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How to Apply Online for a KSA Family Visa

You can bring your family to Saudi Arabia once you get your Iqama, depending on your profession. The steps for requesting a permanent family visa in Saudi Arabia are listed below.


There are two ways to apply for a KSA family visa.
  1. Online Method for KSA Family Visa

  2. Offline Method (Istiqdham Office)

Note: Only opt for the offline approach if you are unable to finish the process online. The first option should be to apply online.

Online Method

Online Method for KSA Family Visa
  • Login to your Absher account through www.absher.sa

  • Click on "MyServices"

  • On the next screen click on “Expatriate Services”

  • Click on “New Family Visa Application” after reading the instructions

  • On the next page, full details such as Iqama Number, etc will appear, ensure this information is correct and click on “Apply for Family Visa”

  • If you get an error here, you will have to apply for the Family Visa Offline. Go to the Offline Method.

  • If you are eligible for applying for a visa online the next page will appear, you will have to fill in the following details:

    • Salary Amount in SAR

    • Level of Education

    • Date of Receiving Highest level of education

    • Major Subjects studied

  • After filling in this information, you will have to add the names of the dependents, passport number, age, religion, relationship with you, and port of boarding

  • The port of boarding is the city where you want the passport to be stamped (Mumbai or New Delhi, or the name of the city in your country where there is a Saudi Consulate or Embassy)

  • Ensure to enter the names as per the passport

  • After adding all your dependents, check the Terms and Conditions below and click on “Submit Family Visa".

Post Application Process

  • After Submitting the application, the Absher system will give you the option to print the application. Sign the document and handover to the HR of your company to sign and stamp

  • The company must attest the application through the Chamber of Commerce online for SAR 30 within 30 days of submission

  • After the online attestation, wait for 2-3 working days. If the status does not change to "Approved" you have to visit the Chamber of Commerce to initiate the application within 30 days of its submission and pay SAR 30 fee again

  • The Status of the application will change to “Approved” and now you can see the visa number. You will receive an SMS notification on approval of your Istiqdam Family Visa Application with Visa Information.

  • Once you get the Visa Number you can send the application to your home country for visa processing

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Guest
Mar 17

What about the payment? Do we have to pay online before processing the online request or after printing the application?

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Guest
May 03, 2023

what documents required to apply online I have Saudi council my profession is Engr but my certificates are not attested with Saudi embassy

can I still apply

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Sameera Rahman
Sameera Rahman
May 09, 2023
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I believe it is worth giving a shot.


First, try the online method, if it doesn't work try the offline method via the Istiqdam office.

https://www.howsaudi.com/post/saudi-permanent-family-visa-through-istiqdam-office


Since you are already an SCE member, you can download the Istiqdam letter from the SCE Website -> Printing Services.

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