Etimad Pakistan – KSA new Visa Fee

MANDATORY MEDICAL INSURANCE

As mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia, all Applicants travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are required to obtain a Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) approved Medical Insurance Certificate from the Visa Application Centre.

The cost of the insurance is generated upon receiving the application and has to be paid at the time of the appointment.

As the news of new visa fee structure was circulating the Saudi media & expatriate community for quite some time now. Today, on 2nd October 2016, affecting immediately, the fees has been applied. Etimad Pakistan, company dealing with stamping of visa, has updated the new fee structure on their website. As so many Pakistani settled in Saudi Arabia, call their loved ones to kingdom on visit visas each year, so this news of increase in visa fee is substantially important for the audience.

As it was stated that 1st Muharram i.e. 2nd October, 2016 will be the starting date of application of new visa fees, so as the first thing in morning, I turned towards Etimad Pakistan website to check the status and I found this:

So, from now on for Family visit visa (for each person), you will have to pay 62,921 PKR (Pakistani Rupees) for a normal package and 67,680 PKR for a lounge package. Earlier the normal stamping cost was 10,000 PKR and 15,000 PKR for lounge package. The visa fee applicable to both packages for family visit will be 58,600 PKR which is almost 10 times of the previous fee (5,870 PKR).

IMPORTANT NOTICE- In effect from 01 Muharram, 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.

Following are the highlights of the applied changes related to visa for KSA:

  • One time entry visa fee now is SAR 2000 (excluding the stamping charges). KSA government will bear this cost for the people that are performing Hajj or Umrah for the first time. For the second time people performing Hajj or Umrah SAR 2000 will be charges as visa fee (excluding the stamping fee)
  • The exit/re-entry visa fees is:
    • SAR 200 for a single trip for a maximum of two months and additional SAR100 for each month.
    • SAR 500 for multiple trips for maximum three months and additional SAR 200 for each month.
  • Multiple exit/re-entry visa fees:
    • SAR 3000 for the six-month visa
    • SAR 5000 for the one-year visa
    • SAR 8000 for the two-year visa

 

Visa applications submitted from 17th October, 2106 will have to get a Medical Insurance Certificate from Visa Application Center i.e. Etimad Office. Earlier it was said that the fee for medical insurance will be USD 254 (approximately 1000 SAR). But our reader Mr. Usman Sheikh has confirmed that he had paid 3,500 PKR (approximately 125 SAR) for medical insurance.

Complete detail of medical Insurance can be found in this VisaTermsAndConditions document.

Etimad – Medical Insurance Benefits

One of our reader Mr. Nauman inquired from Etimad regarding the medical insurance fee and following is their reply:

Dear Sir,

Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

Regards Etimad Team.

Please note, no other medical insurance certificate will be acceptable.

etimad-health-insurance

 

231 thoughts on “Etimad Pakistan – KSA new Visa Fee

  1. Good morning Admin,

    hope you doing well,

    I need some information, how much I have to pay for my wife and son regarding the insurance I have a valid Saudi visit visa, if I apply now visit visa for stamp after how many days I can get a visa stamp from your office, do I have to pay visa stamp fees before I got the visa or after stamp.

    1.wife age 31 Years
    2.son age 2 years

    Thank You Regards,

    Adnan Ahmed

    1. Kinldy note, we (AllAboutKSA.com) are in no way affiliated with Etimad. We are a bunch of expats living in KSA, trying to share our experience here. 🙂

      The fee needs to be paid while submitting application to Etimad. It usually takes 2 weeks to get the visa stamped.
      Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

      Medical Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  2. I have applied the family visit visa for 3 month.I have 3 month of time to stamp on passport.After stamping how many month the family has to travel.Can i have a brief on this.

  3. Dear Admin
    Good Day
    I hope that you are in a good health. kindly do me a favour, I am bit confused about the visit visa fee, for 3 months only

    1. Visit visa is for 3 months, but we can apply for another 3 months by paying 100 Sr?
    2. How much in total PKR i have to pay in pakistan to get it stamp, including vaccination fee and all other charges what will be the final amount i should have in my pocket?

    waiting for your keen answer

    Thank you

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

      Medical Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  4. Good day,
    I want to bring my wife in KSA and for that reason I start process with my degree attestation form Saudi cultural and Saudi Embassy in Pakistan. Later on I came to know my degree cannot be attested from Saudi cultural because I was appeared as private candidate in Karachi university.
    This is disturbing news for me, can anyone please help me out to get my degree attested from Saudi cultural and embassy.
    P.S. Attestation from HEC and MOFA has been done already.
    Awaiting for helpful feedback.
    Regards,
    Abdullah Najeeb
    +966 53 758 0687

  5. dear admin.i had 3 months vacations but on my return i missed my flight .then my sponser in ksa send me extend visa papers can you explain this procedure what i have to do now in etimad and how much its fees for extend visa.

