As we know a Visa is a primary requisite to enter into many countries, the re-entry visa is another such important document to be applied for. The entry visa or otherwise called an exit visa is a permit to re-enter into the country after you are leaving.
How to get a re-entry visa in Saudi Arabia
If you intend to re-enter Saudi Arabia you need to apply for a Re-entry visa before leaving the country.
Even if you are carrying a passport and a ticket, you need a Re-entry visa to get out of the country. You need to apply for the exit re-entry visa before the validity of Iqama.
Exit re-entry visa Saudi Arabia Rules 2020
Before you know about applying for the re-entry visa you need to know what Iqama is. The Iqama is a residence permit that you are issued when you arriving in Saudi Arabia.
You need to apply for a Re-entry visa within the validity of Iqama.
Please note that the Saudi government has reduced the Iqama validity for Exit Re-entry Visa. The Iqama validity for exit Re-entry visa is 7 days in Saudi Arabia. And the passport validity for exit reentry visa is 3 months plus the visa duration.
Here is a detailed guide on how you can apply for a re-entry visa.
You can apply for a single or multiple Re-entry visa from the official website. The very important step before applying for the re-entry visa is that you need to pay the online fees. Otherwise, the site will show the insufficient fund error as shown in the below picture.
Before applying for the Re-entry visa you need to visit the official website absher.sa. You must have an activated account before applying. If you are new to this website you can simply create an account by clicking on the ‘new user’ link. Once you have an activated account, enter the Absher account ID or user name and Password. Fill the captcha and click on the login button.
On the next screen, you need to enter the authentication code that has been sent to your mobile number. You need to enter the verification code and click on the login button to continue.
On the next screen, you need to click on the dashboard icon that you will find on the top right corner beside your profile picture.
On the next screen, you will find the dependents tab where you will find the family members tab. On that page, you need to click on the ‘more details’ link at the family member’s tab.
On the next screen, you will find the conditions to apply for the Re-entry visa. Please carefully read all the required documents and conditions to proceed further. Once you are done with reading, click on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of the screen.
Once you click on the Next button you will find all your family members and dependents. In that, you need to choose the person whom you want to apply the exit reentry visa for. Click on the more details button beside the person you want to apply.
Once you click on the more details button you will find additional details of the family member where you will find if the passport deposit appears. If you can not find the passport deposit then you can apply for a re-entry visa.
Now click on the issue reentry visa button. You need to accept the terms and condition check box and proceed further.
On the next page, you can select whether you are applying for single or multiple re-entry Visa.
You can apply for the visa as you have paid the fee. Select the duration of re-visit and click on the issue visa button.
How to print exit re entry visa
After applying for the Re-entry visa make sure to visit the country before 11 days of Iqama expiry date. You can apply for a re-entry visa for a period of 12 months. You don’t need to carry a hard copy while you are leaving the country, but it is mandatory to show the copy of your reentry visa to the immigration while visiting back Saudi Arabia.
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