A good news for expatriates who were profession eligible to get permanent Family visa in Saudi Arabia, mainly these expatriates are professionals and high skilled individual. As you know about recent visa fee change starts from 2nd october. Expatriates living in Saudi Arabia really shocked about Family Visit Visa fee which is increased to Saudi Riyal 2000 hence many expatriates especially those having less income might feel difficult to bring their family in SAudi Arabia on Visit Visa but the Good news is for those who have Profession eligible to Permanent Family Visa as there is no change in Permanent Family Visa and these profession also have high income which enable to bring family here even after paying SR 2000.
This fee of permanent visa is already SR 2000 which may confuse with current change in Single Entry visa. Actually Single Entry Visa fee must have to pay before entering in Saudi Arabia while Permanent Family visa fee only be paid after approval of application within Saudi Arabia.
Here is the summary of Visa Change Implemented from OCT 2
Family Visit Visa is a type of Single entry visa that is why the fee of Family Visit visa is changed to SR 2000. Also this Visa fee is levied for per passport if you applied for 6 member of family you have to pay SR 2000 per Passport.
The fee is for all nationalist aspect for those countries having bilateral agreements with KSA on Visa Fee.