    1. This is the detail from the Etiamd. You will have to apply to extend return visa and documents required will be same as for work visa.

      21. Extended Return Visa
      For work visa holders or resident (worker’s family) who have returned to their country on vacation or other purposes, applicants need to get an exit visa and a re-entry back into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      The Passport department will issue the re-entry visa for a specific period. The applicant will apply for the Extended Return Visa if he/she overstays the re-entry visa, with a proof they still have a valid Iqama and a job in KSA.

      The requirement will be as per work or resident visa.

  6. Asalam o alakum
    Dear admin my friend got family visit visa and stamped 15 day before through etimd center Lahore with 15000 Rupes per head nobody charge 2000saudi riyal what is this matter
    2
    What is new process to get visit visa and stamped process and stamping fee

    1. It is not possible that he stamped the visit visa for 15000 rupees. Either he got the figure wrong that he paid or either he stamped family resident visa.
      Kindly confirm with him again.

      1. Dear Admin,
        I want to call my mother to KSA on visit visa. What documents do I need to arrange from KSA to get visa stamped from etimad in Karachi. Moreover please also guide,after visa stamping, in maximum how many days one should travel from Pakistan. What is the Visa validity & if it starts from arrival time KSA or stamping time in Pakistan?
        Thanks
        Imran

        1. First you will have to online apply for visit visa @ https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/
          You will get approval in at max 2 weeks. Then you will have to make an appointment with Etimad. Submit all the documents with application and you will get visa stamped in at max 2 weeks.

          Documents Required to stamp visit visa from Etimad.

          1) Visa Slip
          2) Original Passport
          3) Pictures
          4) Proof of relation
          5) Medical Insurance (You will get if from Etimad)
          6) Vaccination (You will get it done from Etimad)

          Fee for stamping of visit visa via Etimad:

          Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
          Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

          Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

          Once visa is stamped, you will have 30 days to travel to KSA. Once you reach KSA then your duration of visa will start. For example, if visa is stamped on 1st Jan, 2017 and you travel on 20th Jan, 2017. The duration of visa will start from 20th Jan, 2017.

          1. Dear Adim,
            Assalam O Aliequm,
            Thanks for your quick response. Can you inform what is Visa duration from the date of travelling with normal package. Also inform if the period of 30 days (to travel from PK) from Visa stamping is mentioned anywhere on visa or its as per KSA standard instructions.

          2. Normally visa duration is of 90 days and is specified on the visa.
            After visa stamping you will have to travel with in 30 days, this information is not mentioned on the visa. It is a standard followed for all visas issued for KSA.

          3. Dear Admin,
            Can you inform for how many days the MOFA visa slip is valid and if it has any charges? I am willing to call my mother in first week of May 2017.If it is advisable to start processing with MOFA now. What proof of relationship is normally given in case of mother.

  7. Salaam, kindly let me know the details about 1 month old infant traveling with his mom, as his mom is valid Iqama holder and now she wants to travel back with her boy to KSA. Kindly let me know what will be the process and which necessary documents will be required, so she can process accordingly as per your advice.

    1. To get the visa stamped from Etimad for an infant, no documentation is required from KSA. The baby should be less than one year old at the time of travelling. First thing to do is get the passport made for the baby. The you need to take an appointment with Etimad.

      Documents required for the stamping of visa for an infant is:

      1) Infant Passport
      2) Birth certificate attested from Foreign Affairs
      3) Polio Vaccination certificate
      4) Original passport of mother with valid Exit Re-Entry.
      5) Best also to carry Iqama & passport copies of parents.

      On the time of appointment take these documents with you and in a few days of a week or two, you will get the visa for infant.

  8. Dear Admin,

    I’ve been offered a job in Jeddah. The employer has applied for the Work Visa and instructed me that I have to apply from Pakistan (Country of Origin). I’m reading so many different articles and view on the process and I’ve checked Eitmad Website as well.

    “• The Ministry of Labour (MOL) provides approvals for (unnamed) worker positions – electronically and directly into the MoFA system, which are associated with names once the application is submitted at the mission.
    • Separate Waqala/ Visa copy are issued to individuals.
    • The Agent will issue a MoFA number after the Wakala is issued and this will be used as reference for the Medical examination.”

    I dont understand who is the agent is it Eitmad or I’ve to hire any other agent to work on behalf of me. Another question is how will the Waqala be issued (Online by myself or I need agent)

    Appreciate your response.

    Regards,
    Akbar

    1. First of all congratulations for the job. The company that applied for the visa, will provide you with the Visa copy.
      You will have to schedule an appointment with Etimad and submit the documents. For medical report, you will have to go GAMCA approved medical center. Once it is done. Go to Etimad on the scheduled appointment date and submit the application. Hopefully you will get the visa stamped in 2 to 3 weeks.

