How to Renew Visit Visa Online in Saudi Arabia

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The way things are moving in Saudi Arabia, it looks like a few years from now, there will be need to visit any government department at all. You may be able to use all the government services online by click of button from your office or home.

Take for example, just last month, the Ministry of Interior has made the renewal of visit visa online.  Now you can renew Visit Visa online in less than 5 minutes !!! No more going in the morning and waiting for 2-3 hours in the sun.

We provide below for the benefit of our fellow expatriates step by step process:

PREREQUISITES:

1. Abshir account – You should be register / activate your Abshir account. (For details, see How to Register for Abshir )

2. Made payment of SR 100 renewal fee. ( See How to Pay Visit Visa Renewal Fee Online )

PROCESS FOR VISIT VISA RENEWAL

STEP 1

Login into your Abshir account by signing in on MOI website.

STEP 2

As soon as you login, click “Passports” on the left column.

Click "Passports"

STEP 3

Then click “Extend Visit Visa”

Click "Extend Visit Visa"

STEP 4

Click “Proceed”

Click "Proceed" Button

STEP 5

You can see the Name of Visitors, their passort and Border Number as shown in the below Picture. Click “More Details” button of the person whose Visit Visa you want to renew.

Click "MoreDetails"

Click “MoreDetails”

STEP 6

Check the new expiry date of the visit visa and if you are satisfied click the confirm button. You cannot change the expiry date of the visit visa. The duration of extension will be similar to the initial value of the visa period. That means if you got 3 months visa initially then you will get extension for 3 months, maximum two extension. If you get  one month visit visa, then you will only one month extension for maximum of six extensions.

Check the new expiry data and click confirm button

Check the new expiry data and click confirm button

STEP 7

Congrats – Your Visit Visa has been renewed. You can see the last date of visa as shown below. If you want to take print out, click the print button.

IMPORTANT : Take a print or snap shot of the screen now. Or else later you will unable to get this screen again !!

Congratulation ! Your Visa has been extended as shown above

Congratulation ! Your Visa has been extended as shown above.

  • Assalam alaikum thanks to saudi arabia govt for this online system.

  • M. Irfan

    Hello, After extending my family visit visa, I could not print this confirmation form because does not have printer at home. Now when I click on “More Details” button then it just show message that visa can be extended in few day prior of expiry.
    Can anyone please help me how can I get this confirmation form? I visited to Jawazat but there people are asking SrR 100 for each print paper only even though visa has already extended.

    Please help, I am really worried. If you know the way then please send me reply on “[email protected]

    Jazak Allah

    • Thirumal

      Hai,

      I deposit each passport 100 sr but my Iqama details was not showing money. Can please tell how to do this

      Thirumal

  • denniski

    M.Irfan, if you don’t print the result after successfully extend the family visit visa I think there is no option to go back to your Abshir account to print again the result. Your only proof if successful is the amount you paid and debited from your bank account or check your Abshir accnt if any funds under your name if you find 0 means all is ok. If you really needed a copy visit Jawazat office for confirmation but they will charge you.
    Tip: next time if you don’t have a printer screen shot it press “Prt.Scr” and paste it on windows paint that’s it 🙂

  • Ammar

    Dear Brother,

    Thanks for your information. Kindly suggests how many days i have to apply for visit visa extension as written apply with in 7days before expire or in 3 days after expiry.

    Also please confirm if visa expires at 10th o f month then at which date it can be extended. As i heard some reviews that visa can be extended only one day before the expiry through online. Hoping to see your response soon.

  • Yusuf

    Hi,

    I am trying to extend my wife visa for second time but now it gives me error “The visit visa cannot be extended, because the visa duration after extension will exceed the allowed limit”. Can you please help as in why i am receiving this error.

    Thanks

    • tmh

      hi, i am also facing the same problem, did u renew the visa already? tell me how to do it, i am also getting the same message

    • syed

      Brother did you manage to get the extension as i am facing the same problem of 180 days

    • HASAN

      any update bcz am also getting same

      • Danish

        I am also getting the same message. can anyone tell me how to extend the visa further.

