When you are going on vacations (خروج عودہ) from Saudi Arabia to back home, you always decide how long you are going to be out of KSA. That’s why you always have to check that data of your visa expirations. As per the Rules here, one needs to get an exit re-entry visa to come back. A sponsor or Kafeel always has the authority to process it. If you have family or other dependents, then you can process their exit re-entry visa. But still, you cannot process this for your own visa.
I have attached a video at the end & you can watch the easy steps also.
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Check Exit Re-Entry
You can check exit reentry from Jawazat or Jawazat Ministry of Interior (moi.gov.sa).
I will explain to you through a simple procedure from where you can check in an easy way step by step;
Step – 1: Go to Eserve web Portal or click ESERVE.
Step – 2: You will see the below screen.
- Iqama Number
- Visa Number
- Passport Number
- Date of Birth
- Iqama Expiry Date
- Visa Expiry Date
Step – 3: Once it is open, you will see it asks to choose the first and second values. When you click on those dropdowns, you will see the options shown in the picture.
Step – 4: In the first value option, you can put the Iqama number, and if you don’t have it, you can choose a visa number.
Step – 5: You have many options in the second value, as you can see in the picture Date of Birth, Iqama Expiry Date, Visa Expiry Date, etc.
Step – 6: Once you fill both of the fields, then press “Check.”
Step – 7: You will find the screen like the below picture. Your name and, more importantly, that the days you can be out of Saudi Arabia are displayed. Make sure if you got offline exit reentry from Jawazat, then your days will start from the same day you got the paper, but online your days will start once you exit from the Saudi Airport.
Step – 8: من تاريخ المغادرة means that your exit days will start count after you leave the KSA, not the day you processed the exit re-entry. Take a print out and also save on your mobile. So when you are asked, you can present it. Nowadays, this is online everywhere, but if the system is down or slow, it could be beneficial.
You are done here!
Exit Re-Entry Visa for Expats
During Exit Re-entry time, your passport is active again. You cannot take Iqama with you back home country as per Saudi Laws. An exit reentry visa is issued this time. You enter Saudi Arabia with a visa but again, to exit and Re-enter, you need to get another visa.
Exit Re-entry rules are strict for foreigners as hefty fines and/or penalties like a ban for three years whoever violates the rules & regulation.
This visa is not stamped on your passport but being controlled by an online system. You will just be informed by an SMS that your visa is active. You can print online if you like. It’s better to have a copy in case the system is down at any airport.
Jawazat also issues manual exit re-entry in special cases.
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Types of Exit Re-Entry Visa
There are two types of Exit Re-entry visas name single and multiple exit re-entry visas. I am going to explain both in detail below;
Single | Exit Re-Entry
Your sponsor allowed you to go back home on this visa and come back for one time only. After you are back in KSA, this visa is no more active. Now, if you want to leave again, then you have to do all the process again. But this can be for 1 month to one year until your Iqama is valid. Nowadays, a normal fee for the first two months is 200 SAR, but it will increase by 100 SAR if you want to extend it for a month means for three months. If you want to go for 4 months, then add 100 SAR more means you have to pay 400 SAR to stay out of KSA for 4 months. For more extra months, add more 100 SAR.
Multiple | Exit Re-Entry
If you want to avoid that restriction, you can get multiple visas to exit and re-enter any day, anytime. These multiple visas you can get for a maximum of 6 months, and you can make several entries per your requirement.
This is a bit costly, and not everyone can afford it. This is mainly for consultants and high authority personals who are going to leave multiple times. But if you can afford, you can get it, but with the consent of Kafeel rule is applied here also.
Violation of Exit Re-Entry
As we have discussed, there are strict consequences if anyone violates these rules like if you are on single exit re-entry, then you have to come on a specified period of time that we call Visa Validity or Visa Expiry.
If you cannot come back, you are normally banned for three years from entering again for work in Saudi Arabia. Your kafeel can increase the time period if you have any proper reason like if you get a single re-entry visa for one month, he can increase it to three months after paying the extra fee. However, valid Aqama is a must to apply for an extension of the Exit Re-Entry Visa.
But if you have dependents that went back and are unable to come back within visa validity, then their Iqama will be canceled.
How to Extend Exit Re-Entry | Inside Kingdom
You can Extend or cancel exit re-entry for your dependents same your Sponsor can do it for you. The process is the same as below;
Step -1: Login to Absher account here Absher.sa
Step – 2: Select “Individuals” & Click on the Services tab
Step -3: Now visit the Dependents section
Step -4: Go to Dependents Services
Step -5: Then go to “VISA Services.”
Step -6: You will many options but click next.
Step -7: Cancel the previous and apply for a new one.
Note: Make sure to cancel the existing exit re-entry; otherwise, a hefty fine for 3000 SAR if the applicant is still in KSA.
How to Extend Exit Re-Entry | Out Kingdom
You can still apply if you are outside, KSA, and back home. But the condition is that you have to apply a maximum within 30 days after its expiration. Other documents like Iqama and passport should be valid also. You just need to contact the Saudi embassy or Saudi consulate in your home country.
Here is a list of the required documents to renew of Exit re-entry;
- Fresh Photo with a white background as we have in Saudi
- Visa Application Form
- Valid Passport 6 months before the expiration
- MOFA must attest a letter from the sponsor company and.
- Copy of Valid Iqama.
- Login to ENJAZIT
- Go to Apply for a visa to enter the Kingdom by individuals
- Fill an online visa application form for an exit re-entry visa
- Submit all the documents to the embassy.
After a successful evaluation, they will issue you a new visa, and you are good to go. The same is for your own dependents, but you may be asked for Family verification documents this time.
I hope you can do it easily now. There is another method to check through Absher. I will try to cover in any day in a separate post. Just keep everything in check to avoid any hassle as if you mingle this re-entry visa, things might be complicated for you to get back to Saudi Arabia. If you stay more than this time period, then you will get banned for a minimum of three years to enter again for work.
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