as i am worried that it will be rejected, i am about to give birth already thats why i want my mother to be here. thank you. i am a nurse in my iqama and

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    1. Keep patience till your status change, Once change you can copy the arabic text and translate in google using "translate.google.com"
      or you can ask any arabic person to translate it for you.

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  23. sir my iqama profession is kathib tadakir safir,what is the english word this profession

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    1. Copy Arabic text and use " translate.google.com " or paste arabic text of your profession in comment.

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  24. Assalamualaikum,
    Dear Farhan,
    Alhamdulillah I got visit visa for my father and mother today, but there was no information about my brother who was also included in the application please update your suggestion.
    Also regarding to validity many agents in India say 3 months before and 1 month after stamping of visa but in your above comments it was different please re confirm the actual validity as I want my parents to come in ramzan.
    Thanks and awaiting your favourable reply.

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    1. Walekum Assalam, Dear Habeeb,
      Alhamdulilla, Good to hear from you, As mentioned above, Wife, Children and parents are the first preference, then Sisters and Parents in Law. Brothers are not eligible for visit visa unless you have special reasons.
      I think you can see the validity of travel in stamped passport.

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  25. Assalamaulikum,
    Dear Respected Farhan bhai, thank you for help everyone, my online application was chambered on 21st January-15. and today date is 20-Feb-15. One month passed, still showing green color status not yet change anything. nor reject, can you plz. confirm as per new system, for family visit visa, do i need to go to Istekdam to submit my all documents before it approve in mofa site? . or i will have to wait.. till online application is change either reject or accepted ? plz suggest me what i should do.. as i heard as per new system from January, there is appointment system for istekdam.. that applicant should visit to the istekdam and submit all documents even for visit visa. same procedure apply for visit visa as for the permanent visa.for visit visa also need to submit Education Certificate attest by country ksa embessy ? plz help me with this informaition.
    zazakaAllah khair.
    Saif.

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    1. Dear Saif, Please wait for the status to change as approved or rejected, One month is really long time, But in some cases it happens, So, Wait for few more days.For visit visa no need of attestation of certificates from embassy.

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  26. Dear Farhan,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I am worried about the validity before stamping whether it is 30 or 90 days.
    If it is 90 then I will submit later else have to submit it and see for the validity after stamping of visa.
    Thanks and awaiting your favourable reply.

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    1. 3 months for stamping after issuing visa , Should travel within 3 months once visa is stamped.

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  27. تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 9082864 ) بتاريخ 2015/01/04 (غرفة الشرقية) dear farhan.... Please can u explain me this how many days more I have to wait for visa.... Its almost 2 months....

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    1. Dear Osman, Please wait for your status to change.

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    2. Authenticated at Chamber of commerce. dated : 04/01/2015

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  28. Asalmalaikum farhan.... I am working in rabigh .... And my profession is civil engineer .... My company's mandub Saudi has applied visa for my wife and son ...on Jan 4 in dammam... But still there is No visa .... Its almost 2 months .... Daily when I call Saudi ... He is telling the same story dammams mofa system is down .... Please suggest me what to do ... Me and my family r really down ... Does I apply visa again...

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    1. I had the same case, i applied on 4-jan-15. My status was updated after 43 days, and the message was "Mobilize a new request certified, as per the updated system.

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    2. Read the reply of Mohsin Ali Khan.

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  29. Dear,
    I have applied for my family visit visa when i filled the form there was an option for age. Now when i see at MOFA website its date of birth and where i entered age its showing 1/11/1111. what should i do.
    Last time i just got the visa in a day but now its 1 month no reply from them.
    does it make any problem if my wife is here and i apply for a visit visa. She left KSA on 18th Jan 2015 and i filled the form on 17th Jan 2015 got it cambered on 18th Jan 2015.

    Please let me know

    last time i just got the visa in 2 days

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    1. Tell your company HR Officer, He may guide you.

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    2. He have asked me to apply a new one and i have done it 10 days back. The new one is ok does it make any problem if i have two forms submitted

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    3. No problem, Even you have two, They will accept valid one.

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  30. hi mr. farhan
    my proffesion is data entry operator, is this profession is eligible for family permanent visa or visit visa,??? or please suggest any other procession for sales planning coordinator , but i dnt have stamped certificates

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    1. Dear Mr. Naseem, Data Entry Operator profession is not eligible, You can request your sponsor that you want to bring your family in visit and request him to change your profession, He will change your profession with suitable one related to your job without certificates.

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  31. DEAR FARHAN,

    I have heard that there are some new rules in applying for family visit visa, now we dont want to go mofa and need to take appointment from isteqdam. Can you please guide me or share the link so that I can get the clear picture how to apply for visit visa so that no rejection may occur.

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    1. Even i heard about that rule in news, But till now its not applicable, as far as i seen. May be we need to wait for some time for it to applicable.

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  32. Dear farhan , thank you for your answers that are helping us a lot , I want to know do we still need to go to MOFA offcice for showing our original IQAMA or now visa is coming online

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    1. Yes for now you need to go to MOFA office, This new rule is not yet applicable.