      • Syed

        Yes, I have got my family visa renewed from jawazat. I went to jawazat and told them it’s not working. First they said keep trying but I told them it does not work so they took my passport and extended the visa but only for two months and then exit. This was my second extsnsion

    • shijas

      Please help…i am getting same error…have your issue solved??

      • Syed

        Yes, I have got my family visa renewed from jawazat. I went to jawazat and told them it’s not working. First they said keep trying but I told them it does not work so they took my passport and extended the visa but only for two months and then exit. This was my second extsnsion

  • muhammad luqman

    dear brother,
    last time my family visit visa extend manuallay , on they put stamp departur ……….. first only one time extend ——– so now second time renewal is last date 24-11-2014 it can be extend or not.

  • muhammad luqman

    MY IQAMA EXPIRY IS 13-12-2014
    AND FAMILY VISIT VISA EXPIRY IS 24-11-2014
    IS THERE ANY PROBLEM TO EXTEND FAMILY VISIT VISAT DUE TO IQAMA EXPIRY DATE????

  • Abid

    I called MOI help line they told me that visa can be extended first time online then for second time extension you have to go to jawazat for extension

    • Usama

      What is MOI helpline number brother? Am getting the message ” you should contact passport office” when am clicking on extend visit visa option.. can anyone help me out?

  • maqsood

    my family visit visa also expiring on 24 November 2014. its second extension, last i did online. my aqama issued from dammam but i am working in riyadh. is it possible can i renew in riyadh. or still is there any chance for online renew. please need your reply sooon..thanks

  • M.Jahanzeb Khan

    Salam
    Can Any body tell me please ihave already Extend my family visit visa two times but by wife is pregnant 8 month and doctor strictly tell that you cannot travel iahve medical report also with me what will i do can jawazat extend my wife visa

    • hussain

      Please share the solution of your concern becoz I am experiencing the same issue

  • imran

    Recently I have renewed visit visa for my wife. I really appreciate the new system to renew. It’s really amazing. I would like to say thanks of bundle to Saudi government.

    • Farax Haider

      Mr imran,
      Can you please tell that before how many days from expiration u applied for extension??

  • ALI

    HI TO ALL, MY WIFE IS WITH ME IN SAUDI ARAB ON VISIT VISA , AND VISA GOING TO EXPIRE AFTER 2 RENEWAL IN JANUARY 2015, CAN I APPLY ANOTHER VISIT VISA FOR MY WIFE, BEFORE SHE EXIT THE SAUDI ARABIA..?

    • Naeem

      Dear Ali,
      My wife visa 1st extension is also expiring in Jan 2015 and i want to get extension, Please do let me know if you succeed to get renewal.

      Regards!

      Naeem

    • Sheik Asim

      hi friend i have also same doubt, please let me know if u successfully applied for another visa before they got exit

  • Dear Imran,
    Please let me know how many days before from expiry date visit visa can be renewed.

    • Naeem

      Dear Imran,
      You can apply before 7 days of expiry date of visit visa.
      Wish you good luck 🙂

    • Qamar Mughal

      Dear Mohammed, 7 days before expiry date and after 3 days expiry.

  • Ahmed

    My Wife visa expiry as per MOI is 18th Dec so i can follow English date?

    This will be second time extension so can i try on 11 dec it self?

    Kindly Advice..

  • Afzaal zafar

    Dear

    Kindly let me know if I can get the third time extension for my mother visit visa expiring on 31 December 2014.

  • Ahmad Raza

    Dear
    Would you please tell me that for how many days before expiry we can apply for visit visa extension. Can I apply for visit visa extension one month before expiry, because I have to manage the air ticket.

    Thanks n Regards
    Ahmad

    • Naeem

      Dear,
      You can apply before 7 days of expiry.

