Saudi Arabia has launched a new host visa for its citizens and residents (Iqama Holder) to host people under their sponsorship for a period of up to 3 month or 90 days.
For whom can we apply?
Saudi Citizens can apply for host visas for whomever they want while expats can only apply for closed family members which include the following relations;
- Parents In Law
- Brother and his family (wife & children)
- Sister & her family (husband & children)
- Sister-in-Law (Sister of the spouse).
- Grand Parents.
Where to stay?
The host visa holders would be able to travel all around KSA as there will be no restrictions on them to stay in anywhere particular city.
Can perform Umrah on Host Visa?
A host visa holder would be allowed to book Umrah Appointment through Eatmarna apps can go to Makkah to perform Umrah.
How to apply for a host visa?
The host visa has been merged with the Family Visit Visa. Previously, an Iqama holder was allowed to apply for the family visit visa only for parents, spouses, children, and parents-in-law.
How to apply for Family Visit Visa?
After the announcement of the host visa, now you can apply for the visa for your brothers, sisters, their families, and grandparents as well as we mentioned above.