VISIT VISA RENEWAL
Posted in Saudi Arabia forum 07 Oct 2010, 09:07
Prior to expiry of Visit Visa, how many days earlier can one renew the Visit Visa before it expires. The Visit Visa was issued from Dammam can it be renew from either Riyadh or Al Hassa.
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 13 Nov 2010, 22:42
Dear Sheikh Murshad , The extension of a valid visa visa can be renewed only before 2 or 3 days prior from the date of expiration , and only under recommended situations you can get extensions till 1 year and 3 months (15 months), otherwise the allowed period is 9 months only ,to enlighten you further if your expiration date falls in the days of a weekend don't hesitate to walk over on these days , because the passport dept has a special counter that operates even on weekends for the extensions of visit visas.i hope that helps in solving your query .
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 16 Mar 2011, 06:36
Please note that visit visa renewal is a simple process.
First important thing to note is that do not go for renewal if more than 5 days are left in the expiry of the visa as the chances are very high that the person in charge there in Jawazat Office will ask you to come only when 4 to 5 days are left in the expiry of the visit visa.
In Khobar - Dammam Area, visit visa renewal is done in teh Jawazat Office in Dammam. The location of Jawat Office is near to the Dammam Stadium (about 2 to 3 km). If you are going from Khobar to Dammam on the Khobar Dammam Highway, take a right turn just prior to the Stadium. Then keep on driving straight about 1.5 kms and you will see Panda on your left. Take a left turn and go about 400 meters; there is a cut on the road , take a further left and you will see a lot of open land with many cars parked. Park the car there and you are in front of the Jawazat Office.
You will find many agents sitting on small desks outside the jawazat office. (You should go in to jawazat in the morning hours). They will fill the form for you and also they will also transfer visa fee (SAR 100 per passport) to Al-Rajhi Bank by using their mobile. They will charge a very minimal fee for this. You need to have original passport, your Iqama copy, Passport's front and back copy with you. Add teh application form filled up in Arabic and Visa Fee transfer reciept and your form is complete.
As you enter jawazat office, you will find a table in the left where a policeman is issuing token to everyone. Please keep in mind that the Arabic word for visa extension is " Tamdeed Tashirah". Tell the policeman this word and collect one token for yourself. Now leave the place, you have to come back at 4 PM in the evening.
In teh evening, all the office will be closed except for the area where visit visa extension is done. This is towards the right sade of the jawazat office. Many people, mostly Asian will be sitting there. Officials will call people by their token number. When your turns comes, go and deposit the original pasport along with the application form.
After few minutes, depending upon the rush, you will be called and the passport with extension stamp marked on it with new visa expiry date written by hand, will be handed over to you.
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 28 Sep 2011, 11:06
Dear Mr.Baba Khan,
Thank you very much for you enlightening reply to one of the queries, I had one further doubt if you could kindly clear it.. My family is here on a visit visa and the expiry is nov14 2011. Now we all know that offices are open only after nov12 due to hajj holidays. so i dont think the counter will be open prior to that... could you advise me if they have a counter open during that period ? or if i can submit for renewal before holidays begin ?
looking froward to your reply.
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 14 Sep 2012, 17:07
can you please advice me what type of situation visit visa can be extend till 15 months,
and also want to know to get permanent visa for my wife, my iqama mention massion( building in general)
anyone know the solution please let me know.
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 15 Oct 2012, 15:41
pls help us about our query of the renewal of our family visit visa...the expiry falls on oct 28 hijri calendar and as already been said it shoud be renewed 3-5days before the expiry, how can we renew if the jawazat office was closed because of hajj hoiliday? is there anything we need to do to get an advance renewal? can we renew the visit visa here in jeddah even if it was filed in dammam?
pls inform us thanx
posted by in Saudi Arabia forum 07 May 2013, 11:09
My Question is - In OCT month 2013 From ( OCT 10- OCT 20 ) Holidays are there,cz of EID AL ADHA , INCASE,EXTENSION COMES IN THERE DAYS ONLY ? Then how can we extent of family visit visa ? where we can go ? when the VISA OFFICE will be closed ?
OR we can renew it in PASSPORT OFFICE IN INDIAN EMBASSY IN TAHLIA new one ?
Kindly,advise,as my family visit visa extension comes in these above dates only so confused.