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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia allows expatriates to apply for a family visit visa in order to bring their family members to live with them. The new procedure to apply for a family visit visa in 2023 is described in this article.
Who can apply for a family visit visa?
Only the following these individuals are eligible to apply for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia.
- Brother/Sister and their children.
- Grand Parents.
- Conditions for obtaining a visa
- Validity of Iqama for 3 months.
- Acceptable Job.
Fill out the application in Step 1.
The applicant’s passport is required to complete out the family visit visa application.
-Saudi visa of the Iqama holder submitting the visa application.
Visit this page and select the Family Visit Visa Application for Residents under Citizens and Residents.
You must click the green button as indicated below on the following page
You must enter; on page one of the Saudi family visit visa application;
The Iqama Number
-Expiry Date for Iqama.
While you are typing, the system will automatically pull up certain information including your name, Iqama profession, birthdate, and country of citizenship
“Office Address.” لlعنوان:
Visa number for Saudi Arabia. رقم تأشيرة الدخول
Your work visa is printed on your passport with a Saudi Visa Number when you enter Saudi Arabia.
On the next page, you need to click on the “Addition” button to enter the details of the family visit visa applicant.
Now, include all the information about the applicant who want to travel to Saudi Arabia with their family. All other information will be written in Arabic, with only the name being written in English.
- اسم المطلوب: Name of the Applicant.
- الديانة: Religion.
- تاريخ الميلاد: Date of Birth.
- محل الميلاد: Place of Birth.
- رقم جواز السفر: Passport Number.
- نوع الجواز: Passport Type.
- تاريخ إصدار الجواز: Passport Issue Date.
- تاريخ إنتهاء الجواز: Passport Expiry Date.
- مكان إصدار جواز السفر: Passport Issuance Country.
- المهنة: Profession.
- الجنسية: Nationality.
- الجنس: Gender.
- جهة القدوم: The Embassy from where you want to stamp the visa.
- البريد الالكتروني: Email Address.
- العلاقة: Relationship with the person applying for the visa.
- عدد مرات الدخول: Single Entry/Multiple Entry.
- مدة الصلاحية باليوم: Visa Validity after stamping.
- مدة الاقامة باليوم: Visa Duration in one stay.
- The 30-day single-entry visit visa can be extended five times for an additional 30-day period, for a total of 180 days.
- The 90-day multiple-entry visit visa can be extended once for an additional 90 days, for a total of 180 days.
Click the “Addition” button once more to input the information for the second applicant who want to travel to KSA if you like to apply for a family visit visa for more than one member of your family. If not, write;
الغرض من الزيارة: زيارة عائلية
The MOFA system will create an application number on the last page of the Saudi family visit visa application.
-Save the application number for later use.
– Print the application for additional handling.
Step 2: Send your application in
You must next give the application to your employer for them to sign and stamp.
The application should then be delivered to the chamber of commerce where your employer is listed.
Step 3: Verify the status of your visit visa application
Continue to watch the MOFA website for updates on the family visit visa situation. Send the family visit visa to the nation from which your family wishes to enter Saudi Arabia as soon as it has been accepted.
Before approving the visa, the MOFA may occasionally require certain additional paperwork from the holder of an Iqama. If so, you must bring the necessary documentation and visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Before approving the visa, the MOFA may occasionally ask the Iqama bearer for certain further paperwork. If so, you must bring the necessary documentation and visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Step 4: Send your application to the Saudi Embassy.
To submit the application to the Saudi Embassy or Saudi Consulate, your family will get in touch with a representative. Your family will need to schedule a meeting with Etimad in Pakistan.
You now need to pay your agency the cost for the family visit visa. Here is a rough breakdown of the charge;
Visa fee: 300 SR.
Insurance rating: 100.
Additional Fees: SR 500.
Around SR 800 in total.
Make sure to submit the application to the Saudi Embassy before the family visit visa expires.
Step 05: Verify the status of your Saudi visa
You can check the status of your Saudi visa online using your passport number after presenting your passport to the embassy.
If the visa has been stamped, you must purchase a return ticket for the holder. If a visitor does not have a return ticket, Saudi authorities have the ability to deport him.
Visa for Family Visit via Istiqdam
You might occasionally need to use Istiqdam to submit your application for a family visit visa. Here is what you should do;
Find out the time from Istiqdam.
Download the application for a family visit visa, fill it out in Arabic, and have the Chamber of Commerce certify it.
letter of introduction from the employer with a chamber of commerce stamp.
If you are applying for in-laws, a copy of your marriage certificate.
Passport and Iqama copies.
VISIT Istiqdam office
Submit all the paperwork to the Istiqdam office, and you’ll receive a Green and White paper in return.
After that, fill out the online application using the aforementioned instructions. Click on this link to access Citizens: https://visa.mofa.gov.sa
The final step is to go to the MOFA with a printout of your online application and the paper that the Istiqdam gave you.
When the documentation is submitted in, you can check the application’s approval status online.
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