      For any further queries you can contact Etimad via email @ Info.Saudivscisl@etimad.pk. They usually replies back in 1 working day.
      Do share your experience with us.

      1. Thanks for your reply.

        As per Eitmad website, the document required for “Work Visa” is only BioMetrics. Do I need my degrees to be attested by HEC, MOFA, Saudi Culture center and finally Saudi Embassy and Police report to be submitted? or for Work Visa it’s not required?

        1. The degrees should be attested and police report is required. Normally they don’t ask for the police report, but it is a requirement.
          Depending on the profession for which Iqama is required, you might have to get register to Saudi Engineering Counsel and then all these attestations will be also be required.

          1. Thanks again for your quick support.

            Will Etimad handle the attestation from Saudi Culture and Saudi Embassy attestation or I need to hire some in Karachi to do the work as the Saudi Culture office is in Islamabad only.

  9. Dear Admin,

    What kind of proof/docuemnt we are receiving for visit visa medical insurance. How we can use it in KSA. Are they providing any medical card along with stamped visa.

    1. You will be provided with a medical insurance paper. The details regarding benefits of medical insurance are in a PDF file attached at the end of the article.

  10. i have done my visit saudi visa but my passport mistakes one alphabet so any problem stamping visa mywfe name Anum Arsalan nd pasport Anum Arsalam its a problem our n0t

  11. i need to visit riyad for completion of transaction paper work, the person i am to meet was in a road accident and is hospitalized. is there any visit visa that wont require someone to sponsor me?

  12. Dear Admin,

    I want to bring my family in KSA. they have total 7 persons so we need to pay only 2000/SAR or more.

    thank you.

    1. I assume, you are asking about resident visa. Then yes, fee that needs to be paid in KSA is SAR 2000 per family.
      Following is the fee (per person) for stamping of visa via Etimad:

      Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

      1. Sir. You mean for permanent family visa i need to pay only SR 2000 here in saudia only? Then Only Etimad stamping normal fees RS 4312. what about about medical?

        1. Yes, for stamping of permanent visa does not require medical insurance.
          The fee of SAR 2000 paid in KSA is per family. The fee paid for stamping of visa via Etimad is per passport.

      2. dear admin yesterday i submit my application etmad center lahore they give me mandatory insurance electronic invoice this electronic invoice write my name rong e-number is ok no problem but my name not write proper can its any problem

      3. Dear Admin i need some information . how can i apply Family vist visa in Saudi arbia becuse he has change ever thing in 2017 are you have any idea about plz info me thanks alot

  13. If I apply for one year multiple entry visa, any idea what is the maximum period my mother can stay in KSA ? Is it one year in a go or she has to exit after 3 months and re enter again?

      1. Are you able to get this information as per the earlier request above. Moreover, the MOFA site gives me option of only Islamabad as Saudi Mission. Can i still get it done through Lahore office?

        1. Still information is not available.

          It is ok, you can submit the application in Lahore center as they are then forwarded to Saudi Mission in Islamabad.

  14. Hi

    What evidence can I provide to prove my relationship with my mother-in-law as I want to bring her for my near-delivering wife?

    Thank you

    1. You can show your marriage certificate, as it will have the name of your father in law. The father in law name will also be on the mother in law passport as husband name. This will be enough for relationship evidence.

  15. SIR PLZ TELL ME THAT HOW I CAN APPLY THE VISIT VISA OF SAUDIARABIA FOR THREE MONTH IF NO SUPONSER AVAILABLE FROM SAUDIARABIA

  16. Hi
    I want to know that during 3 months stay of family visit visa , does medical insurance also covers maternity expenses and to what extent?

    1. We have shared a document, from Etimad, at the end of article, detailing all the information regarding medical insurance.

      In the document it is mentioned that expenses of emergency pregnancy and delivery will be covered, with a maximum of 5000 SAR during the policy
      period.

    2. I have paid PKR 17000 for my mother insurance but i did not received any certificate of insurance plz advise. Thx

        1. Visit visa is valid for 90 days, means you can get it stamped from embassy in 90 days. Once stamped, the person needs to travel with in 30 days.

  17. salam sir agr mein family visit visa lagwaun to stemping k mere betay k b utne hi paise lagyn gy jitne meri wife k lagain gy mere betay ki age 1 year ha please reply

        1. Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

          Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
          Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

          Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

          Medical Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  18. Dear Admin,

    Just want to know more about the medical insurance,…Name of the company for insurance and hospitals covered. Is there any document / insurance card will be given to the visitor by which he can claim the insurance in hospitals.

    Thanks.

    1. Regarding the medical insurance, Etimad provided a complete pdf document, detailing all information. That document is attached @ the end of the article. Complete information regarding the medical insurance and the benefits covered are listed there.

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

      Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

      1. What would be the Insurance rate for my 70 Years Old (each) parents (mother + father? Their visa has been approved for 90 days but they would return to Pakistan.in 60 days. Both of them are NOT suffering from any major health issue.

