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Saudi Permanent Family visa offline through Istiqdam Office

You can bring your family to Saudi Arabia once you get your Iqama, depending on your profession.


There are two ways to apply for a Saudi Permanent family visa.
  1. Online Method Click here to View the Online Method

  2. Offline Method (Istiqdam 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.

  • Also, note the steps below are for Permanent Family Visa, for which they will get Iqama after coming to Saudi Arabia.

saudi permanent family visa offline

The steps for requesting a Saudi Permanent Family Visa offline are listed below.

Step 1: Take an appointment at the Istiqdam Office:

  • Login to Absher Account www.absher.sa

  • Click on “Appointments”

  • On the next screen click on “Expatriate Affairs”

  • Read the instructions and click on “Proceed to Services”

  • On the next screen select the 2nd option “Permanent Family Visa” (Get this double-checked with someone who understands Arabic)

  • Select Region and Click “Next

  • Now the next page will show you all the appointments that available in green

  • After selecting a time, it will show you the selected date/time and the required documents

  • Reconfirm the details and Click on “Confirm Appointment Details”

  • Now you would be able to take a printout of the appointment. You must carry this on the date of your appointment.


Step 2: Make Payment Online 2000 SAR (1 Family Visa, irrespective of no. of dependents), can be made using SADAD. This is mandatory before visiting the Istiqdam office.

Step 3: Translate the required documents from the authorized Translator

Step 4: Visit the Istiqdam office and submit the Documents, if all goes well, they will issue a Yellow Slip containing the Visa details, which need to be sent to your home country for stamping.

Documents Required:

  • Istiqdam Form - (To be filled with your details, and dependent detail. To be signed by the employer.) You can download it from below:

permanent-family-visa-form-Saudi-Arabia
.pdf
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  • Family Visa Request Letter to COC - To be generated by the employer, clearly stating the employee’s designation, salary date of joining, etc.

  • SCE – Istiqdam Letter (Only for Tech/Engineers) - Login to the SCE account, scroll down, under Printing Services click Istiqdam Letter

  • Istiqdam Appointment Letter

  • Company CR Copy

  • Iqama (Original & Copy)

  • Your Saudi Visa Stamped with Border No. (Original & Copy)

  • Wife & Kid's Passport Copy

  • Marriage Certificate (Copy) + Translated to Arabic

  • Birth Certificate (Copy) + Translated to Arabic

  • Degree Certificate (Original) + Translated to Arabic

  • Carry Photographs (2 to 3 Nos)




 

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May 17

If we booked a slot of like 4 weeks later as per most recent available one. Can we be able to prepone it as per recent availability. Do we have option for that.

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you will have to cancel the existing one and then book again, as you can have only one active appointment at any given point of time. Ensure of the earlier availability before canceling.

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May 09

Hi,


Degree certificate is mandatory? If yes is attestation mandatory?

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As far as I know yes for both.

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May 07

thank you for your valuable information. could you please advice me about to convert family visit visa of kids to iqama if both the parrents have iqama. and please inform me can we use the same pdf form you attached for the convertion of family visa to iqama. one more thing i want to know is that- is the istiqdam appointment available only riyad and jeddah ?

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1.. Since you have not mentioned the age of the kids please refer to the below articles if applicable:

https://www.howsaudi.com/post/how-to-get-iqama-for-a-baby-born-outside-saudi-arabia


2. Yes you can use the same form.

3. Istiqdham office is avaialble only in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.


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Apr 17

any idea if the wife can do istikdam for her children? if she has a high managerial position?

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As long as you are not on a dependent visa, yes you can! That is, you need to be directly employed with a company and must be on their sponsorship, talk to your HR!

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Apr 14

Why there is no appointments!??

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Which region are you checking for? There are always appointments!!

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