Validity and extension of Visit Visa for Saudi Arabia

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This article deals with the validity of visit visas,  Validity before and after stamping and validity after travel and the extensions allowed.

To know how to get a visit visa Please see

Validity Before stamping

Once a visit visa is issued you can get it stamped with in 6 months from date of issue,

Validity after stamping before travel

Visit visa is usually valid for travel for 3 months after stamping, Once Stamped the visitor must travel within 3 months.

Validity and extensions after travelling

And regarding the validity of visa and extension of stay in Saudi Arabia, it depends on the first validity that you get when the visa is stamped.

Case 1
If you get a visit visa stamped with 30 days, then it can be extended 6 more times after arrival in Saudi Arabia, that is you will get a total of 7 months in the Kingdom

Case 2
And if the visit visa is stamped 90 days at first time it can be renewed 2 more times, that is the visitor will get a total of 9 months (270 days).


  • Gaurang

    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.


    • Aslam

      Dear gaurang,

      It is possible to bring your father on permanent saudi visa under your sponsorship.Please visit MOFA office with a Saudi guy Or visit a nearby recriuting travel agents. there are lot of agents in Riyadh Jeddah etc. Approach and enquire.
      Further i came to know that even a saudi visit visa can also possible to tranfer to permanent residence visa. But under this category working inside ksa is not allowed. Islamic rules is for family. Be positive, you will succeed. All the best.

      Mohamed aslam

      • Zeeshan

        Dear Aslam,

        you have mentioned in your msg that a visit visa can be transfer into permanent visa.

        Is it really possible if yes please let me know the resource that where & whom we have to contact or how it can be done?

        Please reply.

        Waiting for your early & positive reply.


  • Nabeel Sharif

    Assalam O Aleikum Dear Admin

    My Iqama profession is Industrial Machine Saleman.I have all the attested documents( My Marriage certificate, My degree). Can you please tell me the complete procedure for Permanent Visa for Wife???
    My Mob# 0599585328
    Waiting for your Quick response.
    Thanks & Kindest Regards

  • yusufaipk

    Can visit visa change into permanent visa

  • Naser

    I heard the validity before stamping is 3 months from the date of issuing the visit visa and after stamping the visa you have to enter Saudi within 30 days.One of my friend’s wife had been refused to fly from Cochin airport due to this reason. SO please confirm and do correct the information


      My friend will you provide the validity of visa days stamp on passport.

  • Abu ahmed

    I issued visa for my mother and the visa already stamped i need know the validity of stamping before travel

    • Khalid Mukhtar

      30 Days

    • Khalique

      Visa Validty always mention on visa page of passport, and duration of stay is also mentioned on visa page.

  • Tubin

    Dear Sir,

    I working in the Kingdom last 13 years, my iqman Job Category: Materials Follow-up Supervisor, i am staying with my family under family visa, nw i am planning to bring my parants with me, did i get visit visa for my parants in my job category. if yes what shall i do.

    Looking forward your valuable reply in this regards,


    • Khalid Mukhtar

      Apply on line, & get a visit visa for your parents. For Muslims, it will start after Oct 13, 2014. For non Muslims, it’s open.

      • salman

        I want to aplly visit visa for my wife and son.they will issue visa before eid ?????

      • Shebi

        Dear Mr. Khalid, I have submitted visit visa application for my family on 2014/05/06. Due to Hajj, its not processed, Still its showing the status: “Apologize for the ministry to achieve the demand to stop the visa in the period from the beginning of the month of Rajab until the end of the pilgrimage season”. Do i need to resubmit this application after the Hajj ? or it will automatically go for processing ?

        Any idea about this..?

    • Aslam

      Apply through
      Apply online using a saudi guy. Print it. Sign it then get stamp and signature from your company or sponsor, add the supportvdocs submitt in mofa. Do it and get ur visa for parents online or approach a travel agent. Easy nowadays. aal the best. It is free too, for champer of commerce u hav to pay just 25 SR.

      Mohamed Aslam

  • Rahmathulla

    Dear Sir,
    I renewed my dependent visit visa. How can I check it online? What is the link?

  • Wajahat

    Asalam o alikum , I want to bring my family after Eid ul Azha , so can you tel me please that how many days after Hajj , Visit visa will open ? Visit Visa open immediately after hajj or after one month of hajj ? Thanks in Advance

    • i want call my wife on family visit visa. when family visas will be opened after hajj and in how many days visa will be issued?

    • SAMEER

      did you applied for visit visa can you update your status of visit visa please

  • Dear sir
    I want extend family visa for my wife and son. My family visa expired on 03-august-2014, and that time holiday. If possible to renew visa this month. Pls advise me sir.

    • Khalid Mukhtar

      Today, Aug 03 is not a Holiday, Offices are open.

  • mohammed

    Dear Sir,

    my colleague has visit visa and it will expire by today midnight, can he travel tomorrow wothout extension as i have heard there is 3 days of grace period after expiry.

  • Nouman


    How can check family visit visa validity date online?
    Please help me


    • Nam

      Did you got an answer? Am searching as well on how. Thanks

  • Sharafu

    Dear sir,

    can i renew my family visa, it will expire on ramadan 23

  • shajushoukath

    Dear All,

    Visit visa renewal is resumed now…and you can renew the visit visa at any time (not allowed more than 6 days before of expiry date).
    I have renewed my visit visit of my family today for another 3 months….and I am sharing this msg to all of you…

    Shaju Shoukath

    • Muralee

      Dear Shaju

      Thank you for sharing the information, I got only 1 month visa can I extend it for 3 months or do I have to do it every 1 month.

      kindly advice

  • Wajahat

    Dear , i want to ask that , can i apply for visit visa for my family before Eid ul azha ? or can you tell me the date or month in which visit visa will be issued?

    • Khalid Mukhtar

      You can apply for a new visit visa after Zilhajj 19, i.e; after Oct 13, 2014.

      • wajahat

        Thankyou so much brother,

  • dear sir , i have got family visa on last april for 90 days and it will be expire on july 21. If i got stamp before expire . 90 days , how many days it will be validity after stamp or to travel ksa , waiting your advice

  • for visit visa after stamp validity

  • meharashraf

    Dear sir.
    Can you guide me about my family visa? when my family came in saudi arabia we spend 03 month here after that government announced no more extend untill 28 shaban.our visa expire date was 06 shaban.then we go jawazat they extend only 20 days we confirm our ticket and go to airport for going back on 26 shaban when we reached air por strange thing happening with us there jawazat call us after boarding you go back because your baby visa is expire on 06 shaban and no record on compouter for extension but your wife visa is extended on 06 shaban to 28 shaban,we surparized and we came back to our home .next day we go to jawazat and ask them about his mistake they not give us proper answer and say us to pay fine your child and we extend it again.then i pay the 500sr fine and 100 my wife repeat extended charges and they extend only 07 days .
    I thank full to you especially in between 07 days i saw here post for extend visa and go again for extended .jawazat except my request and they give us 03 month more.
    Here i wat to ask you that they stamp total 03 stamps in our passport and we live here only 06 month and 28 days is it possible we can extend our visa 01 time more.
    PLEASE please reply me .thanks

  • Nam

    Just an inquiry. My mom visa is for 30 days duration. That 30 days will start fron the dayshe stepped in saudi arabia, right? Thanks

    • Khalid Mukhtar

      Yes, the arrival date stamp will be considered as day ONE of her total of 30 days.

  • Manoj

    Dear Brothers,
    I tried to extend Visit Visa for my parents (first extension), system is keep saying Visit visa can be extended than 7 *days or have been expired before 3 days. However as per my record Visit Visa of my parents are get finished at August 15.If any one as extended the Visit Visa recently. Please advise are send me email to me.I have already visited directly to Jawazat last day(10/08/2014) as per them.Need to do through website.
    Email ID:[email protected]

  • Asif Iqbal

    Dear All,

    My parents visit visa is going to expire tomorrow, 90 days total. I went to Jawazat office last week and they asked me to come this week on sunday, when i went there yesterday i.e sunday, they told me that visit visas can be extended through ABSHIR, when I try to extend visa through abshir i get the following msg.

    *Sorry!! The Visit Visa (VV) can be extended only within the (seven) days before expiry date or within 3 day after expiry date.

    can any one please help me to tell me what to do now and how to extend visa etc????

