Visa Processing Procedure

Brief Visa Processing Procedure
Saudi Embassy & Saudi Consulate

Process duration (From requisition till departure of Candidate)

Steps Title Expected Time Lines
STEP 1 Medical Examination Test conducted in one day

Report issued in 3 to 7 days

STEP 2 Degree Attestation (if required, depending on visa category) 25 days approx.
STEP 3 Biometrics / Finger Print Scan 1 day
STEP 4 Medical Report Online Procedure 1-2 days
STEP 5 Case Submission in Embassy/Visa Endorsement Process 8-15 days
STEP 6 Nadra Overseas Card/NICOP Formation 2 days
STEP 7 Protectorate / Government Formality 2- 4 days

 

  1. Passport Formalities
  • Computerized passport should be valid at least 14 months
  • All previous passports made in last 10 years
  • New passport formation takes 10 to 20 days
  1. Medical Examination
  • Medical test is conducted from Middle East’s approved clinic.
  • Medical process takes 4 to 6 days
  1. Electronic Visa Application
  • Visa form is entered on web-based system of Saudi Embassy
  • Data electronic number is Generated & online payment is made
  • Medical electronic number is generated & online payment is made
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
  1. Medical verification
  • Medical report issued from medical centre is sent back to medical centre along with the electronic number generated for verification/online updating on web based system.
  • Duration: 1 day

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For Higher Category Visa (Technician, Programmers, Engineers etc)

(*for lower category visas, process moves directly to step 6)

  1. Degree Attestation prior to case submission in embassy (if visa is in Saudi Embassy Islamabad)

O If a candidate possesses Diploma (Technician visa)

  • Translated in Arabic
  • Original is attested from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC)
  • Original + Arabic translation is attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Original + Arabic translation is attested from Saudi Embassy Islamabad
  • Duration: 20 days approximately

OR

O If a candidate possesses Degree (Engineer / Technician visa)

  • Translated in Arabic
  • Original is attested from Higher Education Commission
  • Original + Arabic translation is attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Original is attested from Saudi Culture
  • Original + Arabic is attested from Saudi Embassy
  • Duration: 20-25 days approximately
  1. Case Submission
  • Case of candidate is submitted in embassy
  • Saudi Embassy normally takes 10 to 15 days in visa endorsement
  1. Post Visa formalities
  • Protectorate Formalities/ Government’s legal formalities
  • Traveling formalities

Duration: 2/3 days

8. Departure

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