I’ve got some fantastic news to share with you.
Visa visit extension has never been this easy.
Thanks to some recent game-changing developments, you can now renew your single-entry visit visa electronically from the comfort of your home.
The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has introduced a user-friendly approach to extend various visit visas within the Kingdom.
The single-entry visit visa can be renewed (up to seven days before it expires) using the Ministry of Interior’s online platform “Absher.”
So, now no more time-consuming visits to the Jawazat offices!
In this guide, I’m gonna tell you the simple steps I’ve personally experienced to extend my single entry visit visa.
A single-entry visit visa in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a type of visa that allows an individual to enter the country for a specific purpose and stay for a limited period.
To begin the visa extension process, log in to your Absher account.
Ensure that you have valid medical insurance in place and make the necessary payment for the service fee.
While the extension process has become more convenient, it’s a good idea to be aware of specific terms and conditions.
You can only extend your visit visa for a maximum of 180 days.
If you encounter any challenges while accessing this electronic service, don’t worry!
Jawazat is there to help you.
You can raise a request directly through the communication service available on the Absher platform.
A dedicated team at the directorate will review your concerns and promptly notify you of the status via a text message, as per the official statement from the directorate.
You can check our guide on “How to Apply for a Permanent Family Visa in Saudi Arabia.”
Steps to Extend Single Entry Visit Visa on Absher
You need to follow these simple steps to extend single entry visit visa:
- Log in to Absher.
- Choose “Services.”
- Select “Extend Visit Visa.”
- Provide necessary details and documents.
- Pay the fees.
- Submit your application.
This renewal service is accessible through Absher Afrad (for individuals), Absher Aamal (for businesses), and the Muqeem electronic portal- SaudiGazette
Also check our guide on “Stay Compliant: Quick and Simple Way to Verify Your Final Exit Visa Status in Saudi Arabia.”
Key Considerations to Extend Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia
For extending your single-entry visit visa in Saudi Arabia there are important aspects to remember:
- Eligibility: Visit visa extensions are typically considered for valid reasons, including medical treatment, family emergencies, or unavoidable delays.
- Supporting Documents: Depending on the reason for the extension, you may need to provide supporting documents, such as medical records, family emergency details, or evidence of unforeseen circumstances necessitating the extension.
- Processing Time: The processing time for visa extensions can vary, so it’s advisable to apply well in advance of your visa’s expiration to avoid overstaying.
- Fees: Be prepared for potential fees associated with the visa extension process.
- Approval: Visa extension approval is not guaranteed and remains subject to the discretion of immigration authorities.
- Exit and Re-entry: In some cases, visa holders may be required to exit the country and re-enter with a new visa if they intend to extend their stay significantly.
Renewing your single entry visit visa just got a whole lot easier and you can do it all from the cozy confines of your home sweet home.
With the introduction of the electronic renewal system on the Absher platform, individuals and businesses alike can now save valuable time and effort.
Ensure you stay updated with the latest regulations and make the most of this renewal option.
So go ahead, extend, and explore Saudi Arabia a bit longer and thank the cool minds at Jawazat for making it all so sweet.