visit family visa

Getting Visit visa for your family and parents online

visit family visa

Working in Saudi Arabia alone can difficult with the limited options for outdoor activities. Having your near and dear ones around you is always welcome change. You can get your family (wife & children) on permanent visa. (for details click here). In case, you want to get them only for a short trip, then, Visit visa is the better option.

Requirements:

1. Valid iqama
2. Acceptable profession
3. SR 25 – processing fee
To check if your profession is in the acceptable/allowed categories, just go to the gov website and enter your iqama number, if your are eligible to issue visit visa.

The following relatives can be invited on visit visa:

1. Wife
2. Children
3. Father
4. Mother
5. Bother
6. Sister

Our readers can update if anyone of them has got any success on any other category of relatives.

The online visit visa application procedure is very simple.
Before you begin, We suggest you use Google Chorme brower, where you can use the translation button as the website for visa application is in Arabic. Also, Google translate is helpful in filling the form.
Go the visa application site, and fill in the required details. Once you submit the application, you should take a print out of the completed application. The application number will be written in the corner of the application. Take signature and stamp of your sponsor at the required place and submit the form to Chamber of Commerce. They will charge you a processing fee of SR. 25 give you a print out. After 3 working days (edit: now a days it is taking 7-10 days), check the status of you application online. If approved, send the application number to your relative in home country to start processing. There is no confirmation within how many days the visa should be stamped though most of the people say 3 month.

Documents to be submitted at the time of visa stamping to Saudi Embassy:

1. Original passport
2. Iqama copy of sponsor.
3. 2-4 passport size photos.
4. Authorization letter – If you are trying to get visa stamped for you sister who is married, then you need to get a permission letter from your sister’s husband which has to be submitted along with the documents.

Usually the processing takes 1 week. Remember, once the visa is stamped on the passport, you have 3 month to arrive in Saudi Arabia else the visa will expire.
Use travel agent to get the visa stamping done on the passport through the Saudi Embassy/Consulate

For Validity and Extension of Visit Visa Click Here

502 replies
  1. Junaid
    Junaid says:

    I have used the procedure for my mother in law visa as my wife is pregnant. Chammber has attested the application on 6th May 2012 and Now its 15th May and when I search for result only application is visible. Are they showing any refusal results. I dont know how much i have to wait because i want to apply again.

    Reply
    • Khalid
      Khalid says:

      Dear Junaid,

      I had applied too, and it took time more then 10 days. So after that I have submitted the application to the MOFA Office in Dammam. After that the status on website changed and written is “We have received your application on 29th May 2013″. it is the same since then, I dont know whats wrong with them, may be they are busy in the implementation of NITAQAT Program..

      Reply
    • shahbaaz
      shahbaaz says:

      where i can check weather I can apply for visit visa according to my profession, weather i can apply or not, is there any website

      Reply
  2. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    Hi SaudiXpert

    I am Pakistani, living in Riyadh. I want to bring my sister on visit visa with her 10 months son. My profession on Iqama is “General Accountant”. I would appreciate if you could help on this.

    Shahid

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Hi Shahid.
      Due to Hajj season, the government has stopped issuing visit visa except for few cases.
      However, you can still try as per the above procedure.
      Who knows, you may be lucky.

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      • syed
        syed says:

        Assalamu alaaikum
        i have applied visit visa on 12-11-2013,bt filled the form on 25-10-2013
        still the status showing da same
        they have chambered on the same paper,they put sticker of chamber on da same paper,is that chamber valid,in some cases i saw they will give another paper after chamber,they wont keep any sticker on visit visa form.
        and in how many days the status will change.
        plz i request you to update me,

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      • syed
        syed says:

        Hello Saudi Expert.

        i applied family visit visa on 12-11-2013,
        still the status shows da same.
        please clear my doubt,
        They kept CHAMBRED sticker on visit visa form,is dt chamber ok, b’coz my friend informed me,dt they will give other paper,and they wont touch visit visa form.
        and in how many days the status will get change.

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          • aijaz ahmad dar
            aijaz ahmad dar says:

            Dear Friend,
            Did you get the visa?
            i believe there is no issue with the chamber but still you can check online for the status of your application if chamber has been done.

  3. malik
    malik says:

    Dear
    My current profession is ‘MABLAT’ (Tile Fixer) I am planning to give my transfer to company and also request to change my profession as my MBA certificates are already saudi attested, Mean while I am planning to bring my family (Wife and 2yr son) on visit visa, Is my current profession allow me to acquire visit visa for now and later I will bring them again once i get family status on my visa, Please advice.
    Thanks In advance
    Malik

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      • saqib
        saqib says:

        please suggest me,i am filling form and they giving me error of date format صيغة التاريخ 1433/05/16 this msg appear in red, what should i do please help me

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      • ABDUL RASHEED
        ABDUL RASHEED says:

        asak..i ave applied for family visit visa of my parents and their name on application form is in arabic..i hav gone through several online application which have applied recently,their names are in english language as in passport but i got default in arabic..please let me know that whether the applicant name on online application in arabic is acceptable?

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  4. rahat
    rahat says:

    hi can anyone tell me after getting visit visa within how many days we have to be in saudi…i mean can we delay it for one mont and then with the same visa can v visit after two months

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  5. Nauman
    Nauman says:

    Dear Usman,just go to MOFA website try to fill the form,if there is no any error regarding profession then its ok,
    As i know labour category is not allowed for visit visa

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  6. AnExpat
    AnExpat says:

    I recently applied for my parents and youngest sister (12 years of age), the approval came for parents only with sister being rejected.

    I have submitted another application only for sister and waiting for it to get approved, insha Allah.

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    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      He is allowed to bring his parents on Visit Visa, but then depends on his profession on Iqama. It is advised to give a try irrespective of the profession, i know one of my friends on CARPENTER Visa bought his family with parents on visit visa.
      All the best

      Reply
  7. Muhammad Waseem
    Muhammad Waseem says:

    Hello,
    I need the information regarding to get Permanent family visa.

    My profession on iqama is laboratory technician and i m holding bachelor of science degree,so i can get family visa?
    if i correct the profession as per degree,i will be eligible to get the visa.

    Please comment.Thank you.

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  8. Ali Sikandar
    Ali Sikandar says:

    Sallam,

    I want to know if I can apply for family visa or visit visa for my wife as she is pregnant. I heard that they do not allow to bring your pregnant wife into the kingdom.

    Please confirm me about it.

    Thanks,

    Ali

    Reply
    • Abu Amir
      Abu Amir says:

      Salam Ali.
      I had got my wife on visit visa and she gave birth. I got the passport made from Indian Embassy in Riyadh and got the passport entered in the system in jawazat.
      There was no problem.
      Just remember to get the passport details entered in the jawazat system after the baby passport is made. Or else you will be returned from the airport to make entry of the passport of baby.
      I hope I did not confuse you.
      Let me know if anything is not clear.

      Reply
      • Ali Sikandar
        Ali Sikandar says:

        Dear Abu Amir,

        I appreciate your reply, it of great help to know that I can apply for my wife’s visa while she is pregnant. I will appreciate if you can tell me if my profession on Iqama that is (Fani Siyana Takif o Tabreed) AC Technician i believe. Is it possible that I can apply for Permanent Visa for my wife with this profession, and if you can tell me the exact required documents for that, I will appreciate your help.

        Thanks in advance.

        Regards,

        Ali

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  9. Abu Amir
    Abu Amir says:

    As per airline regulation, no pregnant woman is allowed to travel if she is more than 7 months pregnant. Atleast that is what my travel agent told.
    Secondly, you can apply visit visa for your pregnant wife same as you do normally.
    Third, will you get visit visa or permanent visa on your profession – I don’t know.
    Hope this helps.

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  10. soumina
    soumina says:

    assalamualykum ,I want to bring my parents on family visit visa,but now i heared that mofa is not allowing visa for father,just i want to know the reason and what is the solution .please give me reply

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    • Kashif
      Kashif says:

      Soumina,
      I applied online visa for both my parents and got it. This a month ago.
      So, stop listening to people and start applying :))
      And by the way, I applied for my brother who is 14 yrs old,but it did not get approved. Just for you info.

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      • smeera
        smeera says:

        dear kashif,
        Asslamu Allikum,
        i am also applied through online for my parents.
        what have to write reason to bring parents.now i am living with my wife and one child.
        i am waiting yr reply.
        smeera.

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      • Sohail
        Sohail says:

        Assalamualium can any one tell me that how long it would be required to get visit visa after online apply. I have applied and submitted after chamber of commerce on May 11, 2013 but did not get till yet. the arabic wording showing is below :-
        تم التصديق على الطلب

        can any one help me. Regards, Sohail

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  11. haris
    haris says:

    Kindly Give me the link for visit visa form for family and also provide the link for check my profession tht it is eligible or not ??

    Reply
  12. Dr Hasan
    Dr Hasan says:

    Assalomo Allikum All

    I am a medical doctor and am being offered a job in Saudi Arabia.
    I had following questions in mind and would appreciate if any one in the know could answer them.

    What is the duration of visit visa for parents?
    Can i apply for them to live with me long term?
    If they are issued a visit visa can they go for umrah/madinah Munawarrah visit? any other restrictions on visa?

    I have heard that parents of professionals can get a “ibadat Visa” is that true?

    Regards

    Dr Hasan

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  13. Mushtaq Ahmed
    Mushtaq Ahmed says:

    Dear last year my family came here on visit visa, before expiry of the visa they left, again this year I am willing to bring them here, I have applied online for visit visa on 2nd of March, on 6th March I did the COC, my profession in Iqama is pipe Technitian.

    I have checked mofa website my application still there, how could it will process, I have wait until I get msg from Mofa by online or I have to go to Foreign Affairs, if I have to go then I have to take all related documents.

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Tahir
      Tahir says:

      Yes, you need to go to MOFA with your iqama copy and passport copy and a print of the page of visa application if they ask you to come.

      Reply
  14. zawar
    zawar says:

    dear i apply for my wife and mother for visit visa.my wife visa approved but mother not.i applied for both in one application,so can i apply again for mother ?and its posible to be approved for mother

    Reply
    • Tahir
      Tahir says:

      One of my friend got it on the third attempt.
      You can also try again. I guess it all depends on the mood of the approval guy.
      Best of luck.

      Reply
  15. Zawar
    Zawar says:

    tahir just one another question. how much time it will take to expire the visit visa.i mean my wife visa i got yesterday so now in how many days it should be stammped on the passport and after passport how many days to come to saudi

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  16. mujahid ali
    mujahid ali says:

    Dear all i have bring my wife 2 time on visit visa and when she came last time on 24-02-2013 and again she left on 14-03-2013 she did not comeplet even one month as her father is died and i applied again and i did COC on 20-03-2013 but the problem is i make mistake in application i forget one letter A as her name is farah deeba mujahid ali but i write farah deeba mujahid li so there is any problem and if they approved so what i have to do and other question my last visa C.R is diffrent for the first one and now i write the C.R whiche is first time

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    • khan
      khan says:

      AOA.kindly can u tell me that u got visa again or they rejected it that it is so early?…i am also going back in my 4th month bcoz my father is not well and my husband is thinking apply visa again in this week???plz reply

      Reply
  17. shafaque memon
    shafaque memon says:

    AOA
    DEAR brothers how can i check and where to check that for whom im allow to get visit visa on my profession .please help my profession is marketing analyst.

    Reply
  18. Asif
    Asif says:

    My two brothers are working in saudi Arabia. I want to go for Ummrah with my wife. Can they sponsor me, if yes then kindly tell me which website where i can apply online for visit visa.

    Asif Saghir

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  19. Ali Sikandar
    Ali Sikandar says:

    Sallam,

    I want to know if for how many days the online visa application is valid. I printed that application on 23rd of March 2013. I have sent that to my company head office in Riyadh to get it attested from chamber of commerce after signature and stamp of Country Manager. It is expected to be attested from chamber tomorrow that is 27th March 2013. I hope it is valid till tomorrow.

    If anyone know the validity period for getting the application attested from chamber and to get it activated. Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Ali Sikandar

    Reply
  20. ARahman
    ARahman says:

    Assalam alaikum, I have applied for family visit visa on 20th march 2013 and got the chamber stamp seals too on the same day. And today is 26th march 2013. Well still waiting for website approval. It’s like playing a game blind folded. There is no proper guidance on any thing except a statement wait until your are called by MOFA. No clue or no enquiry you can make regarding your application form. The web site too contain only opinion or suggestion window. What to tell them? Website is not user friendly. Well don’t know how long the waiting will continue !!!! Meanwhile if you visit MOFA office they return you back home saying check the web site updates and then come. At least the website should have an option in enquiry stating the position of your submitted application form , wheather under processing or processed or possible date of processing or already authorised person has processed the form or processed and rejected……. Anything as information of that sought. Simply your applied form is made displayed leaving no clue what has happened ?
    Inshallah, have left with no option and just have to wait, wait or reapply paying again SR25/-

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    • expat
      expat says:

      i also have the same case i have applied the visit visa application on 23 march 2013 and i am also wwaiting for the reply on the website but there is no answer just my application is being displayed like it is… but someone told me to just wait for at least some more days the status will come. i am also waiting for that…???

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    • Alam
      Alam says:

      I applied online for visit visa and its attested by Chamber of Commers Jeddah. One week ago. after checking it the only my application form displayed. What to do npw please guide with all procedure. Thanking You.

      Reply
  21. Faizul
    Faizul says:

    Dear Sir,
    As i have “GENERAL BUILDER” profession in my iqama.whether i bring my family(wife)in family visit visa.

    Reply
  22. Mohammed Moiz
    Mohammed Moiz says:

    aSALAMALAIKUM,

    I HAVE BEEN ASKING SEVERAL PEOPLE REGARDING VISIT VISA NO INFORMATION. COULD YOU PLEASE ASSIST ME BROTHER.

    I WORK FOR A GOOD COMPANY MY PROFESSION ON IQAMA IS ELECTRICIAN. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL MY FATHER, MOTHER AND 2 SISTERS IN WHICH ONE SISTER IS RECENTLY MARRIED. WILL I GET THE VISIT VISA FOR ALL FOUR MEMBERS WHICH I MENTIONED ABOVE WITH A PROFESSION ELECTRICIAN.

    WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE. WHAT IS THE FEES AND HOW LONG IT TAKES

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE VISIT VISA FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED PERSONS IN THE MONTH OF RAMADHAN.

    pLEASE ADVISE.

    tHANK YOU,

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  23. Ali Sikandar
    Ali Sikandar says:

    Sallam,

    Can any body please advise what dose this message means:
    نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد لدى فرع الوزارة في جدة

    This is what is coming on my visit visa application online inquiry.

    Thanks,

    Ali

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    • NUR
      NUR says:

      assalamalaikum..any update regarding the visit visa now?i applied a visit visa for my husband last nov. 26, 2012 and was approved but unfortunately the company of my husband in my country didnt approved for his vac. for 3 mos. due to some reasons.and now its ok so my husband submitted the visa in agency last feb.22 and agency advised him to renew his passport because its going to expired on dec. 4 2013.and new passport was released last april 5.the paper now is in saudi embassy according to the agency..iam much worried if the visa still ok..could anybody tell me about the status of visit visa now?thank you very much.

      Reply
    • Hyder
      Hyder says:

      Pleaes go to Google translate website, then copy and paste the arabic line and click the translate button.
      The description will appear in English.

      Reply
    • Zafar
      Zafar says:

      Ali,

      It may be a little too late to post this reply but the message you posted is asking you to place a new request for the visa at the ministry in Jeddah. Hope it helps.

      Cheers.

      Reply
  24. Mushfiq
    Mushfiq says:

    hi dear , i just got my wife visit visa 9 months ago and left kingdon 6 day before expiring her visit visa,, now can i immeidately apply visa for her again,,,,,,

    thanks for help

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  25. marzook
    marzook says:

    Hi Dear,

    Im Marzook working in Yanbu. My Iqama category is Engineer.

    I applied visit visa for my father and mother
    First it gave me a form to attest and submit in Chamber of commerce. I did . After few hours it appeared in net that i have finished the attestation. Then after two days a message was there to submit my original in Foreign ministry. I submitted the document on the following day(03rd April 2013 Wednesday). Now last few days I’m checking and the same old message displays. The officer took the original application and Iqama copy, but there is no proof that I submitted those. They didn’t give me any reference number or something. It’s been four working days now. What should I do? How I can know about my visa status weather it’s approved or not.

    Thanks
    Best Regards

    Marzook

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    • makki
      makki says:

      Marzook , please advise if you got the visa . I have similar case i submitted my documents on 2nd april and still no update on website . I still display submit your documents at ministry (jeddah). Please advise

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  26. Ali A
    Ali A says:

    Dear Marzook,
    Be patient. It takes 3 to 7 working days. I got my parents visa application approved and am an engineer too. It took around 4 to 5 days. You should consider that they have 2 days off, So most likely you might get the approval on saturday or sunday.

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    • marzook
      marzook says:

      Dear Ali,
      Thank you for your kind reply and the status is still the same.
      How can I know weather it’s approved or not.?

      One of my friend said that there are too much application these days and the man on the counter,advised him to check until two weeks.
      But in my case, two weeks completed now.
      So I’m planning to go tomorrow (17.04.2013)and talk to them.
      Guys add me in duas so that i het the visa inshaallah.
      thanks

      Reply
  27. dr.adil
    dr.adil says:

    can anybody answer my question.

    i have applied for the visit visa for my wife and children,the problem is i have entered wrong iqama number in the applicaion,i have submitted iqama copy and the passport copy with application.does it make any problem for the visa issue and the visa stamping.its only 3 days i applied in mofa.
    kindly someone answer me.

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    • syed Ali
      syed Ali says:

      Assalamu WRWB.

      As I know, even slip visa approved you will face problem during endorsement in you home country. I suggest you better apply new application without correction.

      Reply
  28. Qaisar
    Qaisar says:

    Can i apply for the visit visa of my brother living in pak. I can certainly obtain the visa of my mother as my father has already dead. My brother is not mentally fit. so he can not live with out mother alone. i have all his medical certificates and father s death certificate. any one suggest me how to obtain the visit visa of my brother along with my mother. His age is 24 now.
    Regards

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  29. marzook
    marzook says:

    Alhamdulillah.
    Today I got the visa.

    Unfortunately the officer who took my previous application didn’t update it online.
    Mashaallah I got the visa today it self
    Thank god

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  30. kumar
    kumar says:

    Myself kumar an engineer by profession,planning to come to saudi on technician visa.My company assured that there wont be any problem to get family status.They are unable to give me engineer visa as my certificate attestation in india will take more time.
    As attrsted certificates are mandatory for applying family visa how can i apply for that?
    Also i am planning to marry after 6 months of service at saudi,how can i take my wife right after marriage? Marriage certificate embassy attestation may take more time.Please guide

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    • Moinuddin
      Moinuddin says:

      Before come get wrritten confirmation because my case is same , i heard that now they are not issuing visa to technician. Please be prepare for surprises and make your mind before come.

      For any visa you need all documents Education or Marrige certificates, must stamped form home country embbasy and also from MOFA KSA.

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      • Moinuddin
        Moinuddin says:

        I DONT WANT TO DISHART YOU BUT NOW SAUDI LAW CHNGING FREQUENTLY.
        MY CHILDREN ARE BIG OF AGE 14, FOR PROFFESSION CHANGE ALSO A BIG STORY, AFTER STRUGGLE OF 1 1/2 YEARS I SUCCED BUT I HAVE TO PAY COST.
        FOR VISIT VISA IS NO PROBLEM BUT YOU NEED AL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTESTED BY ATHORITIES OF BOTH COUNTRIES.
        I AM IN JEDDAH.

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  31. Moinuddin
    Moinuddin says:

    Dear All,
    الحمد الله
    I had got visit visa two times for my family, first my proffession on iqama was.HADDAD steel fixer and second time after changed to FANNY KAHERBA, electrical technician. BUT I had applied through interior ministry, first i got tasreeh from MOI and same day submit to MOFA JEDDAH office and max 8 days i got approval from MOFA.

    THIS IS LOOKING LENGHTY BUT AFTER TASREEH FROM MOI , ITS SOURE THAT YOU WILL GET VISA.INSHALLAH.

    NOW MY QUSETION IS WHAT IS THE MAX VALIDITY FOR STAMPING VISA AFTER ISSUE FROM MOFA.
    I heard that it is one month, i am not sure because in both casses above visa stamped with in two weeks. After stapmed its validity is for two month.

    Please any one give answer
    By the way iam pakistani and visa stamped from Karachi.

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  32. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    I would like to know whether it possible to get visit visa for step-mother in law as her name not entered in my wife’s passport

    Reply
  33. Muhammad Usman
    Muhammad Usman says:

    Hi, i have appllied Visit Visa for my mother and make chamber of commerce on 22-April-2013, but still MOFA did not issue the visa, when ever i open the website only the page appears which i filled for visit visa, can any body tell me how much time it will take these days to get Visit Visa or is there any another thing to do to get Visit Visa.

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  34. Shoukath Mappatukara
    Shoukath Mappatukara says:

    Dears.. I want to bring my father and mother here by visiting visa. now i working in Qassim ( saudi arabia ) my iqama profession is computer programmer. my family here with permenent visa.. so i want bring my parents upto hajj time stay here. so when i can submit the application. then if issue the visa within how many months they can reach here. also when will be stop to the visiting visa applications. first time will get 90 days is normal or.. thank you

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  35. SHAIKH..NAZEER
    SHAIKH..NAZEER says:

    Aslam..my name is shaikh.nazeer.my profesion is amil.tarkheeb……can got family permant visa.pls gv me details

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  36. Aji
    Aji says:

    Dear Sir,
    I had applied for visiting visa for my family, my profession is executive director, chamber attestation had finished before 15 days , but the status in the site is still no any answer, ahat I have to do can any body please help me with an answer

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  37. Sajan Babu
    Sajan Babu says:

    Dear,

    My Friend want to visit Jeddah just for 5days. He is working in Dubai, Indian National. How can i arrange visit visa for him? please help me in this matter.

    Thank you very much

    With best regards

    Sajan babu

    Reply
  38. Aurangzaib
    Aurangzaib says:

    Dear sir i have to know about that i am able for family visa or visit visa ….please advise me where i can check my it ..
    my new iqama profession is sales representative ..
    please give me link ….
    thanks

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  39. Ahmed Siddiqi
    Ahmed Siddiqi says:

    I had applied visit visa request for my father on 20th april 2013, the status is just showing application received. I am planning to go their on wednesday inshaAllah to know what is the exact reason for delay. I have already called my Mother and Mother in law for which the approval came in 4 and 15 days respectively.My profession is lecturer in Shaqra university

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  40. marlon
    marlon says:

    Hi everyone! I’m planning to get my wife for visit visa, can anyone tell me where i can go after applying online thru mofa website. I am confused because somebody told me,i have to go to chamber of commerce, others told me that i need to go to mofa. Thanks so much.please send any feedback immediately.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Marlon, there are two ways to apply for visit visa
      1. Through the mofa, then sponsor signature and final getting it attested by Chamber of commerce.
      2. Going to MOFA directly

      The second is usually for government organizations.

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      • Akash
        Akash says:

        Dear expert .

        Thank you for very informative blogs ..i am in STC ..(Saudi telecom company ) apply for my wife visit visa ..i send my Mofa application to Riyad and got a fee receipt from there of 25 SR…Now i am checking online status it show for new application. i go to Mofa they are also asking for new application.. can i submit New application in MOFA dammam without chamber of commerce..
        When i check online i am getting below message..I am living in dammam my Stc head office in Riyad.and registerd in Riyad chamber of commerse

        Application number: 6620005 Date of the request: 10/30/2013
        We hope to mobilize a new application and ratification of the Chamber of Commerce where the headquarters of your stay on 11/12/2013

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  41. Nauman Ahmed
    Nauman Ahmed says:

    Hi Everyone, please tell me if someone applied visit visa recently? i am trying to apply visit visa for my parents online, but when i submit web page error is coming. Please let me know if someone face this issue as i don’t know it is MOFA website issue or some other issue….

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  42. ka
    ka says:

    AOA.I am on visit visa if i go to my home country can my husband apply visit visa again in this week or there is any restriction about re apply visa???plz reply…

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      There is no restriction on applying visit visa immediately after you leave.
      However, normally just before Ramadan they stop issuing visit visa.

      Reply
  43. raheena
    raheena says:

    i am with my husband for 3years.I want visit visa for my mother,brothers,married sisters and baby of my sister.could i get?
    what i want to do?

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Visit visa for your mother, yes it possible.
      For the rest of the family members, you can try, but normally you do not get.

      Reply
  44. najeeb
    najeeb says:

    I am an indian.my proffession is enginneering.my family is living with me here.could i get visiting visa for my motherinlaw,brothersinlaw andsisters inlaw.

    Reply
  45. Romina
    Romina says:

    My husband is working in jubail saudia arabia. he’s planning to get a family visit visa for us. Can he also get a visit visa for her step daughter which is my daughter?

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      I suggest that he apply for visit visa for all of you in one form. Let him put in the relationship section as “Daughter” as there is no option for step-daughter in the form. Most probably he should get it provided your daughter is under 18 years.

      Do share your experience if you are successful or not.

      Reply
  46. Saleem
    Saleem says:

    I applied for a visit visa for my mother on Mofa-gov.sa and got the chamber of commerce stamped by paying SR 25.
    After 3 days when I checked the website, the same form appears with a message: تم التصديق على الطلب along with the application number and date with غرفة المدينة المنورة

    Is there any other procedure to be followed such as going to Istekdam or MOFA office, etc.

    Please advise.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      It means your application has been forwarded by Chamber of Commerce to MOFA.
      Kindly wait as now a days it is taking upto 15 days to get visa confirmation.

      Reply
  47. Ahmed Siddiqi
    Ahmed Siddiqi says:

    Dear friends, i just learned an important lesson a few days back. If you apply for visit visa and dont see any result except for the message “Your application has been received on this date”. Don’t wait for more than two weeks, go to the ministry again along with the form copy and tell them “nateeja ma jaa” (result not arrived). The person might take a note of it and write it as delayed. U can the get the visa approved on the same day itself. The same thing happened to me too. I waited for 21 days and then when i went there to enquire, they issued the visa starightaway.

    Reply
  48. Z
    Z says:

    The website is not very good. It doesnt update regularly. sometimes u need to visit the MOFA if its been more than 2 weeks.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Yes, Z. Sometimes, it happens as they are not updating the MOFA site.
      As seen from Ahmed Siddiqui’s experience in the above comment, if it is more than 2 weeks, then it is recommended to visit the MOFA office.

      Reply
  49. Asad
    Asad says:

    Dear Friends

    Main ney aur mery office friend ney aik sath family visit visa k liey apply kia. 02 din k baad hi meri family (wife & 02 daughters) ka visa approve ho gaya jab k mery friend ko Jeddah bulaya gaya. unhon ney ja kar required documents submit kar diey they aur unko kaha gaya k online check karen. Ab is bat ko 05 weeks guzar chukey hain par online check karney par same message hi appear ho raha hai, jis main Jeddah bulaya tha. Aap main sey koi bata sakta hai k maximum kitna time lag jata hai aur kia without rejection mery friend again apply kar sakty hain. Thanks in Advance. Jazak Allah

    Reply
      • Asad
        Asad says:

        Dear SaudiXpert

        Me and my office colleague applied for family visit visa. My visa has been issued after 02 days while they called my friend to Jeddah with original visa request and Iqama copy. He visited and submitted the requisite documents on 16-04-2013 and they said check online. Now after expiry of 40 days no update through mofa website. Kindly guide us can we apply for his visa again or how much we can wait?

        Thanks and Best Regards

        Reply
        • SaudiXpert
          SaudiXpert says:

          Dear Asad,
          I suggest that your friend visit the MOFA office again and ask them for the update.
          Let us know what happened.
          Best regards,

          Reply
          • Asad
            Asad says:

            We are in Jazan and it is very difficult to visit again and again to Jeddah therefore my friend not willing to travel Jeddah again. Is there any other option available?

  50. Zaheer
    Zaheer says:

    Assalam alaikum,

    My profession is MUSHAGHAL ALAT ALAF ( WINDING MACHINE OPERATOR )
    I received visit visa for my wife.
    Am I able to get family visa for my wife ?

    Pls. let me know.

