Temporary Work Visa

The temporary work visa service enables enterprises to issue a temporary work visa whereas holders can work for 6 months from entry date and can be extended for a similar period.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I request temporary work visa?

The request must be submitted by the business owner or a commissioner on Qiwa business

  1. Log in to the enterprise’s account
  2. Choose temporary work visa service from e-services
  3. Click on submit temporary work visa request
  4. Fill all the fields
  5. Submit the request for temporary work visa
What are the service regulations?
  • The enterprise must be active
  • A valid commercial registration except for the activities that do not require commercial registration.
  • The enterprise Nitaqat must be at least in a medium green level
  • Enterprises under the same unified number must not have any expired work permit
  • Having sufficient credit in the national unified number of the enterprise on Absher
How can I add temporary work visa balance package?

You can add the balance by using the following steps:

  1. Log in to the enterprise’s account
  2. Choose temporary work visa service from e-services
  3. Click add visa balance
  4. Choose the suitable package for the needed number of visas
  5. Proceed with the payment
Does issuing temporary work visa effects on the enterprise’s Nitaq?

Issuing visit visa doesn’t affect the enterprise’s Nitaqat

What is the process of issuing temporary work visa?

Issuing temporary work visa is immediate through Qiwa platform and doesn’t require any documents.

What are the reasons for visa rejection?

Rejection reasons:

  1. Insufficient balance in the unified number of the enterprise on Absher account. 
  2. Rejection is from the Ministry of Interior.

Please make sure that the payment is on the number displayed in the service.

Can I extend temporary work visa?

Yes, it can be extended to a similar period.

Will the visitor be treated as a non-Saudi with a residency and social insurance?

No, but temporary work visa will allow the visitor to work for a specific period without the need to issue work permit and residency.

Is the visa electronic?

Yes. However, you must complete the process with Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

I have purchased a package and I want to cancel and refund it; can I do that?

Yes, but keep in mind that the package cannot be refunded after 30 days from purchase, or in case of issuing at least one temporary work visa from the package.

How can I cancel temporary work visa balance package and refund it?

The request must be submitted by the business owner or a commissioner on Qiwa business

  1. Log in to enterprise’s account
  2. Choose temporary work visa service from e-services
  3. Choose the balance requests from the requests list
  4. Click cancel package
  5. Confirm cancelation
Can I cancel issued visas and refund the government fees?

Yes, you can cancel the issued visas and refund the balance to your enterprise based on the service terms and conditions.

Can I move visa balance to my other enterprises?

No, you cannot

What is the validity duration of temporary work visa balance?

The balance can be used within one year from the purchase date.

What is the validity duration of temporary work visa after issuing it?

Temporary work visa is valid within one year.

I have a temporary work visa and I want to edit it

Temporary work visa can be cancelled and refunded as long as it has not been used.

How can I cancel a temporary work visa request?

The request must be submitted by the business owner or a commissioner on Qiwa business

  1. Log in to the enterprise’s account
  2. Choose temporary work visa service for e-services
  3. View the visa request
  4. Click cancel visa
  5. Confirm cancelation
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