Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 Saudi Arabia


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Saudi Arabia welcome total 41 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about 17.5 million tourist visit every year for a variety of purposes. Currently, Saudi Arabia maintains 93 embassies and high commissions abroad as well as 20 consulates and 1 other representation.

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Apply Visa for Saudi Arabia

Visitors to Saudi Arabia must gain a visa unless they are from any of the visa-exempt countries. Depending on their country of citizenship, some are eligible for an online visa while the others have to obtain a visa from the embassies in advance.

The visa-exempt countries are as follows:

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates

E-Visa and Visa on Arrival for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has started to issue their tourist visas online and on arrival from 28 September 2019. The citizens having passports issued upon the following countries are eligible for an Online Visa and Visa on arrival.

You can know about the Embassies of Saudi Arabia all around the world from this link: Embassy of Saudi Arabia"

Types of Visa in Saudi Arabia

  • Work Visa

    Issued to foreigners upon employment in KSA. An eligible applicant must have a job offer from an employer in Saudi Arabia

  • Diplomatic & Official Visa

    Issued to applicants who intend to visit Saudi Arabia for Diplomatic/Official purpose.

  • Tourist Visa

    This visa is eligible for the applicants who aim to visit KSA for sightseeing and tourism purpose only.

  • Transit Visa

    Travellers who need to fly to a different destination with transit at Saudi Arabia are to get a Transit Visa. He/she might not need a transit visa if they are travelling via Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) international airport.

  • Business Visit Visa

    Foreigners planning to visit KSA for business purpose including meetings, conferences, training, business deals etc. are to obtain a business visa.

  • Premium Residency Visa

    With the approval of the Council of Ministers, an applicant can get a Premium Residency Visa that coordinates with all sectors and state agencies to implement Premium Residency System. A holder of this visa can obtain a distinctive residence in Saudi Arabia through its electronic services system, its various departments, and its direct contact with customers from everywhere.

    Reference Link: https://www.saudiembassy.net/premium-residency-visa

  • Newborn Visa

    A newborn can be added to a Saudi Residence Card upon application of a Newborn Visa. In this case, the newborn’s parents’ passports and residence cards are required.

  • Extension of Exit/Re-Entry Visa

    If an applicant needs to extend his/her entry/exit visa, he/she needs to apply for it before his/her visa validity comes to an end.

  • Family Visit Visa

    If the applicant is planning to visit his/her family or relatives staying in KSA, he/she will need an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government and thus get a visa to visit his/her family.

  • Companion Visa

    The applicant can visit his/her companion who lives in KSA with proof of their marriage (marriage certificate) through this visa.

  • Hajj and Umrah Visa

    Travellers intending to perform Hajj or Umrah need to get this Visa prior to their expected date to entry in KSA.

  • Student Visa

    In order to study being in KSA, an individual needs to obtain a Student Visa. But before that, he/she first needs to be accepted in an authorized institute or university in the KSA.

Visa Requirements

An applicant needs to make sure he/she has the following documents before applying for a Saudi Arabian Visa.

  • Invitation Notice from a Saudi Arabian authority
  • An updated and original passport having at least two blank visa pages and is valid for at least the next 6 months
  • A passport-size photo with a plain white background, taken within the last 3 months
  • Proof of travel
  • A signed declaration form
  • Business cover letter (if needed)
  • Declaration for Muslim applicants for the purpose of Hajj and Umrah
  • Proof of Meningitis vaccination

Methods of Applying

An applicant can apply for a visa through online platforms or via a Saudi Arabian embassy. The online platform is preferable. However, the citizens from countries which are not eligible for an E-Visa have to apply from embassies themselves.

Below is a link to a Saudi Arabian Visa Application Form.

Apply Visa for Saudi Arabia

Personal Details

Please be sure to fill up all of the information below. The star marked fields are mandatory, leaving them blank might cause a delay or even rejection of your visa application.

Are you applying on behalf of someone else ? *

Yes     No

Personal Picture *

Please upload image of dimension 200 x 200 pxPersonal Image Size must be from 5 to 100 KbAllowed picture file types are .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp

Surname *        

Enter your Surname exactly as shown in your passport.