    Thanks,

    Reply
  51. Amir Mohib
    Amir Mohib says:

    Dear’ can any one tell me that i am a land surveyor and my profession is land surveyor my pay is 2500 .wheather i bring my family in visit visa.plz
    ans me

    Reply
  52. Farrukh Masood
    Farrukh Masood says:

    Hi Dear,

    I want to get visit visa for my Aunti(My Father’s Sister) and my current profession is Computer Programmer so how can i get the visa or mean do i eligible for the this visa?? Thank you.

    Reply
  53. William
    William says:

    Try it online. You never know how the Saudi mind works. And it cost only SR25 ? So what is there to lose ?

    Reply
  54. Syed Zaheer
    Syed Zaheer says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,

    Please let me know Profession ” Mamdu Mubayadh ” (Sales representative) this profession is eligible for family visa ?

    Any general degree acceptable to get family visa for this profession OR specific degree is required of sales ?

    Pls. advise.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  55. Usman Shahid
    Usman Shahid says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,

    A.O.A,

    My father applied for our family visit visa on 25 May and COC attestation on 26 and on the same day we got the forwarding message that is been forwarded. Now its been 9days and same happening.

    He is working in Effat University and we have our own agent of company for jawazat and passport work. He fills the form usually for all employees.
    I noticed he fill the mobile number 508******. There is no 0 in start. Do you think it matters? Kindly tell me and also when should we visit MOFA office.
    Please advise.

    Shukran.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      The difference in mobile number does not matter at all.
      If the status of visa does not change after 15 days of COC attestation, then I suggest that father visit the MOFA office.

      Reply
  56. Abhay
    Abhay says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have Iqama written profession is “Masahe Aam” it is General Surveyor, on this can i got Family Visa?

    My got Iqama from Riyadh, for some work i am at Jeddah, can i shall get for Family visa form Jeddah MOI.

    Please give me your valuable suggesion.

    Thanks in advance.
    Abhay

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      As far as we know, it is not allowed to get your parents if your profession is laborer. However, I heard of few people getting their families by contacting some agents.

      Reply
  57. Muhammad Siddiq
    Muhammad Siddiq says:

    Dear Saudi Expert,
    AoA, i m pakistani and working in Riyadh as plumber, profession on my iqama is also plumber, is this profession in allowed cattagory to get the family visit visa. kindly answer me as soon as possible as Ramadan is comming soon and some persons say that just before Ramadan , they stop to grant visit visas,
    thanks a lot

    Reply
  58. Mrs Khan
    Mrs Khan says:

    AOA,I applied visa on 26.5.2013. the form is changed with arabic headline on form’s top still no result came.plz tell me what problem can be???

    Reply
  59. Salim
    Salim says:

    رقم الطلب:

    6199320

    تاريخ الطلب:

    2013/06/09

    نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتدون فيه بياناتك بكل دقة وتدوين اسماء المطلوبين للزيارة كاملة كما بالجواز السفر (ثلاثي)

    Can any buddy tell me whats the meaning of this status

    Thanks

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Salim. They are asking you to re-apply with the complete names as they are in your passport. If your passport is in English, type the names in English.
      Best of Luck

      Reply
  60. Zaheer
    Zaheer says:

    Assalam alaikum,

    My profession is Mandub Mubayad,(Sales representative) My Qualification-B.sc Biotechnology, Microbiloty & Chemisitry. Am I eligible to get family visa ?

    Please advise.

    Thanks,

    Reply
  61. Shahnawaz Khan
    Shahnawaz Khan says:

    Assalamualaikum

    I had applied visit visa for my family on 04-06-2013, still the application remains the same. I could not move further.

    I already rented a flat and please brothers suggest what should i do !!!

    Jazakallah Khair…

    Reply
  62. Aslam
    Aslam says:

    Salam,
    I have applied for visit visa for my parents thru’ my university (king saud Univ). On the next day when I checked the status I found that visa was not approved as saying dat apply after Haj. May I know what to do now, I want to bring parents ASAP. They came on visit visa two yrs before as well. Is there anyone who got approved visit visa application submitted after 16 June 2013?

    Jazakallah Khair…

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      That means they have stopped issuing visit visas now and will start issuing next Arabic year from Muharram which will be in November, 2013.

      Reply
  63. shafaque memon
    shafaque memon says:

    hi all

    i applied for visit visa for my wife and i submit form along with istakdam white papar on 09/06/2013 and after week new update came its says your application as been recieved on 15/06/2013 .any one can tell whats a next step and how long should i wait to get yellow papar .??

    Reply
  64. Afzal
    Afzal says:

    AoA,
    I applied for my parents visit visa on 21st may, 2013 and the application was displayed online on 26th may. When the status didnt change for many days, i visted the MOFA office on 9th june, they asked for the required docs ( iqama and my parents passport) which i provided right there and then. The same day they changed the status to “application has been received” . Now its been many days but no luck so far. My wife is expecting and has difficulty in air travel so i really need my parents here for support. Please advise

    Thankyou

    Reply
  65. Hussain
    Hussain says:

    Dear Author,

    Can you please provide complete link of GOV website to check If one is eligible to apply for family/parents visit visa. Many Thanks.

    B/Regards,

    Reply
  66. Desperate_to_Know
    Desperate_to_Know says:

    Dear All, Assalam-o-Alaikum,

    I am offered a job in Riyadh and received visa for this. Profession on visa is Computer Programmer.

    I am single and live with my mother who is an elderly lady of over 75 Years age. There will be no one here back home to look after her once I leave. I am told by my employer that after I arrive in KSA and have my Iqama issued, I will be able to invite her on extendable visit visa. My questions in this regard are;

    1. Is there any way that she can ask for a long term visa like wife and kids get?

    2. If I invite her on visit visa, will I be able to get one before Hajj. On compelling grounds?

    3. Visit visa are extendable, is there any limit to how many extensions?

    4. Is there any limit to number of visit visas per year for same person (my mother)?

    @SaudiXpert: Please throw some light, if you can.

    @All: I appreciate any input from anyone.

    Best Regards,

    DTK

    Reply
    • M.N.B
      M.N.B says:

      @DTK..As per your quesries..i only have some information.

      2. If you want to invite her on visit visa then apply after Hajj, as per my info visit visas are closed now and will open in new islamic year.i.e. Muharram

      3. Yes visit visas are extendable. it can be extended 3 times once the person is in the kingdom. So suppose if your mother’s visa is stamped and the limit is 30 days(1 month) it means you can you can have 3 more extensions after the first one. so a total of 4 months stay. If you can get visa for 60 days(i m not sure if it still holds) then again the same condition but the stay period increases

      But i prefer that you should also confirm from some agency/ agent and refer to mofa site as well as rules and regulation are subject to change

      Reply
      • DTK
        DTK says:

        @M.N.B. Thank you very much for taking time and replying to my queries. Jazak Allah.

        I have visited http://www.mofa.gov.sa and yes there is tons of useful information there.

        Now I understand the visit visa and the extension process. I would also like to explore possibilities for issuance of Iqama for my mother under my sponsorship? Can any other gentleman throw some light?

        Thanking you in advance.

        DTK

        Reply
  67. nadeem
    nadeem says:

    i need information that can i bring my wife here in Permanent or Visit visa on my profession.
    my profession is ( رسام تصاميم كهربائية ) (Painter electrical designs) …

    Please help me and tell me on my email as soon as possible..thanks in advance….

    Best Regards,
    Nadeem Arshad

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      I heard that only for wife, the issuing of visit visa open through out the year.
      You can try. All the best.
      Kindly do share your experience as others in similar situation will benefit.

      Reply
  68. farooq
    farooq says:

    Dear brother

    I submitted documents for visit visa of my in law parents on 02/06/02013 and it was confirmed by ministry web site, but their was no progress in the status, though it is going to expire one month,pls suggest what shall I do to get visa ,shall I go for new one or shall I wait for some more time pls suggest
    JAzaikumullahu khair

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Give MOFA a visit and check.
      Most probably they have stopped issuing visit visas as Ramadan is approaching.

      Reply
  69. Fazil Mohamed
    Fazil Mohamed says:

    Dear Brother,

    Assalamu alaikum.

    i would like to know if it is possible for me to apply for permanent visa for my mother and younger brother (12 yrs)both of whom are under my dependency as my father recently passed away.

    I am on a married status in my current employment also my visa category is favourable to apply for permanent family visa.

    thanks in advance !

    Reply
  70. Filipinain dubai
    Filipinain dubai says:

    My sister works in jeddah as nurse can she apply for visit visa for me? I am presently living & working on dubai. Or can i ersonally apoly for visit visa to jeddah fom dubai?
    kindly advise.

    Many thanks

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      It is possible to bring your wife, sons and daughters on visit. However, regarding grandson it depends on the mood of officer approving.
      Also note, the jawazat will start issuing visit visas after Hajj only.

      Reply
    • Muneer
      Muneer says:

      My proffession is funnylaham(what is the meaning of funnylaham),could i bring my wife and son for visiting visa?

      Reply
  71. Sajeev
    Sajeev says:

    our company is planning to start an office in Jubail,i wish to bring my Wife son and my mother.my mother is widow . can you suggest me which profession is better to get visa. especially i want my mom with me ( not visit)

    Reply
  72. Muneer
    Muneer says:

    Assalamu alaikkum,

    Anybody help to me,my proffession is funnylaham.Could i bring to my wife and son for visitingvisa.?

    Reply
  73. Ali murtaza
    Ali murtaza says:

    Slam to all,

    I want to apply visit visa for my wife.I’m confuse that In Ramadan MOFA proceeding about Family Visit Visa’s?

    Anyone have info please share.

    Reply
    • mohammed salar
      mohammed salar says:

      Dear Ali,
      i just applied on 17-7-2013 and they accepted my application,, so don’t wait apply as soon as possible
      i heard that visit visa is opened through out the year for spouse,,

      Reply
  74. Rehman
    Rehman says:

    Can you please advise what are the requirements to process my mother’s visit visa. She is in India and I want to bring her to KSA to take care of my new born baby who will be joining me within 2 weeks.( My wife + my son-2 months old are in India). This is my first child and my wife is unable to take care of her baby – she seeks Parental guidance… – Is there any way to process my mother’s visa now.. please advise

    Reply
  75. sajid
    sajid says:

    Dear Expats/ Friends:

    I would like to know it is possible to get visit visa for my parents and unmarried sister 22 years old and brother 18 years old as my iqama profession is fanni kharabai (electrical tech) and i am unmarried.

    Please help me and reply with your suggestions asap….

    Thanks

    sajid

    Reply
  76. Muhammad Ali Butt
    Muhammad Ali Butt says:

    Asalam O Alequm ,

    please koi info de sakta hai mujhe apni wife ko lana hai family visa par , mere professtion building construction labor tha jo change kar ke electrition (diploma ) ka kara liya hai par mre diploma abhi aya nai hai
    mujhe kon kon se document chahiyeh honge or pakistan main mujhe kia karna hai or kon se document chahiyeh hain please help me out [email protected]
    +966546456658/+966552364739

    Reply
  77. Shaikh Mohammed Gayas
    Shaikh Mohammed Gayas says:

    Asslam alai kum Weramatu allahi barakatuhu
    Dear sir i am Trying to call my wife end daudhgter next monthe i wanted now can i get visit visa in my campany i am capble for family

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      wa alaikum as salam.
      If you are eligible for famliy visa, your company will do the required paperwork and procedure. You can approach your HR.

      Reply
  78. Huzaifa
    Huzaifa says:

    Hello Xpert. i want to know that may i call my mother and sister (unmarried) and brother (unmarried) my iqama profession is ‘Cashier’
    and i also want to know the link where i can fill a form.

    thanks in advance.

    Reply
  79. Shabbir
    Shabbir says:

    Hi expert, my parents-in-law are here on a visit visa. They were given entry for one month. I got it extended twice. But in this recent extension they did not stamp mughadra.can they get an other extension. Please advice. Thank you

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      If they did not stamp “final”, they can more extensions. I have personally experienced that for one month visa, they are renewing upto six times; each time one month.
      And 3 months visa are normally renewed only 2 times.

      Any how, if they did not write/stamp “Final” on the passport, it can be extended.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  80. mohmmed
    mohmmed says:

    previous year my friend got family visa in the month of shawwal.would they issue visit visa in this year also. could i get visit visa for my family for only one month.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      “Permanent Family” visa are open throughout the year.
      Also, some times they are issuing “visit” visa for wife during Ramadan & Hajj period.
      But as a general rule – Visit visas are closed during Ramadan & Hajj period.
      Hope this clarifies things.

      Reply
  81. Romana
    Romana says:

    Hi, Im a british female, got a job in Saudi as an TEFL teacher. I have 3 children who I want to take with me. Is it possible for us as a whole family to travel together (kids and husband) at the same time. It will be hard for me to apply for visit visa once im in Saudi due to not have a mehram there, also my children are small so I want them to be with me straight away. Is that possible. Also are family visit visa’s issued when visit visa’s are closed for hajj?

    Reply
    • Shabbir
      Shabbir says:

      Hi romana. What i know from my knowledge and experience is that you cant get a visa for ur family until you get ur iqama( resident permit) made and u will get ur iqama in a couple of weeks after entering KSA.now once u get ur iqama u can apply for ur kids visit visa anytime.

      Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Yes, it may be possible. At least I have heard of gents who got their family along when they are coming for the first time on job visa. You can try with your employer.
      Hope this help.
      All the best.
      Do let us know what happened.

      Reply
  82. Iftekhar
    Iftekhar says:

    Hi dear, my profession is Marketing specialist and my family is already in KSA on permanent visa. Would you please advise if i can apply visit visa for my brother (42 years) with his wife (my sister in-law) and what are the documents required by Saudi government to issue the visit visa. also can i apply after Ramadan? Appreciate your great support. Looking forward your help. Thanks

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Dear Iftekhar, you can try. There is nothing to lose except Sr 25 chamber fee. There have been few cases, where some people were successful in getting relative who were not immediate family members.
      However, visit visas are not being until end of hajj. So you may try after that.
      Best of luck and do share your experience.

      Reply
        • Kal
          Kal says:

          Dear Saudi expert,
          You’r doing great job. Thank you on behalf of everyone.
          I am in Riyadh, married with 2 babies. they’re with me with Iqamas with everything. My wife wants me to invite (her sister_husband_two daughters in high school)this summer. Is it possible? It will be great if possible.Your prompt answer is highly appreciated.