    Thanks in advance. Best Regards, Asif


    • zee

      can u elaborate as to what happened and im getting the same message – my parents visa expires on 15/8/14

  • Asif Iqbal

    Dear Mr. Khalid Mukhtar,

    Could you please advise on my above query?


  • zee

    when trying to extend family visit visa online it says – sorry within 7 days of expiry upto 3 days after – but does not renew even though i have only 3 days left for the expiry. so now i have to go to jawazaat

    • zee

      i think going to jawaazat was correct – as i finally renewed the visa – as expected i foun d many people there with the same problem- hope the problem gets sorted out quickly!

      • Mubs

        What was the timing you visited,was it in dammam or other province?

  • Zaheer Asghar

    Sir I live in saudi arabia Riyadh and work in a company……
    my iqama status is ac technician. .. can I bring my family here in saudia ???? If not then how I change my iqama status mmm

  • zaki

    On family visit visa it it written as visa validity 30 days and duration of stay 90 days.. on which day i have to extend family visit visa??

    • SaudiExpert

      Zaki, please see reply below by Starlet Shah:

      @ Zaki:
      30 Days Validity means “They have to enter KSA within 30 days after stamping of visa on Passports.
      Once they enter they can stay in the kingdom for 90 days.
      You can apply for renewal in the last week of 90 days, counting from the date of entry to the kingdom.

  • Bilal Ahmed

    My iqama profession is Quantity Servo yer i bring my family here last year and after 7 month stay i send back before 2 month now i want to bring him again i want to ask you can i apply online shall i need stamp from chamber or not i can submit directly ( attached existing visa copy) is enough please help me.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Bilal Ahmed

  • Sir,
    I got visit visa single for 90days . Please tell me how many months more I can renewed my visa , And total how many months I can stay here.

    • SaudiExpert

      You need to renew the visa every 3 months (90 days). You can do it for two times.
      That means your total stay duration can be up to 9 months.
      Caution : This is the standard. However, rules in Saudi Arabia can change unexpectedly any time.

  • noor mohamed


  • Nadeem

    I have the same to take print out now as I just renew online without printing it?

    • how you renew a visa in online can you please tell me?

      • SaudiExpert

        Kindly see our latest article on visa renewal online in 5 minutes

        • Zeeshan Khalid

          I need an information about visit visa. If any company from saudi arab issue a temporarily based working visa of Engineer. How long will i stay there? What are the latest rules for visit( Work) visa ? Will this visit visa valid for 1 month/ 3months/ 6months? Sir Waiting for your rep..
          Thank You in advance.

  • Starlet Shah

    Just log in to your “Absher” (MOI.GOV.SA)
    Click on “Passports” in the column on the left
    Click on “Extend Visit Visa” in the drop down window
    Click “Proceed”
    Click on the “More Details” of the person you want to extend visa
    And Click “Confirm”
    That’s it

  • Starlet Shah

    @ Zaki:
    30 Days Validity means “They have to enter KSA within 30 days after stamping of visa on Passports.
    Once they enter they can stay in the kingdom for 90 days.
    You can apply for renewal in the last week of 90 days, counting from the date of entry to the kingdom.

    • SaudiExpert

      Thanks Shah for helping around. Kindly click reply button below the comment to reply to that specific comment. If you do that, the concerned person will get an email that someone has replied to his comment.
      Cheers 🙂

    • Riaz

      What if someone fails to travel within 30 days….what will happen. there any solutions after expiry of validity. …please guide thanks

      • in my family Visit visa case we failed to enter the saudi within 30days after stamping so please let me know procedure. what i need to do now.

  • Noufal

    Dears..Could you please tell me the validity of visit visa (KSA) before stamping.

    • taani

      30 days

      • Erick

        is there a need to cancel the approved visit visa? i have approved visit visa last 2013 but my wife did not use it or stamped it from saudi embassy. should i cancel it? or no need?

  • NeesH

    Hi everyone! I have some query.. I am only visitor here in ksa for 3 months and my 90 days will end this coming 18 October. My husband is planning to extend my stay for another 90 days, as we knew its possible and extension will be 7 days prior to expiry. My query is, is it possible to process the extension of my visa since I heard that there will be an almost 5 days holidays on october? Im just worried that holidays will fall on the date before my visa expire that could affect the processing of extension. Can anyone give me an idea please. Thanks and Have a good day

  • mati

    sir my parents visit visa wl expire on 14 zilhaj , in those days hajj holydays, but i have abshar account,can i renew visit visa online on those days ,or what is procedure kindly guide me

  • Shebi

    Dears…. I have submitted visit visa application for my family on 2014/05/06. Due to Hajj, its not processed, Still its showing the status: “Apologize for the ministry to achieve the demand to stop the visa in the period from the beginning of the month of Rajab until the end of the pilgrimage season”. Do i need to resubmit this application after the Hajj ? or it will automatically go for processing ?

    Any idea about this..?

  • shahul

    Dears..Could you please tell me the validity of work visa (KSA) before stamping.

  • shahul

    please tell me the validity of work visa (KSA) before stamping.

  • Abdul Kaleem

    I successfully extended my visit visa, but forget to take print out of the visa extended copy. So could you please assist me how to take out the print

  • rahul

    My visa is 30 days visiting visa its last dste is 17th october can i do extend this visa??

  • Eric


    I would like to ask if the duration of stay here in KSA for family visit visa holder will be according to Hijri or Gregorian calendar? Appreciating your kind response.

  • Asrar

    After haj holidays when can i apply for visit visa for mother in law as my wife is pregnant i want to bring my mother in law as soon as possible..will it open from 1st muharram please reply me soonest as i am in tensed please admin please..

    • SAMEER

      hi afsar did you applied for visa how long it took after hajj for approval please reply

  • Shabeer

    I have applied before Eid ul Hajj holidays online for my family visit visa & i am residing in al khobar since 4 years as an accountant in my iqama catogary, i recieved a application submition number with date , when ever i check in mofa website putting my application reference no. it showing only we reciept your application, till now i didn’t recieved my mofa no. ( My Question is how long it will take to get visit visa/mofa no. after applying online ) in khobar

    • SAMEER

      hi shabeer,
      did you got approval from mofa for ur visit visa please share exp i too applied before one month application number not yet updated

  • MP

    How much the validity of Visit Visa before stamping (date from visa approved) and after stamping visa on passport for saudi

  • aamirghaffar

    Dear Sir,
    i got visa 90 days after i extend 90 days now i want extend online through my MOI account but it is not allowed they are saying your allowed days is exceed but total is 180 days now what i will do now?

    • NSA


      i am also facing same issue, have you got renewal after 180 days?

      • BCEG

        I am also facing same problem friend. Did u find any solution

        • SaudiExpert

          Lot of users facing same problem, NSA and BCEG, can you let us know if this issue is resolved, Did you try to renew online?

  • nitin

    i am work in saudi arabia, my wife just visit for saudi arabia 3 months and she exit last october, so i can again apply for her visit visa in saudi arabia.

    • SaudiExpert

      Yes, nitin you can apply again

      • Jagadeesh R

        How many days the validity of Visit Visa application form ?

        (If I make the application form for Visit Visa.But My sponsor didn’t make the letter for Chamber Commerce.This time How many days the validity of this application form
        Once applied online for visiting visa, how many days within need to attestation the chamber of commerce)

  • Akhtar Zaman

    Thanks you all gentlemen. This is father of a resident of KSA who had applied for us both a visit family visa. Actually he had applied for us both parents and his both single sisters but he has informed us now that the case has been rejected due to inclusion of sisters for applying family visit visas for us all four. Now he has again applied through his employer company for us (Parents only), and now has informed that In Sha Allah or both parents it will be granted. I have just viewed the above all comments of various gentlemen, at one place I found that Parents and sisters also can be included in the family visit visa and they are also entitled. The rejection due to my both daughters is very surprising since they are also entitled for that. Now we the parents can’t leave them alone here in our home country. Please guide us any gentleman in this regards. Thanks

    • SaudiExpert

      You should apply after 15th moharram

  • Mohammed Shareef Kunnath

    Dear Sir,

    Applied visit visa for my wife and three children on 02 Nov., 2014. But today I found the message on the MOFA system that “Apply new after Hajj season. I am applied two week before also get the same message. Kindly reply me that when I can possible to apply

    • Asad khan

      you can apply after 15 huharam.