Surname is also known as Last name or Family Name.

  • Enter ALL name(s) as they appear on your passport.
  • If you have no Surname, enter Surname as UNKNOWN.

First Name or Given Name (English) *

Enter your Given Name(s) as shown in your passport.

Please provide your Given Name(s) (also known as "First Name") exactly as shown on your passport or identity document.

Father Name or Middle Name (English) ‘optional if available in passport’

Enter your Father Name(s) as shown in your passport.

Please provide your Father Name(s) exactly as shown on your passport or identity document.

Gender *

Select your gender.

Marital Status *

Select your marital status.

Profession *

Select your profession.

Date of Birth *

Select your Date of Birth, as it appears on your passport.

  • If you do not know your exact Date of Birth, give as much information as possible.

Country of Birth *

Please select the Country of Birth as shown on your passport or identity document.

Country of Citizenship *

Please indicate the Country of your Citizenship, the country your passport has been issued upon that you will use as your travel document. If you do not find your Country in this list, it means that your Country is not eligible to apply for an online visa.

Current Residence Address

Country *

City *

Zip/Postal Code *

Address *

Personal Details

Passport Traveller Details

Please be sure to fill up all of the passport information below. The star marked fields are mandatory, leaving them blank might cause a delay or even rejection of your visa application.

Country of Passport *

Please indicate the country of your citizenship, the country your passport has been issued upon that you will use as your travel document. If you do not find your country in this list, it means that your country is not eligible to apply for an online visa.

Passport Type *

Select Passport Type

Passport Number *

Enter the Passport Number exactly as it appears on the biographic information page. Pay particular attention to the letter O and the number 0; and the letter I and the number 1.

Passport Date of Issue *

Enter the issue Date can be found on your Passport or travel document.

Passport Expiry Date *

Enter the expiry Date can be found on your Passport or travel document.

Expected Date on Arrival *

Enter the expected date on arrival.

Expected Date on Departure *

Enter the expected date on departure.

Additional Purpose of Visit *

Communication Preference *

Do you want to receive the visa on a email other than your original email?

Yes     No

Do you want to receive the visa on a phone number other than your original phone number?

Yes     No

Residence Address in Saudi Arabia *

If RESIDENTIAL OR RELATIVE

Name of Person *

City *

Address 1 *

Address 2

Primary Contact Number

Email

If COMMERCIAL ACCOMMODATION

Name of Hotel *

Primary Contact Number

Email

Passport Traveller

Contact Details

Please be sure to fill up your contact information below. The star marked fields are mandatory, leaving them blank might cause a delay or even rejection of your visa application.

Email Address *

You will receive an email that confirms the receipt of your Application at the Email Address you provide. You will also receive updates on the status of your Application.

Confirm Email Address *

Mobile/Cell Telephone *

Please indicate a Mobile/Cell Telephone. It is important to indicate a correct phone number, since you may receive updates on the status of your Application. If you do not have a Telephone Number, you may provide an alternative third-party telephone number belonging to a point of contact.

Travel Details

Please be sure to fill up your travel information below. The star marked fields are mandatory, leaving them blank might cause a delay or even rejection of your visa application.

Intended Date of Entry *

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance covers only emergency cases All of the companies are approved and certified in Saudi Arabia

BY CHECKING THIS BOX I AGREE TO THE INSURANCE COVERAGE LISTED ABOVE WITH A FEE OF (180.00 SAR)

Medical Insurance

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Declaration of Applicant

I declare that the information I have given in this application is truthful, complete and correct.

I have read and understood the terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Declaration of applicant

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Please be sure to fill up your payment details below. The star marked fields are mandatory, leaving them blank might cause a delay or even rejection of your visa application.

  Card type *

Select your Credit/Debit card/payment method from the following options.

Visa

Master Card

American Express

Maestro

JCB

Discover

Diners Club

PayPal

Card Holder Name *

Enter the cardholder's name exactly as it appears on the card

Card Number *

Card Number as it appears on card without spaces and symbols.

Expiration Date * Enter the expiration date of your card.

CVV/CVC * Enter the card verification value/code of your credit/debit card.

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