Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports is urging all holders of visit visas currently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to follow the visa regulations and extend their visa validity electronically at least seven days before the expiration date, eliminating the need to visit the Passports offices.
To extend a single visit visa, the Passports Directorate recommends using the services of the Ministry of Interior’s electronic platform Absher (individuals, businesses) or the Muqeem electronic portal. The host can access their account on these platforms and pay the service fees to extend the visit. It is important to note that the visa holder must meet the medical insurance requirements, and the maximum extension period for a visit visa is 180 days.
In cases where the extension request cannot be completed electronically for any reason, the visitor can submit a request through the communication service on the Absher platform. The General Directorate of Passports will study and process the request, and the beneficiary will receive a notification via text message regarding the status of their request.