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  33. Salam farhan.. i apply visit visa for my mother and daughter on feb 9 and igot update on feb 12 tells the receipt of request means they got my application but its 13days now stil no update or rejection i am planning go 2 dammam mofa on thursday is that possible they will entertaine me to ask about my application??? Pls help im going vacation next thursday thank u

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  34. Dear Farhan,

    Please guide us on applying visit visa through MOI or isteqdam, it would be really a great effort from your side. Thankful to you.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Fahad,
      I will surely post one article soon on it.

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  35. Dear Farhan,

    I've applied for a visit visa for my mother, wife and daughter on 4th of january 2015 and until now the status has not changed online its showing the same. Generally how many days will it take for the status to change or how would I come to know if my application got rejected. and when can I reapply for the 2nd time after the 1st application getting rejected.

    Regards,
    Rizwan.

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  36. They tell mofa dammam most of january and feb was deleted because of system upgrade and tell pass new app on sunday 1st of march

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  37. Dear Rizwan, Normally it should take one week to one month. I request you to check the status, Copy arabic text and find it in the below mentioned page.
    Top Menu -> Family Visa -> Visa Status Information

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  38. Imran From Makkah
    Sir I Already Apply The Visa Of My Mother and Law The Massage On There

    تم التصديق على الطلب: ( ####### ) بتاريخ 2015/02/19 (غرفة جدة)
    So What Will Next Process

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    1. Your status is Authenticated at Chamber Of Commerce Jeddah. Wait for it to change or visit MOFA.

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  39. Dear Sarah who gave you that information that it got deleted did you got this answer from MOFA. If yes can we give them our application chambered and check.

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  40. Dear Sir,
    My profession in Iqama is 'DATA ENTRY CLERK - كاتب أدخال بيانات
    I can apply for visit visa for my parents?
    Please let me know

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    1. Dear Ansif, You can request your sponsor that you want to bring your parents in visit, I think your profession is not eligible. You can change your profession related to your job, if you have attested degree.

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  41. Dear sir ,

    How i can apply visa for my mother in law because my wife also in india i want to apply visit visa for my wife and my mother in law.And second thing on my iqama my profession is Labour so is it possible to apply visit visa for family pls reply me as soon as.

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    1. I think labor profession is not eligible, However you can try online and see whether application permits you to apply or not. Recently i posted article on "how to apply for onine visit visa application" check that.

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  42. Dear Sir

    I am a 2 Year Diploma Holder in Surveyor, I am currently working as Quantity Surveyor.
    Can you please explain to me am I eligible to get permanent Family Visa for My Wife

    Thanks
    Waseem

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    1. Mr. Ahamed, There is an article for "ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS LIST" check that if you do not find their, Try to apply online "ONLINE FAMILY VISIT VISA APPLICATION"Check whether it permits you or not, If not change your profession on iqama.

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  43. My family in ksa on visit visa.and they have got visa extended till May. I would like to know whether I can apply for new visit visa while their stay in ksa. Or is it possible to get a visit visa during ramadan time June 2015. Please let me know what to do. .

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    1. Yes you can apply for your parents even your wife in already in KSA.

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    2. Thank you Farhan. I would like to know one more thing, when should I apply for visit visa as on june ramadan starts and their visa expires on may30.

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    3. Visit visa is only for 6 months, no renewal or extension after six months.
      Visit visa should renew before one week of its expiry date, if visitor did not complete 6 month.
      You can apply for New visit visa once your family is out of kingdom.

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  44. Asssalamu Alaikum
    I have got family visit visa on 27-04-1436 for my wife and daughter. I sent the same to the agent with all the required documents for stamping. But now he says that it was submited for stamping but was returned. The reason for return is, it is not reached in counsulate. What should I do ? Expecting your earlier reply

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    1. I dont know exactly, May be you need to wait for one week. Ask agent what is the solution for it, He only know what the exact problem is.

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  45. Dear Sir,
    I have one more doubt.
    I am going to marry a girl who is with her parents under 'bint' (daughter) visa. I am planning to marry in native. But how can I change her to under wife visa? It is possible? Please let me know the procedures for this.

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    1. Yes you can bring her as your wife, By providing Marriage certificate.
      Check articles FAMILY VISIT VISA PERMANENT FAMILY VISA

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  46. Salam,

    As you told me that passport validity of 6 months is also required for me as I am the sponsor of my family. But, after renewal of my passport how would I update this information in MOFA system? Or how will they check my renewed passport validity?

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  47. Assalam o allikum
    Dear.
    I applied for visit visa for my father on 16/2/2015 and Alhamdulillah I am succeeded and visa issued on 24/2/2015.I want to delay stumping visa for 2months.Is there a problem?? Because Ramadan is coming. Are they change this process for Ramadan ?? I read 3months valid before stumping and 3months after stumping I am worried for this

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  48. Dear, Is it possible to bring a divorced sister along with her child ( 2 years old boy) under visiting VISA to Saudi Arabia. pls let me know what are the procedure & documents required to be done.