        1. Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  19. kindly need to review ,is there medical test required before applying in etimad office for permanent visa as got yellow slip ,and from where i able to make make it ,as applying in from karachi ,a wife and 4 yrs old daughter

    1. Yes, the family will have to go through media examination and tests. You will have to go to GAMCA center. Complete tests of wife will be performed. For children under 12, only weight, height and normal examination will be done. Fee for children is significantly lower than fee for adult.

      Coordinates (24.859401, 67.066495) of 1 GAMCA center in Karachi.

      You can also check the GAMCA Karachi website for more detail. http://www.gamcakarachi.com/

      1. Dear admin can you please update regarding permanent visa issued from mofa that it can be rejected during stamping process from saudi embassy if you have – – dashes in your name although the name is as per passport.this is because of online application.

        1. Normally when you get the visa from KSA, there is no problem in stamping from embassy. It will be best to book an appointment with Etimad, when they will check the papers, they might tell you if it a problem or not.

          We do not have any definite answer for this.

          Once this is solved, do share you experience regarding this with other users.

          1. Thanks for your reply.i will update you all soon.
            One thing more do i have to go to medical center again after getting en number from etimad
            1)do residnet visa required medical isurance charges.

  20. plz tell that attested mariage certificate is necessary for stamping visa in etimad center or photo copy of certificate can b used..because my husband have attested marriage certificate in saudia…and tell me the duration of stamping from etimad center

    1. Copy of marriage certificate will be enough. As the visa is issued and now it just need to be stamped.
      Normally it takes 2 to 3 weeks. But if the load is less, then it can be stamped in 1 week also.

      1. No, they ask for original marriage certificate attested by Foreign Affairs, they dispatch original marriage certificate to Saudi embassy for visa stamping along with all documents then that original marriage certificate comes back to you along with in the same packet of courier of Passport.

  21. Can you please share the tariff of VISA for Saudi Arabia for One year? And also guide regarding insurance and its fee

    Early response will be highly appreciable

    1. 1 year visit visa is a multiple entry visa. Fee for stamping of 1 year multiple visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 151051.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 155810.40 PKR

      Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

      At the end of the article, there is a pdf document attached. In the end of the document you can check the details of medical insurance.

  22. Admin please tell me how much time required for the processing of permanent family Visa. My wife submitted the documents in Etimad Peshawar on 08-12-2016.

    1. Normally it takes 2 to 3 weeks. But if the load is less, then it can be stamped in 1 week also. Hopefully by the mid or end of next week the visa will be stamped.
      You can also check the progress on Etimad website @ https://www.etimad.pk/etimad/opsys/main/ksaonlinetracktrace

      Just enter application number and date of birth and you will get the status. Once the documents reach the embassy, then it will take around a week and a half to get it stamped.

      1. Following documents are required to get the visa stamped:

        1) Visa Slip
        2) In case of wife visa, you will need marriage certificate attested by Pakistan Foreign office.
        3) Passport of the person
        4) Relationship evidence.
        5) Pictures in white background.

        Vaccination and medical insurance will be done in Etimad office.

  23. Admin
    Please tell me I want to get family visit visa saudi arabia for my family first time only for 3 month.can u tell me what is the visa stamping fee in etimad for first time…
    I heared that first time visit visa fee is normal 15000pkr ?
    I have 2 children under 2 years and with wife what is the total price visa stamping fee and ticket first time ?
    Please reply
    If u not mind send me ur Mobile number ?

    1. For all visit visas, the new prices are applicable. The first time rule only applies to people who are going for Umrah or Hajj.

      Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

      Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

      1. Asalam o alakum
        Dear admin
        My friend stamped visit visa through estimate center Lahore 15000 rupees per passport he not payed 2000riyal what is this

        1. He must have stamped some type of visa other than visit visa. Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

          Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
          Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

          Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

          Medical Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  24. Dear admin, can you advise regarding visa stamping of those invitations which were issued before 2nd October, my mother’s visa has been issued before 2nd October, do i have to get a new invitation or the same invitation can be stamped ? Kindly advise

    1. In effect from1-Muharram 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.

  25. ETIMAAD is now doing FRAUD .. they are charging extra lounge service forcibly to customers saying that normal fee will take a month to process the application.They are forcing customer to use lounge package
    and giving a weeek time to process .. as such they are deliberately taking 4500 rupee extra from each passport .. even when the customer is not willing to use the lounge .. this is nowhere mentioned in their website.. the health insurance fee ranging from 3000 to 12000 even 15000 for each passport is related to age of applicant and the visa duration.. however average fee is 66000 per passport for a month with all the charges including etimaad service fee.. but forcing applicants saying the normal fee will take a month to process and diverting to loot the customers more paying 4600 extra is a big fraud.. embassy must take action on this .. may be they are covering up their loss due to less applicants of visit visa after fee hike by the saudi embassy.. Rs . 71000 is taken now ..ETIMAAD is fraud.. embassy must take action

    1. Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

      Polio vaccination is not done in etimad office. It is necessary for umrah visa.

