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How To Get a Visa Appointment at Etimad

Jawazat & MOIHow To Get a Visa Appointment at Etimad

“Etimad” is a visa processing service that operates all over the world. It offers assistance to individuals applying for Saudi visas. 

Here’s some information on how to get an appointment at Etimad, how to check your appointment status, and how to check your visa status using their services:

The first step in the visa process is securing an Etimad appointment. Here’s a straightforward guide on how to book your Etimad appointment easily.

  • Select your Nationality
  • Select Visa category
  • Select the type of Saudi visa you are applying for, such as a work visa, family visit visa, or Umrah visa.                                                                                                             
  • After selecting, an authentication prompt will appear, featuring an empty box that requires you to confirm you are not a robot. Click on the checkbox to proceed.
  • After completing the verification, you will encounter a disclaimer and a consent section. To proceed further, mark the checkbox in the consent section and press Continue.
  • After that, you will be redirected to the terms and conditions page. To continue, you must accept these terms.

You will now be directed to a visa details page. Here, you will choose whether the visa is for an individual or a family. 

  • Invitation/preapproval number (visa number) 
  • Sponsor ID (iqama number).

Input your personal and passport information.

When booking your Etimad appointment, this page offers several options:

Appointment Date: Here, you can select the date you plan to visit the nearest Etimad center. You will also see a list of cities where Etimad centers are located.

Appointment Category: You can choose between two categories – “Normal” and “Lounge.” The Etimad fee varies depending on your category, with “Normal” being more budget-friendly than ” Lounge. “

Pick the Etimad center closest to your location.

Once you’ve selected the center, pick a convenient date for your visit. You can scroll through available dates to find the one that suits you best.

Lastly, decide on the appointment category, “Normal” or “Lounge,” and bear in mind that this choice will impact the cost of your appointment.

You’ll need to select a time slot that works for you, which is available from 10:30 AM to 4:45 PM. Each appointment slot lasts for 15 minutes, during which your documents will be verified, and biometric/fingerprint verification will be conducted.

Once you’ve picked your preferred slot, click on “Next”.

Your Etimad appointment process is nearly complete, and it’s time to give everything one last check before confirming.

Review your personal details, appointment date and time, and the Etimad center location.

As an additional option, you can select from the following value-added services while reviewing your details:

SMS Service: By subscribing to this service, you’ll receive timely updates on your visa stamping status via SMS and email. 

Courier Service: Have your passport conveniently delivered to your doorstep, eliminating the need for a center visit.

Once double-checking all the details, click “Confirm & Book.” With that final step, you’ve successfully secured your Etimad appointment.

Obtaining your Etimad appointment letter is essential for your visit to the Etimad center. Here’s how:

Once your Etimad appointment procedure is complete, the system will provide you with the appointment letter containing all the essential details.

You have two options:

  • Click on the print icon at the top right of the page to print the letter.
  • Click on the save button, located next to the print option, to save the letter
  • Visit the Tasheer portal.
  • Choose your country.
  • Click on “Appointment” and then “Reprint Letter.”
  • Enter either the Appointment Reference Number or the Passport Number of the Applicant.
  • Add the Applicant’s date of birth and complete the captcha.
  • Click “Submit” to access your appointment letter. Remember, it’s password-protected, with the main Applicant’s passport number as the password for future access.

Upon completing the appointment, Etimad issues a 10-digit unique reference number. This reference number, a combination of letters and numbers, serves various purposes, including tracking visa stamping status, appointment letter printing, and appointment rescheduling. 

To find your reference number, look at your appointment letter below the barcode, as Etimad centers use it to access your data and begin the visa process and biometric verification.

To verify the status of your Etimad appointment, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Tasheer website.
  • Choose your country.
  • On the homepage, click “Track Status.”
  • Enter your “Appointment Reference Number” or “Visa Number.”
  • Provide your Date of Birth.
  • Click “Get Details.”

Once you complete these steps, you’ll receive a confirmation message with your appointment date and time. This ensures that your appointment has been successfully secured.

If you need to change your appointment date, Etimad allows rescheduling. 

  • Visit the Tasheer website.
  • Select your country.
  • Navigate to “Appointment” and choose “Reschedule.”
  • Enter one of the following details:
  • Appointment Reference Number


  • Passport Number
  • Provide your Date of Birth.
  • Complete the captcha.
  • Click “Submit.”
  • Select a new date and time for your appointment.
  • Click “Confirm and Book.”

A pop-up window will appear. To finalize your Etimad appointment rescheduling, click “Confirm.” After successfully rescheduling your appointment, the subsequent screen will confirm the modification with a message.

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