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Valid Health Insurance Required to Extend Saudi Visit Visa

The Ministry of Interior (Jawazat) announced last week that valid health insurance is mandatory when applying for an extension of duration of stay for Saudi visit visas. Those visiting the Kingdom for Umrah, Haj or on diplomatic visas and visitors to diplomatic missions are exempt.

Visitors to the Kingdom must have valid health insurance documents to extend their stay and it must be renewed before its’ expiry date. The extension must be submitted to the immigration department at least 6 days before duration of stay expiry date to avoid mishaps in linking medical insurance with immigration.

The total duration of stay after extension is 180 days from the date of entry into the Kingdom.

Next steps

If you need to renew your health insurance to extend your visa, you can do so here.

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