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    1. Family vist visa first preference is Wife and children, Second preference is parents and parents in law, Brothers and sisters are rarely possible. you can try.

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  49. Hi Farhan,

    I had submitted my application a couple of days back and the status is shown as below
    تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 9433778 ) بتاريخ 2015/02/26 (غرفة جدة)
    Does this mean that MOFA has received my application? or does it just mean that it has been stamped at the Chamber of Commerce only? Once activated at the MOFA Counter, does the msg show something else?

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    1. http://saudi-expatriates.blogspot.com/2015/02/family-visit-visa-status-online.html

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  50. Assalamu alaikum Sir i live in riyadh 10 years with family. my wife and kids with me my visa profession is labere
    i can apply visit visa for my father

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  51. Mr. Farhan
    My passport will be expired in Apr.2015. My wife visit visa has been approved by MOFA.
    So my question is that can I submit my this passport copy to Etimad center for Visa Stamping?

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    1. Its better if you submit after renewing your passport.

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  52. Dear Sir,

    What is leatest rules for Permananent family visa. I heard that TV Chanel Degtee certificate attestation nor required for Permananent family visa and only needed Eligible proffesion in there sysytem.

    I am waiting for your feed back

    Thanks and regards
    Suhail.

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    1. Sometimes that may be possible, But not all the time.

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  53. Dears,
    Asalam u alaikum,

    Actually i applied 3 times visit visa for my parents but they rejected i don`t why they are rejected.
    please tell me why they are rejected because i have 3 persons my parents & 1 brother..please tell me why they are rejected..
    waiting your response.
    Thanks...

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  54. May be your profession is not eligible, Or possible because of brother in list,Sometimes they will accept if your brother is below 18, for above 18 they will not accept. Family visit visa is only for Wife, Children, Parents, Parents in Law. Very rarely they will accept brothers and sisters.

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  55. Dear ir,

    I submit my family visit visa February 3,daily iam checking online still not ready the visa,today i went the Visa office the officer saying check Online,I have One Doubt My Saudi Fill the application form Name in English Small letters any problem in small letters

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    1. Name should be in English only as in passport, No problem whether it is small letters or capital letters.

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  56. Hai Farhan, i am a staff nurse.i have valid iqama and the profession is staff nurse.is it possible for me to get family visa for my husband.

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    1. I am not sure, But you can check by applying online visit visa. If you are asking about permanent visa ask your sponsor. Check the articles in this blog
      ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS
      ONLINE VISIT VISA
      PERMANENT FAMILY VISA

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  57. can i call my wife aunty or my aunty on visit visa. since my wife mother and my mother are too old to be called here. my wife is pregnant and she want any one to help her during delivery.

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    1. Visit visa is only for first degree relatives, It means for Wife, Children, Parents and Parents in Law. As you have valid reason, Sometimes it may accept, But i worry how you provide document proof for aunt.

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    1. I am not sure on that, visit mofa and confirm about it.

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  59. Dear Farhan,
    I am working with Almarai Co,as a stock controller, as per IQAMA my profession is خازن can I apply for the family visit visa?

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    1. Try to submit online application, and see whether it permits you or not.

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  60. Assalamu Alaikum varah..,

    My iqama profession electrical and i applied visit visa for my wife on 18-feb-2015. still it green color.. some of my friends said you should submit your chamber paper to mofa. some friends said no need it automatically link with mofa once you get chamber..

    what can i do? and my paper chamber in damman. right am in jeddha..

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    1. you need to submit application to chamber of commerce where your employer is registered, Read the above article.

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  61. Dear sir

    My iqama profession is Aluminium technician
    can i apply visit visa for my wife

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    1. Yes Technicians can bring family on visit visa.

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  62. asalamualikum bhai...
    my family visit visa is issued on 2 march
    sorry I am asking the repeated question but I am afraid I one of my friend suggested me to stamp visit visa within 1 month after issue ( not 3 month ) and also travel with in 1 month ( not 3 month) after stamp or else it will expire.
    due to some reason my wife and son can only come in june . what should i do..
    bhai plz suggest me

    thanks a lot
    May Allah bless you for helping mankind

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    1. Yes most of the people are saying one month only. It seems to be true.

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  63. assalamu alaikum fahan sir,
    I'm working in a Printing press as desinger... but my proffession in Iqama is decoration technition... can I Apply for permenant visa with the fanni proffession? which is better technition or graphic designer?...
    I tried to change my proffession to computer programmer but now need certificate to change that proffession... is there any good proffession which no need certificate

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    1. As i know technicians of any level are applicable for family visa, If their salary is more than 4000SR

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  64. Dear Sir,

    I applied visting visa on 16/02/2015 now status is going "Demand under the measure". so please help me sir what is next proccess.

    I am waiting for your feedback

    Thanks and Regards
    Suhail.p.m

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    1. It means "Under process", Once the status changed check this article
      "FAMILY VISIT VISA STATUS"

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  65. hi

    I have been applied family visit visa now I found in the application my son's name one letter missing if it is nay problem

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    1. I feel one letter is not a problem.

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