Confirmed – Family Visa Fee Increased To SR 2000 At Saudi Embassy

It is confirmed that the visit visa fee is increased to SR 2000. Though the issuing of visa here in Saudi Arabia is still free via MOFA website, except for SR 25 charged for Chamber of Commerce (CoC) attestation, but the fee at time of stamping at the Saudi Embassies abroad has increased to SR 2000.

We checked out the Saudi Embassy agent in Pakistan – Etimad’s website and the new pricing was reflected there.

As soon as you open the first page of Etimad, you get a notification that Visa fees have changed.

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As you proceed to take appointment for family visit visa on the website, you get the below message for cost of the fee.

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As you can see, the fee for Visa is PKR 58,600 which is equal to SAR 2,000 (it maybe little more depending on the exchange rate you use).

The way things are going, it sure the number of parents of people who are working here in Saudi Arabia is sure to drop.

The new visa fees are also reflected by other Saudi Embassies around the word. We have received the below picture of announcement from Saudi Embassy in Singapore from a reader.

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  • soliman

    Hello sir,

    I got the single visit visa last week
    Still I didn’t send for stumping maybe today or tomorrow I will send

    For this should I have to pay 2,000sr
    Iam confused coz today they made the rules and I got the visa 1 week earlier

    Thank you

    • You are stamping after 1st Muharram. So unfortunately, the fee is applicable.

      • anzil

        i have a doubt. we need to apply again if i got visa before oct 2 nd?

    • Shahzad Ayub

      Yes you need to pay 2000 SR in you home country to visa services agent like etimad.

    • waseem akhtar

      yes you have to pay .in ramadhan i gt visit visa for my family and yesterday when they went for visa stamping they said yu have to pay 2000 riyal for each new visa fee that are about 65 thouand rupes for each .

      • anzil

        dear waseem,
        You are from india or pakistan? I heard that we have to apply for new visa if visa is issued before 2nd oct 2016

        • waseem akhtar

          i am from pakistan

  • sharon

    what abt the visa validity???? how many days we can stay by 2000sr???

    • Muhammad Hassaan Raza Attari

      You may get single visit visa with 90 days stay or you may get multiple visit visa with per visit maximum 90 days stay from (maybe 180) 365 to 730 days but it will be more expensive than single 90 days 2000 SAR visa as you can see in above Singapore Saudi Embassy Notice with Title (Visa Multiple Entry) but what is the final price I don’t know

      • Shahid Hussain

        If I am paying for six month or I year multi visa, even in this can the visitor not stay more than 90 days per visit? It is disaster. Every year I call my mother on visit visa and keep with me as long as possible. Will she require to travel back again and again after three months?

  • Vahid

    Do we need to Pay SAR 2,000 for Each Person? I want to bring my Wife and 2 Kids, What will be the cost , SAR 2,000 or SAR 6,000/-

    • jj

      yes, 6000SAR

      • Samiullah Manjh

        Way 6000, it should be 2000, its consider family visa, it’s not it?

  • Umair Shah

    What about permanent family visa ? I mean bringing wife on Iqama?

    • jj

      2000SAR gov fees. And you have to consider other expenses, family insurance minimum 4000SAR for wife and one kid.

      • Umair Shah

        Thank you very much sir. From insurrance you mean health insurance ?

  • jj

    Average salary a middle class IND/PAK/PH expatriate man in saudi is 5000SAR to 8000 SAR.Say average 36000SAR for six months.
    Now consider the expenses to bring family and live for 6 months with this salary.

    2000SAR gov fee(+2000SAR for each kids)
    +Air fare 2000SAR(+1000SAR for each kids)
    +6000 mini room rent
    +mini 2000SAR Other montly expenses.
    so what will be savings?

  • Tahir

    I just got visit visa for my parents and saudi embassy in home country asking SAR 2000 for each applicant, for temporary three months visit visa SAR 2000 is too much even higher than UK visit visa fee of 6 months, i am not sure it will will work for long

  • zeeshan

    Is any body know why eitmaad office in pakistan not taking yellow slip visa(permanent) for stamping ?

  • Mohammed D. Arshad

    Although I applied on mofa website. The chamber of commerce says they have stop attesting the visa application in riyadh. I dont have any clue where to proceed to apply
    Any idea what to do .
    Arshad

  • Naveed Mahmood

    Bro,Family visa rate from outside is also increased for Pakistan ?

  • Farid Ahmed

    Visit visa sar 2000 we have to pay in home country for 90 days stay or we can extend after 90 days with sar 100

    • Ghufran

      u mean total 2100 sr for 180 days….or we can say like (2000 sr – 90 days / 100 sr -90 days Extended one)

    • rizwan ahmad

      Asslam alaykum farid bhai. If visit visa stamp with 2000 SR for 90 days can be extended for another 90 days in same way before like paying extention fee 100sr only please confirm me ASAP

    • PAK

      you can extend for 90 again days with 100 fee
      max 180days

  • Kashif Attique

    indeed the notification by saudi govt. was clearly for FAMILY MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA and not for FAMILY SINGLE ENTRY VISA . but the Embassies & Agents like Eetimad have increased the family single entry visa by them selves . and every one is silent on this as nobody hates money.. Very clear in the notification by Royal Embassy of Singapore… VERY SADD https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f836c30a0accc244f58ebae8e22474b3d1574dfe642916fb3b4d3cc2240e171.jpg

    • shakirullah

      what about multiple entry visa
      these 3000,5000,8000 mention in this paper. but really it is increased.i think still they didn’t announced .

  • Ghufran

    Dear admin / All
    Plz make conform
    if i got visa for my wife for 90 days by paying 2000 sr in my home country….is it possible to extend visa….or i need to pay more money.