  • Akthar

    Dear sir,
    I applied for visit visa for my parents 20 days back. I have done stamping from chamber of commerce. But still it is in same position when I checked the status. My colleagues also have the same issues, some of those have been rejected. Please let me know which is the best time to apply for visa.

  • Umar Farooq

    I have applied visit visa on May 2014 and status came ” Visa has been shut down from the beginning of Rajab until the end of the pilgrimage season”. I went for apply new one in chamber of commerce and he told me there that you cannot apply for another your application is pending. I went last week Ministry of foreign affairs and there outside of gate guard told me that visit visa will open after 15th Muharram but till now nothing progress in my application same status.

  • mostafa

    My iqama driver can i applai visite visa

  • Sir my visa will expire on 29 nov I stay here 180 days, validity of visa is 3 month and I get only one time extension today I have proceed online for extend visa so in absheer account but my visa is not extended bcoz they were indicating with red line” the vist visa cannot be extended, because the visa duration after extension will exceed the allowed limit” can u help me to tell that what can I do to extend myvisa is their any chances to extend or not plz write it down it urgent

  • After 180 days can visa extend 1 more time or not bcoz my visa was going to expire on 29 nov but online it was not extending or else what should I do if I went jawazzat office is it possibel to extend visa plz help me

  • Askm can u plz tell me I have msg u yesterday only but u didn’t reply, can you please tell me what can I do to get extend my visa bcoz I going to expire on 29 nov, but from the online it not extending bcoz they indicated with the red line” the vist visa cannot be extended bcoz the visa duration after extension will exceed the allowed limit “can u please let me know if it is possible to get a chance to extend my visa or not. At 29 nov it will be 180 day’s of stay and only one time I get extend my visa was 3 month validity. Please let me know if it is possible to get a extend or not. If I went jawazzat office is possible to get extend my visa. Plz give the answer as soon as possible

    • NSR

      Dear friend.

      Today i extended my wife’s visit visa ( VV ) for another 90 days (total 270 days).Previously, I also received the same massage mentioned above.However, i went to Jawazzat office situated in Sarfiya, Jeddah and renewed it manually. Please take following documents with you in order to process it manually.
      1. Visit visa application form with two passport size photographs,
      2. Copy of your Iqama.
      3.Original & a coy of wife’s passport.
      4. A copy of wife’s visit visa.
      5. A copy of wife’s previously extended visa.
      6. Original payment receipt.

      Best of luck.

  • Abid Khan


    for parents vist visa is for 30 days only. so, maximum how many months they can stay in Saudi according to the current policy.


  • AA

    Earlier this year on 13th MAY 2014, my father had applied for a family visit visit and I had got a 30 days visa but did not get it stamped as circumstances changed. Can I use the visa issued by MOFA in May now? Please help as its urgent.

  • Abdul Jaleel.V.M

    I applied for visit visa for my Mother dated 12/nov/2014,chamer on 18/nov/2014.Still showing the message “recieved/sanctioned in Riyadh chamber on 18/11/2014) .In last two years i got Visit Visa 2 times maximum within 3 days after chamber.I dont know what is the problem Now?
    Please any one have any comments or advice?

    • ibrahim khaleel

      Dear Brothers,

      i applied visit visa for my wife dated 15/11/2014 and chamber on 23/11/2014, but still showing the message تم التصديق على الطلب, please some one rply me, why its late, and usually how many days will take for issuing visa

  • shaik Inayathullah

    Assalamu alaikum ,

    cannot able to renew wife visit visa after a period of 180 days.In general heard that visit visa for wife will be 270 days. so i went manually to extend the visit visa in riyadh jawazaath office they extend for only 14 days . is this new rule implemented recently ? in the above post from one brother , he extend visa manually for more 90 days. may be it happening only in jeddah, bcoz i saw so many people with me in same situation @ riyadh office.
    now my parents on visit for 1 month and my wife leaving . i requested them personally and even with a saudi to extend only for 15 days , all the efforts in vain. Allah knows best.

    can any one suggest what to do, as now only one working day left to extend the visa.



    Dear Brothers,

    Asalamu alaikum,

    I am planning to bring my family on visit visa during Mid of April due to my son school exams.
    Please advise the time frame / Validity provided for visa after issued, prior stamping in India and the maximum time provided after stamping to Enter KSA.

    I am planning to bring Mom, Dad, Wife, Son & Daughter, Kindly advise can we apply all together in a single application.


  • Muzammil

    Dear sir this Validity time is over or not or its still the same plz confirm i got my visa and some people are saying its valid for three months before stamping plzz help

  • Megha

    Hi, my father works in KSA. He has send me visit visa of validity 90 days. Could you please let me know for how much duration it is valid before and after stamping?

  • bincy

    i am working as a nurse in saudi.i would like to bring my husband for visiting many days he can stay in the kingdom.can i bring him permanent visa.

  • asif raza

    i want to know about validity Before stamping visit visa can u please tell about this matter.

  • Sami

    Hi, I have a work visit visa
    issued on 30th Oct 2014
    validity 90 days
    Multiple Entry, duration of stay 30 days
    my first entry was on 7th Nov
    when will my visa expire? 30 days from date of issue or date of entry

  • Mustafa

    Hi there, after a family member staying on visit visa leaves
    the kingdom, how long do they need to wait to reply for a
    new visit visa? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Mustafa

      *** reapply for new visit visa****

  • Rajeev


    I am new in KSA an don Visit Visa (Multiple Entry) with 90 days validity. Visa was issued on 21st Nov 2014 and I entered in KSA on 26th Nov 2014. I company is trying to get permanent VISA. Before 30 days I am making exit entry and again entering. My questions are:

    1. I went to UAE for 2 days. Please let me know when my VISA will expire and I will have to exit, Please let me know the date (Arabic & English)

    2. Can I renew my visit visa?

    3. What are other things I have to be careful

    Please reply ASAP.

  • jamal

    my family visa stamped on February 02, 2015 and and travel ticket date is March 01, 2015. is it ok or not

  • Jagadeesh R

    How many days the validity of Visit Visa application form ?

    (If I make the application form for Visit Visa.But My sponsor didn’t make the letter for Chamber Commerce.This time How many days the validity of this application form
    Once applied online for visiting visa, how many days within need to attestation the chamber of commerce)

  • My family visit visa 25th feb and now 1st extension up to 25th may.Can IExted one more three moths

  • areeb

    My parents visit visa validity for 1 month . they will reach Saudi Arab on 10th March. At what date the visa validity ended. April 7th or April 8th?????

  • jissjayan

    Hi saudi expert,

    Due to some issues I couldn’t stamp the visa in three months after getting issued. But in your website I read we can stamp in 6 months. Everywhere I read to be 3 months. Please reply, It will be of very useful to me.


    • jissjayan

      Please reply asap.

  • sayyad

    I bring my wife visit visa validity for 1 month i extension already 2 time can i extension more 3 month please reply me

    • naveed.

      Yes you can extend it I think 1 more time.

  • Qazi

    Visit visa after stamping is valid only for 30 days. Information given above is wrong.

    • ahsan

      I want to know the Visit visa Validity after stamping.

      • Shariq tanvir

        30 days. And it is mentioned on the passport

    • Shariq tanvir

      Yes. U r right

    • Shariq tanvir

      Do u plz tell me the validity before stamping the visa? Because above mentioned it is 6 months. I dont think so it is true

    • Nasim

      Dear…..Visit visa to be stamped within 3 months from the date of issue. After Stamping you have one month time to arrive in KSA.

      Totally you have 3+1 = 4 Months from the date of issue.

  • ahsan


  • shams

    I want to know the Visit visa (to ksa) Validity before stamping

    • Nasim

      Visit visa to be stamped within 3 months from the date of issue. After Stamping you have one month time to arrive in KSA.

      Totally you have 3+1 = 4 Months from the date of issue.

  • Mati Ur Rasool

    Sir I want to know the Visit visa (to ksa) Validity before stamping & Visit visa after stamping is valid

  • Mohammad Zafarullah

    Dear, please let me if the visa can be stamped from Lahore through Etemad if Karachi is mentioned on visa approval or I have to change from Karachi to Islamabad as there is no option in the online application for Lahore.

