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Old Jan 1st 2017, 11:31 am   #1
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Husband and I lived in Saudi and my parents want to come visit us. Does anyone know or have any experience of applying for a visit visa for parents when they don't live in their country of birth? My parents live in the US but are originally from the UK. Would they need to submit their documents to the Saudi Embassy in the UK or could they apply through the one in Washington?

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Husband and I lived in Saudi and my parents want to come visit us. Does anyone know or have any experience of applying for a visit visa for parents when they don't live in their country of birth? My parents live in the US but are originally from the UK. Would they need to submit their documents to the Saudi Embassy in the UK or could they apply through the one in Washington?

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You apply in the country in that you are resident. Or the county that you hold the passport from.

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Thanks for the quick reply. That's a relief! Didn't fancy sending documents to the UK from the US
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Hi
I'm based in Riyadh
if you're still having difficulty in applying just drop me a message and I'll do my best to help you.

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Old Jan 5th 2017, 1:13 am   #5
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Haven't started the process yet as they aren't planning to visit until May. Do you think I should apply soon or will the visa expire before they travel?
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Haven't started the process yet as they aren't planning to visit until May. Do you think I should apply soon or will the visa expire before they travel?
They will probably get a 3 month single entry - 6 month, if they are lucky...and a multiple entry if they are really unlucky.
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I'm based in Riyadh
if you're still having difficulty in applying just drop me a message and I'll do my best to help you.

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Better to post the info on the forum then others can benefit from it too.
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Thanks guys
there should be no problem to apply it now and get the approval first or sometimes late in march, however the visa days will not count till they've already entered the kingdom. Moreover, you could extend it if you wanted.

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the visa days will not count till they've already entered the kingdom.
you should check that there is no restriction on when they must enter. They may have to enter within 90 days after the visa is granted.
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you should check that there is no restriction on when they must enter. They may have to enter within 90 days after the visa is granted.
This is also my understanding:

Once issued - they have to use it within three months.
Once in KSA, the length of stay is usually fixed, 30/60/90 days.

Don't apply for it too early if they are coming in May. I'd suggest start the process around mid March time.
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Thanks for that sicklyman. I'll hold off till March just in case.
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They will probably get a 3 month single entry - 6 month, if they are lucky...and a multiple entry if they are really unlucky.
Do you mean if they are really lucky they will get a multiple entry?

I didn't think Saudi did multiple entry family visit visas.
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Do you mean if they are really lucky they will get a multiple entry?

I didn't think Saudi did multiple entry family visit visas.
No. There was no typo. Saudi is a shit hole - you only need to go once.
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No. There was no typo. Saudi is a shit hole - you only need to go once.
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In all seriousness is there. Multiple entry visa for families? We wanted to do a trip outside the Kingdom but was going to tag it on the end their visit as we didn't think they would get back in
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