My American friend just got back from the US, and he told me that it was imperative that you have proof of your multiple re-entry visa through the Eserve website. He was given a really hard time through customs upon departure and arrival. I believed him, so I got my docs for myself and my wife. For some reason, the address the Personnel Office gives you never seems to work (even when I typed it EXACTLY as they wanted), so I went to the Personnel office to request them in person.
It paid off as the customs guy asked for the docs both times. I also saw another American-looking guy hold up the line because he didn't have his.
Recently, a link was probably sent through the Aramco e-mail, so I highly recommend you get your own copy.
Found this old thread on multiple re-entry visa. Does anybody have a link on the current cost of multiple re-entry visa? Are the costs varying dependent on nationalities? My internet research was inconclusive. Thanks in advance.
If you need a multiple entry you can either pay 2300 SAR for the full year, or if you prefer use the 3 month ones for 500 SAR, renewing each time it runs out. Maximum validity is up to 1 year, but it can not extend beyond your Iqama expiry date.
The 3 month route will save a few SAR. Visas MUST be activated within 90 days and are valid for the relevant amount of days from the activation date. Once you have your Iqama, the Absher app is a good way to track things like visas, Iqama expiry dates etc.
Usually it takes a few days from the initial request through al Fifa for the visa to be processed.