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Reviewed 05 December 2022

Possessing a valid visa document is an important prerequisite for all foreign nationals travelling from non-visa-exempt countries to Saudi Arabia. There are several types of visas issued by the Saudi authorities differing in their validity period. 

If you would like to learn how you can check the validity or authenticity of your Saudi visa, this article addresses just that. Plus, we’ll also detail the validity of different Saudi visas. 

Saudi visa check online 2022

There are numerous ways of checking your Saudi visa. Here we list some of the most prevalent methods of checking your Saudi visa online for both visitors and residents.

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Saudi visa check Muqeem – by Iqama or visa number

Checking your Saudi Arabia visa through the Muqeem portal is an easy and simple process. There’s no login required and provided you’re able to provide the required information, you can determine your visa validity in a matter of minutes. 

The Muqeem portal allows visitors to check the validity of their visa through their visa number. Expat residents can also check their visa validity by providing their Iqama number or visa number. 

Muqeem Visa Validity: How to Check Your Saudi Visa Validity Status

We’ve written about the Muqeem Saudi visa check extensively in our dedicated article. Please do refer to our Muqeem article for more information.

Saudi visa check on MOI Absher portal

You can also use the Absher website to check on your visa. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • visit the Absher portal and log into your account
  • select “My Services” and then “Inquiries”
  • on the next screen, select “Passport” and then “Exit/Entry Visa Status”
  • provide the following details:
    • Sponsor ID
    • Iqama number
    • Visa number or passport number
    • Image code
  • select “View”

Using the Absher website, you can also cancel exit/re-entry visas for dependents. But for any changes in your exit/entry visa, your sponsor company will have to conduct all formalities.

Check our article on the Absher platform below for more details:

Absher: Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia’s E-Services Platform

Saudi visa check Enjazit – by visa number

Please note that the Saudi visa check facility on the Enjazit portal has been moved to the MOFA online portal.

Residents and visitors looking to perform their Saudi visa check by passport number will be redirected to the MOFA visa platform.

The MOFA visa platform currently facilitates Saudi visa check queries by utilizing a visa-issued number, sponsor ID, and the visa-issuing authority as pictured.

Simply provide the required information and receive the latest information about your visa. Please refer to our dedicated Enjazit article for the latest information and updates.

Saudi visa check MOFA – by passport number

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides visa validity checking services by passport number on their online portal. Here are the steps you can take to check the validity of your Saudi visa.

  • go to https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/
  • select ‘visa application’ on the inquiry type
  • provide your application number and passport number
  • enter the Captcha code correctly
  • click on ‘search’ 

Provided you’ve entered all the required information correctly, the next page will display all information concerning your Saudi visa.

For all things MOFA-related, please refer to our MOFA Visa 2022 article.

Saudi visa validity

While there are several methods online to verify the validity of your visa in Saudi Arabia, it is advisable to know the standard validity period of the visas, which are as follows:

  • Tourist visa: The visa is valid for up to one full year (365 days) with a maximum 90-day duration of stay at one time and multiple entries. For single-entry tourist visas, the validity is now extended to three months.
  • Business visa: The validity of a Saudi business visa is between 30 to 60 days, depending on the country of origin and the letter of invitation issued by the MOFA-KSA. Multiple entry business visas can be issued for 6 months, 1, 2 or 5 years with the maximum duration of stay of 90 days per trip.
  • Family visit visa: Single-entry family visit visas are valid for 30 days while multiple-entry visas are valid for 90 days. With multiple-entry visas, it is possible to re-enter Saudi Arabia up to 4 times with each visit lasting up to 90 days.
  • Hajj and Umrah visa: The Hajj visa is valid for 30 days while the Umrah visa is valid for three months.
  • Saudi work visa: The visas are valid for one year from the date of issuance and allow foreign nationals to work in the country for up to six months in that one-year period without having to apply for a residence permit

 

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