How to book Istiqdam appointment for family visa?

Booking an Appointment with Istiqdam: A Step-by-Step Guide

In Saudi Arabia, booking an appointment with Istiqdam is often necessary for various visa applications, including permanent family visas, family visit visas, or housemaid visas. Here’s how you can do it seamlessly.

Booking Istiqdam Appointment

  1. Log in to Absher: Access your Absher account and navigate to the “Appointments” tab at absher.sa.
  2. Select “Expatriate Affairs”: Choose the option “Expatriate Affairs” on the next screen.
  3. Choose Appointment Purpose:
  1. Select Region and City:
  • Choose the region and then the city where you wish to attend the appointment.
  1. View Available Appointments:
  • Green indicates available appointments, while red signifies booked appointments.
  1. Select Convenient Time:
  • Choose the appointment time that suits you best.
  1. Confirmation Page:
  • Review the appointment details, including time, date, and location on the confirmation page.
  • Confirm the appointment details.
  1. Confirmation Printout:
  • After confirmation, ensure to print the confirmation page and bring it with you on the appointment day.

Canceling Istiqdam Appointment

  • If you need to cancel or edit your appointment:
  1. Log in to your Absher account.
  2. Navigate to “Appointments” and choose “Expatriate Affairs.”
  3. Cancel or update the Istiqdam appointment as required.
  4. Confirm the cancellation.

Error Messages and Solutions

  • Sometimes, you may encounter error messages while booking the Istiqdam appointment:
  • No Appointments Available: Keep trying daily until an appointment becomes available.
  • Service Group Unavailable: If the selected service isn’t available in your chosen region, try selecting a different region.

By following these steps and being aware of potential error messages, you can efficiently book and manage your Istiqdam appointments for various visa applications in Saudi Arabia.