    • Abdul Waheed

      dear you have to travel Karachi,

  • Mati Ur Rasool

    Sir I want to know the Visit visa (to ksa) Validity before stamping & Visit visa after stamping is valid

    Information given above 6 month after issued and 3 month after stamping its true or wrong.

    • Abdul Latif

      You have to get stamped within 30 days. After stamping you have to leave within 30 days if your not stamping from European countries.

      • Mati Ur Rasool

        I thing no

        • Latif Palatil

          As confirmed the stamping within 90 days and have to leave within 30 days.

    • Nasim

      wrong information

      Visit visa to be stamped within 3 months from the date of issue. After Stamping you have one month time to arrive in KSA.

      Totally you have 3+1 = 4 Months from the date of issue.

  • Mati Ur Rasool

    I got visit visa now I want to know the Visit visa (to ksa) Validity before stamping in Saudi embassy & Visit visa after Saudi embassy stamped is valid for traveling.

    Information given above 6 month after issued and 3 month after stamping its true or wrong.

    • H. M Saqib

      Before Stamp the Visa Validity is : 30 Days
      After Stamp the Visa Travelling Validity is : 30 Days

      • M>A>Nasir

        90 days or 30 days ? permanent family visa validity after stamping travelling validity 90 days or 30

    • Nasim

      Visit visa to be stamped within 3 months from the date of issue. After Stamping you have one month time to arrive in KSA.
      Totally you have 3+1 = 4 Months from the date of issue.

  • Naeem Manzoor

    I am in Saudi Arabia any my profession is labor and thatswhy i can’t get visit visa for my wife and children. Meanwhile my wife’s brother is living in Saudi with his family and have good profession. Now in this case if my wife’s brother will apply visa for his sister and children. How i will give him permission letter?

    • Nasim

      No, you will not get the visit visa

  • muniyas abdulla

    saudi arabia permanent family visa validity before stamping

  • carriemcleod

    Can you change a Single Entry Family Visit Visa to a Multiple Entry Family Visit Visa whilst in KSA?

  • andres

    I have business visa issued on 02.25.2015 , validity 90 D , length of stay 180 D , i arrived at country on 03.04.2014 , how long I can be here ? thanks

    • ajab khan


  • Muhammad Tariq Javed

    I have family visit visa issued for Karachi – Pakistan, but my family is in Punjab – Lahore, can i change the family visit from Saudi Embassy Karachi to Islamabad

  • Muhammad Tariq Javed

    if the change of embassy is not possible can i apply new family visit visa

  • Muhammad Tariq Javed

    What is the validity of Visit Visa after the approval of Visit visa application before the stamping visit visa

  • Syed Basarath

    dear, i need to know if your statement is correct about duration of stamping of visa after issuance is really 6 months because i have been told by some of the guys that it’s 1 month… Also the good news for expats community is that don’t listen to anyone if you’re planning to bring your family on visit. even if your profession is not good you may get visa. i got it in only 2 days & my professsion on iqama is samkri (plumber).

    • Nasim

      Dear ..Visit visa to be stamped within 3 months from the date of issue. After Stamping you have one month time to arrive in KSA.

      Totally you have 3+1 = 4 Months from the date of issue.

      • السلام عليكم

        dear Nasim i get visit visa on 27-10-2015,,how many days i have to stamped it,,,and after stamping how much days family arrived,,,its issue for 60 days so how much time i renew it,,,

        • Nasim

          You have 3 months time for stamping. After stamping 1 month.
          Before expiry date within 1 week you can renew for another 2 months.

  • Vicky Malik

    dear plzz see this yesterday when i extend visit visa the extend is sucesesfully but hare see this option مده صلاحيه تجاوذت plzz see picher and tell me is there any problm ? ؟؟؟

  • Vicky Malik

    مدة صلاحية التأشيرة الحالية تجاوزت مدة الاقامة المحددة من الخارجية
    إظهار لكل صفحة
    plzz see this when i extend visit visa first it extend sussesfully now also show next expiry date 13/06/2015 then why he give this option first ?

  • thelo_caprice

    My KSA visa was issueed on 19.11.2014 with multiple entry 180 days validity. 180 days after 19.11.2014 is May 19th. I will travel to Saudi on May 16th. Can I stay beyond the 19.05.2015 since I entered before the expiration?

    • Raunak Kabra

      Hi i have same problem.
      Can you suggest based on your expereince what did you do?

      • Ανάποδος

        I entered Saudi with 3 days left on visa and left within 30 days from date of entry without any problems.

        • Raunak Kabra

          thanks a lot! that’s helpful

          • Ανάποδος

            You’re welcome 🙂

  • aamir

    after getting visit visa from many days we have to stamp ….?I got 1 month visa

  • wasim

    dear after stamping 30 days validity expires than wats the process of extension
    for ksa

  • rahmah

    Visit visa still open for mothers?

    • ISHRAQ

      Yes It is still open…

  • rahmah

    When will visit visa close in ksa this month which date

  • Mehmood

    Dear Please tell me till which date we can apply for parents visit visa. Is there any spefic date before ramzan or what .. Waitng for urgent reply

  • Hadrian Scott

    Hello – I submitted an application for brother but now I can not find it on the MOFA search page. What exactly should be entered in the search fields ?
    Are brother visas being issued at present ?

  • yoosuf kk

    Haiii Brothers………………..
    My name is yoosuf
    from Jeddha,Saudi Arabia

    Dear please give me proper information about visa extension.
    I heard , Before hajj visit visa extension will be stop . it is true or not ?
    Give me true information please ………Any body know about this ?
    Please replay Quickly Please

  • Rizwana Saqib

    My parents were having flight to riyadh today….wen reached airport they said visa validity is expired on 16th April as visa was stamped on 16th March. …what is procedure to get visa now….It was stamped by Eitmad…to whom we need to consult about this issue please help it’s urgent. we have returned tickets as well.

    • Atif Ashrafi

      What was the validity mentioned on your parents visa ? What date was it issued (should also be mentioned on the visa). Were you able to resolve this issue ?

  • uzcon


    • If you have not stamped the visit visa, then there is no problem, go ahead and get the Permanent visa stamped. No need to wait.

      • uzcon

        if this is in practice then u solve my big problm.thanx a lot.

      • uzcon

        i got permanent family visa online .but have mistake of relation.can it be corrected?plz guide me as soon as possible.

  • anees.

    Sir before hajj, Is family visit visa are stamping from saudi embassy in india

  • Riaz ul haq

    My parents visit visa has been stamped. Its mentioned duration of stay = 30 days , Validity = 60 days. date of issue = 22/05/2015. I want to know that within 60 days they can come to Saudi Arabia or they have to come and go back (if not extended) within 60 days. Please help

  • anu adhikari

    I come here from kuwait in visit visa,as a housemaid, I want to know it’s necessary to enter kuwait whn visa ll finished or nt??

    • Ramachandran G


  • Farooq Ahmad

    Hi Saudi Xpert,

    My family visit visa is going to expire on 20th july/ 2 Shawal & there is some problem to extend online.It can be extend by Jawazat

    extending time period is from 13 July to 23 July & Eid Ul fitar holidays starting from 10th July to 25 July.

    Is jawazat will open for visit visa extension?

    Or any other option.

    Please Let me know.

    Jazzak ALLAH

    • shumaila

      Hi visit visa expert ! My mother visa will expire on 21/08/2015 . I am applying for renew but it’s not renewed . After Expiry within how many days I can apply.plz help me because on 21 22 is holidays I cannt go to jaws at office

      • Farooq Ahmad

        Hi shumaila,

        If you cannot extend it online its mean, your mother had visited any hospital.

        Because any visit visa holer if visit the hospital, cannot extend visit visa online.

        No need to worry if there is can be extend in 7 days after expired date of visa.

        You must go with the form of visa extension, it can be downloaded from this link.

      • Farooq Ahmad

        You must take these info with you.

        Extension form.
        Aqama copy of sponsor
        Passport copy of visitor
        Visa copy of visitor

        It will be extend very easy for first time.

        Just go and submit documents after 5 minutes they wil extend it

        Max duration of visitor is 180 days.

