Monday, July 21, 2014

Bringing Newly Born Baby on On-Arrival Visa to KSA

Our new reader Mr. Raj has just shared his experience to bring the newly born baby to Saudi Arabia on on-arrival visa. There are two ways of bringing a newly born baby to Saudi Arabia and we have explained them in this article. Please read the article to have clear and in-depth information about this subject. “Bringing Newly Born Baby to Saudi Arabia

Hi, I am Raj, new to this website. I was checking about visit visa & last date travel (for my brother). For me; I have family visa and I got a baby in India on 16/9/13 and applied and received baby passport on 14/10/13 morning and I got information from my friend that I can bring the baby on on-arrival visa (no need to apply for visa at India) and can do iqama at Saudi Arabia. The reason was my wife exit re-entry was expiring on 18/10/13. So I was rushing myself, firstly I went to one city to obtain the Polio Immunization certificate for the baby (5 hours traveling) with 3 photos. It cost me INR 600 - they just gave me a note pad certificate mentioning "first dose has been given to the baby" (they are Saudi authorized centers). Then travelled again (5 hours to airport) while on the way I booked the ticket through credit card by using 3G networks.

After reaching MADRAS airport: Qatar airways, they said ok for me & my wife (having iqama & exit-re-entry) but they wanted to check with Qatar office for the baby entry. They asked me to wait for 2.5 hours and finally they said ok. (It seems that until 6 months visa on arrival is allowed for new born). At Saudi immigration: They didn't ask me anything, I said new born, they wrote some numbers at baby passport & stamped it.

Muhammad Haneefa: Saudi consulate is giving visa for new born baby without visa slip (Yellow Slip), on the basis of mother’s Re-Entry visa. Requirements are listed below;
  1. Mother's original passport, with original valid Re-Entry visa of KSA.
  2. Baby's original passport.
  3. Baby's original birth certificate. Any indian language Birth Cert. With ORIGINAL SEAL and SIGNATURE of the officer. For other language cert. please send English Translation just to understand.
  4. Baby’s original Polio Certificate: Polio Certificate can be obtained by any doctor, family physician, typed on his letter head (Hand written not accepted), stating that the vaccination has been given as per age schedule. Please note that Polio Card or long file containing several pages is not acceptable.
  5. Baby's photo: 04 No. (Passport size, Color Photo, but white background)
  6. Father’s Iqama (Residence Permit) copy.
  7. Mother’s Iqama (Residence Permit) copy.
  8. Father’s Passport copy. (only 1st & last page)
  9. Father’s complete Saudi Company Address with Ph/ Mob No. .. just address

For Iqama: I deposited through NCB-SADAD 2000 SAR and at hospital they make blood test for baby. And NONE of them considered the certificate I brought from India. Firstly I like to thank my child, for bearing all these pressures. She was only 29 days at that time.

Secret Admirer: I have searched the information over the internet and found that on arrival visa is given to new born if it is not listed in yellow slip and new born must be less than 6 months.

Iqama for Newly Born
  1. Bringing Newly Born Baby to Saudi Arabia
  2. Procedure to Book an Appointment with Ahwal-e-Madni
  3. Apply for Iqama of Newly Born Child – Born inside KSA
  4. Apply for Iqama of Newly Born Child – Born outside KSA
  5. How I got on Arrival Visa for my newly born Baby through Bahrain Causeway - Experience


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