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How to apply for Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

Applying for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia may be daunting, but with the right knowledge and advice, the procedure becomes much easier. The application procedure for a family visit visa is now more simplified and may be completed fully online, thanks to advances in technology. In this tutorial, we will lead you through the online application process for a Family Visit Visa to Saudi Arabia in 2023, providing you with all of the required information and resources. Everything from comprehending prerequisites and documentation to navigating the online application form and following the status of your application will be covered.

KSA Family Visit Visa

Eligible Family Members

It is critical to understand which family members are eligible to be included in your application when applying for a Family Visit Visa in 2023. Immediate family members, such as Wife, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Father in Law, Mother in Law, Paternal Uncle, Maternal Uncle, and others close relatives may also qualify in some situations.

Eligible Occupations

Expats from all occupations, including workers and house drivers, can now apply for a Saudi family visit visa. To apply, you must have a valid Iqama with a minimum validity of three months, applicant passport details, and Nafath registration.

Steps to Apply

To apply for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to MOFA Website

Step 2: Fill out the Form

Step 3: Employer Approval through the Chamber of Commerce (COC) online

Step 4: Send the approved Visa for Stamping in your Home Country.

We will explain the steps in detail below:

Step 1: Go to MOFA Website

  • Go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website

  • Choose "Services for Citizens and Residents" from the Home Screen.

  • Select "Resident" and then click the "Apply" button on the "Family Visit Visa Application for Residents" page.

  • Sign in using your Nafath account.

Family Visit Visa - KSA

Family Visit Visa - KSA

Step 2: Fill out the Application Form

Follow these steps to complete the online visa application form for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia:

The system will automatically retrieve your Personal & Company Information on the first page of the application. You must input the following information:

  • Saudi Visa Number ( enter the visa number as written on your work visa stamped on your passport upon entry into Saudi Arabia)

  • Select the "Add" option, a pop will open to enter your family member's details as follows:

Family Visit Visa - KSA

Personal Information

  • Nationality

  • Arabic First Name (First Name)

  • Arabic Father Name

  • Arabic Grand Name

  • Arabic Family Name (Last Name)

  • Birthdate (Enter as per Passport)

  • Birthplace (Enter as per Passport)

  • Gender (Enter as per Passport)

  • Occupation

  • Mobile Number

  • Email

  • Religion

  • Relation(Select Wife, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Father in Law, Mother in Law, Paternal Uncle, Maternal Uncle and others)

Passport Information (Enter these details as per the family member's passport)

  • Passport Number

  • Passport Type (Select Normal)

  • Passport Issue Date

  • Passport Expiry Date

  • Passport Issue Place

Visa Information

  • Coming Place (Select the City that has the Saudi Consulate or Embassy.. For example: for India, it is either Mumbai or New Delhi.) Do not confuse this with your departure city. Your departure can be from any city in any country.

  • Number of Entries:

    • Single Entry Visit Visa - (valid for 90 days with two possible 90-day extensions, for a total of 270 days)

    • Multiple-entry Visit Visa - (valid for 90 days, with a 30-day extension allowed through a Tawasul request)

  • Select the "Add" option again if you are inviting more than one family member.

Agreement Approval

Check the Agreement approval and click Save

Once you have completed the form, the MOFA website will provide you with a reference number. Keep this number since you will need it to verify the status of your visa later. You must also print the form for further processing.

Step 3: Employer Approval through the Chamber of Commerce (COC) online

After completing the application, take a print-out or a pdf and send it to your employer, you must have your employer sign and stamp it and attest it online through the Chamber of Commerce.

You will be able to check the status of COC through Reference Number

Step 4: Send the approved Visa for Stamping in your Home Country.

Once your visa has been approved(max 3-4 days), you will need to submit it to the Saudi Embassy or Consulate in your home country for processing.

You can do this by contacting an agent in your city or through VFS.


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