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Visas & Residence Permits

Request to Issue Visa upon Prior Approval

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Religion and Community, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee


Citizens, residents and companies can apply online to issue a visa based on a prior approval from the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

Online Instructions

  • Login with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI.
  • Select the required transaction type (Personal for the smart card owner or Company Name for the authorized person).
  • Click "Visa Services" and select "Issue Visa".
  • Enter "ْApproval Details" page to issue entry visas on personal or company sponsorship by adding application number or select from issued approvals.
  • Select the approval you want to issue by entering Arabic and English name, date & place of birth, passport details and validity and phone number.
  • Click "Confirm" to issue the entry visa and then visa number and status will appear.

Additional Information

  • The system views all information in the page "Approval Details that includes application No., status, issuance and end dates as well as nationality, profession, sex and total and consumed numbers.
  • You should submit expatriate information (full name, birth date and passport no.) and the passport validity should exceed six months when you apply.
  • No spaces allowed in the Arabic and English names and birth place boxes.

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