Saudi Passports issues new decisions regarding converting a visit visa into a residency
Visitor and residency visas in Saudi Arabia are important issues for expatriate individuals to consider. Saudi Passports are known to provide new and updated details regarding these visas. In this article, we will discuss the conversion of a visit into a residency in Saudi Arabia, and we will highlight the conditions and requirements that must be met to achieve this goal.
Conditions for converting a visit into a residence
To convert the visit of the wife and children into a residency in Saudi Arabia, the resident’s sponsor must agree to convert the visitor’s hosting into a residency. This requires the official approval of the sponsor and the necessary procedures to submit the transfer request.
The resident and visitor must receive all required doses of the Corona vaccine in accordance with the health requirements in the Kingdom. Everyone must adhere to health protocols and provide the necessary proof of Saudi passports.
Proof of the visitor and resident’s receipt of corona vaccine doses must be submitted through the Sehaty or Tawakulna application. This proof is necessary for transferring and obtaining a residence visa.
Categories allowed to reside in Saudi Arabia
The visitor must be from the categories that are allowed to reside in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These categories include the wife, children and residents who meet the required conditions specified by the Saudi Passports.
Fees for converting the visit into a residence permit for the wife and children
Converting the visit into a residence permit for a driver or maid
In the event that the wife and children wish to work as drivers or maids, a fee of 600 Saudi riyals must be paid to convert the visit visa into a residence visa.
Converting the visit into a multiple-entry residence
If the wife and children wish to obtain a multiple-entry residence visa, an amount of 5,000 Saudi riyals must be paid as a fee to convert the visit visa into a multiple-entry residence visa.
Steps to convert a visit into a residence
Preparing the required documents
All documents necessary to convert the visit into a residence must be prepared, including passports, ID photos, a copy of the current visit, medical certificates and vaccinations.
Visit the passport office
After preparing the documents, you must visit the local passport office to submit the transfer request. All required documents must be submitted, filled and signed forms provided.
Pay the financial fees
After accepting the application, it will be referred to the concerned authority to process the financial fees required to convert the visit into residence. You must pay the required fees and ensure that you receive the payment receipt as proof.
Receive a residence visa
After completing all procedures and paying the required fees, the request to convert the visit into residence will be processed. After approval, the residence visa will be issued and the wife and children must collect it from the passport office.
The importance of converting the visit into a residence in Saudi Arabia
Benefit from health and education services
By converting the visit into a residence, the wife and children can benefit from health and educational services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the same way as Saudi citizens.
Get legal stability
By converting the visit into a residence, the wife and children obtain legal stability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which provides them with safety and legal protection.
By converting the visit into a residence, the wife can work in the private or government sector and contribute to the economic development of the Kingdom. Children can also benefit from job and educational opportunities in the Kingdom.
End of the visit and not converting it into residence
Visitor visa renewal
If the visit is not converted into residence and the visit visa expires, it can be renewed by leaving the Kingdom and re-applying for a new visit visa.
Leave the kingdom and re-apply
In the event that the wife and children do not wish to convert the visit into a residency, they can leave the Kingdom at the end of the visit period and re-apply for a new visit visa on subsequent visits.
Please note that this information may change, and you should check the current conditions and requirements from Saudi Passports before taking any action.