Since we published the article, “Saudi Jawazat Announces Medical Insurance Mandatory for Extension of Family Visit Visa“, many of our readers have been asking about the cost of medical insurance and the procedure through which the health insurance can be purchased for obtaining the Saudi family visit visa. We also get some queries from our website readers that what are the benefits or entitlements involved after purchasing the Medical Insurance. Based on their request, below, we have tried to explain in detail.

What is the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance?

The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance is an e executive body of the council. The duties which are being performed by it are as follows:

  1. Preparation and execution of the executive policies and procedures, and
  2. The direct supervision over the health insurance industry including continuous  technical and medical  follow-up  over all those concerned with the System, and
  3. the ongoing efforts to preserve the insureds’ rights.



Insurance Companies Eligible for the Insurance of Family Visit Visa

It is important to know that only a few companies are authorized to sell medical insurance for Saudi family visit visa in Saudi Arabia. Below is a list of authorized companies only for health insurance. Recommended: Extension of Family Saudi Visit Visa Restricted up to 6 months only

S.No. Name of Insurer for Family Visit Visa
1 Tawuniya cooperative Insurance Company
2 BUPA Arabia for Cooperative Insurance
3 Arabian Shield cooperative Insurance Company
4 AXA Cooperative Insurance Company
5 Allied Cooperative Insurance Group(ACIG)
6 Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance
7 Saudi United Cooperative Insurance (WALA’A)



The Cost of Medical Insurance for Visitors in Saudi Arabia

The cost of medical insurance to extend the Saudi family visit visa varies according to age, gender, health conditions, and the insurance company. Therefore, the cost will be between SR 30 to SR 100. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Saudi Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia

Note: The validity of medical insurance to extend Saudi family visit visa is for 90 days. Read more: Saudi Jawazat Announces to Extend Saudi Family Visit Visa Through Absher


Benefits and Limits of Health Insurance for Saudi Family Visit Visa

The Saudi Family visit visa holders are entitled for many benefits with the insurance but do remember that this is just a travel insurance which covers patients only in emergency cases.

Coverage Limit
The Maximum Benefits limit for each person for the duration of the policy and that includes lower limits specified in this policy SR 100,000
The expenses of examination and treatment of emergency cases Up to the policy limit



Hospitalization Expenses:
Coverage Limit
Excess percentage (contribution in payment) No contribution in payment
Hospitalization Up to the policy limit
Accommodation and daily subsistence limit for the patient which include bed wage, nursing services, visitations, medical supervision and life support services, but it does not include the cost of medicines and medical supplies, as prescribed by the physician (shared room and up to a limit of SR 600/day)
Accommodation limit for Patient’s escort (shared room and up to a limit of SR 150/day)
Treatment of emergency maternity and delivery cases Up to SR 5000 for the duration of the policy
Cost of travel and accompanying of one direct family member Up to SR 5000 for the duration of the policy
Emergency dental treatment Up to SR 500 for the duration of the policy
The expenses of the Birth and treatment of premature babies Up to the policy limit
Treatment to injuries resulting from Road traffic accidents Up to the policy limit
The expenses of emergency Kidney Dialysis Up to the policy limit
Emergency Medical Evacuation inside and outside the Kingdom Up to the policy limit
Repatriation of mortal remains to the country of origin Up to SR 10,000 for the duration of the policy
Scope of coverage Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Steps Involved to Get Medical Insurance for Saudi Family Visit Visa

We have enlisted below several insurance companies and the steps involved in buying the respective Insurance offer under those companies for the ease of our readers. Just follow these simple steps to get the required Health insurance for the Saudi family visit visa.

A). Tawuniya

  1. Visit Tawuniya website (Click here).
  2. Enter Visa Number of visit visa holder.
  3. Enter Passport number of visit visa holder.
  4. Enter Border No. of visit visa holder.



B). Arabian Shield Insurance

  1. Visit Arabian Shield’s website (Click here).
  2. Enter Visa Number of visit visa holder.
  3. Enter Passport number of visit visa holder.




C). AXA Cooperative Insurance

  1. Visit Arabian Shield’s website (Click here).
  2. Enter Visa Number of visit visa holder.
  3. Enter Passport number of visit visa holder.
  4. Enter your Mobile Number.

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Source: Saudi Gazette