  • Ishtiaq Khan

    Dear frienda please help me regarding my visit visa extension as i have forgot the last option of Conform extension and without clicking on confirm extension. Then when my mother was traveling after eight days the airport staff says ur visa has been already expired and later on i recognize my problem and now i dont know what to do. As jawaAt says u will be fine 25000 sr. Please help

    • zh hefengxxx

      Dear Ishtiaq,
      I’m facing the same problem. Could you please suggest how did you solve it?
      Thank you so much. You can call me 0544701174.

  • Yunus

    Hi,
    my wife visit visa extension of 180 days ends next month. but i just came to know that she got pregent and doctor generally adviced to pregnent ladies that not to attempt any air travel for first three months. in my case is there any chance to extend my wife visit visa after 180 days? i am ready to provide medical certificates if required.
    Expecting your reply.

    Thank you.

    • hussain

      Yunus appreciate your reply on this problem as I have the same issue

  • hi
    please someone inform me after renewed visit visa ant take printout should i go to jawazat or any other place for stamp or any confirmation or any other procedure ?

    • afzal

      hi…brother saeed….i have the same question…do we have to do something after online extension…kindly let me know

      • ali

        dear when u have to extend your visit visa????????????

  • shahzad

    Aoa have any one got his visa renew after 180 days in March .plzzzzzzz tell me!!!!!!!!!!

  • ARSHAD

    Dear Sir,
    Please advise my family visit visa extend before how many days due i want extend b4 15 days but not accept system online read msg giving sys
    (Sorry!! The Visit Visa (VV) can be extended only within the (seven) days before expiry date or within 3 day after expiry date)

    • Ravindra G

      Only 7 days before

  • fahad

    dear Ali,

    Can I renew the visit visa on the same date of expiry,like 12 apr it will expire, can I renew it on 12 apr through online .

    • Ravindra G

      Yes even after 3 days u can

  • afzal

    dears..after online extension do we have to go some where..may be jawazaat….also now expirey date is changed that means the visa is exteneded…any one having expereince…kindly share

    • Ravindra G

      Not required to go

  • Dipan Chowdhury

    I am on Business Visa. Can I register in to the MOI website without Iqama number but with passport number?

  • Atif

    Both my parents are due visit visa extension this week and when I tried to do it online, my mothers extension went without any issue where as for my father’s visit visa extension error appeared that translates to “Should check the passport office”. Do I need to make an application with jawazat?

    Appreciate your advice

    • Ibrahim Akki

      yes Brother you should immediately visit Passport office…

      • Sarfraz Ahmed

        Dear Ibrahim do you know anything about the above problem how to solve

    • Sarfraz Ahmed

      Dear Atif did your problem was solved as I am also facing same problem. If your problem have been solved please let me know the procedure

  • Mohammad jabir

    for visit visa renewal, can I pay renewal amount of 100 SAR before last week of renewal or I have to pay in the same week and then I should go for renewal, please anyone could advice.

    • You can pay anytime before you do the renewal. The money will be there in the account against the border number.

      • Mohammad jabir

        Thanks for the help brother, Jazakallah.

  • Imran

    Hi,
    my visit visa will expire in Ramadan,i heard news in Ramadan they will stop renewal?some one have conformation the news?
    can we extend Visit visa before 15 days of expiry?

    • Ibrahim Akki

      No issues… Just extend. these are just rumors…

  • Sarfraz Ahmed

    My Father visit visa need extension this week and when I tried to do it online, My father’s visit visa extension error appeared that translates to “Should check the passport office”. If someone have any information how to solve this problem

    • Imran Malik

      How did you solve this issue? Did you visit jawazat office? Please help, as i have same issue.

      • Sarfraz Ahmed

        Just visit the Jawazat office with manual application after paying 100 Riyal attached your Iqama copy and passport copy and one passport size picture of the person to whom you need to extend they will extend your visa withing one minut manually

        • Imran Malik

          Thanks. I did the same.

