(Updated) - The information provided in this post is based on goodwill; should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Saudi Arabian embassy.
Okay the marriage permission has been issued, what's next? Upon the issuance of the Saudi/non-Saudi marriage approval, one must then apply for a visa to enter the country. This is done if the non-Saudi spouse does not already reside within The Kingdom, and is applied for through the local embassy. Remember, there are requirements for this as well and it is quite possibly the most difficult part of the process (for me it was).
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior will forward the documents granting marriage permission to the required embassy; one can typically call to find out if it has been received. Upon receipt, the non-Saudi spouse must complete a series of medical exams, the embassy will require 3 original copies as well as all test results, along with an attached passport photograph for each. I attempted to show a image of the medical form, but it doesn't seem to be loading properly; the link to the embassy is also showing a potential for malware.
My doctor was Dr. Yolanda Huett-Vaugh (Argentine Family Health in Kansas City), who specializes in immigration exams. She stated that she had never seen a more comprehensive exam request! Some exams, including the Malaria Flim can take up to 4 weeks to obtain the results. While waiting we were able to do our Nikkah and obtain our official state marriage license. The embassy will require all all documents be "certified" through the EnjazIT site.
Sending Documents to the Saudi Arabian Embassy
• Passport (not a copy - with two adjacent clear visa pages, atleast 6months of validity)
• Visa Application
• (checked spouse, single entry - you will also need to submit an electronic application)
• Copy of non-Saudi's Birth Certificate
• Copy of Saudi ID
• Copy of Saudi Passport
• 3 Original Copies of Medical Exams w/Results and Photos
• Official Marriage Certificate Issued by the State
• Original Nikkah
• Original Shahada (if revert)
• All EnjazIT Certification (print outs)
• (All documents must be "certified" through the EnjazIT site i.e. Shahada, Nikkah, State License, Passport, and fees for the visa must be paid through this site as well)
We sent all documents via FedEx overnight and included a pre-paid FedEx return envelope. The embassy states that this can take up to 3 months but we had all documents and the visa back within 2 weeks. The visa is issued as a "Single Entry" and is valid for 90 Days.
- American Hijabi