          Reply
  83. umair
    umair says:

    Hi , i hope all will be fine, i am applying for my wife visit visa online , can any one tell me that are they approve this visit …any idea or chances. of approval.?
    i am in jeddah
    your reply will be highly appreciated.

    BR
    Umair

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      It depends on your profession.
      Also, during starting from Ramadan to end of Dhul Hijjah, visit visa are not approved generally. However there can be exceptions.

      Reply
  84. Mohamed Irfan
    Mohamed Irfan says:

    My Iqama profession is “Statistics Specialist”, my diploma certificate is “Diploma in Computer programming languages”. Is it matching with proffesionals? please clarify.

    Reply
    • Mahboob
      Mahboob says:

      Yes, you can try for family visa but of course you need to get attestation for your degree and marriage certificate.

      Reply
  85. Mohammed Shah Alam
    Mohammed Shah Alam says:

    Sir,
    I am Mohammed Shah Alam my Iqama profession is Computer Technician, I want to bring my wife, children, Father, Mother alone with my big brother in visit visa, could you reply my can I bring them same time?

    Thanks,
    Mohammed Shah Alam

    Reply
  86. rowena
    rowena says:

    hi! how long does it takes to approve permanent visa in saudi? As my husband asked agent to do the papers june 25, 2013.. He thought better to ask agent to do the papers than to do by himself..
    Also i will ask if it is true that u need too pay 2000 sr together with the document? what if the istiqdam or MOFA reject the document? they will refund it?

    thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • Mahboob
      Mahboob says:

      Yes, its true you need to pay SAR 2,000 and it will be refunded to same channel, if they don’t grant the visa. They will tell you same time when you submit the application to the office whether your visa granted or not.

      Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      Getting Permanent Visa is just a matter of one day, all you need is complete documentations, fee of SR 2000 and a profession eligible for getting the family on permanent Visa
      All the very best

      Reply
  87. Asma
    Asma says:

    I am lecturer in Jeddah , can I apply visit visa for my parents now or I need to wait after Hajj , I also want to bring my sister here with them ,she need her husband authority letter or not beacuse my father will be coming with her and he is mehram of her.

    Kindly reply me and I also need address and contact number of “Istiqdam visit visa submission office in Jeddah

    Thank you

    Reply
  88. Touseef Ahmad
    Touseef Ahmad says:

    Dear Sir,
    Greetings.

    I am working in Nokia. I am living with family in Madina Al Munawwara. My Iqama profession is Funny Ittesalat (Telecom Technician). I want to call my parents ( mama & Baba) to saudi Arabia with visit visa. Can I get visit visa for my parents. Please reply me.

    Thank you very much for consideration.

    BR//

    Reply
    • Mahboob
      Mahboob says:

      Yes there is big possibility that you can get visit visa for your parents, some times its depend on the mood of office. So try and INSHAALLAH you will get.

      Reply
  89. Khanzad
    Khanzad says:

    I want to bring my wife and a 4 months old infant son, should i prepare a separate passport for the child as well? what will be other requirements?

    Reply
    • Mahboob
      Mahboob says:

      Hi dear, yes of course, you need separate passport for your kid, you also need marriage certificate attested from Saudi Embassy.

      Reply
  90. big Vince
    big Vince says:

    Hi saudiexpert! How’s your day?? I am ATM Engineer now and my profession in my iqama is Electronic engineer. Can I ask if I have a rights or am I eligible to bring my brother or my sisters here in saudi arabia?? Many thanks for your time..

    Reply
  91. Rashid
    Rashid says:

    I am working in Saudi Arabia as General Mechanical Engineer. Can I bring my family on visit visa and process their IQAMA during their stay in KSA?

    Reply
  92. Mahboob
    Mahboob says:

    @ Rashid, actually you can not process for Iqama with visit visa, your profession is good and you are eligible to get Family visa , in my opinion, you need to go ahead to apply for permanent family visa. In this regard, you need to get attestation from Saudi Embassy for your marriage certificate and Degree. If you need any further information about permanent family visa or visit visa, you may call me 0551831034 or you can send e-mail: [email protected]

    Reply
    • Syed
      Syed says:

      Dear sir,
      If I bring my wife on visit in K.S.A because it will take time for attestion etc in Pakistan. During her stay can i proceed for a permanent visa. My current profession in AC Tech. and I am going to change it to engineer ASAP.

      Reply
  93. rowhen
    rowhen says:

    thanks you Sir for ur response

    again I will ask if its compulsory to attest documents in home country? my husband is an Egyptian and hes a Doctor… tnx

    Reply
    • zeeshdon
      zeeshdon says:

      will i get a visit visa for my wife ,if i apply in september?if so how long will it take as the hajj season is approaching?also will there be any delays coz of this nitaqat system?

      Reply
  94. Sajjad
    Sajjad says:

    Did anyone of above had experienced in bringing her sister on family visit visa. if some of one did it, so please let me guide and tell me the requirements.

    Reply
  95. Hafiz
    Hafiz says:

    HI,

    Can anyone let me know if someone visa category is “Sales” so the person can bring his family in KSA on permanent visa?

    thanks

    Reply
  96. ali
    ali says:

    ASWK,

    Please suggest whether it is possible to get a visit visa for parents in period after Ramadhan and before Hajj. My profession is Industrial Engineer and I have my family with me here in Saudi Arabia. Like what I read in some comments above and also as told by SaudiXpert that during the period from Ramadhan to Hajj no visit visas are issued by MOFA. Is it official? or just like expats understanding of unwritten rules in KSA?… Your advice will be very helpful. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
  97. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    My wife is pregnant and i want to call my mother on visit visa to care the issue.
    MoFA has declined my application 2 times online due to Hajj ban.
    Tomorrow i will go to MoFA office in Jeddah to request in person.

    Please any advice from your side.

    Shahid

    Reply
  98. shajahan
    shajahan says:

    assalamualykum,i want to bring my in laws in visiting visa,is it possible to bring in laws ? ,My profession is Electronic technician.waiting for ur valuable information

    Reply
  99. Najia
    Najia says:

    Salam,
    My father died on 22 august 2013 & only my mother and my sister her age is 25 left.i have no brother and relative.im married can my mam & sister can be transffered on my husband visa.his visa status is general surveroy.we born in jeddah and never went ti our home land.can we do & can we get permission from ministry?

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Wa alaikum as salam.

      I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May Allah grant him jannah.

      I would suggest that your husband approach the jawazat & Ministry of Interior and check
      with them if there is any possibility to transfer your mother & sister.

      Also, if any of our readers know of similar case, kindly request you to share your experience.

      Reply
      • Kashif
        Kashif says:

        Dear,

        My wife had already 1 child when i married to her,Now the name of baby is with her father name….Like “Noora Sultan”.
        I want to apply visit visa for my wife and the child….pls advice me
        Her father left her with mother…what documents should i need to fulfill the requirement of visit visa for wife and the child.

        Regards
        Kashif

        Reply
  100. Shahed
    Shahed says:

    Assalamu alaikum,
    My Profession is computer engineer. Is there any possibility to get visit visa for my grandmother along this my parents. I want to apply after Hajj as visit visas will be closed now.

    Reply
  101. Riyoz
    Riyoz says:

    Dear All,
    I am planning to bring my parent to Saudi in visit visa for 3 months. My Sponsor is in Dammam but I am working in Riyadh .Can you please tell me whether I can submit the online application in Riyadh Chamber of commerce . My friends are telling they are not accepting in Riyadh chamber of commerce because my sponsor is in Dammam. Please confirm where I need to be submitted the application from (Dammam or Riyadh).Thanks

    Reply
  102. SaudiXpert
    SaudiXpert says:

    If your sponsor has C.R (Commercial Registration) with Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, then you can apply in Riyadh; else you have to apply in Dammam.
    I suggest that you fill the form electronically and send it to your sponsor to sign it and then ask your HR person or your friend to submit to Chamber of commerce in Dammam.
    Best of luck.

    Reply
    • Akash
      Akash says:

      MY STC company has also the same i did chamber of commerce . then i go to MOFA dammam but they check in computer and ask new application..i sgn from my company.what should i try next.

      Reply
      • Jamisa
        Jamisa says:

        Still not available…=(
        They issued me one last aug but unfortunately, i put my iqama number wrong.. So i requested for a new one.. And it’s still on processing.. So i have to rebook the tickets i bought.. Is it true that there’s a delay in processing this time? Thanks!

        Reply
  103. Afsal
    Afsal says:

    Dear,
    I m planning to bring my parents on visting visa to Saudi for 2 months…when i apply for the visa, how many months of iqama validity is required.

    please your reply as possible as earliest.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      I have not heard till date anyone’s application for visit visa being rejected on the basis of validity period of iqama. I guess that as long as the iqama is valid, there should be no problem. If you come across information on this, kindly share so that others may benefit.

      Reply
  104. Sulthan Kaja
    Sulthan Kaja says:

    Dear ,

    I am working in Riyadh as a engineer ( My iqama profession also ). 10 days ago i got a family visa ( Residence ) for my wife.Unfortunately it was cancelled 5 days ago.So , i enquired reason for cancellation in MOI but they are telling the engineering catagory is not mentioned in the iqama ( civil or mech ). My doubt is,
    1.Is it possible to change engineer to Civil Engr.?,,How long it will take ? & what s the procedure?.
    2.) If i change the iqama status , Is there any problem to reject my visa application?

    Please let me know friends.

    Reply
  105. salam
    salam says:

    Dears

    can any anyone guide me about family visa while my Iqama profession is “Electrician” can i apply on this profession for visit visa

    Reply
  106. KHAN
    KHAN says:

    AOA.is it true that MOFA is not extending visit visas now?plz reply its urgent?n anyone who extend his visa plz share his experience?

    Reply
  107. boch
    boch says:

    I have applied and succesfully recived the yello slip needed to bring my wife over to Saudi Arabia. My visa agent submitted the application the same day, and an hour later was issued a file number with the Embassy in Ottawa Canada. When i go online to the embassy webiste. they have a post which states that it will take 10 days to process the visa once the application has been registered at the Consular section. My question is. the file number which i recived is that confromation that the application has been recived by the consular section?

    Reply
  108. riyaz
    riyaz says:

    Recently i change my profession on my iqama as marketing specialist then i bring my wife and my son on visit visa now they are staying with me . visit visa will expire on 2 Nov now i am planning to transfer them on family visa is it possible to change visit visa to family visa what is the procedure kindly advise me ….

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      @Riyaz
      We are not aware if what you say is possible.
      If you are able to do it, kindly share your experience so that others may benefit.

      Reply
  109. rowhen
    rowhen says:

    Assalamu Alaikum to all

    Thus anybody here tell me what are the procedures to apply visit visa? I have already here the complete requirements and also i am eligible for it

    what would be the next step i do? i want to go personaly in jeddah but i dont know from where office i will go..

    hoping for your as soonn as possible reply.. tnx

    Reply
  110. Ajmal
    Ajmal says:

    Dear,
    is it possible to apply for visit visa or permanent visa for the below iqama status ??
    iqama status = مساعد اداري ( Administrative Assistant )

    can i apply on November ?

    Reply
  111. azhar
    azhar says:

    Asalamalikum

    To all of my brothers ..I want to know that how to apply a visit visa in saudi arbia nd how to fill the application form because before i fill the application form and that was rejected they are saying this all data in arbic language only names in latin language nd second time i fill same what they are saying but that one also rejected nd they are again given same message … i just want to asked anyone or experts here … should i write the names with my name means i want my wife visa .should i write fatima azhar khan like this or what please help me my brothers … thank you

    Reply
  112. Riyaz
    Riyaz says:

    Dear Brothers,

    Can you please someone tell me step by step procedure how to fill the fields in online family visit visa in Arabic.If you share screenshot or sample filled form would be really help me to fill the form for my parents.Thanks.

    Reply
  113. Javed
    Javed says:

    Dear Brothers in Islam,

    Please help me…

    My Iqama has expired and I want to go on Final Exit, but before final exit we were blessed with a cute Baby Boy, I have got Passport & Birth Certificate, but since now Iqama has expired I cannot add the baby on my Iqama,

    Please brother advise as to how can i exit along with my child,, is it possible to exit, since we are going on final exit, i have read on some blog that the baby passport only needs to registered in Jawazat for exit.

    Please kindly someone reply me for Allah(swt) sake.

    My email is [email protected]

    Reply
  114. Ahsan
    Ahsan says:

    Dear Brothers,

    I want to apply family visit visa but my iqama is going to expire on December 2013(2 months) can I apply now and get 3 months visit visa or it will be till my iqama expiry date. Please provide me the information.

    Can I apply now or after Muharram 1?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Ahsan

    Reply
      • Gul
        Gul says:

        Ok. Thanks.
        Actually I applied last week but it got rejected. So I thought may be they will open it in Muharram.
        When did you apply? And how long the process take?

        Reply
        • amir
          amir says:

          I applied online on thursday and waited for two days as it was off (friday & Saturday). I checked the status on sunday around 3,o clock and it was approved.
          so you may say it took one day to process

          Reply
          • Gul
            Gul says:

            Ok.
            For me my company applied it. I don’t know what’s the exact procedure. Could you please advise on it.

            1. I have to apply online on mofa website. Fill all the information and wait for approval?

            2. Do I need to visit the ministry office personally and chamber of commerece also? I’m confused here. Appreciate your guide.

          • Qayyum
            Qayyum says:

            dear amir, i also applied online for visit visa and got an application no.. now what to do now. should i submit this application to ministry after signature or it will be approved automatically.. and how can i check my status online?? help me please

        • amir
          amir says:

          just fill your application online with the help of any arabic friend. Type the visitors name in english as appeared in passport. rest all in arabic.
          while filling in the visitors name write the full name.for example one’s name is abdul aziz and his father name is muhammad ali then write abdul aziz muhammad ali. in case of women if someone’s name is hina bukhari and husband name in passport is sabeeh bukhari then put hina bukhari sabeeh bukhari. hope its clear to you now.

          Once completed you can print it out. sign at the bottom with date and get your company stamp.

          take this completed application with company stamp and your signature to chamber of commerce office (also take a copy of it with you) and pay 25 SAR.

          He will enter some details on website again and will keep the copy with him.will give you back the original and a new receipt.

