Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 Saudi Arabia
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.
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.
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.
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.
This visa is eligible for the applicants who aim to visit KSA for sightseeing and tourism purpose only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ? *
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
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.
Select your gender.
Marital Status *
Select your marital status.
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
Zip/Postal Code *
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 *
Family & Relatives
Communication Preference *
Do you want to receive the visa on a email other than your original email?
Do you want to receive the visa on a phone number other than your original phone number?
Residence Address in Saudi Arabia *
RESIDENTIAL OR RELATIVE
If RESIDENTIAL OR RELATIVE
Name of Person *
Address 1 *
Primary Contact Number
If COMMERCIAL ACCOMMODATION
Name of Hotel *
Primary Contact Number
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.
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 *
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Terms and Conditions
I acknowledge that all the information I provided are true and reliable. In addition, I pledge to abide to the laws and rules of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and respect the customs and Islamic traditions of its people during my stay. I acknowledge my understanding that the specialized authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have the right to deny my entry and can send me back to where I came from if I did not comply with the rules and laws; or if the information under which I received my visa are proven to be incorrect.
I am fully aware that all intoxicating substances, narcotic drugs, indecent materials and publications, as well as publications related to any religious beliefs or political tendencies that contradict with Islam are prohibited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
I am fully aware of the procedures and controls regarding the batch-release and clearance of medicines, containing narcotic or psychotropic substances that are possessed for personal use by patients arriving and departing from The Kingdom. Such procedures and controls are provided in the link
below:http://www.sfda.gov.sa/ar/drug/drug_reg/pages/drug_reg.aspx. I am also aware that if these regulations and controls are transgressed, I shall be subjected to sanctions and penalties stated in the Law of Combating Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances.
I have never been deported from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any other GCC country, nor that I have violated their rules.
I have never been deported from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any other GCC country, nor that I have violated their rules. I pledge to Abide to the type of visa I was provided and to its terms and duration; and I shall leave the country before the expiry date specified within the visa. I am also fully aware of the penalty I shall endure in case of my violation to the rules of the Kingdom or to my entry visa; and I shall be subject to the penalty and the execution of the punishments stipulated by the laws regulating the process of handling people entering the Kingdom with visas for Hajj or Umrah and other types of visa issued by the Royal Decree No (m / 42), on 18 / 10 / 1404 H and amended by Royal Decree No (m/9) on 1/5/1420 H. As well as the sanctions on violators of residency and work regulations promulgated by the Council of Ministers resolution No (140) on 6/5/1434 H.
I acknowledge the right of the Saudi authorities to repatriate me from the port of entry at my own expense or deport the Saudi territory after entering it. I acknowledge the right of the Saudi authorities to apply the penalties provided by Law if proven that after I received my visa or residence permit, that I have submitted incorrect papers or documents or provided false statements to any Saudi authority locally or abroad in order to obtain a visa for myself or for someone else; for the reason of entry or to obtain a residence permit or any other official visa. Or being a contributor or partner in providing such information or documents that do not match the truth.
I acknowledge that drug dealing or smuggling drugs into the Kingdom is a crime punishable by death penalty.
I acknowledge and pledge again that all written information shall be correct and exactly as it is written in my passport that will be used in my travel and entrance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and I take full responsibility for it. If it is proven otherwise -or my name appears to be included in a list containing the banned people, then my request shall be rejected, or my visa shall be canceled automatically once granted. Moreover, I acknowledge the right to the Saudi authorities to deport me back to the port of entry at my own expense and I shall not have the right to claim compensation.
I understand that I am not permitted to use the tourist visa for any purpose other than tourism, and that I should not practice any paid or non-paid work related activity, nor perform Hajj during my stay in Saudi Arabia
I acknowledge that there are no medical treatment purposes behind the visit.
I have not traveled to or through China since 01 January 2020
To my knowledge, I have not engaged in physical contact with a member of the public affected by the coronavirus (2019-nCoV
Visa application fees are nonrefundable
Declaration of Applicant
I declare that the information I have given in this application is truthful, complete and correct.
Please verify the information you provided. Go through the entries thoroughly so there remains no mistake in form filling.
SECURE CARD PAYMENT
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Please proceed to enter your payment details:
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.
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.