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Q.1) IlostmyexitreentryvisawhiletravelingoutsidetheKingdom;howcouldI getareplacementforit? Youareadvisedtovisitthispage(https://www.eserve.com.sa/VVSWeb/)and printacopyofyourexitreentryvisasothatyoucanreturntoKingdom withoutobstacles. Q.2) Myfather,mother,wifeandbrotherarecomingtoperformUmrah;arethey allowedtostaywithmeforawhileinRiyadhwhereIreside? RegulationsallowthatincaseyouprovideapermitfromtheHajjandUmrah Administrationtoletthemmoveoutsidetheholysites,andsignapledgethat theywillleavetheKingdombeforethevisaexpires. Q.3) DoesthepassportsdepartmentpreventmyentrytoKingdomifIdonotcarry anoobjectletter? Thenoobjectionletterisrelatedtothelabourofficeproceduresandnotto thepassportsdepartment;anyhowtheabsenceofsuchaletterdoesnot impededentryprocedurestoKingdom. Q.4) Whataredocumentsrequiredtorecruitarelative? Therecruitmentofficeisresponsibleforthisissuenotthepassports department. Q.5) Isthereanyfinesprescribedfordelayingadditionofadependentborninside theKingdomorabroad? SR500fineisprescribedfordelayingadditionofakidborninsidethe Kingdomformorethanthreemonths. SR1000fineisprescribedfordelayingadditionofakidbornoutsidethe Kingdomformorethanoneyear. Q.6) Ifledmysponsorandcamebackagain;howcanIdeactivatetheescape reportknowingthatthesponsorhasnoobjection? Regulationdonotallowdeactivationofanescapereportatthepresenttime afteritismadebythesponsor.

Q.7) Oneofmydependentsdidnotreturnontimeduetostudycircumstances, howcouldhisvisabeextended? ExtendingvisasfromoutsidetheKingdomisthroughthewebsiteofthe ministryofforeignaffairs. Q.8) MywifelefttheKingdomonanexitreentryvisaandgavebirthinher country,howcanIenterthekidintotheKingdom? ThewifeshallvisittheSaudiembassyinhercountryandobtainentryvisafor herkid.AfterthefamilyarrivesintotheKingdomyouneedtoapplyatthe passportsdepartmenttoaddthekid. Q.9) Isthereanymoneyburdensprescribedtoaddawifecomingfromoutsidethe Kingdom? Whenawifegetsentryvisatoresidewithherhusbandafterpaying recruitmentfees,itmeanstherequirementsaremetandnoadditionalfees required. Q.10) MyIqamaisexpiredandIhaveareleasefrommysponsorforservice transfer;isitpossibletocompletesponsorshiptransferandthenrenewmy Iqama? RegulationsstipulatethatyourIqamamustbevalidinordertobeableto transferservicestoanewsponsor. Q.11) Ilostaresidencepermitofoneofmydependents,amIfinedforthat? Youmustreportthelosswithin(24)hourstoavoidfinancialpenalty. Q.12) ImarriedinsidetheKingdom,amIonlyrequiredtoaddmywifeonmy Iqama? Regulationsstipulatethataftermarriagewifesponsorshipmustbe transferredtoherhusband. Q.13) Iwishtoleaveonafinalvisabutmypassportisexpired,whatshallIdo? Youmustrenewyourpassportbeforeapplyingforafinalexitvisa. Q.14) Ihaveatrafficviolation,canIobtainanexitreentryvisa? Regulationsstipulatethatyourtrafficrecordsshouldbecleanfromviolations inordertogettherequiredvisa. Q.15) MywifelefttheKingdomonanexitreentryvisaforoneyearforstudyand shehas(2kids);canshereturntokingdomwithoutherkids? Regulationsdonotbanherreturnwithoutherkidsbutsuchaprocedurewill deprivethekidsoftheirresidencyrightsintheKingdom. Q.16) Iam25yearsoldandIamstillastudent;canIrenewmyresidencepermit andstayonmyfathersponsorship? Theregulationsstipulatethataftertheageof25years,sponsorshipbe transferredthusbothrenewalofresidencepermitandtransferof sponsorshiparedoneatthesametime.

Q.17) Iencounteredspecialcircumstancesdelayedmyreturnontime;istherea waytoextendmyvisa? Yoursponsorcanapplyforvisaextensionforonlyonemonththroughthe website(https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/eDefault.asp)oftheministryofforeign affairs,providedthatyourresidencepermitisvalid. Q.18) Whatarethedocumentsrequiredtoobtainavisitvisaforafamilymember? Obtainingavisitvisaisaprocedureoftheministryofforeignaffairswhich youcanaccessthroughitswebsite.(https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/eDefault.asp) Q.19) Isthereanyfeesprescribedforaddingnewbornsinsideoroutsidethe Kingdom? SR2000isdefinedasfeesforaddingnewbornsoutsidetheKingdom.Nofees fornewbornsinsidetheKingdom. Q.20) Mywifeenteredthekingdomonavisitvisa;Ididnotfindthebordernumber inordertopaythefeesandcompletetheextensionprocedureswhatshallI do? Thebordernumberishandwrittennearthevisastartingwiththedigit(3).If itisnotpossibletofinditjustreporttothevisaextensiondivisiontogetthe numberrequiredfortheextendingthevisa. Q.21) Isitallowedtochangeavisitvisaintoaresidencyvisa? Regulationsdonotallowthat. Q.22) HowcanIchangemyprofession? Itispossibletochangeprofessionaccordingtoqualificationcertificatesupon labourofficeapproval. Q.23) Ihaveanemergencythatrequiresmytravel,canIhaveatravelvisaoutside theformalworktime? Thepassportsdepartmentsworkaroundtheclock;butservicesforspecial casesoutsidetheofficialworktimeareassessedandprovidedifnecessary. Q.24) Ihaveatrafficviolationregisteredinmyname,canIgetanexitreentryvisa? Youtrafficrecordsshouldbecleanfromviolationsinordertobeabletoget anexitreentryvisa. Q.25) MyfamilymembersareaddedintheIqamaofthemother,couldthemother travelwithoutthem? Regulationsstipulatethatthedependentsshouldtravelwiththemother, otherwisetheyshouldbeseparatedwithaspecialpassport/passports. Q.26) IfmyIqamaisdamagedshallIapplyforanewIqamaorstayuntilitis expires? YoushouldapplyforanewIqama;ifthedamagedIqamaisnearlytoexpire andyouwanttorenewit,regulationsallowaddingvalidityperiodremaining intheoldIqamatothevalidityofthenewIqama.

Q.27) AmIallowedtoobtainafinalexitvisaifthereisacarregisteredinmyname? Youmustsellanyvehicleregisteredinyournamebeforeyoucouldbeableto obtainafinalexitvisa. Q.28) CanIreturntoKingdomonanewvisabeforeexpirationofanexitreentry visa? RegulationsdonotallowyoureturntotheKingdomonanewvisaaslongas youhaveavalidexitreentryvisa. Q.29) IsthereanyfinesimposedforalossofIqama? SR1000fineisprescribedasfeesforIqamaloss.