          Nothing to do now.Just keep on tracking your application with the number mentioned at your application.

          Reply
          • syed
            syed says:

            Dear Amir,

            Totally process i followed and done,but they have done chamber on my visit visa form,i mean they kept sticker on the same form,and i have not received any new receipt.

            IS THAT CHAMBER VALID,please help me.

  115. Sahil Khan
    Sahil Khan says:

    Dear Brother Islam:

    Can anyone help me getting visa for my parents and my young unmarried sister age 20 years old.

    I am Indian and my age is 25 years and i am unmarried and i tried to apply visa for my parents and my young unmarried sister 20 years before hajj and visa got rejected and i think due to hajj season ministry did not approved my visa and after hajj again i tried for visa on 23rd October 2013 but today again visa got rejected by MOFA.

    when i apply for a visa first time my profession was electrical technician and now i have changed my profession as purchase officer.

    Please let me know what is the actual reason and is their any possibilities to get visa for my parents and sister.

    Thanks & Best regards

    Sahil Khan

    Reply
  116. Abu Omer
    Abu Omer says:

    Want to bring my parents on visit visa along with nurse as my mother needs here support.
    My Parents are above 70 (Indian citizen).
    Can I get visit visa for all three (Parents+nurse)

    The feedback is much appreciated.

    Reply
  117. Asif
    Asif says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have applied Visit Visa of my Mother on September 2013, Reply was ”
    تقديم طلب الزيارة بعد الحج بتاريخ 05/09/2013 ”

    After that I went to MOFA office Dammam on 24th October 2013 submitted Medical Certificate of my Wife,Iqamah Copy and My Wife Iqamah Copy.

    My Profession is Project Engineer. until now the same result displayed.

    I am planiing to go MOFA , next week. Please advice.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      What did they tell you last time when you went to MOFA ?

      As per the Arabic text you mentioned above, it is telling to apply after Hajj.

      Reply
  118. Asif
    Asif says:

    Hi Saudi Expert,

    It has been several days(almost 2 weeks) since I applied for visit visa for my Mother however the online status still shows تم التصديق على الطلب. What is your advice?

    Reply
      • Expat.New
        Expat.New says:

        I got the Visit Visa for my father in 4 days. So, I would suggest you to wait and be patient. You will get the Visa for your mother, InshaAllah.

        Reply
      • Ali jz
        Ali jz says:

        Hello saudiXpert ,

        i applied for visit visa for my parents and sister in a same application and got this message :

        نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وادخال رقم تأشيرة الدخول بتاريخ 05/11/2013

        Reply
  119. Ali jz
    Ali jz says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,

    I applied a vist visa for my parents and sister on 2nd nov today i checked the status i showed me that my saudi entry number is not correct even i entered the correct number.

    ” نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وادخال رقم تأشيرة الدخول بتاريخ 05/11/2013 ”
    My profession on Iqama is financial analyst , what could be the possible reasons for this rejection ? is it because i applied for my sister visa along with parents in the same application ? i will apply again tomorrow with the same number coz i dont have anyother entry number i confirmed it from Mandoob

    Please let me know

    Thanks
    Ali

    Reply
    • amir
      amir says:

      Dear Ali,
      while filling the online visit visa application they ask you to enter your visa number not the entry number. i know when i was filling the online application for my parents i entered the visa number.This number is available at the top right of your visa page in your passport (Al-Raqm).

      Try this i am sure this will help.

      Reply
      • Ali jz
        Ali jz says:

        I tired that number as well , again got rejected , GOD know what number they want .There is no proper system , sometime i feel they use to reject just to earn money . :P

        Reply
  120. Xulfi
    Xulfi says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,
    Please let me know, my profession on my IQAMA is Mechanic for trucks and buses. I am also working as workshop controller/workshop supervisor in an automobile company. Am I eligible to bring my family (Wife & Kids) on IQAMA/permanent visa???????

    Please note that I am a mechanical engineer by qualification and I have already submitted my degree (translated in Arabic and attested by Saudi consulate) to my company if they need to change but they have not changed my profession yet! They said that after my completion of my probation the company will bring my family and i don’t need to worry.

    Reply
  121. shahulhameed
    shahulhameed says:

    Dear Saudixpert,

    I applied for visit visa for wife on 31/10/2013. I got notification from mofa website today as follow
    نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتدوين رقم خطاب مكتب العمل بتعديل المهنه في مبررات الزيارة بتاريخ 03/11/2013 Did’t get visit visa?my first profession was فني سكب but now changed my original professionرسام عام 3month ago without submit my certificate.What is next procedure

    Reply
  122. ABRAR
    ABRAR says:

    Dear Saudixpert,

    Please let me know can i bring my mother and sister on visit visa. i am leaving in Jeddah and my iqama profession is فني كهربائي تمديدات.

    Reply
  123. Syed
    Syed says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,

    i heard recently that visit visa could be extended to max of 14 months, is this news correct?
    Point to note that :: earlier i was only given maximum extension upto nine months for my wife.

    Please confirm and enlighten us with correct news.

    Regards.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Dear Syed,
      This is the first time I have heard that it can be extended upto 14 months.
      Most of the cases I have come across did go more than 9 months.
      If any of our readers have experienced it more than 9 months, please do share.

      Reply
  124. Shoaib
    Shoaib says:

    Dear SadiXpert,
    I heard through one of my colleague that visit visa will be only for 90 days and after that no extension will be granted based on a statement before 15 – 20 days.
    Is it true because i am preparing my family documents for applying?
    Please update me.
    Thanks & Regards

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      I did not understand your situation.
      Normally you get a 30 days or a 90 days visa.
      If you want to extend the visa, then you go to the jawazat 1 week before the expiry and apply for extension. You need to go early in morning.
      You usually get extension for 30 days or 90 days.
      You can keep getting extension at the end of every expiry until the guy stamps “nihaee”, which means it is the final extension and you will not get any more extension and you will have to leave before the expiry date.
      Hope it is clear.

      Reply
  125. Asif Raza
    Asif Raza says:

    Dear friends,
    My friend applied for family visit visa.. Can I know that what is this msg for and what to do know…? here is my email if someone can help me.. [email protected] “نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتدوين رقم خطاب مكتب العمل بتعديل المهنه في مبررات الزيارة”

    Thanks,

    Asif Raza

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      If I have understood the Arabic right, it is telling you to apply for a new application after changing your profession.

      However, I would suggest you to visit MOFA first and ask them to clarify what they exactly require.

      Do share your experience

      Reply
  126. waseem
    waseem says:

    I applied for my Mother & Sister(Unmarried, Lives with my mother) Visit Visa 4 Days ago, My Profession is “Computer Programmer”.

    They Rejected with this Message “تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب بتاريخ 12/11/2013″

    Any body can help?

    Reply
  127. A J
    A J says:

    Can anyone explain what this message means.
    تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب بتاريخ 07/11/201
    I got this today although I applied on 6/12/2013

    Reply
  128. muzaffar
    muzaffar says:

    نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وتدوين رقم خطاب مكتب العمل بتعديل المهنه في مبررات الزيارة بتاريخ whats means of this please any body reply

    Reply
    • Kiani
      Kiani says:

      You have changed your profession before, they need the code number of that paper that your sponsor sent to labor office to change your profession. please mention it on ” مبررات الزيارة”

      Reply
  129. Nas
    Nas says:

    Dear,
    My iqama have validity of 2.5 month more, if i requested for visit visa for 90 days, they will accept or not or need to renew iqama. my profession is eligible for visit visa.

    Reply
  130. Usman
    Usman says:

    I applied for visit visa for my parents
    today I seen this message coming
    please what is the meaning of this,,,,,,,,
    مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجده بتذكرة المراجعة وأصل الطلب وأصل الإقامة وصورة منها بتاريخ 19/11/2013

    Reply
  131. Wasim Aslam
    Wasim Aslam says:

    Dear Sir

    My iqama profession is Marketing Specialist and i want visit visa for my wife. tell me can i get the visit visa ? what whats kind of documents required ?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      Yes easily,
      the only documents required is Passport copy of your wife (make sure the passport is valid for atlease another six months and your name appears in her passport), then a copy of your Iqama and passport copy.

      Reply
  132. Ali Kashif
    Ali Kashif says:

    Hi,

    The profession on my iqama is Engineer. Is it possible to get a visit visa for my mother-in-law along with sister-in-law? My wife & kid are already here in KSA with me under my sponsorship.

    Has anyone had an experience of this particular case? Please advise?

    Regards,
    Ali

    Reply
  133. Arslan Khalid
    Arslan Khalid says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am Arslan and Currently working as a Accountant and my Current Profession on Iqama and Passport is (AMIL ADDI) which is General Labor.
    I want to change my profession to bring my family from Pakistan.My employer is saying that after all when he will change my Profession from General Labor to Accountant but after changing profession i will be unable to bring my family because Ministry of labor will reject your request for family visa because your first status when you reached Saudi Arabia was labor.Please guide me.My please of Iqama issue is DOWADMI..Thanks

    Please reply soon

    Reply
  134. Hassan
    Hassan says:

    @SaudiXpert & @ All
    I filled the form online, then got a print out, had it signed & stamped by my employer and took it to COC. COC charged me fee, gave me receipt and returned original papers.

    Is that all or do I need to take the stamped application printout & COC receipt to some office? Do I just need to track my application on line?

    On line status has changed to :
    تم التصديق على الطلب:) بتاريخ 2013/11/21 (غرفة الشرقية)

    Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      Yes dear you have to wait unless a message saying something like “Submit the documents” will appear, then you need to go MOFA with the original application attached with a copy of your IQAMA & copy of family passport(s).
      Note: dont forget to take a printout of the application with the message “Submit the documents”

      Reply
  135. Mohammed Salah Uddin
    Mohammed Salah Uddin says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am a Bangladeshi My entry proffession to kindom was labour, Recently I changed to Quantity Accountant . i would like to bring my wife & a daughter . Can I get permanent family visa ? if so then please let me know the procedures & what kind of documents I need to submit to istiqdam .

    thanks
    salah

    Reply
  136. abu hamzah
    abu hamzah says:

    assalamu’alaikum all..

    i’m abu hamzah a student in the Islamic university of Madinah,
    i have a few ques 2 ask..

    1. is it possible for a me to apply for a visit visa for my parents?
    2. where is the chamber of commerce? can i do the process in madinah or must i go to jeddah?
    3. what is the difference between the chamber of commerce and MOFA?

    the reason for me bringing in my mom is because my wife is giving birth in a month time, i would really appreciate a helping hand..thank you in advance..

    Reply
  137. abu katheer
    abu katheer says:

    Is it possible to get a visa for my ex-wife so she can come visit her/our children that are here with me. She was here before with iqama, etc and we got a divorce and she went back and her exit/entry has expired. She needs to come and visit her children. Can i get her a visa visit? What would I put on as her status “mother of children” as we are no longer married. I’m here on a work visa, with iqama, etc.

    Reply
  138. Muhammad Imran
    Muhammad Imran says:

    Assalam O Alaikum,

    i have applied for family visit visa on date 07-Dec-2013 and did COC on date 08-Dec-13…

    still i am waiting for visa to be approval, still it is showing status تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 6880803 ) بتاريخ 2013/12/08 (غرفة الأحساء)

    Yesterday i was go to MOFA Dammam Office, i ask them to check they read my bar code of my application forum and told me to wait,

    i dont know how much to wait,
    my demand number is 6880803
    my iqama number is 2273593026

    please suggest me what to do

    Reply
      • Muhammad Imran
        Muhammad Imran says:

        hello brother Umar,

        still there is no changes in my visit visa application status, i am waiting for it
        if i receive any changes, i will inform here on forum INN SHA ALLAH

        Good Luck All Of You

        Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      Dear still to go through a lengthy process, the next update will be to present documents to MOFA, and after they receive your documents a message will appear something like “request received” and then you have to wait for the result.
      i have a bad experience done COC on Nov 20th still waiting, i have submitted the Original Form to MOFA on 12th Dec then status changes to تم استلام الطلب, and then nothing happened
      Please keep updating about the status of your request

      Reply
  139. ahmed
    ahmed says:

    مستند تأشيرة

    الرجاء طباعة المستند ومراجعة ممثلية المملكة لإصدار تأشيرة الدخول
    Could someone pls tell me what does this mean? I had applied for my in laws visa and this is the response that I have got. Does it mean visa has been issued and I shd get it stamped from home country?

    Reply
  140. rowhen
    rowhen says:

    Hi to all:

    anybody here knows how long does it take the yellow slip upon submitted? My khafil sumbitted all my requirements. they said on him to return back.
    thank you!

    Reply
      • rowhen
        rowhen says:

        To: Aijaz ahmad dar

        for you to understand.. My employer was the one submitted my papers to istiqdam office for permanent family visa.. Upon submission they didnt give anything.. just they told my employer to return back.. my question is? how many days the istiqdam give visa?

        Reply
        • aijaz ahmad dar
          aijaz ahmad dar says:

          Dear, its an instant service the permanent visa is issued on the same time of submission of the application form if all the documents are as per the requirement else they will immediately reject or return the application to fulfill the requirements.

          Reply
  141. Ali Khan
    Ali Khan says:

    Dear

    I Have applied visit visa of my Mother and sister. Twice it was rejected.

    Can anybody guide me, how to get visa of mother and sister??

    i will be very thankful.

    Reply
  142. syed
    syed says:

    Assalamu Alaikum dear all,

    I have applied VISIT VISA FOR MY FAMILY and after chamber i got status مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجده بتذكرة المراجعة وأصل الطلب وأصل الإقامة وصورة منها ,then i went to MOFA JEDDAH and submitted chamber paper and shown my iqama and a copy of that,MOFA Accepted my form and said me to check online after 10 days,but still the status shows the same مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجده بتذكرة المراجعة وأصل الطلب وأصل الإقامة وصورة منها ,after submitting the said documents.the status is not changed still.
    Plzz help

    Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      it is advised to visit MOFA again take a copy of application with you, the status should change immediately after the receipt of your application by MOFA. the following message shall appear تم استلام الطلب then you have to wait another10 days (sometimes less or could be more the time is not defined) to get the result.
      All the best

      Reply
      • aijaz ahmad dar
        aijaz ahmad dar says:

        the above information provided is based on my personal experience and everyone of us here knows that nothing is certain.

