These days there are many issues related to Visa validity in KSA. Because they have changed online portals. So Now you need to register on Absher to check Validity and expiry dates of Visit, Exit re-entry, Mofa visa or Muqeem status. But still, you can check it on E-serve portal maybe this will also shift to Absher in future.
This is the reason we have published this guide to help you in all the process. We will explain everything step by step so don’t worry and follow this guide.
As there is a big number of Expats living in Saudi Arabia. So Visa and flights related issues growing day by day. Govt is taking necessary actions to solve these issues with the help of Absher portal.
Check Visa Validity in KSA Step by step Method
So If you are a Muqeem means living in KSA. You need to visit following Eserve portal Where you need the following things:
- Visa Number
- Date of birth
- Iqama expiry date
- Visa expiry date
Now as you can see in below screenshot, you need to write iqama number or visa number in the first field.
In the second field, you need to write your name or date of birth or expiry date of the above-given visa or iqama number. For example, if you have written Visa number in the above field then you can also write an iqama number in the second field.
After writing all the info. you can click on view button and see the validity and expiry dates of your visa.
you can check the following types of visas with help of above-mentioned E-serve portal.
- final exit
- Exit re-entry
How to check Mofa Visa?
Mofa Stands for Ministry of foreign affairs in Saudi Arabia. This ministry plays an important role in law and policymaking. They have tools for documents checking on their website.
You need to apply through Mofa if you want to invite your family members in Saudi Arabia. If you want to perform Hajj while during your stay. In this case, you also need to apply through Mofa. you cannot do all these tasks without Mofa permissions.
To check the status of your family visa or application you can visit the following website of the ministry of foreign affairs.
You can submit an application for family or wife visa to Mofa.
These are the tasks which you can check on the Mofa website.
- If you can to check the status of visa which Mofa has issued you can select the first option.
- The second option is for Umrah application status.
- If you want to check data of any invitation letter then choose 3rd option.
- For Haj request you can choose the last option.
Here you can see 4 fields. In the first select, your category in the second field write application number.
In Id Number field, Write id number of application and then write captcha code as it is. Now click on Inquire to check status.
you can submit Application for following types of Visa on Mofa Website.
Exit Re-Entry Visa Validity and status
Saudi govt laws are very strict for expats. Because KSA is a rich country and people of nearby poor countries want to work there.
But Saudi Govt cannot control this much people so they have a clear policy on it. They only want to keep beneficial people in their country. They prefer mostly doctors, Engineers or other skilled people.
Exit re-entry is also a Law to control Expats So If you want to Exit from KSA you need an Exit Visa for this. If you want to come again for work then you need Exit re-entry Visa. You need to follow certain rules and guidelines to avail all this. You can read more details on the Saudi Embassy website.
To check the status of Exit Re-entry visa you need a new app called “Absher” It is available in android and Apple iPhone. I will highly recommend to install and use this app if you are an Expat.
The registration process on this app is available on our website you can check it here. All the issues and status related to expats are available on this app now. Like iqama status, Huroob status, Traffic violation Fines and many other tools.
Muqeem word is used for expats in KSA. the process of visa checking for Muqeem is also the same as we have explained above.
It is a portal by Govr of Saudi Arabia to facilitate Expats in visa issues you can simply visit this site: enjazit.com.sa To check status or submitting an application. If you have any question or confusion related to Enjaz kindly ask in the comments section below.
E-visa is a new system introduced by Govt recently. With the help of this system, you can apply for the visa online. You don’t need to visit any office etc. currently you can apply only for visit visa with help of this system but in future Govt is thinking to make all the process online so that people can easily avail any kind of visa from the comfort of their home.
Govt usually updates visa policies and fees so we have another article where we have updates fee details. you can read it here.
If you are facing any issue related to iqama or Visa in Saudi Arabia kindly write in the comments section we will try best to reply and help.
As Saudi Arabia is Second-tier Country Like UAE, Dubai, Qatar, China, Russia So this reason that Visa Process is different if you have a 3rd tier country passport. But If you have a strong Passport Like USA, UK, Germany or France then it is easy to get Saudi Visa.
I have worked for several years in Saudi Arabia as an expatriate. So I know how dificult it is to manage all the documents and formalities for a common worker in KSA. This is reason I started to write all these articles to help expats in KSA. I hope you enjoy my content.