      If you are going on visit visa, you will be charged 1300 pkr for other vaccinations.

      1. sir i have 3mnths visa of my wife before 2nd oct 2016 now i want she stay more three months so can u tell me wht i have to do..she is in saudia with me

      2. but you didnt confirm the detail of medical service provider, once we have paid the amount against it we should have the detail of that insurance so we can avail the services here in saudia. please confirm.

  26. hi my dear, can you please tell me is there Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) approved Medical Insurance Certificate required for PERMANENT FAMILY RESIDENT VISA?

    1. Currently it is not known, but we think it will not be necessary because when you come to kingdom, medical insurance is compulsary there. This can be confirmed from Etimad.

      If you find out any information in this regard, do share with the rest of us.

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

  27. Sir what is proces off new bron baby if my wife is pakistan abd my son is only 2 week age and my wife visa is left 2 months what is requried

  28. Dear Admin,

    Please confirm me about the family permanent visa. I had pay SR-2000/- and i got my yellow slip. I have one wife and one 5 month daughter. shall i pay 2000 SR again for Saudi embassy fee in Pakistan for visa stamping.

    and please tell me what i have to do next for family visa stamping

    1. Fee for family permanent visa has not changed. It is still 2000 sar to get the family permanent visa from KSA.

      Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

      Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

  29. hello sir i apply visit visa for my family 6 month how much cast for on pasport tell me the total cast plz for fimily 6 month visit visa

    1. 6 month visit visa is a multiple entry visa. Fee for stamping of 6 month multiple visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 92361.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 97120.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

    2. Dear Admin, i really appreciate your quick responses.
      i got family visit visa here in Saudi Arabia.
      kindly guide details about documents required to submit in EITMAD center.
      secondly is there any need of agent or applicant can go through all process?

      1. There is no need of any agent to get the visa stamped from Etimad. The person can himself go and get it stamped.

        First you will need to take an appointment from Etimad.pk.
        Following documents are required to get the visa stamped:

        1) Visa Slip
        2) In case of wife visa, you will need marriage certificate attested by Pakistan Foreign office.
        3) Passport of the person
        4) Relationship evidence.
        5) Pictures in white background.

        Vaccination and medical insurance will be done in Etimad office.

          1. In case of wife, attested marriage certificate from pakistan foreign office.

            In case of father, you can submit a copy of your passport as it should have your father name on it.

            Like wise for other relatives, just anything that can prove the relationship.

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

  30. Dear Admin,

    I am in Riyadh and I’m about to apply for family visit visa. I am hopeful that I would get the approval within a week from Saudi Arabia Insha’Allah. Now I need to know a few things:

    1. How much time does Etimad usually take to get the family visit visa stamped from the Saudi Embassy after getting registered through you? I know usually it is 3 months period but what is the normal trend when applied through Etimad? Does your Urgent Service really works? How urgent it is than normal?
    2. Does Etimad arrange for the medical insurance and vaccination cards.
    3. Does Etimad also take the responsibility to get the marriage certificate and birth certificate(B form) attested from foreign office? Since Etimad work as an agent for us.

    Awaiting response.

    JazakAllah

    1. Following are the responses to your queries. We @ AllAboutKSA.com only provide information and are not in any way related to Etimad. We just share our experience with all of you.

      1) It takes a maximum on 14 working days to get the visa stamped from Saudi Embassy. It depends from which Etimad center you are applying for visa. It is observed that visa applied from Islamabad or Peshawar gets stamped quickly as compared to from Lahore and Islamabad. Usually it takes 1 week to get the visa stamped.

      Etimad has 2 services, Normal & Lounge package. The difference is in the level of service that is provided while applying for visa, but there will be no urgency in the issuance of visa. Which ever service you choose it will not impact on the days required to get the visa stamped from Saudi embassy.

      2) At Etimad center medical insurance facility is available. In-fact you will only have to use the approved medical insurance. Now at Etimad center there is a facility to do the vaccination at the time of visa application submission.

      3) Etimad is only responsible for application submission and then forward it to Saudi Embassy. If any attestation is required this needs to be handled by the customer itself.

      Do let us know if further information is required. Do share you experience with the rest of us.
      Like our facebook page to get updated.

  31. I apply Vist visa for my wife for 90 days
    Visa number it’s with me
    Now I want it for one 1 year what should I have to do

    1. 1 year visit visa is a multiple entry visa. Fee for stamping of 1 year multiple visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 151051.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 155810.40 PKR

      The previous visit visa can not be converted to 1 year multiple visit visa and needs to be applied again.

