Family Visit Visa Process Online in Saudi Arabia (Latest)

In this guide, learn how to process a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia via the “MOFA Family Visit Visa Service” online. Also how to check family visit visa status online in KSA via MOFA. Definitely, you can invite your loved ones to the kingdom of Saudi with the help of a family visit visa online and apply via Mofa government service in Saudi Arabia.

Not every expatriate can apply and afford the expense fees as they are more than 4000 SAR for now. Check the cost if you are reviewing this article later on. Anyhow, let’s get to the point and process to learn how to apply for or get a visit visa for any family members to invite them to KSA.

Who You Can Invite?

Definitely, you can invite your loved ones to enjoy a happy visit to the Kingdom o Saudi Arabia. But rules are rules and you can get the visa for the following family members easily and successfully. Other than that you can try it out at your own risk.

  • Your Mother and Father.
  • Your Brothers and Sisters.
  • Your Mother in Law and Father in Law.
  • Of course your Children.
  • Wife.
  • Brothers in Law.
  • And Sisters in Law.

All the above relative can get their visa when you apply for their family visit visa online via Mofa. As we mentioned earlier you can try for others but at your own risk. Anyhow, let’s get started with the application procedure below.

Tips before Applying for Family Visit Visa

You might be knowing better than me that KSA is not a perfect place for visiting like for Fun and Entertainment. But as an Expat, you cannot stay that long without your family like your wife and children to spend some time with and enjoy a little. You might be wondering about how long your family can stay in the Kingdom.

Well, the main thing is your Iqama profession. You can invite them on a permanent visa / Visit for 3 months. One of the best things is you can expand these 3 months to 4 by renewing the visit visa. You know what? you can easily extend it for six months (6) also. But be careful to invite your family before 6 months of Hajj and Ramadan or right after the Hajj days.

How to Apply for Family Visit Visa

Before the online application form fills up and submit. There are some basic and important documents required by the Government of Saudi Arabia’s Mofa website. Check the required documents given below: Your original and Valid Iqama or Muqeem card, to check the Iqama expiry date click here. You and Your Family original passport copies. Must check that your iqama profession is valid for applying and submitting the form via the Mofa website for getting visas for family members.

Fill out the Application for Family Visit Visa in MOFA:

You know what? you are the Kafeel of any family member you are about to invite to Saudi. So remember to put/write your Name in place of sponsor/Kafeel when you are filling out the online application on the Mofa website. Follow the below steps:

  1. Click here to go to the Mofa website, then click the “Citizens and Residents” option there
  2. Now “Agree” to the terms and conditions
  3. Select “Expiry Date” and put your “ID Iqama number” in “Personal Data”
  4. Put the required information in “Application data”
  5. Put the required information in “Visitor Data”
  6. Now you are in the “View” application Step
  7. Did you fill up everything right away? OK follow the below step.
  8. Don’t forget to take a print copy of your family visit visa.
  9. You are done.
Request family visit visa ksa via mofa

Submit Printed Application to Chamber of Commerce

  1. Sign the Application you’ve printed, the Signature date must be the same date on the printed Application form.
  2. Sign and Stamp the application from your sponsor or Kafeel or company.
  3. Visit the COC Chamber of Commerce KSA in your city.
  4. Pay SR. 20 or 30 may be to the chamber of commerce in your city.
  5. When you submit the application they will give you a printed copy.

How to Check Family Visit Visa Status Online

Constantly check for your application approval via the Mofa website, usually, it can take up to 3 or 4 days to be approved from the day you submitted it. To check the family visit visa status online via Mofa, follow the below easy steps.

  1. Just get to MOFA’s official website.
  2. Select the “Application Submitted to Mofa” option there.
  3. Now just enter the application and then the Iqama number.
  4. Now enter the image code.
  5. And finally, click the Inquire button there.
Check family visa visit status online mofa


Finally, Submit an Approved Application to Saudi Embassy

After the approval of your family visit visa application form, you need to send a copy of the approved family visit visa application form to your family member (Any). Tell them to submit it to the nearest Saudi Embassy in your home country there.
Don’t forget to send them your iqama copy as well passport copy with four passport-size photos. They will need to submit these docs to Saudi Embassy too. Marriage certificates are also required if the visiting person is married. Check Visa Exit Re-Entry Status Online.

Don’t let your Family Overstay

You might be aware of this or not, it is illegal to overstay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the expiry date of the Visa. Do you know what is the penalty? It is about SR 25000 even if your family stays for one hour longer than the expiry date on Visa. Feel free to comment for more information in terms of Family visit visas in KSA or any other issues while living in KSA. Our team will be glad to help you out with anything related. Share the post to help others as well.

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  1. Raza says

    Do you have an idea that approved application issued from MOFA is valid for how many months?
    I got an approved visa document from MOFA in March but due to pandemic it was not stamped from Embassy.
    Your feedback would be appreciated.

  2. Raza says

    For how many days the visa document issued by MOFA is valid.
    Due to pandemic the visa wasn’t stamped and mofa issued the document in March. Is it still valid?

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