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Understanding KSA’s Three Months Work Visa

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Are you looking to start a business in Saudi Arabia but don’t have a residence or work visa? Here is an interesting update for you!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new three months temporary work visa policy for foreign workers without a residence or work permit.

The visa holder, however, can’t directly apply; the company or business owner, Qiwa agent, or authorized representative is eligible to apply.

According to the Qiwa, the visa holder can work a maximum of three months starting from his entry into the country and can also be extended for the same period, i.e., for the next three months.

How to Apply for Three Months Temporary Work Visa in KSA?

Enterprise and Qiwa agents can apply for temporary work visas following the below-mentioned steps:

Step – 1:

Sign in to the enterprise’s account on Qiwa.

Step – 2:

Choose a temporary work visa service from the list of e-services.

Step – 3:

Now, click on the temporary work visa request.

Step – 4:

Fill out all the details the platform asks for and submit the request for approval. 

Regulations To Be Followed:

Here is the list of criteria that should be satisfied before applying for the visa:

#1. The status of the enterprise must be active at the time of applying for the aforesaid visa.

#2. The enterprise must possess an authentic commercial registration, whereas it can be exempted when there is no requirement for commercial registration.

#3. Ensure that the enterprise’s Nitaqat must fall at a medium green level.

#4. Enterprises with similar unified numbers shouldn’t have even a single expired work permit.

#5. The enterprise’s national unified number must have enough credit or balance on Absher.

Steps For Adding Temporary Work Visa Balance:

Step – 1: 

Sign in to the enterprise’s account on Qiwa.

Step – 2:

Choose a temporary work visa service from the list of e-services.

Step – 3:

Find the “Add Visa Balance” option and click on it.

Step – 4:

Opt for the optimal balance package according to the total number of visas you require.

Step – 5:

Complete payment procedure.

Steps to Cancel Visa Balance Package & Acquire Its Refund:

Follow these steps if you want to cancel the temporary work visa balance package and get its refund back to your enterprise account:

Step – 1: 

Sign in to the enterprise’s account on Qiwa.

Step – 2:

Choose a temporary work visa service from the list of e-services.

Step – 3:

Find and click the balance requests from the request list.

Step – 4:

Click on the “Cancel Package” option.

Step – 5:

Confirm the balance package cancellation request you forwarded.

Procedure for Visa Cancellation Request:

Business owners or Qiwa commissioner can follow these steps for the cancellation request of three months temporary work visa in Saudi Arabia:

Step – 1: 

Sign in to the enterprise’s account on Qiwa.

Step – 2:

Choose a temporary work visa service from the list of e-services.

Step – 3:

Check out the visa request.

Step – 4:

Select “Cancel Visa”.

Step – 5:

Confirm the visa cancellation request you put forward.

FAQs:

Q-1: Will three months temporary visa issue impact the Nitaqat of an enterprise?

Answer: No, it will not impact at all.

Q-2: Will a temporary work visa require any documents?

Answer: No, it doesn’t require a single document. Business owners can directly apply for it on the Qiwa platform following the procedure mentioned above.

Q – 3: Can the temporary work visa in KSA be rejected?

Answer: Yes. The two major grounds behind the rejection are as under:

  1. If the enterprise doesn’t have enough balance in unified number on Absher
  2. Rejection made by the Ministry of Interior

Q – 4: Can it be extended?

Answer: Yes, it can be extended further for another three months.

Q – 5: How long will the aforesaid visa be valid?

Answer: It will be valid for one year, and make sure to utilize its balance within this period from its purchase date.

Conclusion:

So, you must have acquired a comprehensive idea about the KSA’s temporary work visa; how can one apply for or cancel it? What regulations must an enterprise follow before applying for the same, and a lot more? 

If you still find any ambiguity, don’t hesitate to contact our PROs! We at Business Link offer best-in-class visa & immigration consultation services in KSA and UAE. Just drop your requisites related to any kind of visa or other PRO services you are looking for in Saudi Arabia, and our representative will get back to you with the unerring solutions.

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