      1. Dear Admin,

        please tell, what is the fee of stamping visit visa on a British passport. here in Saudia i read that fee is much lower (USD 400). kindly guide in this regard.

        Kind regards.

          1. that was helpful. Thank you.

            So would you charge 130 pounds(in PKR) + service charges if we come to you at Lahore office ?

          2. We @ AllAboutKSA.com only provide information and are not in any way related to Etimad. We just share our experience with all of you. For more information you can contact Etimad @ here.

            Do share your experience with us.

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

    1. Fee for family permanent visa has not changed. It is still 2000 sar to get the family permanent visa from KSA.

      Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

      Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

      Note: For Courier of passport you will be charged extra.

      1. I applied for permanent family visa.. as i am a government employ and here we don’t have to pay for permanent family visa.. its free for gov employs.
        I have 3 questions.. 1st regarding validity of vusa after stamping .. someone tild me that it is also changed.. before you have to travel within 3 months.. need updated info..
        2.. fee of stamping.
        3 difference between lounge and normal?

        1. Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

          Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
          Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

          Time of stamping visa from Etimad does not depend on the package you choose. From KSA Embassy side, they treat every request equally. The only difference between Noraml and Lounge package is the service Etimad provides at their end. If you choose Lounge package, the process of apply for visa will get a bit easier, but it does not mean that your visa will be issued urgently from the Embassy.

  32. Dear Admin,

    Can you kindly confirm, if the Visit visa issued before 1st Muharram can be stamped, or i need to apply for a new Visa?

    BR,
    Jawad

    1. Following is the notice on Etimad website mentioning that invitation letters dated prior to 02 October, 2016 will not be accepted and new visa application shall be submitted.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE- In effect from1-Muharram 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.

  33. if i send a visit visa for my mother from saudia… what total amount in pkr she is supposed to pay at etimad? and is medical insurance payment included in that amount or that has to be paid seprately ??

    1. Fee for stamping of visit visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

    1. For family visit visa application it will cost 25 SAR, that needs to be paid at time of submission of application in Chamber of Commerce.

      Fee for stamping of visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

      Medical insurance fee will also be charged.

      1. Dear Sir

        I want to call my Father mother and my sister so I have confusion regarding this Can you tell me that this cost of Visit Visa per passport or for all

        1. Fee for stamping of visit visa (3 months) via Etimad for each passport is:

          Normal Package: 63021.70 PKR
          Lounge Package: 67780.40 PKR

          Medical insurance fee will also be charged extra.

          Insurance fee calculation is on daily base offering rate, age of applicant, time span of visa and other factors. We cannot give an exact amount, it can be between 6,000 to 30,000 PKR per passport.

  34. I got my visit vissa .my husband sent it to me from saudi arabia.12 days are left expire myvissa..can I stamp it with urgent fees? Please guide me as soon as possible

  35. i dont have any family in kSA, can i get tourist visit visa?
    if then what would be the total price of the visa?

  36. Greetings to All.

    @ Adim:
    My parents visa (Family Visit Visa – 90 Days – Single Entry) is already stamped from Eitmad VSC. Health Insurance fee paid PKR 9460 + Insurance Service Fee (PKR 2320).
    But no Insurance Certificate is given to them by Eitemad VSC / Or Courier.

    Do you have any confirmation about health insurance certificate? (Where & How to collect it from)

        1. Exit re entry is now minimum for 2 months costing 200 riyals per person. For each additional month extra 100 riyals will be charged.

          For example, if one person need exit re entry for 4 months then will have to pay 400 riyals per person.

  37. Dear Admin

    For new born baby should also we have to arrange all same process ?
    can we take him on exit re-entery visa of my Wife ?

  38. Sir,

    My question is that whether same fee of almost 62,000 PKR is applicable for the permanent family visa also. Because I am seeing everywhere the fee is given for the family visit visa.

    1. Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

      Normal Package: 4342.10 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9111.10 PKR

      Note: For Courier of passport you will be charged extra.
      Note: The above mentioned prices are for stamping of Resident visa, from Etimad.pk
      Note: Information regarding medical insurance fee is still not available for resident visa. When you process the request, share information with other readers also.

  39. Dear Admin,
    Medical Insurance for the family visit visa, what we will get after paid the Medical Insurance fee to Etimad in Karachi Pakistan, and what is the benefit for this, is visitor can get free medical treatment when needed?

    Regards,

    1. The benefit of Medical Insurance is that you will be able to get free* medical treatment in KSA during your stay. The details of medical insurance benefits are still not known**.

      * Depending on the medical policy one might have to pay a small amount to avail the medical insurance. For instance, for each visit to doctor a small amount has to be paid by the person and rest will be covered in medical insurance.
      * There will also be some limit to the type of treatment allowed.