        Reply
      • aijaz ahmad dar
        aijaz ahmad dar says:

        i had a similar case and today on 23 Dec i went to MOFA for follow up, the person in the counter show good response and made note of my request and promised that the visa will be processed very soon. (i will let you people know once i get the visa inshallah)
        Note: I went to one of the counters where we submit the application, i mean there is no separate counter for follow up.

        Reply
        • aijaz ahmad dar
          aijaz ahmad dar says:

          I forget to mention, dont miss to take a printout of Online Status of your application, copy of IQAMA and preferably a copy of your application submitted to MOFA (for follow up all they need actually is the application number and your Iqama copy.
          In my case they asked me for original iqama for verification, and made note on the documents i submitted (Iqama Copy & Printout of online status)

          Reply
          • Muhammad Saeed
            Muhammad Saeed says:

            Dear Mr. Aijaz Ahmad dar

            Could you please update what’s your visa status? did you get it?
            I applied on 19-Dec-2014 still there is no change. Do I need to visit MOFA.

            your kind reply will be highly appreciated.
            Regards

    • riaz
      riaz says:

      i applied 1-1-2014 family visit visa after champer update go to mofa ,iqma copy and application orgl i went to mofa accepted he say after 10 days but still same status some one help me.

      Reply
  143. Muhammad Imran
    Muhammad Imran says:

    You must have to wait, if status not changed in 7 days, then again visit MOFA and submit your application and Copy of Iqama again,

    Reply
    • Syed
      Syed says:

      But Bro’s
      ,i have already submitted the application form,now i just had a copy of that application form,will the Ministry will accept the Copy of my application,or should i go with the new application from beginning.

      Reply
      • aijaz ahmad dar
        aijaz ahmad dar says:

        No need to resubmit the application, take a copy of your old application, printout of online status and copy of IQAMA and go to MOFA to one of the counters for Visit Visa where you submitted the application. for more info refer my above message

        Reply
  144. Naseer
    Naseer says:

    Hi SaudiXpert,
    I applied visit visa for my mother-in-law 7-12-13. It was chambered in a couple of days.
    After then i checked the status, it showed: تم استلام الطلب
    After 5 days, when i tried to see the status, they ask me to be in wazarathul harjiya with my original Iqama. Last sunday (22-12-13) i went there and showed my original iqama.
    Since then the online status shows تم استلام الطلب
    Is it possible that i will get visa?

    Actually my wife is pregnant, she wants her mom to be here to accompany.

    Please advise.

    Reply
    • aijaz ahmad dar
      aijaz ahmad dar says:

      Dear as per my understanding your request is under process and you should get visa within one week inshallah, if the status doesn’t change do visit then MOFA (Wazarati Kharija) for follow up take a copy of your application and Iqama copy with you.
      One more thing did you submit the original application at the time of presenting original Iqama?
      Regards,
      Aijaz

      Reply
  145. Naseer
    Naseer says:

    Thanks for the reply Aijaz,

    When i chambered, The COC didnt stamp anything on my application. They just gave me the receipt that i chambered by paying 25 SR.

    I just took a print out that calls me to be in Wazarathul Harziya, ie, online status record.

    Do you suggest me to go wazarathul Harziya with my application, CoC receipt along my Iqama copy.

    Thanks and wassalam

    Naseer

    Reply
  146. amir khusru jaami
    amir khusru jaami says:

    i apply famili visit visa but profession in my iqama DAHAN MABANI i want to bring my wife and daugter
    is it possible or not

    Reply
  147. Muhammad Imran
    Muhammad Imran says:

    @ amir khusru

    yes brother it is possible to bring family on this mahna, because my friend bring family on this mahna, so you dont worry, just apply
    Read BISMILLAH and apply

    he is lucky, you never trust, he got visa in 3 days, he is lucky,

    Reply
  148. Abrar
    Abrar says:

    Dear Friends

    I applied visting visa for my wife. after 15days it is rejected as تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب
    What i have to do know? please help me.it is possible to get visit visa?
    My profession is فني كهربائي تمديدات

    Reply
  149. Abrar
    Abrar says:

    Dear Friends,

    i applied visiting visa for my mother. after 15days it is rejected as تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب
    what i have to do now? is it possible to get the visa on my profession level فني كهربائي تمديدات

    Thanks

    Reply
  150. Syed Zaheer
    Syed Zaheer says:

    @ SaudiXpert
    Assalam alaikum, Please help me in this regard.
    I am changing my profession in Iqama from “MASHAGAL ALAT ALAF” TO “MANDUB MUBAYAD”

    Pls. let me know if I will be eligible to get family Visa on my new Profession ?
    My qualification B.Sc. Bio technology, Michrobiology, Chemistry.

    Thanking you for your kind help in this regard.

    Reply
  151. firoz
    firoz says:

    After applying many times they finally told me to come to MOFA for verification. My iqama head office is in khobar but my company branch is in riyadh. My iqama is issued from JAWAZAT Khobar so when I went for verification at MOFA riyadh they told me I have to reapply from behinning and submit to COC Riyadh.

    Does any body know here whether they will accept if I went to MOFA khiobar for verification , will they accept or will they tell to do the process from scratch again in dammam.

    Reply
  152. Altaf
    Altaf says:

    Asalamualikum,
    is it possible to get a visa for my mother ??? I’m not married and i came to know from other people that if you are not married the visa will no “IS IT TRUE”?? Please help me and also tell me how much time period required does it take to issue a visa.

    Reply
  153. Altaf
    Altaf says:

    Asalamualikum,
    Is it possible to get a visit visa for my mother ?? Well I’m not married and i came to know from other peoples that if I’m not married the visa will not be issue for me “IS IT TRUE” ?? Please help me and also tell me how much time period does it required to issue a visit visa.

    Reply
  154. Muhammad Irfan
    Muhammad Irfan says:

    Gents,

    i have deposit application for family visit visa, but still not updating since one month, they required for commercial registration copy(احضار صورۃ سجل تجاریہ). i deposited also this copy more then 10 days but no update. any one have idea why they delay in issue visa.

    thanks

    Reply
  155. TANVEER
    TANVEER says:

    Salam ,How r u ………………Kindly guide me for parents visit visa from MEDINA AL MUNAWARA,,,,is this manditory to go to JEDDAH…………THANKS

    Reply
  156. abubakr
    abubakr says:

    Dear Saudi Expert,

    I am a Mechatronics Engineer(degree is verified from Saudi embassy/Culture office Pakistan) but I came here on Labour visa as my company had no iqamas for pakistanis. Now they have changed my profession to Telecom Technician. I want to bring my family here on permanent visa. Is my profession valid to bring the family or not? KIndly guide what documents I need to get attested and from where. Some say marriage and birth certificates need to be attested from Saudi embassy pakistan and some say it is not required. Kindly guide….

    regards
    Abubakr

    Reply
  157. asif khan
    asif khan says:

    ASAK! Please help us out. I came from Saudi with my two kids and wife on proper final exit visa. My wife lost her visa in India. Me and my kids are having that visa. Now as we all want to come again and my wife also coming on work visa, they require our old final exit visa issued from saudi arab. Is there any way to get print out of that visa, I am knowing the visa number. We came to India 6 months back.

    Reply
  158. Rowhen
    Rowhen says:

    i need assurance pls. help..

    how many days to issue yellow slip for family visa after submitting my documents? as they said nid to return bac as they nid to verify my documents.. tnx

    Reply
    • Ajaz
      Ajaz says:

      Hi guys.

      my company has submitted my wife visit visa since 22/10/13 and since then the same message تم استلام الطلب
      is reflected on the status.
      I had surrender my original iqama for activation immidiately after application submission.
      please advise

      Reply
      • Iftekhar
        Iftekhar says:

        Dear Ajaz, same situation for me and one of my friend as well. We have submitted our original application along with Iqama copy and then status changed تم استلام الطلب. From last 20 days there is no change. My friend went to MOFA office to inquire about it but they said just wait. Don’t know how many months we need to wait? Please do share with us if any progress in your visa application status. Thx

        Reply
        • Ajaz
          Ajaz says:

          Thanks Iftekhar.
          I will keep you posted if i receive any update
          I heard lots of rumored that visit visa’s are blocked at this moment and expected to be released in January 14.
          Is that true?

          Reply
          • Iftekhar
            Iftekhar says:

            Dear Ajaz,
            My friend got the visa yesterday that means there was no hold up by MOFA. Anyhow, January has also started now and hope we will also get by next week In Sha Allah. I will keep you posted once I get mine. have a good day and very happy new year to you and your family. Thank you…

        • Ajaz
          Ajaz says:

          Hie Iftekhar,
          Thanks a lot for sharing this information.
          Could you please tell me when did you applied for the visa
          because i am bit worried since i applied in 3rd week of October 2013.
          will really appreiciate your information.

          Reply
          • Iftekhar
            Iftekhar says:

            Hi Ajaz,
            I applied on 02nd December 2013 and have submitted the originals in MOFA office on 12 December 2013. But your application of October month is really worrying to all of us. When actually you have submitted your documents to MOFA?

          • Ajaz
            Ajaz says:

            Hey Iftekhar,

            I have submitted all documents in MOFA in 1st week of November 13

            Please suggest, what should i do

  159. omer faruk
    omer faruk says:

    Salam,

    my parents living in saudi arabia and I’m a studying abroad … i have two kids and i want to send them to stay with their grand parents .. what kind of visa is required or is it even possible ?? i would appreciate any help

    Reply
  160. maj
    maj says:

    Hi! I am currently awaiting my wife to get her visa from the Saudi embassy in the U.S.
    Thank the All-Mighty it got approved here in Saudi now just curious about the documents she needs to show the embassy, is it still the same as the post above since that was from 2012 AS WELL AS the marriage certificate? does she have to show them this, does it need to be original? Notarized?
    THANKS!!!!

    Reply
  161. mohamed
    mohamed says:

    Dear Brothers,

    I applied family visit visa for mother, wife and my daughter on 25th of December, 2013 on 2nd of January 2014 Mofa online showing apology message, what is my next step, please advise.

    Ismail

    Reply
  162. Kashiff
    Kashiff says:

    Dear Brothers,

    I have applied for my wife visit visa on 11th of Nov’13 and MOFA(Dammam) verification completed on 8th of Dec’13, but til date its showing the same msg تم استلام الطلب. please can anyone suggest me any solution for this. still need to wait or should re apply. Are they issuing visas or is there any held up. Please share your valuable feedbacks.

    Reply
    • N_Abbasi
      N_Abbasi says:

      I am having same issue. Applied 17 Nov for my mother in law visa, completed all requirements, after completion of process I have visited Jeddah MOFA office twice for visa status and they assured me that visa will be granted after five day but I am still waiting for those five days from last one and half month.

      Reply
  163. jamal ahmed
    jamal ahmed says:

    dear sir please tell me how can i get visa may profanation is labor can i get visa i have 5400 sr salary so i can get visa or not please replay me thanks

    Reply
  164. Ali
    Ali says:

    i applied a visa for my wife on 10th DEC but untill now it show in the system تم التصديق على الطلب what should i have to do pls suggest anyone having the same problem

    Reply
  165. ali
    ali says:

    anyone suggest me im waiting for your kind reply i applied on 10 december i dont should i have to go mofa to check my status coz in the system it shows تم التصديق على الطلب anyone tell me plz

    Reply
  166. Mudabbir Ul Haq
    Mudabbir Ul Haq says:

    Asalamualaikum,

    My Brother-In-Law Waorks In Dammam Could Anyone Please Tell Me If He Would Be Able To Apply For Visiting Visa For Me As My Siste Also Stays With Him In Dammam.

    Answers Would Be Highly Appreciatable.

    JazakhAllah Khair,
    Mudabbir

    Reply
  167. Ali
    Ali says:

    Dont know how long i have to wait to get visa its been more than 1 month now and there is no update form MOFA for my wife visa i visited at MOFA (DAMMAM) they says inshallah you will get next week.

    Reply
  168. Muhammad
    Muhammad says:

    Dear, i have applied on 05-01-2014 for visit visa of my parents. Chamber done, they put stamp on application and give a receipt. After that message is تم التصديق على الطلب
    what will be after this, and how much time , it will take, please guide me. Thanks

    Reply
    • Ali
      Ali says:

      i applied just for my wife on 10th dec 2013 still there is no any update the same status show which you have so dear muhammad be patience nad wait.

      Reply
  169. Aamir
    Aamir says:

    Dear.

    can someone help me if someone got the visit visa issue from RIyadh and can he or she be landed in Dammam airport?please your useful information will be highly appreciable…

    Reply
    • Ali
      Ali says:

      Dear Amir.

      once you got the visit vist so they can entery from any city of Kingdon so dont worry either its from riyadh or from Dammam

      Reply
  170. ANIRBAN
    ANIRBAN says:

    i have recently changed my profession to salesman, can i apply for a visit visa for my wife or ihave to wait…..please reply

    Reply
  171. Waqas
    Waqas says:

    Dear,

    I have applied for visit visa for my wife and 1 year old daughter chamber of commerce ratified my request at 02-1-2014 and now its 18-1-2014 there is no approval or rejection it showing the same visit request page with names. Please guide me what i have to do now?

    Reply
  172. Lakshmi
    Lakshmi says:

    I am eligible to apply for family visit visa. I wish to bring my mother and step-father here. Can I get family visit visa for my mother and step-father??? Please suggest me

    Reply
  173. mazhar
    mazhar says:

    slam:my bro,i am five time appley for famaily visit visa but three time he objectin 1st time coming massege mofa submitt with visa number,2nd time same third time name in english so last time answer Rejected…
    pls pls pls suggection me….

    Reply
  174. TMH
    TMH says:

    I have applied for family visit visa on 7 january 2014, my profession in iqama is marketing specialist (changed my profession in october) and i am from bangladesh, still now no change or message when i check it online !!! it shows the same exact page as the print out i made earlier with the stamp from chamber of commerce, how many days should i wait to get visa or rejection? what should i do next if no online status change in one month?

    your valuable comments are welcomed. thanks in advance.

