Are you excited about reuniting with your family in Saudi Arabia and obtaining a permanent family visa for them?
The first crucial step is booking an Istiqdam appointment through the MOI Absher portal.
Here, we will guide you through the process of scheduling your Istiqdam appointment using the Absher web platform.
How to Get an Appointment for Istiqdam – Permanent Family Visa
To initiate the Istiqdam family visa application process, begin by:
- Visiting the Absher website and logging in to your account.
- Once successfully logged in, use the search bar to type ‘Appointment.’
- Click on the option that says ‘Book an Appointment (Expatriate Affairs),’ which will redirect you to the Istiqdam appointments service page.
- On the Istiqdam appointments service page, click on ‘Proceed to Service.’
- Next, click on ‘Book New Appointment.’
- From the available options, select ‘Istiqdam Appointment for Permanent Family Visa.’
- Afterward, choose a branch by clicking on ‘Select’.
- Now, select the date and time slot that is convenient for you. Make sure to choose a time that suits your schedule. (All available Istiqdam appointments will be displayed in green color, while already booked appointments will appear in red.)
- Review all the details carefully on the next page, including the selected date and time. Once everything looks correct, click on ‘Confirm Appointment Details.’
- Upon confirmation, you will be presented with your Istiqdam appointment ticket. It’s essential to print this ticket as you may need to show it at the Istiqdam office.
Before you head to your Istiqdam appointment, make sure you have the following documents and requirements in order:
- Fill out the Istiqdam family visa application form.
- Copy of the Saudi visa stamped on your passport.
- Passport copy of all visa applicants.
- Attested marriage certificate from Saudi Embassy and MOFA + Arabic translation.
- A letter from the sponsor (Kafeel) indicating monthly income and sponsor approval, attested by the Chamber of Commerce.
- GOSI Certificate mentioning your salary in GOSI return.
- Commercial Registration Certificate of the company you are working in.
- Copy of your Iqama and the original.
- Copy of your educational qualifications (bring the original).
- Copy of birth certificates for children if requesting their visa.
- Final exit visa copy- if they ever had an Iqama before.
Cancel Istiqdam Appointments
To cancel an Istiqdam appointment, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Absher account using your username and password. If you’re using the Absher app, make sure to log in there as well.
- Once you’re logged in, navigate to the section that manages appointments. This section may vary slightly depending on whether you’re using the Absher website or app, but it’s usually under a menu related to “Appointments” or “E-services.”
- Look for your scheduled Istiqdam appointment within the appointment management section. Appointments are often listed with details such as the date, time, and location.
- Select the appointment you want to cancel, and there is an option to cancel or update it. Click or tap on the cancellation option.
- The system will typically ask you to confirm your cancellation. Confirm your decision to cancel the Istiqdam appointment.
- After successfully canceling the appointment, you should receive a confirmation message or notification. Make sure to keep this confirmation for your records.
Now that you have a step-by-step guide on booking an Istiqdam appointment for a permanent family visa, you’re one step closer to reuniting with your loved ones in Saudi Arabia.
Follow these instructions carefully, and you’ll be well on your way to a successful visa application process.