        Good luck.

        For more info my mail id

        [email protected]

        • Hatta Bint Casim

          salam… i want to know when to start the 30days allowed stay in saudi?after stamping or after entering saudi?? how about going exit..any needed exit visa same with the people who works in saudi that needs exit visa??

          • Nabil

            Timer starts After entering the Kingdom!

        • gunadeen nandakumar

          Hi I have applied for a visit visa for my parents and i checked the status, it is showing “they have a valid visa” Please advise me.

    • hamzask

      dear farooq,

      what you did in ramdan holidays??
      i have same problem..

  • Gracie ecarg

    Hi if u used the 270 days visa to saudi? Can u still renewed it again? Or i must be out of saudi and go back to my country can i get visit visa again? Tnx

  • Naveed Hassan Rohilla

    my wife came on visit visa and her visit visa will expire in aug 24 2015 ( 6months), please tell me is there any way to extend the visa please reply……

    i know the visa cannot extend after 6 months is complete.

    • Sumayya

      Pls tell me what extended visit visa extended after 6 month pls tell me

    • Sidra

      Did you get extension after 6 months or not?

  • uzcon

    above validities are old .now i think cannt be sty over 180 days .have any update ?

  • zh hefengxxx

    Dear, I’m asking for help! I forget to extend my mother’s visit visa 4 days ago. She is planning to leave in the end of this month. Someone mentioned a penalty of SAR 25 000 is required which is really scared me. Could someone know how to solve this problem. Waiting online!! Thanks a lot!!!

  • jishu

    Dear, I made a mistake while visa application, wrongly entered the visa number. anybody can help me to clear it?

    • Samrah Shaikh

      You will to reapply for the Visa to solve the issue.

  • Asanka

    Dear Readers,

    After changing the rules for validity of visit visa in KSA (i.e maximum validity will be 180 days but not 270 days) did any one able to extend visit visa beyond 180 days.I heard there was one guy able to do this by visiting Jawasat. Please share your experiences if anyone managed to do this after December 2014.

  • Dominik W

    Hi All,

    I have a question, regarding visa validity and duration of stay.

    I received a working visit single entry visa valid for 30 days, with 30 days stay duration.

    I know that visa validity is start counting from date of issue. But
    question is, if I enter Saudi 10 days after visa was issued, would I
    still be able to stay in Saudi for 30 days?

    Thanks for help!

  • Santhosh

    Dear Friend ,

    I came to saudi on Multiple entry visit visa its written Number of Entries is Twice , my sponsor company renewed it on 30th day for one more month so i have been staying for 2 month now, I am leaving in 2 day as visa extend validity is finishing , but on guy in jawasat said as its written number of entry twice i can come back next day in same visa and stay for 1 more month, please let me know is it true,


  • Muhammad Tariq Shabbir

    My father visit visa is expiring on 4 september 2015 but he is travelling on 5 september 2015 can someone guide me cen he travell without extending visit visa or shud I must exend visit visa ashe want to travell on 5 september at any case?

  • Ali

    I applied for working visit visa along with my family on a pre approved visa. Embassy here in islamabad has issued 90 days multiple visa as requested but has given duration of stay 30 days. Its very tough to have exit re entry with family evey 30 days. Is there a way to request embassy or any other way to get more duration of stay in one go

    • is it visit visa or business visa?


      • Ali

        Type is working visit visa that allows me to work and my family to stay with me and not permitted to work.

        • Yes, u would need to cross broder everytime, try bahrain causeway. Turn back without entering bahrain, after u cross saudi border.


          • Ali

            Thanks. I heard some time this cause way doesnt work as authoritues dont stamp exit entry thing. Have someone tried this recently

          • Ali

            Also let me know is these 6 extensions things still valid.

          • What you are talking about is actually called business visa, and this article is about visit visa.


          • Ali

            Thanks for clarification. For business visa whats the rules for extensions

  • Asanka

    Kindly let me know whether there is any recent change in validity of visit visa once issued. (After stamping and before traveling)
    Should the visit visa holder need to travel with in 30 days???????

  • Arslan Shahid

    Can any please tell me that
    1)how long does it take for visa stamping in islamabad? My agent has sent my passport in islamabad embassy on 2nd of september 2015.

    2) can there be any objection in work visa processing if everything is cleard from saudi culture, embassy, medical and finger prints ?

    3) can i ask my agent to change the route which is implied directly to riyadh than to jeddah so that i xan perform umrah first?

    4)who is going to entertain me at airport?

    5) is 6500 riyal is enough to live in saudia as bachelor??

  • zhan depano

    what if if my visit visa is 2months expired what will do and how much the penalty

  • Aquib javed

    sir i have been issued a visit visa of 180days. so i want to know it will be calculated from date of issue or date of entry

  • Srikanth

    Hi..need help. my mother got visiting visa on 18th sep and it is given as travel before 18th oct..i.e., 30 days from stamping. But my mother want to travel on 27th Oct. is it possible to extend travel date from Saudi government? Please suggest me the procedure. Thanks in advance

  • Edward


    I have a job visa up to 11 of November, but I would like to stay in Arabia up to 17 of December, is this posible?

    Thank you

  • LRoohi Falak

    Case 2
    And if the visit visa is stamped 90 days at first time it can be renewed 2 more times, that is the visitor will get a total of 9 months (270 days).
    Is it true??
    I have the same condition can I stay for 9 months

    • Hashim Patel

      What is the maximum stay piriod for family visit visa?

  • Aisha bilal

    The saudi law says that one cannot extend visa beyond six months right? But there r some ppl in kingdom who r taking bribe money and make this thing possible. How much truth in this? And how to stop such people?

  • mohammed mohsin

    My visit visa expired on 4th October I misjudge the date and went to airport on 10th October immigration had not accept it. My company pro scared me by telling 15000riyal penalty and three years ban is it true

  • mohammed mohsin

    I am still in ksa struggling to exit and I have to come back ksa again please advise me it was a multiple visit visa extended for 45 days 4th Oct was the expiry date of extension pls pls ……

  • sk niranjan Vali

    Validity and extension ofter traveling in Saudi arabia how many month is stay in Saudi Arabia visit visa

  • zmahd

    Guys, i just want to know about the situation i made, it goes like this, recently i applied for visit visa, in last page afer adding the “FAMILY MEMBER” i didnt see it was only 30 days, SO what i did i apply again with all same information and corrected with 90 days, my question is, is’t possible after sending a request visa then applied again with same information, just only to change the days of visa from 30 days to 90 days.. Guys, advised me if there is any problem with what i did….

    thank you…

  • Muhammad Babar

    Dear Sir
    i pay for visit visa fees my family and i received visa extend paper for moi

    Account 18/11/2015 Butt Jawazat people ask me, your visit visa before two month Expire Please help me

  • Kashif

    Ansari kashif from india now I am in dammam and staying with my colleagues I want to extend my visa .. my visa is a multiple visit visa validity of 90 days and stay is 30 days my visa stay is getting over on 15 Nov .How can I extend it .. can I go to behrain by car or bus and re entry and extend my visa pls help with immediate solution. Please help me faster

  • Awais

    Salam Everone,

    I am on work Visit in KSA (Ziara tu Amal) My Visa says validy is 90 days and Duration of stay is 30 days and its single entry,I already got 1 month extension.
    what does 90 days Validity means?Do I have to apply for new VISA after 90 days?

  • Suresh

    what do you mean by, length of stay per day – 30 in visiting visa application, and also beside that it is mentioned that single trip validity for 90 days.

    can some one explain what does it mean..


    How many days the validity of Visit Visa application form ?

    (If I make the application form for Visit Visa.But My sponsor didn’t make the letter for Chamber Commerce.This time How many days the validity of this application form
    Once applied online for visiting visa, how many days within need to attestation the chamber of commerce)

  • Majid Ur Rehman

    Dear Sir,

    Does validity start from day of travel or from day of stamp? For example if I get 90 days visit visa stamped on 21 Nov and I travel to Saudi on 30 Nov, how much can I stay in Saudi without extension?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks and Regards,


  • Pau Pabustan

    Sorry!! the selected duration makes the visa duration more than 180 days which exceeds the permitted duration , please select another date.

    hi can someone help me, image written above appears when i am trying to get a 1 year exit re entry to my family.

