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Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa

Those who wish to visit close family in Saudi Arabia can apply for a 'Family Visit Visa'. In order to obtain this visa, your close family relative working in Saudi must obtain for you an approved family visit visa authorisation letter from the Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministry.

GulfVisa provides a complete one solution service to obtain a Saudi Arabian Family Visit visa on your behalf. We make the complex visa process simple for you, allowing you to get your work visit visa with minimal effort – saving you time for your busy daily schedule, money and any travel inconvenience. The Saudi Family Visit visa process is full of many different parts, some of which can be difficult to understand and undergo. Therefore, by using us, you can have the peace of mind going about your working day, knowing fully well that GulfVisa is taking good care of your Saudi visa application.

IMPORTANT NEW NOTICE: From 30th October 2023 the Saudi Embassy will require all applicants to submit their fingerprints at a Saudi Visa Centre in London. We will make an appointment on your behalf based on your availability. 

How to obtain a Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa - 3 simple steps

1Requirements for a Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa

There is now a new two-step process to obtaining a Saudi Business Visa.

1) Send us the following documents for us to check.

  1. Passport (must be valid for more than 6 months + at least two blank pages facing each other).
  2. Two passport sized photos (must be recently taken + white background).
  3. Complete the Saudi Family Visit Visa application form (available in page 1 of our Pack).
  4. Visa invitation letter from your relative in Saudi Arabia.
  5. Fill the Saudi Medical Insurance Form. Note: put your UK address.  (page 2 of our Pack).
  6. Read and sign the Declaration Form (page 3 & 4 of our Pack).
  7. Copy of Marriage Certificate (for spouse) and full copy Birth Certificate (for children) that shows the mother and father’s names. if it is UK certificate, we need to stamp them from UK FCO (see page 5 for a helpful guide).
  8. For children below 18 years of age, if they are traveling with only one parent, the other parent must provide a consent letter giving permission for their child to travel. 

2) Then we will fill out the online visa form on your behalf and book for you the biometric appointment in London.

  1. We will  email you for your availability so we book a time suitable for you.
  2. Please note: you are required to pay the visa cost (+ mandatory insurance fee) at the Saudi Visa Centre and  you make the arrangement with the visa centre how they send back your passprot to you . Our fee and what is included is explained below.
Download Application Pack (forms & requirements)
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Send the forms & requirements by email:
2Order your Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa Concierge service online now

This concierge service includes:

1) Checking all of your documentation.

2) Filling out the online visa application form on your behalf.

3) Booking the biometric information appointment on your behalf.


All-Inclusive GulfVisa Price: £96.00  
No. of Document(s) / Applicant(s)
3Post (or drop off) the requirements to our GulfVisa office:

Who is a Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa for?

This 'Family Visit Visa' is for people who have a close relative working in Saudi Arabia. You relative in Saudi can apply to Saudi Foreign Ministry to get you a Family Visit Authorisation Letter (requirement 4).

Important Notices

  1. You must put your previous nationality when you fill the Saudi visa application form. If you have no previous nationality put NA. Putting a previous nationality will not affect your application but not putting previous nationality might delay your application.
  2. Without proof of relation it is difficult to get a family visit visa.
  3. Parents can sign on behalf their children on all forms.
  4. Please write the names behind the photos when you send us more than one application.

How long is my visa valid for?

For single visas, you must travel to Saudi Arabia witihin 89 days from the date of visa issue on your passport.

For multiple visas, you must travel to Saudi Arabia within 180 or 365 or 730 days (depending on the visa invitation/authorisation letter you have received from your relative - requirement 4). You must choose the corresponding service to what is written in this visa invitation/authorisation letter.  

To see how long you can stay in Saudi for (starting from the day you land), please read the visa invitation/authorisation letter (requirement 4) that you would receive from your relative. 

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