    Reply
  175. Altaf
    Altaf says:

    Asalamualikum Brothers,
    Please help me, i have filled my online form for visit visa for my mother and also taken the chamber stamp so do i need to submit this form in “ministry of foreign affairs” ?? when I’m checking online it is showing “your application have been submitted. Please help me what to do.
    Jazakallah

    Reply
    • TMH
      TMH says:

      dear,

      when did you apply for the visit visa? i have already waiting for 2 weeks already, online status still says the application has been submitted, you dont need to take this application to mofa office unless they advice you online, so keep on checking your online status, best wishes.

      Reply
  176. Sheraz
    Sheraz says:

    My mother is coming on visit visa. My job place is in Riyadh having iqama of same city. I can receive my mother in at any Airport of Saudi Arabia e.g Jeddah, Madinah.

    Reply
    • TMH
      TMH says:

      dear,

      you should not have any problem what so ever as per my knowledge, your relative can land at any airport of ksa as long as the visa is valid, best wishes.

      Reply
  177. RAMEESH
    RAMEESH says:

    can you please share with me which govt site will give my eligibility for visit visa .please send the link ……………….

    Reply
  178. riaz
    riaz says:

    i applied 1-1-2014 family visit visa after champer update go to mofa ,iqma copy and application orgl i went to mofa accepted he say after 10 days but still same status some one help me.

    Reply
  179. dp
    dp says:

    Hai,

    I am planning to apply for visit visa in few days. But, today I heard from one of my colleague that now a days visit visa’s are giving for only 1 month instead of 3 months. He is saying that after getting the visit visa for 1 month, I can renew it for 2 times i.,e 1 month + 1 month….So, totally we will get the visit visa for 3 months instead of 9 months after 2 renewals.

    Is it true??

    Reply
    • TMH
      TMH says:

      first of all it is now very slow to get visit visa, after applying, it used to take 2-5 days to get visit visa online, now it is taking 1 month or more to get, so first you apply and wait, coming to your question, it depends for whom you are applying, if you are applying for wife then it could be for 3 months and for parents it might be 1 months, it also depends on the mood of the visa officer and your luck.

      Reply
  180. SA
    SA says:

    I am getting the following response:
    نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد وادخال رقم تأشيرة الدخول

    does this mean my visa application is rejected?

    Reply
    • Muhammad Imran
      Muhammad Imran says:

      its mean, Apply Again and in new application you must have to write your visa number from your passport,

      visa number write on the right corner section of your visa paper

      Reply
  181. Ibrahim sham
    Ibrahim sham says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have applied for an visit visa earlier this month and got chambered, after a week got result and checked site then printed the result. next day i went to mofa, they just rejected my application.. and told me that i have to apply new application because of profession update. i was changed my profession from building electrician to computer technician on nov 1. they told me that profession will be updated in mofa after three months.. ie.. i was changed on november 2014. will it be updated within january 2014.. now its end of jan.. therefore, can i apply new application on feb 2014? or is there any way to know the update of profession from mofa.. hoping to get your kind reply soon..

    Reply
  182. Shaheryar Mehmood
    Shaheryar Mehmood says:

    I am working in Jeddah but my Iqama is from Dammam, I had earlier applied for visit visa for my family with the details that were on my Iqama but the name was wrongly mentioned on my Iqama so my company changed the name during the time my application was in process. When i got the new Iqama with the name change my application status changed to show original documents. I talked to the HR guy in my company and he said that it is better you should reapply since they will reject your application now since your name is different.

    So I did not go to MOFA and submitted another application which was chambered on 31st Dec but up till now the status is the same. I have read somewhere in the forums that MOFA does not process your new application untill your previous one is rejected. Is this true, since i am based in Jeddah it is very difficult for me to go MOFA for the previous application and i have also lost the old application. Please I urge the people here to help me in this regard I will be very thankful to all for any help.

    Reply
  183. spanolan
    spanolan says:

    Dear
    on 01/01/2014 i have applied for visit visa for my parrents, & on january 16 مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجده بأصل الطلب وأصل الإقامة وصورة منها + اقامة الزوجة message came. i submited all the documents on 19th january .

    still in the web the same message is appearing . how much time its usually taking to process visa. if they ask to submit documents in MOFA means it is confirmed ?

    thanks and best regards
    spanolan

    Reply
    • Dzu
      Dzu says:

      Respected Bro, I have also submitted my documents on 26 Jan and still waiting. Well just wait and watch. 1 thing I want to ask is that they gave you papers back? Or taken from you?

      Reply
    • Dzu
      Dzu says:

      مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجدة بتذكرة المراجعة و أصل الطلب و الإقامة وصورة منها

      I got this reply

      Reply
  184. Dzu
    Dzu says:

    مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجدة بتذكرة المراجعة و أصل الطلب و الإقامة وصورة منها

    I have got this reply and I have submitted this Reply page+ My Iqama copy+ Original Application form
    They taken and kept with them 4 days ago.
    Is it right or not?

    Reply
  185. mariam
    mariam says:

    assalamu alaykom warahmatullahi wabarakatuh…my husband ask a visit visa to MOFA last Jan.20,2014 and that visa is for me his wife,until now,no more answer from MOFA,my question is,,is it advisable to go to the MOFA office even their answer is still not receive? jazaak Allahu khayran.

    Reply
  186. Muhammad
    Muhammad says:

    Dear ,
    I want to bring my Parents (In Laws) on visit visa but my sponsor is not signing on my application so Can i take the chamber stamp on my online application form WITHOUT my sponsor signature …. I have good technical profession & in 2012 i have already brought my parents here on visit..
    Can anyone help me & give one good solution on this issue unnecessary issue…

    Reply
  187. Muhammad
    Muhammad says:

    Dear All, i got visit visa for my parents, i want to know that how much now i have to bring my parents here, because i want some delay, for 3 months, Please if someone have experience of this kind, let me know

    Reply
  188. malik
    malik says:

    On visit visa, a person can move to any part of saudi arabia or not.umrah is allowed on visit visa or not.If know it please send a reply on my e-mail

    Reply
  189. MURTAZA ALI
    MURTAZA ALI says:

    Assalamoalaikumm
    Visit visa for my mother is going to expire on 28 March, 2014. Please explain to me the procedure to renew it for further 3 months. I am in Jubail. Jazakumullah khair

    Reply
  190. Mujib
    Mujib says:

    I fiiled up the online application of family Visit Visa on 24th Feb 2014, Everyday I am going to Chamber of Commerce,they told me , the system is down. What to do, is it required to get attested within three days or is it allow to do in more days. After Chamber of Commerce, it is necessary to submit the application form to MOFA office??
    Please advise me.

    Reply
  191. atharasif
    atharasif says:

    I want to ask a question if anyone can guide jazakallah

    i got visa for my mother and i am leaving for lahore. now i have to come back to riyadh with her on same flight. I am getting a flight for oman airline and my mom has to return back to lahore. return flight is saudi airline
    I want to know on visit visa if we have to buy return ticket from pakistan for my mother
    can i buy in advance from two different airline.

    me and my mom come riyadh = oman airline
    my mom retuns lahore i stay here = saudi airline

    is there any issue in it ? as many people coming up with uve to buy same airline return ticket ?

    Reply
  192. Umar
    Umar says:

    Asslam Alaykum SaudiXpert,

    My Wife is in Saudia on Visit Visa and Now she is pregnant,
    My 1st Question is…Can i Apply Visit Visa for my Mother in-Law? if yes then which documents are required?
    2nd Question is…My Wife Will Gave Birth to Baby (INSHALLAH) Then what is the procedure to send back the baby with his/her mother to Pakistan?

    Reply
  193. M NAEEM ASHRAF
    M NAEEM ASHRAF says:

    dear sir, i need family visit visa with parents.can? my iqama profassion is bulding electrician. can? PLZ inform me

    Reply
  194. junaid
    junaid says:

    i have been applying for visit visa of wife. my iqama issued from madina. i m doing job in dammam branch.
    i applied visa and wrote address dammam but company head office is in riyadh. they chamber it from riyadh.
    i got result go and coc from dammam.
    now how can i coc from dammam. my company don’t have chamber from dammam. we have only riyadh and madina chamber.
    pls don’t reply me change ur address. becuase i already change address riyadh madina and try but the result is same go and coc from dammam

    Reply
  195. riaz
    riaz says:

    dear junaid
    first where is the iqma issued and then followup madinah branch all docment same place .no use dammam riyadh .where is the iqma issued

    Reply
  196. Salman Aslam
    Salman Aslam says:

    Asa Brother,

    I have just recently married and i want to bring my wife here on visit Visa. My query is, her passport is on her fathers name until now . Can i apply for her Visit Visa.If so,what will be the procedure.

    JazakAllah

    Reply
  197. Saqib Latif
    Saqib Latif says:

    Dear All,

    Please some one help me , Can i get permanently Visa for my Wife , and my Professional In my IQMA (Sale ) ,
    Can i get visa and which Document i need it , i mean any Degree Required for that

    Reply
  198. arjhayjimenez
    arjhayjimenez says:

    My Family Visit Visa was approved by the ministry of interior and the next step is processing for visa stamping in the Philippines but my wife have to stay in the Philippines because she have a good job opportunity and did not process the visa in Philippines. i will have problem since my wife and son did not process the e-visa in philippines or any penalty for visa expiration

    Reply
      • Adnan Khan
        Adnan Khan says:

        Dear Admin,

        Asalam Alaykum,

        My Name is Adnan and I am working here KSA Riyadh as Accountant. I have family here Ahhumdulilah. I applied visit visa for my parents and sister. I got visa for my parents but sister got rejection. Now problem is that My sister cannot lives in Pakistan alone. So my parents are saying apply again and they want to come together. Now Just want to ask if i re-apply then is there any issue because I have already visa approval for my parents. OR can I apply only for my sister and mentioning that I got parents visa and sister can not stay alone there.

        Please please advise.

        Regards,

        Adnan

        Reply
  199. Mohamed shafeeque
    Mohamed shafeeque says:

    I applied for visit visa for my parents and the result shows “تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب”..what does it mean..please advise.

    Reply
    • admin
      admin says:

      It says you are not able to fulfill the Ministries demand.
      Try to visit their office with your original documents.
      Best of luck Shafeeque.

      Reply
      • Shafeeque
        Shafeeque says:

        I submitted the original application and copies of all other documents(iqama,visa and passport of my parents) to MOFA and I got the visa approved on the same day.
        Hope this will help you.

        Reply
  200. neil
    neil says:

    Dear All,

    Can anybody help me how to apply for resident visa for my mother to come here with us in Riyadh,What are the requirements and procedure?

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • admin
      admin says:

      You need to prove to the Saudi government that there is no caretaker for your Mother.
      For this you will need an affidavit from your home country.
      Moreover you should have a good profession on your Iqama.
      Best of luck!

      Reply
  201. Kamran Rasool
    Kamran Rasool says:

    Assalam o alaikum Wr Wb Dear all.
    I am a Lecturer of English Langauge in a University with trade “Ustaaz Jamaai”. I have applied visit visa for my 51 years old mother and 65 years old father. Online appliation has been filled in on 18-03-2014 and i have applied in person to MOFA Jeddah on 23rd of March 2014. Right from the next day the status is just the receiving. It is not showing the rejection or anything else till today. I have provided them all the necessary papers but they took only the photo copy of my Iqama, print of the filled form attested by the university and salary statement on the window and given all the other papers back to me.
    Its been 18 days since i applied. I have come to know that it takes only a week to get a via but here seems something different.
    My question is that how much time it takes now a days?
    Do you feel that something i wrong in applying or in issuing of the visa?
    I have sent a query by using the link at the end of the electronic visa page but till now no reply.
    Do you suggest me to apply once me though its quite difficult for me as i am working in Jazan.
    Quick reply will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks All.

    Reply
  202. Younus Khan
    Younus Khan says:

    Aslamalikum Brother,

    I have Applied for My Family Visit Visa on 24-03-2014 and got MOFA Activation on 27-03-2014. I am checking since then the Online Status it shows no need to Visit MOFA and Fallow the Request online only.

    I Visited MOFA Office also their the Officer told me to Fallow Online Only.

    Can you tell me The Duration I mean no of days it takes to MOFA a Issue a Family Visit Visa.

    Your reply will be highly appreciated.

    Jazakallaha

    Reply
  203. Shebeer Sulaiman
    Shebeer Sulaiman says:

    Assalamu alikum

    I have applied family visiting visa for my wife in Riyadh Chamber. It rejected and they are asking for the Third name of my wife (surname), but my wife’s passport only have ” Shahana Shebeer” Shahana is a wife`s name and Shebeer is my name. Could you please guide me to what will I supposed to write in the visiting visa application form for apply again.Looking forward to your reply

    Thanks

    Reply
  204. manjesh
    manjesh says:

    hello,
    my name is manjesh. my father had given a visiting visa application for me on 03/04/2014 and til no the message is تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب in between the message was تعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلبتعتذر الوزارة عن تحقيق الطلب .could you tell me what is the problem

    Reply
  205. Abu Adnan
    Abu Adnan says:

    I need to bring my mother on visit visa on end of September to support my wife during her delivery period. Her due date is October 3rd week. As in know the authorities will stop issuing visit visa during Hajj season. So what can i do in this case? I heared that their is some exceptions in similar cases.

    In addition, she want to go for one Umrah too. How i can mange this situation? Please advice.

    Does any one know when Saudi Consulate in Mumbai will close/re open during Hajj season? Will they stamp always once i managed with MOI in ksa?

    Reply
    • Kamran Rasool
      Kamran Rasool says:

      no need to worry. in this case you can bring her on visit visa at anytime. when you will prepare a file of form an the other photocopies like iqama and other things just get an attested medical certificate from any hospital and also put it into the file. at first visit istaqdam office. they will surely give u an approval. after this apply at MOFA. u,ll get visa soon

      Reply
    • Adnan Khan
      Adnan Khan says:

      Dear Abu Adnan,

      Same case(wife delivery) is with me. could you please let me know if you find a way. I am also worried because due to Hajj KSA govt will not allow to bring my parents here. Please please let me know if you find something. If I find a way I will let you know

      Regards,

      Adnan

      Reply
  206. SheikhSD
    SheikhSD says:

    Dear All,

    Can u guys let me know, once done with online application till how many days can i get the application stamped from COC.
    Is there any expiry time for online Application.
    Thanks

    Reply
  207. CHANDRA
    CHANDRA says:

    Dear Expert,

    I have got Family VISA for my family and sent to an Agent for Medical (My Wife, Daughter14years, Baby 1.3Years)
    16April 14 they have given Medical test. Agent says waiting for MOFA number.

