I am from India. I got an offer from a company in Riyadh.Initially they told me that they would send me on a visit visa to KSA which would be valid for 1 month. In the mean time the company back in India would get the degree attestations and other document work completed (which takes time in India). When all documnetation is ready I would be required to travel back to India and then get a work visa stamped on my passport and the med check up done. Then I would have to travel again to KSA and the company would apply for an Iqama.
Right now I am on the visit visa and have completed 15 days styay here. The company has taken my passport, saying they are trying to apply Iqama from here itself(ie Riyadh,KSA). The HR says that medical can be completed in KSA itself.
I want to know if it is possible to get an Iqama while on a visit visa? Or is a work visa compulsory for applying Iqama.
Also is it ok to have the medical check up done in Riyadh itself ? Or I would have to travel back to India for that.
Is it possible to convert my visit visa to a work visa in KSA itself, without me going back to India ?