According to local media reports, here is the updated information about the family visit visa for expat residents.
Two Types of Family Visit Visas.
Saudi Arabia currently issues two types of family visit visas for expat residents:
- 3-Months Single-Entry Visit Visa
- 1-Year Multi-Entry Visit Visa
Note: No more 2-year visit visa
Unified Visit Visa Fees for All Nationalities
The visit visa fees for both a single entry visit visa and one-year multi-entry visit visas for all nationalities is SR 300.
Duration and Staying Period of Single-Entry Visit Visa
A single-entry visit visa will be valid for 90 days, that means within 90 days of visa stamping one can enter the kingdom.
On a single-entry visit visa, visitors will be allowed to stay up to 30 days (one month) and Jawazat will likely allow for an extension of the one-month stay period to further through Abhser.
Duration and Staying Period of 1-Year Multi-Entry Visa
On a one-year multiple entry visit visa, a visitor is allowed to stay a maximum of up to 3 months and it can be renewed for up to 6 months through absher. Visitors will have to leave the Kingdom upon finishing 6 months in order to renew further. Once he re-entered the kingdom, upon 9th month again the visit visa can be renewed upto the validity (1 year) through absher.
Health Insurance is mandatory to renew the visit visa. Here are the detailed instructions for how to renew your health insurance to extend your visit visa validity