Muqeem portal, formerly Eserve, provides an online service to check visa validity for exit re-entry in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, you can also query the information for the visa duration through this free of charge service. You can also use the service to check multiple exit re entry visa validity.
I am discussing 3 methods. And all methods to check visa validity are working in 2020.
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Check Exit Re-Entry Visa Validity Online Through Muqeem (Eserve) Portal
To start the procedure, visit the Muqeem visa validity service portal. As the page opens in Arabic, so If you want to change the language, then replace it by clicking on English. Now in the first option, enter Iqama Number. And in the 2nd option, you can enter any choice between name, passport number, date of birth, or iqama expiry date.
However, the easiest option is entering the name. So enter it and click on ‘check.’
The next screen will show you the visa validity status. You can also find the visa duration and return date on the visa form/paper.
Most Viewed: Check Iqama Expiry Date Without Absher Account.
However, there is a possibility that your exit re entry is still under the process. in that case, you will see the visa validity status as follows
Also, you may see the expired exit re-entry visa on the screen, which means that the new one is not processed yet.
For Expatriates who are outside the Kingdom, and their exit re-entry visa has expired or is going to expire soon. They will have to wait until the sponsor renew their visas. It is also not possible to return to KSA without a valid entry permit.
How To Check Exit Re-Entry Visa Status In Moi Absher KSA
You can also check visa validity visa is by using moi Absher in Saudi Arabia. For this purpose
- Log in to Absher Account by entering username and password.
- After login, on the main window, click on ‘inquiries’ under ‘My Services’ tab.
- on the next window, click on the passport and then click on Exit/Entry Visa Status
- The new window will open now enter the following details.
- Iqama number
- Sponsor ID, also known as Kafeel ID.
- Image Code
- Visa Number or Passport Number.
- After entering the details, click on ‘View.’
The moi Absher online system will show you the electronic exit re entry visa status.
Visa Status On MOFA ( Ministry Of Foreign Affairs)
If you have applied for a visit visa or Istiqdam ( permanent family visa), then you can check visa status using the MOFA portal. You can also search for umrah and haj visa status. We have a dedicated post on applying for a family visit visa in Saudi Arabia. You can find comprehensive details on the article.
However, it does not show exit re-entry visa status for the residents (expats). The reason is that the exit re-entry visa service is under MOI ( Ministry of Interior). This is also the reason that the Absher portal provides the service instead of the MOFA Portal.
Cancel Exit Re-Entry Visa
Absher portal gives the facility to cancel exit re-entry visas for dependents. However, if you want the cancellation for yourself, then ask your sponsor ( kafeel, company) to cancel the visa. By using the muqeem service, you kafeel will cancel the visa quite easily.
However, as per the government rules and regulations, you can ask for cancellation, but can’t get a refund for the paid fee.
Exit Re-entry Visa Fee
The fees depend upon the duration of the visa. For a 2-month duration visa, the fee is 200 Saudi Riyals.
For a 3 months duration, the cost is 300 riyals. If you are planning a vacation of 4 months, then the charges will be 400 riyals. The fee for 5 and 6 months exit re-entry visa is 500 and 600 riyals, respectively.
The maximum duration of the exit re-entry visa is 6 months. Therefore you have to return to KSA within 180 days in any case.
Print The Exit Re-Entry Visa
Although now, you don’t need a print of the visa because the authorities check visa status online nowadays. However, if you want a hardcopy, then take a screenshot of the eserve page. For dependents, you can print it in Absher. There is an option to save or print it.
For a working ex-pat, the sponsor will provide a copy of the visa. Just attach it with the passport. You may need it at the airport in your native country to verify the details. The authorities may also check it at the time of departure from your country.
What is Visa Validity
Visa validity is the time period between issuance and expiry of the visa. The validity is shown in terms of days. Like 30, 60, 90 days and so on. During the given dates, you can stay in the respective country legally. The visa can be a single or multiple exit re-entries.
In Saudi Arabia, you can apply for a maximum of12 months multiple exit re entry visa.
How Can I Check My Saudi Visa Status Online.
To check the stamping visa status, you can follow this method. Visit Enjazit website. On the main page, scroll down and search for “Query” section. Select Applied Application in Searching For box and enter application number.
Enter passport number and captcha and hit Search. You can use this method for work visa, and family visit visa as well. You can also use it for permanent family visa status.
What happens if my visa expires?
First of all, renew the visa before it expires. But if it happens, ask your sponsor (company or kafeel) to renew it. The company will put an online request for renewal of exit re entry visa. In a couple of days, it will be renewed. However it can be risky. Travelling back before its expiry is the best option.
How do I know when my visa expires?
If you have a hard copy, you can see the visa expiry date. Othewise open muqeem portal, follow the procedure and check the expiry date. You can also know about expiry in Absher portal. We have discussed both methods in this post in details.
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