    Kindly suggest how many days it will take my family Passports VISA stamped and we will get on Hand
    This helps for prior Ticket booking, since my wife is going to travel with kids

    Kindly suggest the process sequence
    Your early advice will help us better travel and less expenses

    Reply
  208. eih
    eih says:

    Dear all,

    My father lives in Saudi Arabia and has got me a visit visa, so that I can go visit my family! However the application for visit visa for my husband was rejected. I just wanted to know IF it is possible to also get a visit visa issued for a son-in-law.

    Thank you all.

    Reply
  209. GAURANG
    GAURANG says:

    Dear,
    I am chemical engineer working in one of the well known refinery in India. Recently I got job offer from one company of Saudi Arabia. The job belongs to SUPERVISORY category in nature.
    In my family there are total four members: Myself, wife, two years old daughter and my dependent father.
    Please note that my mother is expired and my father is retired person and dependent on me. I don’t have any brother who can take care of my father. My father’s health is quite ok. He is of fifty eight years old and healthy person.
    Company has offered me Family status. According to Saudi Arabia rules Term Family does not include Father. So I can not bring my father with me under that Family status visa system.
    I can not left him alone in india as I am the only person on whom he can depend.
    I am looking for alternate ways through which I can bring my father to Saudi Arabia so that he can live with me till the time I live in Saudi Arabia.
    I got few information through some resources. One option to bring my father with me is through visitor visa system.
    My plan is as per below:
    Under visitor visa my father will get visa of 3 month. Before completion of that three month I will apply for extension. My father will get extension of 3 month. After completion of that 3 month extension I will again apply for one more extension of 3 month. Thus My father will get another extension of three month. So total 9 month (3 plus 3 plus 3) my father will live with me at Saudi Arabia. After completion of that 9 month my father has to come back to india.
    Once he come to india for a while, I will again apply for another new visit visa for him for three month. Again he will come to Saudi Arabia for three month. Again I will apply for two extension each of three month again he will live for total nine month.
    By repeatatively doing so, my father can live with me practically throughout the period I live there.

    Now I have few querry / doubt I request you to resolve it.
    1. Does the visitor visa system related information which I mentioned above is true?
    2. Will my plan which I mentioned above will work practically?
    3. Is there any deficiency / risk / loop holes in my plan?
    4. What are the factors which can ruin / spoil my plan to work?
    5. I heard that visitor visa duration can be 1 month, 2 month, 3 month. It depends on who is giving visa. Is it so?
    6. I heard that visa extension period will be same as your original visa duration. For ex: If visa was given for 1 month duration than extension will be also for 1 month. Is it so?
    7. Can I bring my father repetitively through visitor visa ?
    8. Is there any restriction that I can bring my father maximum xyz time through visitor visa?
    9. Is there any agent/mediator in Saudi who can help me in all this visa issuing/extension procedure.
    10. Is there any alternate way through which I can bring my father with me at Saudi Arabia.

    I request to provide me guidance on above ten points as lot depends on it.

    You can reply me on my mail id: [email protected]

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Regards

    Reply
    • Sunil
      Sunil says:

      The plan is OK. But dont expect that every time they will give you extension for the same period as in the original visit visa. some times they give extension for only one week.
      Original visit visa can be applied through the website mofa.gove.sa For extension you may have to visit the ministry of foreign affairs personally.
      The time gap between requesting new visit visa, getting approval for that and stamping again should be taken care of.

      Reply
  210. rj.addi
    rj.addi says:

    Asalam 0 alaikum wa rehmat ullah ..

    I have two Questions : My Profession is Mohasib Aam (General Accountant ) with attested degree from Saudi Culture .

    Q1 ) I am single here and my father is not alive . Can I call my mother on visit visa ?

    Q2 ) Is there any possibility to convert that visit visa into permanent visa ? as there is no one to take care of here except me ?

    Reply
  211. Gaurang
    Gaurang says:

    Dear,
    I am chemical engineer working in one of the well known refinery in India. Recently I got job offer from one company of Saudi Arabia. The job belongs to SUPERVISORY category in nature.
    In my family there are total four members: Myself, wife, two years old daughter and my dependent father.
    Please note that my mother is expired and my father is retired person and dependent on me. I don’t have any brother who can take care of my father. My father’s health is quite ok. He is of fifty eight years old and healthy person.
    Company has offered me Family status. According to Saudi Arabia rules Term Family does not include Father. So I can not bring my father with me under that Family status visa system.
    I can not left him alone in india as I am the only person on whom he can depend.
    I am looking for alternate ways through which I can bring my father to Saudi Arabia so that he can live with me till the time I live in Saudi Arabia.
    I got few information through some resources. One option to bring my father with me is through visitor visa system. Another option is to bring him on dependant visa system.
    I have two plan: Plan A & Plan B.
    Plan A:
    Under visitor visa my father will get visa of 3 month. Before completion of that three month I will apply for extension. My father will get extension of 3 month. After completion of that 3 month extension I will again apply for one more extension of 3 month. Thus My father will get another extension of three month. So total 9 month (3 plus 3 plus 3) my father will live with me at Saudi Arabia. After completion of that 9 month my father has to come back to india.
    Once he come to india for a while, I will again apply for another new visit visa for him for three month. Again he will come to Saudi Arabia for three month. Again I will apply for two extension each of three month again he will live for total nine month.
    By repeatatively doing so, my father can live with me practically throughout the period I live there.

    Now I have few querry / doubt regading my plan A, I request you to resolve it.
    1. Does the visitor visa system related information which I mentioned above is true?
    2. Will my plan which I mentioned above will work practically?
    3. Is there any deficiency / risk / loop holes in my plan?
    4. What are the factors which can ruin / spoil my plan to work?
    5. I heard that visitor visa duration can be 1 month, 2 month, 3 month. It depends on who is giving visa. Is it so?
    6. I heard that visa extension period will be same as your original visa duration. For ex: If visa was given for 1 month duration than extension will be also for 1 month. Is it so?
    7. Can I bring my father repetitively through visitor visa ?
    8. Is there any restriction that I can bring my father maximum xyz time through visitor visa?
    9. Is there any agent/mediator in Saudi who can help me in all this visa issuing/extension procedure.
    10. Is there any rule that according to which my father and my wife can not live together in Saudi.

    Plan B:
    To bring my father through dependant visa system.
    1. Is there any dependant visa system? If yes what it is all about. How I can bring my father through dependant visa system?
    2. I heard that on insisting my sponsor company, They can do something for my father. Is it so? If yes what I will required to do? How I should approach my company?
    3. Is there any way though which without help from company< I can get dependant visa? If yes how?
    4. What other people do in this matter who has same case like me having dependant father?
    5. Is there any agent kind of thing to help me in this matter? If yes can you give me contact details, mail id etc.

    I request to provide me guidance on above points as lot depends on it.

    You can reply me on my mail id: [email protected]

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Regards

    Reply
  212. Mohammed
    Mohammed says:

    I have applied for visit visa two days before (mother & unmarried sister) but when i access the website it shows “Apologize for the ministry to achieve demand”. Please help me to understand this phrase. Is it rejected? or do i need to go personally? Thanks a lot.

    Reply
  213. Muhammad
    Muhammad says:

    A’Alikum

    i got the yellow slip for residency visa, but my family is here in the kindom alredy under visit visa, is there any system i could get the Iqama for them without going back and comming back on new visa?

    Reply
  214. Syed Haider
    Syed Haider says:

    Hi, I applied visit visa for wife on 29th April and COC 1st May 2014, my profession is Fanni Hansiah Salat, Note: Last time i was applied in 21 April but unfortunately did Arabic spelling mistake and got message to reapply the visit visa and correct the Profession name as Iqama. Could you please any one advise the process time and any one had same issue before. Thanks

    Reply
  215. Abdullah
    Abdullah says:

    Assalyamu alaikum. I applied for a visa for my wife March 30, 2014. 10 days ago I checked my status on the site and there visa.mofa satus updated was written مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجدة بتذكرة المراجعة واصل الطلب واصل الاقامة وصورة منها. The Foreign Ministry in Jeddah brought all the documents they asked. Then carp, that must wait 3 days. But now I wait … It’s been a week and State on the same page … What can be done .. Help.

    Reply
  216. Ameer
    Ameer says:

    Hi Guys,

    I planed to bring my family here in KSA on a visit visa My Iqama position is Document Controller. Additionally my wife’s sister and her husband would like to visit me for a short term stay during Ramadan.

    Therefore, please advise me the possibilities of applying for the visit visa for them because every body talking that is not possible

    Ameer

    Reply
  217. Awais
    Awais says:

    I have apllied Visit for my Wife on 27-4-2014 and a long time they replied show you original Iqama which i did on 14-5-2014 and since then they Status has changed to RECIEPT OF THE REQUIRED and checking online regularly its the same .Admin please can you advise how much time does it take usually .And whom can i approach to take exact Update

    Reply
  218. Toxic
    Toxic says:

    Dear Saudi Xpert,

    Does everyone has to attest their application from the chamber of commerce or some has to submit the printout in MOFA? Because on the online print out two different statements are written, I am a government employee and asking for a parent’s visit.

    Thanks
    Regards

    Reply
  219. asik mohamad
    asik mohamad says:

    Dear all,

    i applied family visit visa for my wife on 12-04-2014 and got chamber from chamber office, after one week status was changed that مراجعة فرع الوزارة بجده بتذكرة المراجعة وأصل الطلب وأصل الإقامة وصورة منها like this. accordingly i went to jeddah MOFA office and submitted required document on 23-04-2014, after that its showing same status. there is no change in status im waiting for more then one month. how long i have to wait to get visa. anything went wrong?. what im to do next. anyone know about this. kindly help me.

    Reply
  220. Israr
    Israr says:

    Dear i have Applied on 03/05/14 online and Show original Iqama to MOFA on 22/05/14 but until now it show same status that Application has received (تم استلام الطلب )
    I wonder if you got the Visa or not yet ,
    Do i have to apply again??
    Please reply if possible @ [email protected]

    Reply
  221. Danish
    Danish says:

    Hi Everyone! I request all of you to please reply on my query. I got my Iqama from Riyadh and now I’m have been posted in Jeddah, can i get family visa from Jeddah as my Iqama has been issued form Riyadh.???

    Reply
  222. NadeemKhan
    NadeemKhan says:

    From 22nd May in Pakistan a visiting memeber has to submit his/their application in person to Etimad Agencies instead of thru agents.

    Reply
  223. Honey
    Honey says:

    Im planning to sponsor my son (1 year old) for visit visa and my sister will be the one to bring her. Husband not in good terms. Is it possible? Thanks

    Reply
  224. Sohaib
    Sohaib says:

    I applied for visit visa for my wife and son on June 6,2014. Got it stamped from chamber on June 10,2014 and was submitted at MOFA same day. Till June 9,2014 all details were listed on the MOFA website however since June 10,2104 there is only a RED DOT appearing when I check the status. No other details are listed as to if the application has been accepted or rejected or what is its status.
    If anyone has had a similar experience can you please share the details. If not can anyone please guide what can be done further regarding the application.

    Reply
  225. naved
    naved says:

    dear sir assalamualikum ,

    i am working in saudi arabia i have general accountant visa and all the required documents for family visa but when i went to apply for family residence visa they rejected my 17 and 18 years old daughter saying that they are above aged. when i asked the manager he said though they are girls still we are not allowing them.
    please suggest me on what should i do.
    i am very disturbed my family is alone in india especially i have 3 daughters.

    Reply
  226. Alfie Castro
    Alfie Castro says:

    Hi Sir, i just wanted to know how can i do the Electronic visa? we applied already and they approved.
    they give me a paper online says that the visas is ok. then the agency in the Philippine ask me for E-VISA i thought that is already the visa. thank you in advance i hope some can help me. Thanks.

    Reply
  227. Sampath
    Sampath says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have applied for family visit visa. The names were entered in Arabic language while applying online.

    I have taken a printout of the form and done chamber stamping also. after two days, when i checked status of application it is giving
    اعتذار كتابة اسماء المطلوبين للزيارة باللغة الانجليزية
    (Apology in writing the names of wanted to visit in English.)

    my doubt is …. I have to apply online – freshly
    Or need to wait for more time to check the response/ update on status.

    Kindly suggest.

    Thanks and regards
    Sampath

    Reply
  228. Umer
    Umer says:

    Dear sir,

    My Iqama profession was “Mechanical Technician” can i am able to send UMMRAH sponsor visa for my MOTHER.only from here…

    kindly suggest me

    Thanks and regard
    Umer

    Reply
  229. Zeeshan Alvi
    Zeeshan Alvi says:

    AAO,
    Dear Sir, I have come to know that all types of visit visas are stop rite know due to hajj, so I just want to know that when will open the family visit visas again? After immediate of Hajj or take some months after Hajj? Because I want to bring my family on visit as soon as possible.
    Thanks in advance
    Best Regards
    Zeeshan Alvi

    Reply
  230. mrs shafiq
    mrs shafiq says:

    Sir I am in saudi arabia from 3 months now husband has extended ord visa .can he applay f
    Or vist visa for his mother after hujj.it it possiple saudi ambacy wikl give us another vist visa.

    Reply
  231. ELMOR VAGILIDAD
    ELMOR VAGILIDAD says:

    Hi Good Afternoon,

    I am working in saudi aramco and I want to bring my grandson here in saudi arabia since his father is working also here as contractor. We are already the guardian of the child because his mom leaf him and go with other men. Please help me.

    Reply
  232. Ali
    Ali says:

    Salam,

    My wife and i are expecting our first child in late september insha Allah.. Im trying to call her mother over here on visit visa to help us during the final days of pregnancy. I applied through the online portal and got this reply… نأمل تعبئة طلب جديد بعد موسم الحج

    im assuming it means i should try after hajj…which would be too late for us…is there any other way to apply?

    regards,

    Ali

    Reply
  233. Zubair Ahmed
    Zubair Ahmed says:

    I am planning to apply for family visit visa within the next 2 days. What do u advice…..should I go for it……or better wait to apply after Hajj. Coz I am worried if I apply now I might get only 30 days approved. Is there any rule during Hajj. If not I need to apply now. Kindly guide.
    Thanks in advance.

    Reply

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