Posted by : Aahil Shaik Jun 18, 2015
FAMILY VISIT VISA APPLICATIONS CLOSED TILL HAJJ 2016
Like every year, This year 2016 also Issuing Family Visit Visa's in Saudi Arabia closed till hajj. You can still apply visit visa through MOFA (Ministry Of Foreign Affairs) online website, But the status of the visit visa results you in 'request to apply after Hajj of 2016'. Most of the expats are getting the status message as 'Apply after hajj', since mid of May 2016.
Our blog readers already reported it on our Facebook page, Online visit visa (spouse visa) applications are also closed Before starting the month of Ramadan, As they are getting this message "نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد بعد موسم الحج" It means "We hope to issue a new request application after the Hajj season". However it will not effect issuing permanent family visa's, Only the process will be slow down. If you already got visit visa, You can able to process it and bring your family even in Ramadan month.
Saudi Expatriates are still able to renew their family visit visa's. Hopefully it will continue this Ramadan, It may effect in Hajj season. No more extensions or renewals of visit visa family Saudi Arabia who completed 6 months. Those who are already in Saudi Arabia family visit visa can perform Umrah in Ramadan month. Earlier year (2014) renewing family visa's was closed in Ramadan month, Many expats sent back their families to their home countries. However in 2015, extending visit visa's not closed.
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