      ** If you get any information about the benefits of medical insurance, do share with rest of us.

      1. thanks for prompt reply, yeah sure i will share it as soon as get update from here..
        please let me know that after paid medical insurance fee what i will get from the Etimad Visa center.. recently i paid Medical insurance fee on Etimad Visa center but nothing get from them. so how treatment will be here, what i will show in Saudia to get medical treatment facilities when needed.

        1. Currently there is no information about any document provided for medical insurance. You can contact Etimad and check with them, may be some document is provided after the visa is stamped. Do share you experience with us.

          Kindly confirm how much medical fee you have paid for each visit visa?

          1. I paid only 3500/- Rupees for Medical Insurance, Etimad peoples said its very low fee 1st time generated by computer. AL Hamdolillah.

    2. Yesterday my friend submitt his family visit visa application and passpot, they only take 68333 rs. Per passport, no medical insurence fee taken at that time. He submit on 7 nov 2016

  40. Dear Admin i need query i have one wife one child and one infant how cost visit visa ist time coming saudia free of cost.infant child also visa charges sar 2000

    1. For family visit visa application it will cost 25 SAR, that needs to be paid at time of submission of application in Chamber of Commerce.

      Fee for stamping of visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

      Additional USD 254 (approximately SAR 1,000) per person will be charged for medical insurance for all visa applications submitted from 17th October, 2016 onwards.

      So total visa stamping cost per person will be around 90,000 PKR.

      Note: Family visit visa is only issued for 3 months. No new information is currently available regarding extending of visit visa. Once we have the updated information, we will share it with you.

  41. Dear Admin,

    I got my permanent family visa in October 6 . Could you please guide how to process and how many to pay in case or normal and lounge,

    Your quick response shall be highly appreciated

    1. Fee for family permanent visa has not changed. It is still 2000 sar to get the family permanent visa from KSA.

      Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

      Normal Package: 4342.10 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9111.10 PKR

      Note: For Courier of passport you will be charged extra.
      Note: The above mentioned prices are for stamping of Resident visa, from Etimad.pk
      Note: Information regarding medical insurance fee is still not available for resident visa. When you process the request, share information with other readers also.

  42. Very nice, sir why the difference between visit and resident visa fee, i cant understand because if the resident visa fee is lower from visit visa then all people will apply for permanent visa, I m confused why they increased visit visa fee if permanent visa is same,

  43. Plz inform me I have wife with two children the total cost of three and six month vist visa with ticket and every thing how much pz reply me

    1. For family visit visa application it will cost 25 SAR, that needs to be paid at time of submission of application in Chamber of Commerce.

      Fee for stamping of visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

      Additional USD 254 (approximately SAR 1,000) per person will be charged for medical insurance for all visa applications submitted from 17th October, 2016 onwards.

      So total visa stamping cost per person will be around 90,000 PKR.

      Note: Family visit visa is only issued for 3 months. No new information is currently available regarding extending of visit visa. Once we have the updated information, we will share it with you.

      Cost of ticket depends on various factors, such as, airline, days of travel, travelling from and travelling to cities and etc. You can check the prices online for various flights to get an idea about it.

      1. Assalam O alaikum,

        I’ve read in Pakistan Urdu News paper; that King Suleman has order to re revise all the fees of visits as international community urges to change the said fees. Is it true and what is the possibility if there’s any such change.

        1. Currently no news of this kind is being done in KSA. It seems highly improbable that any change come into effect before next Islamic year.

          If there is a change and visa cost is reduced then it will come as a welcome surprise for the whole expat community in KSA. But it seems highly improbable.

      2. Dear
        my appointment is 07/11/2016
        my wife and my daughter 8 month how much total cost of insurance for family visit visa one entry 3 month

  44. ASLAM o Aliukum
    Dear I got family permenant visa 26 september my first question is that now the eitmad Declared that they will accept all visa issued before 2nd oct 2016 is it correct that they will accept and second question is, Is this medical Insurance is applied on Permenant visa you support will highly appreciated

    1. In case of Family Permanent visa, the visa issued before 2nd October are also accepted. In case of Family permanent visa, the fees are not revised and Etimad only charges fee for stamping i.e.

      Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

      Medical insurance is already required before processing of Iqama. So it makes sense that for stamping of permanent visa medical insurance will not be required. We are not completely sure about it, but hopefully, medical insurance fee will not be applicable in your case.
      Do let us know about your experience and we will update everyone accordingly for the fee of medical insurance for permanent visa.

        1. Visit visa issued before 2nd October, 2016 is not being accepted by Etimad. He will have to get new visit visa and then apply through Etimad for stamping from embassy.

          1. Permanent visas issued prior to 2nd October, 2016 are accepted by Etimad for stamping. But visit visa invitation issued prior to 2nd October, 2016 is not accepted by Etimad. There is a notice also on the main page of Etimad.pk:

            IMPORTANT NOTICE- In effect from1-Muharram 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.

