now i like to tell you the procedure to get quick iqama ,
Once you have your Entry Visa in your passport obtained from the Saudi Embassy , allowing you to stay and work in Saudi(you will need a job to go to through a firm or sponsor)you can then travel.
No entry is allowed without authorized documentation.
Once there, you can apply (if your firm or sponsor allows this concession) for dependents to join you. This depends on your work contract. Some work contracts are for single status only. Also, once you start working you usually surrender your passport for the iqama - two types - one for Muslims and another type for 'others'.
Please note it would be hopeless to try and visit illegally - the airline carrier would not let you travel (same for dependents)and any dodgy arrival to a Saudi Airport would mean immediate deportation and a lot of aggravation.
To go home from Saudi (even to go on leave for a short time)this time you have to have an Exit Visa in your passport and this means you have to get your passport back from your employer to secure this (or he applies for it for you).
Its not advisable to buck the system.
As a pilgrim for the Hajj , the rules may be different.
These rules were still in force in the 90's and probably the same today.
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