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Toks
6/19/2010 07:40 EST

Hi,
Can anyone give me an idea of how long it takes to process the iqama after arrival in the country. Also, I understand that processing of visa for children can only be done after getting the Iqama.....so how long does it take to process the visa for the children after getting the iqama. Will appreciate an idea of the timeframe....thanks
Tok

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jeddahcheese
6/22/2010 06:21 EST

How long is a piece iof string?

In Jeddah it took me 5 days.

In Riyadh a month plus. Go figure.

I Know one person that waited for 4 months before they got theirs.

Saudi beauracracy, expect the unexpected.

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kikker
6/23/2010 02:50 EST

We live in Riyadh...After arrival here you need a medical. Once the medical is done it should only take a few days. Once we started the process it took us about a week.
As for the childrens visas, we sorted out all the paperwork before hand and as soon as the Iqama came through we handed in the paperwork for the visa. The visa took about 2 weeks.

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Toks
6/23/2010 10:26 EST

Thanks a lot for the responses, gives one an idea of the timeframe.....

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