      1. Aslam o alekum sir please tell me short . How much fees have to pay for parents visit visa according to new law. Thanks

        1. Visit visa stamping fee from Etimad for 1 person is:

          Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
          Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

          You will also have to purchase Medical insurance fee for around USD 254 for each person.

          Total cost of visit visa will be around 90,000 PKR for each person.

  45. Dear Asslam O Alyqum I Could like information about family visit visa fees one for my wife and i have one son 1 year old how much fees i will be pay.Thanks

    1. For family visit visa application it will cost 25 SAR, that needs to be paid at time of submission of application in Chamber of Commerce.

      Fee for stamping of visa via Etimad for each passport is:

      Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

      Additional USD 254 (approximately SAR 1,000) per person will be charged for medical insurance for all visa applications submitted from 17th October, 2016 onwards.

      Note: MANDATORY MEDICAL INSURANCE: As mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia, all Applicants travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are required to obtain a Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) approved Medical Insurance Certificate from the Visa Application Centre. The cost of the insurance is generated upon receiving the application and has to be paid at the time of the appointment.

    1. For family visit visa application it will cost 25 SAR, that needs to be paid at time of submission of application in Chamber of Commerce.

      Fee for stamping of visa via Etimad is:

      Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

      Note: From 17th october there may be an additional medical insurance fee of 254 usd per person. It is still not confirmed but we will keep you updated.

      1. Additional USD 254 (approximately SAR 1,000) per person will be charged for medical insurance for all visa applications submitted from 17th October, 2016 onwards.

        Note: MANDATORY MEDICAL INSURANCE: As mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia, all Applicants travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are required to obtain a Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) approved Medical Insurance Certificate from the Visa Application Centre. The cost of the insurance is generated upon receiving the application and has to be paid at the time of the appointment.

  46. Sir what about medical insurance. My parents visa already stamped in pakistan and they will travell to ksa on 23rd oct. Today i get to jnow that now it is mandatoey to have medical insurance from ksa embassy . fee is huge for 1 person 17500pkr. You have any knowledge about it??

    1. Yes we have heard that there is a 254 usd dollars fee about to be charged on all KSA visas for medical insurance. Still the news is not confirmed, we may have updated information until monday.

      As the visa is already stamped, so it will not be applicable in your case.

    1. Fee for family permanent visa has not changed. It is still 2000 sar to get the family permanent visa from KSA.

      Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

      Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

      Note: For Courier of passport you will be charged extra.
      Note: The above mentioned prices are for stamping of Resident visa, from Etimad.pk

  47. Mera visa nikal aya hi 3 month ka.moharram say pehlay 3 din.ab stamp k time kitni fees lgay lgi.tell me.plz

    1. As the fee is at the time of visa stamping, so new fees will be applicable from 1st of Muharram, even if the visa is issued before 1st Muharram. If your visa is Commercial / Family Visit / Educational / Personal Visit or Working Visit the new applicable fee will be following:

      Normal Package: 62812.50 PKR
      Lounge Package: 67560.90 PKR

      Note: It has been mentioned by some readers that Embassy is not excepting the visa paper issued before 1st Muharram and they are asking to re-apply for new visa. Before heading to Etimad to get the visa stamp it is advised to call them first and check if the old visa is applicable now or new visa needs to be applied.

      You can check the contact details of Etimad, click here.

      Do share your experience with other readers.

    2. Following is the notice on Etimad website mentioning that invitation letters dated prior to 02 October, 2016 will not be accepted and new visa application shall be submitted.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE- In effect from1-Muharram 1438 corresponding to 02 October, 2016. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invitation letters dated prior to Sunday, 02 October 2016 will not be accepted for processing new visa requests. Travelers are requested to obtain a new invitation letter to process their applications. Invitation letter is mandatory for application processing.

      1. Does this mean that etimad karachi will only charge 12333 PKR per passport for processing and 2000 SAR per family will be paid in KSA at the time of visa issue as earlier?

        1. Yes, the process for Resident (permanent) visa remains the same as before. 2000 SAR will be charged in KSA as before and Etimad will only charge the service fee to get the visa stamped.

          Etimad charges for stamping of resident visa fees in Pakistan are:

          Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
          Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

          Note: For Courier of passport you will be charged extra.
          Note: The above mentioned prices are for stamping of Resident visa, from Etimad.pk

        1. Permanent Family visa fee for Saudi Arabia is SAR 2,000 per family.

          However once the visa (Yellow Slip) is issued, following stamping fee from Etimad is per passport:

          Normal Package: 4312.50 PKR
          Lounge Package: 9060.90 PKR

    1. Person only coming on Business multiple visa is allowed to work in KSA. But person coming to KSA on family multiple visit visa is not allowed to work.

    1. The visa fee is applicable when you apply for the visa to be stamped. It seems that you have got the visa from KSA, but still not applied for visa stamping. In your case new visa fee will be charged.
      Do share your experience with us.

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