        • Rahul_0084

          Can i extend visit visa of my wife, for another few months She already going to complete 6 Month in Saudi Arabia with visit visa, Please kindly help me. For completing 6 Month remains only 8 days. i need answer please thanks….

  • pinklove

    Hi,
    Please need an advice. My family visit visa will expire on July 1. Until when do they allow to extend this month? Can i still apply for an extension on June 24? Thank you in advance. Will appreciate any advice regarding this.

    • dear mohamed! ur family vv is extended or not ? because my visit visa also will expire on 30 june.plz reply me ASAP

    • dear Ellimc! my visit visa wil expire on 30 june.today im trying to extend.but msg is coming.Sorry within 7 days only.so when exactly they wil extend?plz reply me

      • Ellimc

        Try again. You just have to pay first. I was able to extend my visa today. Good luck!

  • dears! my visit visa wil expire on 30 june.today im trying to extend.but msg is coming.Sorry within 7 days only.so when exactly they wil extend?plz reply me ASAP

  • dears! my visit visa wil expire on 30 june.today im trying to extend.but msg is coming.Sorry within 7 days only.so when exactly they wil extend?plz reply me ASAP

    • Ellimc

      My visa will expire on July 1. I was able to renew it today. Try again and pay first.

      • Muzammil

        You can vist Jawazath and renew visit visa

  • Syed Fahad Ali

    Dear Friend i am trying to get registration on absheer its showing me this message.
    (In order to execute E-Services you have to activate your account by visiting activation centers. Click here to see list of activation centers)

    in this situation what i will do please help me as soon as possible because my family visit visa is going to be expired on 12 of july.

    Thanks.

  • Syed Fahad Ali

    Please HELP HELP HELP!!!

    Dear Friend i am trying to get registration on absheer its showing me this message.
    (In order to execute E-Services you have to activate your account by visiting activation centers. Click here to see list of activation centers)

    in this situation what i will do please help me as soon as possible because my family visit visa is going to be expired on 12 of july.

    Thanks.

    • zaheer malik

      Dear go to passport office you will found a absher ATM, do the finger prints. For more detail check YouTube absher account link.

    • Muzammil

      Visit MOI Abshir machine

  • Jumana

    My father’s sponsor died last year.. As soon his iqama expired…now they changed sponsorship to his son’s. But now he can’t renew his iqama online . I need help

  • Nazia Adnan

    Can i extend my vist visa after six months ? Some people’s are saying its not extended after 6 month. Plzzz help me

    • Sarfraz Ahmed

      no It is not possible these day visit visa only for 6 months

    • Rasel Khan

      As new role , Visit visa total duration 6 months only.

      • Adnan Shahid

        Dear Rasel plzz u know after hajj how much days open the jawazaat and onlin visa extension?

  • yahya

    I m on one month Visit Visa.. I want to extend for one month.. will I do that ?

  • siraj

    Dear friends my dashboard I check to extend my family vv but I can’t find my son name there only other my wife so how can I do that pls replay me I have three days more only

  • siraj

    Friends where I get my son boarder number

  • M.A.Rasheed, work at American

    sir i extended my family visit visa but at last their was no any option to click on confirm button on moi absheer site .
    But new dates are appeared so i thorough i extended my visa its done but after 2 months the page also not seen on moi site and people saying that visa is expired can any one help me now what to do now in this situation.

    I WAS STOP AT CONFIRMATION LAST ATTACHMENT BUT
    ( V.V SUCCESSFULLY EXTENDED ) LAST PAGE IS NOT APPEARED.

    • M.A.Rasheed, work at American

      ANY ONE WHO CAN HELP ME HERE?????
      PLEASE REPLAY

  • Qamar Mughal

    Dears All, How i can get family permanent VISA by applying online, i’m seeking your help.