  • amar nath

    Hi,I applied visit visa for my mother and the application got approved at saudi on 21.july 2015. So, still the same visa application i can use to stamp it from India. please help me on this.

  • josef

    my family’s visit visa stamped one month before, but they did’nt travel. Is it possible they can use the same visa upto 3 months?

  • Ravikumar Arumugam

    Dears,, please help me.. my family is here in Saudi by Visit visa. In-case of emergency can i travel to my home country without family members with Exit & Re-entry visa…

    • Naveed

      yes you can

      • Ravikumar Arumugam

        Thank you my friend

  • Nosheen

    my visa is stamped at 14 Dec 2015
    validity is written for 90 days
    stay of duration is 90 days
    i want to know to which date i can travel? either within 1 month or 3 months?

    • Amir

      Y can travel with in 3 month after entering here you can love more 3 month here

    • Jahir Husain

      y should land in saudi before 12 th of jan 16,otherwise your visa will be expire,once you land after u can stay 90 days or if u can renew other 90 days

  • Shabbir Awan

    Please let me know how to extent my family exit re-entry visa -which was issued for 3 months and now i want to extent it to 6 moths as there is no option in Absher

  • Mohammed Javeed Afzal




  • Muhammad Tayyab Manzoor

    Dear, please let me know, i have applied for my family visit and get it stamped from GHURFA TIJARIA. Now how can i know my family visit visa is ready or not?

  • BB

    Hello, I got my visiting visa approved on 30/10/2015. today I given for stamping on passport. I would like to know when I can go to soudi Arabia?

  • Jahir Husain

    dear friends,
    my parents are in saudi by visit visa if i can make exit for only for my father ,and mother can stay here ,i got visa for both in one visa,pls advise if anyone have a experiance,

  • Faraz Shaikh

    Hello Everyone,
    Can anyone help me out . I want to call my mother & wife on visit visa. My iqama profession is of Steel Fixer whereas my profile is Engineer & I have Alhumdulillah High salary.
    Please let me know if will be able to call them or will I have to wait until I get my Iqama Profession changed.
    Thank u.

  • Naveed Chaudhry

    Hi, how long is the validity for the visit visa before it is stamped in the home country? I am asking about the visa number, is it just 3 months or more? I need it stamped in Lahore, Pakistan. I am afraid if the visa number is expired, the Etimad office might charge me the fees and not stamp the visa, stating that it was expired. Please help in this regard. Thanks!

  • S Rahaman

    Hi Everyone
    My Family Resident Visa stamped dated on 01/02/16 Alhamdulillah. What is the Validity after Stamping ? Within ho wmany months They have to enter In KSA?

  • S Rahaman

    Hi everyone
    For permanent Family Visa within how many days have to travel at Ksa after Stamping?

    • Sohail

      Mr. Rahaman please share your experience,as i also want to know the same thing

      • S Rahaman

        If permanent visa is stamped then within 90 days after stamping need to enter at saudi arabia and if Visit visa is stamped then it is within 30 days from the date of stamped.

  • Fathima

    Dear… If your sibling in Madina will be the one to request your mother and you are working in Makkah. Can she stay with you in Makkah or she need to stay in Madina? Kindly answer my query. Jazakallahu Khayran

  • Muhammad Rizwan Akram

    Dear All,
    I am living in Saudi Arabia, Dammam and going to Apply for VISIT VISA of my PARENTS.
    Once it is Approved on website, then within how many days they have to travel from Lahore to Saudi Arabia.

  • Muhammad Rizwan Akram

    Anybody plz let me know the answer of my query ?

  • Rashid Mahmood

    Hi. My problem is for my mother visit visa which was for one month so by
    this i can extend five more times..but unfortunately after my mother
    came to Saudia and spend one month and over stayed 28 days more bcz of
    my health situation and i was in critical situation so i forget to renew
    that,,,,then i paid online over charge payment 500( 400+100), but whent
    i tried to extend by absher its rejecting,. even i visit Jawazat,,,they
    r rejecting too…i think i have five more chances to extend…Please
    if some one knows any solution let me know..thanks

    • TheLegitimate

      If you did not renew your mother’s visit visa before the expiry date of one month, it is considered overstayed. Hence, as per the Law, you have to pay the penalty.

      • Moahmed Imran

        HI Can u help me please, I got one month visa for my wife in this case how many time I can extend my visa. After arrival to Saudi can extend 5(total days 180) more time or 6 (210 days) time .

    • hamzask

      Dear Rashid,

      i have same issue.. how you solve???

  • Mohana Gopal S

    Dear, I have 90 Days multiple entry visa and duration of stay is 30 days. My visa will expire on 30th March. If I enter Saudi on March 21, can I stay until Apr 20 (30 days) or upto 30th March?

  • Irfan

    What’s the latest update on visit visa. I got it stamped for one month only

    I’m an Indian national. I need to know the latest update. .

  • Aneez Abdul Latheef

    Dear Team,
    I would like to know what is the procedure to extend exit re-entry of dependents (Wife) to up to 9 months. Currently I can able to get the re-entry maximum for a period of 6 months only.
    She should go by this month end in connection with maternity.
    Both of our Iqama and medical valid fore more than 1 year.

    • أبو عبد الله

      Brother did you went to jawazat for exit reentry for more than 6 months??i have the same case as your

  • sudheesh sudhakaran

    dear friends , i applied visit visa for my wife.i got visa but validity of 90days and duration of stay only 30days .what they mean .she can stay only 30 days. how can reniew this duration of stay.please help me


    Dear Team,

    I would like to know about visit visa validity before stamping , I have applied for my family visit visa before 4 month but did not process for stamping , Now I wish to use this visa and still in system showing “الرجاء طباعة المستند ومراجعة ممثلية المملكة لإصدار تأشيرة الدخول

    Please print the document and communicate with any of the visa services offices accredited to the mission to provide documents and to introduce visa ”
    My question this visa is still valid can i have to process for stamping or not ….

    • mujahid rahman

      can you please inform me , how was the experience?? Did You got visa stamp?

  • Zohaib


    I would like to know that in how many days my wife can travel after stamping “Visit Visa” in Pakistan? Is it 30 days or 60 days or 90 days??

    • Sohail

      Please share your Experience mr zohaib as i also want to know this

  • Raheel

    my visa is stamped at 5/3/2016

    validity is written for 90 days

    stay of duration is 90 days

    i want to know to which date i can travel? either within 1 month or 3 mo

    • Ansif

      You should travel with in 90 days from the date stamped. That is, in your case it will be 02/06/2016 will be the last date to travel. better you travel atleast 1 week before from this date.

      • ktinne

        sir, is it confirmed that travel after visit visa stamping is within 90 days? i badly need an answer ????????????????????????

    • ktinne

      hello, may i ask someone to confirm if after stamping travel s either 30 days or 90 days.. the agent in my country said its within 90 days..thank u

  • Atul Malhotra

    I am on visit visa in soudi , if my 30 days stay is over do i get 3 days to exit from kingdom after expiry

  • Sara Akhtar

    Asalam o Alaikum!
    Can we apply for a visit visa in the month of shaban? Do we have specific months to apply or can we apply thoroughout the year??
    Pls answer

  • iliyas ahmed

    i faced the same problem .
    my mom came on visit visa and i forgot to renew the visa. she over stayed for one month
    when she went to airport to travel India at immigration the officer told her the visit visa was expired
    then she went to jawazat office at the airport then they called me to inform that her visit visa was expired. i was shocked and shivering and spell bound couple of minutes.
    later he told me to visit jawazat office in al rehab at jeddah. the first thing i did was went to the airlines desk asked them to recall the luggage then cancelled the ticket.
    later day went to jawazat office in al rehab. in front of jawazat office there was small xerox shops i went there to enquirer they told me the process and they filled the forms and took 15 sar and luckley i had a passport size photo of my mom in my wallet and took all xerox copy of passport,iqama and visit visa.
    went to jawazat office and they told me take some signature of higher official over there then went the same window he told me to go to shamsae along with my mother to give fingerprints and he took a photo
    later came back to jawazat office and went to the agent payed fine 500 riyal then went to the same person later he gave me the exit paper and told me to leave within 3 days. i immediately booked a ticket
    and my mom went to india ………….. note take all originals i mean passport one copy of passport size photo,iqama and not to forget money. one more thing when u guys go to shamsea he will ask u how many days u will stay say she will go within 2 days

    • Junaid problem is there any chance they deported me also along my mother???

