Check Family visiting visa eligible Iqama in Saudi Arabia
Family visiting visa eligible Iqama
Many Saudi expatriates have a lot of confusion regarding the valid Iqama for family visit visa. Sometimes, valid Iqama professions don’t get visa approval and in some cases expatriates with lower Iqama professions get visit visa approval.
In order to apply for a family visit visa go through the detailed process for family visit visa. Whenever one tries to apply for a family visit visa it is very important that the expatriate’s Iqama is included in the list of eligible professions. You can check your Iqama eligibility in the ‘profession list for family visit visa’.
#1 If you do not find your profession in the ‘profession list’ then you can fill up the family visit visa application and try submitting it. If it goes through, then you are eligible. If you are not able to submit your application, then your Iqama is not eligible.
#2 When you find that your Iqama profession is not eligible for you to bring your family, then you request your sponsor to change your Iqama profession into an eligible one.
#3 First select the profession you want to change to and approach your sponsor. Your sponsor will let you know about the profession that you want to change to and will advice you further what to do. Check how to change Iqama profession on the link provided.
These Iqama professions are also known as the benefited professions since all the eligible professions benefit the employee in the sense that they can bring their families over. Sometimes even lower Iqama professions (like driver, maid, laborer, domestic visa etc.) can also apply and try. Sometimes they do get approved. However your sponsor applying for your family visit visa or you applying the same with somebody else’s Iqama profession are illegal and can be found out during regular jawazat raids.