  • salman

    Can i extend visit visa of my wife, for another 3 months, her visit visa is for 90 days and i already extend 90 days total of 180 days, can i extend it for another 90 days, Please kindly help me. remaining only 8 days. i need answer thanks

    • salman

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  • Rahul_0084

    Can i extend visit visa of my wife, for another few months She already going to complete 6 Month in Saudi Arabia with visit visa, Please kindly help me. For completing 6 Month remains only 8 days. i need answer please thanks..

  • ejaz

    i am unable to issue the Exit Reentry Visa for my wife through Absher System, Message is comming “please visit Jawazat”
    For my kids, there is not problem in issuing the visa
    any one experienced this?

    • Syed

      Same issue can anybody rply for this

    • Syed

      Same issue

  • Muzammil

    Dears ..

    I renewed my parents visa on 11 January 2016 which is expired 17 January 2016.
    I got printout with new date 16-02-2016 I recieved message “Successfully
    extented” and fund from iqama also gone..

    But yesterday I check Abshir It is appearing Old Date(17-01-2016)

    How Can I solve this issue…

  • Daniyal Qamar

    I figured Out one thing Online process is real time and very effective. if your initial visit visa is for 90 days then you will pay 100 Riyals and get 90 days & if your initial visit visa is of 30 days then you pay 100 SAR and get 30 days and you will keep on paying 100 SAR till the time it reaches to 6 Months (180 Days)

  • Adnan Shahid

    assalamulikum dear. plzzz tel me after hajj how much days open jawazaat and visa extension onlin….

  • sajadh

    how many days preferred to pay online fee for visit visa extension

  • sajadh

    looking for an answer

  • hamzask

    Dear All,
    i need urgent help from you..my mother’s visit visa will expire during Ramadan holidays. i heard Jawazat will not work on these days..actually every month i have to go to jawazat office to extend the visit visa as per the information from jawazat…( i am not able to extend the visa through absher.)

    could you please tell me how can i renew visit visa during Ramadan holidays…if i go to jawazat before 15 days of visit visa expiry date they will accept or not???

    • Rehan Munir

      Dear Hamzask,

      I have the same case for my parents, have you got visit visa extension?
      please update

      • hamzask

        No,
        i don’t know how to solve this issue.
        one of my friend told me jawazat is open during holidays for emergency works.

  • Rehan Munir

    Assalam O Alikum.
    My parents visit visa will expire during Ramadan EID Holidays say 04-Jul-2016, when I am trying to apply for visit visa extension through “absher”, they are not accepting with a massage
    “Sorry!! The Visit Visa (VV) can be extended only within the (seven) days before expiry date or within 3 day after expiry date”.
    Please suggest, shall I wait for 9 more days or use other option to visit Jawazat office.

  • Zeeshan

    My passport has expired can i extend my family visit visa….

  • Abdul Alim

    can i extend 2 times, i mean visa 3 month then 1st extend 3 month 2 extend 3 month again total 9 month?

  • asif malik

    Is anyone done extend visit visa after hajj in these days??my family visit visa gonna be expire in 3 days and i paid visa extention fee too but i still getting same msg on absher account while extend visit visa process that you cannot extend VV plz contact PP office…please tell me why its happening and what the soultion for it.I have only 3 days left in expiration visa(visit visa was for 90 days and this is first time i m going to extend visa for more 3 months)….pls need help…

  • dr fiaz fazili

    when to apply for extension –how many days before expiry? –as per English translation it is confusing,it says expiry should not be more than seven days that means 7 days before before expiry , and in english it says up to three days after expiry …,while my friends from arab countries says the expiry date should be less than one week it does not appear ,but once it is 7 days or less than it gets extended when through absher it opens …can anyone clear

  • Mohsin Siddiqui

    Assalaamwalaikum,

    Currently living in Riyadh from last 5 months
    I have 6 month Multiple entry business visit visa with maximum stay of 1 month.
    Which is going to expire on May 20.
    I am going to bahrain on 1 may and returning on 3 may.

    I would like to extend my visit visa as much as I can to extend my stay.

    Can any one help to let me know how many time I can extend my visa.
    And for how many duration.

    Thanks,
    Mohsin.