      • iliyas ahmed

        no buddy they wont deport u so u don’t worry

    • Ke

      Hi sir , I’m facing Same issue …will it cause any serious pbl?..will it cause pbl for my husband IQAMA? Dono what to do?it’s duration of stay is 30 days but validity is 180 days ..(multiple entry)..we are not much aware of it but nw suddenly wen I chk my visa got expired 40 days before ….really very scared 🙁 ….give me some solution…shd my husband pay penalty?nw its eid holidays ….plz give some solution ????

    • Abdul Raouf

      Assalualikum sab
      Could you please call me i have same issue i dont have u mobile

      • Abdul Raouf

        Please ilyaz sab

    • Abdul Raouf


      i have same issue my family overstayed due to apsher technical issue visit visa not extended after 3 months continued 6 months i visited jawazath they advised ,me to visit Tahreel one broker did my family formalities without finger print exit .almost 18 months finished now my family can visit again KSA is their any issue please let me know.Thanks

  • Rizwan Ahmad

    Dear Sir, My question is i have a visit visa for my family, please let me know how i can check the validity for the visit visa they came in Saudi Arabia in 14th Ramadan

    • NEK

      just install absher mobile app, and login with absher account
      You can get all detailed info about your account

  • Syed faseehuddin

    After stamp visa how many days validity my wife visa stamp 15 June and show validity 90 days many people say to me you have must bring your family within one month if not bring visa is expire pls suggest to me visit visa expart

  • Mustakim

    Assalamo alaekum

  • Mustakim

    After visa received how long validity

  • Mustakim

    After stamping how long validity please guide me thank you

  • Mohammad Sibt

    I would like to verify Case 2 as above. My mother is on visit and I would like to know if anyone rebewed the visa for the 2nd time to stay upto 270 days. Is it still valid.

    • Zulfiquar Ali

      please share your experience i have same problem?

  • Mohammed Abdul Moin


    As per new rules from 2-Oct-2016, 1-Muharram-1438,

    Single Entry Visa with Saudi Riyal : 2000, renewal still don’t know
    Visa Validity : 90 Days and Duration of Stay in Days : 14 (or) 30 (or) 90 Days

    Multiple Entry Visa with Saudi Riyal 3000, must go on Exit after 30 Days and reenter to Saudi Arabia
    Visa Validity : 180 Days and Duration of Stay in Days : 30 Days

    Multiple Entry Visa with Saudi Riyal 5000, must go on Exit after 90 Days and reenter to Saudi Arabia
    Visa Validity : 365 Days and Duration of Stay in Days : 90 Days

    Multiple Entry Visa with Saudi Riyal 8000, must go on Exit after 90 Days and reenter to Saudi Arabia
    Visa Validity : 730 Days and Duration of Stay in Days : 90 Days

    Multiple Entry Visa with Saudi Riyal (Don’t Know), must go on Exit after 180 Days and reenter to Saudi Arabia
    Visa Validity : 1825 Days and Duration of Stay in Days : 180 Days

  • Rfs Gamebird

    hi can you help me to know when my visa here in KSA will exfired coz im not sure if the 90 days start from the day the visa stamp on my passport or it will start on the day i arrive here at riyadh saudi arabia…
    march 01 2017 arrival here
    january 26 2017 date of the visa on my passport….
    need some help to clear it….thanks

  • yunus

    I have got my mothers visa 1438.07.13 How much time i have to stamp it and after stamping withing how many days are left for her to travel.

    I guess 90 days to stamp and after stamping 30 days to travel.

  • Ali Chaudhry

    I have a question in relation to Visit visa.
    Actually I have applied visit visa for my wife.
    عدد مرات الدخول
    عدة سفرات – 180 يوم

    مدة الاقامة باليوم

    Would you please be kind enough to guide me the above arabic statements. for your information i need to apply for multiple entry and my understanding was that i applied for 180 days multiple entry but the above mentioned statements confused.
    Please ne your advise
    Thank you,
    Ali Z Chaudhry

  • Shadab

    Kindly dont extend your current visit visa, as per my knowledge MOFA wont accept new visa again if we extend the existing visa in hand.

  • Jamshy Thachangodan

    My family came here in Saudi for visit visa 90days validity it will be expire July 05 durig ramamdan and eid holyday visa can extend please let me know

  • Muhammad Ali

    Dear All I have got visa here in saudi arabia which has been issued on 08/03/2017 and send it to pakistan for stamping but due to some family matter i cannot complete the process for stamping now it has been expire on 6/6/17 so it is possible to extend it and what should i take next step need help in this regard.

  • Md Aslam

    31/05/2017 my Wife Saudi Arabia Visit visa was Issue how time is there to Stamping.. my already in Saudi arabia for 30days on umra visa

  • Ydan Faye Chua-Castellvi 270 days/ 9months of stay as a visit is still applicable this year? 2017 of June? Thank you so much.

    • Breyana

      Hi, did u try to renew?
      Pls update

      • Ydan Faye Chua-Castellvi

        No.???? validity is 180 days only.

        • Breyana

          You mean , u tried but u failed to get the renewal? Or u did not try to renew?

  • Onder Gokcek

    guys, can you pls tell me the “validity of visit visa after stamping”? In another words, within how many days my wife has to travel to KSA after she receives her visa from Saudi Embassy? thank you

    • majid

      Within 30 days after stamping

  • Bossaj

    Dear all

    Plz any one guide me

    I am trying to extend my family visit visa which is going to expire on 1 july 2017
    I paid the fees online

    But it shows error

    The client does not authorized to use this web service

    Plz help me

    • majid

      Hi bro. My visit Visa will be expire on 3 July. I have same error. Please call me 0593264804

      • subramanian

        Hi,my family visit Visa also will expire 30.06.2017. facing same problem. Pls call: 0563755461.

        • PKR M

          hi bro..did u get ur family visit visa extended..i’m also getting same error “client not authorised to use this webservice”…if u have done the extension please advise me how to proceed further…many thanks in advance….

  • dipin john

    Dear all

    Plz any one guide me

    I am trying to extend my family visit visa which is going to expire on 1 july 2017
    I paid the fees online

    But it shows error

    The client does not authorized to use this web service

    Plz help me

    • subramanian

      Mr. Dilip, Me also facing same problem. Pls call me: 0563755461.

      • Asad Afzal

        I tried and face the same problem. Any idea what does that mean?

        • Mujahed khan

          only 180 days after completion of 180 days cannot extend visit visa online.

          • majid

            yes, u r rite

  • Yasid Mohamed

    Assalamu Alaikkum Dear,

    I Got visit visa stamped by 90 days and i already renewed 90 days through my abshir.
    again i already try for renewal but unfortunately abshir not allowed to renew. so what can do this situation.
    have any possibilities for renew because now she is not pregnant not well to travel also i have medical certificate.
    hope your immediate reply highly appreciated.

    • Mujahed khan

      visit visa valid only 180 days after entering in the kingdom. after 180 days cannot extend visit visa online.

    • majid

      max extend 17 days more if u have any valid reason with medical certificates

  • Aneesh Albin

    My family visiting visa is expire on 30th june. I am facing the same problem… absher showing that
    “The client is not authorized to use this web service”
    Is anyone facing the same problem from Riyadh area, please contact me 0503881474

    • majid

      go to jawazat, they are extending there. you should go on the last day of visa validity.x

      • Mohammad Waqas

        When Jawazat will open??????

      • PKR M

        Why only on last day of expiry …any particular reason…please reply ASAP as i’m tensed a lot as my wife visit visa expires on 14th of this month and 14th is friday

  • Aneesh Albin

    If the extention of vist visa is not possible, is there any possiblity to go to our country in the nearby 3 days, after expiry of visa?

    • majid

      go to jawazat, they are extending there. you should go on the last day of visa validity.

  • Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui

    Dear, My family come in Saudi before five month for 6 month multiple entry visa i need extend more if possible please help me..

    Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui

  • Kannan


    please some one tell me how many time we can extend a one month visit visa .. I am already done two time for my son (9 month) .. that means he about to finish his 3 months by July 26th .. can I extend 3 more times ? Means 6 months ?

    Please tell me , if anyone tried this .. or any other link .. thanks

  • Inam-Ul-haq chaudhary

    I have a query regarding to final exit of my family with 3 dependents. I called my family back in saudia arabia just less than one month before with a newly born baby whose visa is stamped for 1 month. Now my question is that can i send my family on final exit without any type of fee payment for newly born baby whose visa was stamped for 1 month (Please note that 1 month visa is still valid).

  • Zulfiquar Ali

    i want to know as case no.2 my mother’s multiple visa for two years.first i renew after 3 months and we went Pakistan and come back after coming back we got 90 days visa after 90 days one time i renew
    my question is 2nd time i can renew or no?and how long my mother stay in pakistan after completing 270 days here in ksa and must come back again as i have multiple visa?

  • Muhsin Ali

    Dear experts,

    Is there any panelty if visa expires before stamping?

    Your authentic will be really helpful

  • Muhammad Umair afzal

    Assalam o allaikum.
    My father has 2-year multiple visit visa – valid till 2019. He visited Riyadh in July and left for Islamabad in start of September (i.e., before completion of 90 days).
    Just wanted to know that how much time he can spend out of KSA. Is there any maximum time period before which he must visit KSA again.

    Thank you.

  • Afreen

    Hi..visit visa extention to 9 months is still valid in 2017 september. If it is due to pregnancy can it be extended?please help me.

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  • Gamevil Safam

    i have issued a multiple visit visa for 3 years. can i cancel that and issue a single entry visit visa.

    • Abdul Raouf

      dear for 3 years visa how much paid ?visitors can stay continuously 3 years please let me know

  • Mohd Rasheed


    Kindly any one advice me that as i applied visit visa for my mom on SEP/11/2017 and till today (OCT/17/2017) No reply or not any message has given, still its pending for approval,

    Can any one tell me what will be the reason for late more than 1 month and can someone advice me how to solve this issue and get approved my visit visa for mom.

    Thanks and hoping for a good advice.

    • Velsamy

      Dear if u did not get visa means better cancel u applied visa and re apply again once more time maybe u will get…because maybe yr visa checking officer maybe in leave or some problem in your visa…

      • Muhammad Hassan

        How to cancel visit visa approval please

  • Tito

    I paid 60 days single re-entry visa but when our HR applied, it approved only for 30 days. My iqama will expired on February 18 2018. Any possibility to adjust it even for 45 days?

  • Velsamy

    I have one doubt about visit visa periods…that means how many month we can possible to stay here in saudiarabia…because i applied visa and bought family here visa going to end (six months)on next month 17-11-2017…is it possible to extend third time more three months…pls some one tell yr opinions thnks lot…

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  • vinayagam

    i come to saudi on august 18 . i come on free visa, till now i didnt get the iqama , what is the procedure to exit

  • Sandeep Gadhiraju


    I got my business visa on 23/05/2017 with a validity of 180 days. And first time i have travelled to saudi on 07/11/2017. Kindly anyone advise me what is the validity i will get now. Is it 180 days validity from 07/11/2017 or from 23/05/2017.

  • Md. Gofrunul Aziz

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    My mother got a visitor visa for 3 months and I extended her visa another 3 months total 6 Months will expire on 20 Nov. 2017. Please advice me that can I renew one more time for 3 months again which will be total for 9 months. Best Regards
    Gofrunul Aziz

    • ALI khan

      dear i have same issue did you renew

  • Dawood Rabik Rahman

    I got family multiple 6 months visit visa for my son.please let me know how money months he can stay maximum in saudi arabia and how many times he can exit and reentry.

  • Awais

    I just got the family visit visa for one year but i want change it to 6 months unfortunately new request is not proceeding in the system of MOFA and got reply that i should follow the the previous application please let me know how to cancel the previous one year visit visa to apply new application. Will be very thankful tou you.

  • Sabreen Mujahid

    Assalamualaikum my husband applied for visit visa for me on 6th november 2017 and its 1st december 2017 plzz help me out for this

  • syed

    need to check the validity of umrah visa after stamping before travel.


  • MBQ


  • MBQ

    I have a Saudi multiple visit VISA whi ch is going to expire on 12th Jan’18. If I come to Saudi on 1st Jan’18 and stay here for 30 days till 30th Jan’18 (while my VISA expires mid way on 12th Jan’18)..can I stay here once my VISA expires mid way??

    • Irfan

      did you get your answer, I have similar query?

  • Arif Khan

    Dear ,

    about the validity of visit visa how we can get … my wife visa staped on 27/11/2017 and and she come saudi on 04/12/2017. which date we will consider ..?
    please advise me

    • Jeganath Vasanthakumar

      When you arrived here that date only fist day of consider.
      This month last around 26th you will get message to renewal of extend visa..

      • Arif Khan

        Dear , i extent the visa by online. now absher showing visa expiry date on 31/05/2018 . its enough . or we need to make any other things to confirm..?? please advise

        • Mujeeb Rashid

          do we need to renew insurance also while applying for extend of visit visa.

  • Abu Salman

    Assalamo Alaikum
    My parents came on visit visa and i have extend it 1 time.How many time i can extend it?

  • Imran Shabbir Malik

    Please guide if anyone knows…. Family Multiple entry visit visa for Two years. I got the visa and i want to know how much time i have now to stamp it.

    • Naveen Ponnam

      90 days valid for stamping. you can make stamping in 90 days.

  • Zaid Khan

    Dear All,

    My wifes and son got 3 months initial visa. I extended up to 11th April 2018. Is further extension possible as mentioned in Case 2 here.


  • Farwa Ali

    dear all,
    will you help me to tell me that after stay of 30days in ksa and validity of visa is 180days i would like to renew my stay in ksa so i should have to go on exit or without exit i can extend my stay.please tell me waiting for your helpful advise.

  • Abu Salman

    Assalamo alaikum
    I wanted to ask that how many times i can extend my parents visa.I extended already 1 time.After that how many times i can extend it.

  • meriam denoyo

    I just have few concerns regarding my working visa in Saudi Arabia. The
    visa was stamped last December 20, 2017 and it will expire this coming
    March 20, 2018 since it has 3 months validity. In my case, my flight
    schedule is on March 15, 2018. Will that be okey ? eventhough I only
    have 5 days left before my working visa expire?

  • Dub P

    Salaam Aalaikum, this might be the wrong place but just wanted to get some help. I’m an American with a 5 year saudi visit visa. Do I need to cancel it before I get my business visa or does it get cancelled automatically? I am getting confused as I get different answers. Also, the sponsor who gave me the invitation letter which is how I got the present visit visa, are not responding so I am kind of in a bind. Any help to my questions would really be helpful. Thank you


  • Mohammd Azad

    i apply for a visit visa for my wife on 22 march 2018 and today 03 April 2018 and till now its showing the same. What is the problem? Please help me.

  • Sara

    Hi i have applied for visit visa for my mother..can anyone tell me the present changes in this country.when i should stamp and after stamping when she should travel

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  • Sheraz khan

    Hi my wife visit visa 90 days I extend one time ,I want to extend one more time but my iqama will be expired after this two month kindly can you tell me I extend visa pls reply fast

  • Abu Abdul Hadi


    I applied for family visit visa for 2 years and brought them inside the kingdom and in absher it is showing valid for 3 months please help..


    u have mentioned that in case 2 it can be extended 2 more times. how can one get it extended 2nd time. i want to get it done for my family. i already had it extended once i.e. total 6 minths how it increase it more.
    i wanted to enquire about 1 more kind of visa. i heared now females can travel to ksa alone without sponser its a 2 year validity visa. does any one has any info.

  • Zeeshan Zenith

    I am on work visit visa for six month in a company in Saudi…But I crack a interview in other company via Skype in Saudi ….So can i go to the other company….What process I have to follow so that i can go to the other company ….Please let me know.

  • Hassan Mahmood

    Kindly guide me I got work visa my visa stamped date was 28/3/2018 after duration of stay 90 days it was expiered on 29/6/2018
    I did not trvelled due to some reasons
    Now what i hv to do? Is there any way for extention kindly tell me i m much worried thnks