Your family would probably need to come in on a residents visa, with you as their sponsor. You are looking at 400SAR per month as of next year for dependants fees. It's not uncommon for this to happen.
I dont know about the visitor visa / school question (visitor visa is available up to 2 or even 5 years). It may be possible, but it could be that the Saudi authorities would take a dim view of the abuse of their visa system. Your family would have to leave the kingdom and return after 90 days to keep the visa active for example.
It is entirely possible - the key thing is that your Iqama profession must be one that allows for family visa (it would not be the first time a professional has been brought out on a painter's Iqama).
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 20:01:02 GMT by BlueStaff
BlueStaff - thanks a lot So make me correct if i have not understood it correctly I have 2 options to bring my family
1- bring them on resident visa by sponsoring them, in this case they dont have to exit after every 90 days, i will be paying dependent fee 400SAR for each dependent. This is the standard way when you have family status.
2.Other way is to bring them on visitor visa which can be 2years or 5 years but they have to exit after every 90 days.
I must also have profession on my iqama which allows me to bring my family by using any of above options.Do I need to earn certain money every month as well?
What documentation i will need from Aramco in both cases for family visa for both options i mean resident or visitor visa?
So long as your profession allows it you can bring your family. I still think bringing your family on visitor visas could be troublesome, especially with schooling. Everything in Saudi revolves around your (or your dependants) Iqama. No Iqami for your kids could cause major issues.
You said on another thread that you would be coming as a contractor - in this case you have 2 options.
1. Have your contractor process the visa paperwork for your family. Do-able, and not at all unusual although you may need to prod your contractor a little to set it in motion.
2. Process the paperwork yourself with the help of an arab speaking colleague. Doable, and not uncommon.
As a contractor, I do not think Aramco would help out at all, though Al-Fifa on camp may be able to help. There are also numerous visa agents in and around Khobar / Dammam who will be able to help.
Finally, until such time as you are in possession of your Iqama, you can do nothing about this anyway. You will need standard documentation such as copies of birth certificates, passports and marriage certificates to process any of these options.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2019 18:45:56 GMT by BlueStaff
I've a feeling that no iqama in process will cause issues with school admissions - while they understand you may not yet have an iqama when applying for schools, it will be expected you dont exceed the initial 90 day visa before acquiring an iqama.
I know (none Aramco) families who stay on visit visas while the kids are young, but have always switched to family status when schooling starts.