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Global - September 30, 2019

How to access Saudi Arabia e-visa¸ Tourism Visa, consulate visa and visa on arrival

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. Through their fast and easy-to-use online portal, international visitors from eligible countries can apply for an eVisa and discover the hospitality of Saudi people. The eVisa will be a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

Tourists from eligible countries can apply for a tourism visa online through the fast and easy-to-use e-visa portal (https://visa.visitsaudi.com) ahead of their trip, or upon arrival in Saudi Arabia through visa kiosks at immigration. Tourists from other countries should apply for a consulate visa through Saudi embassies and consulates.

All Visit Visas: including E-Visa, Visa-on-Arrival and Consulate Visa:
• Visa fee is SAR 440, including the base fee (SAR 300) and health insurance (SAR 140). VAT and payment processing are additional charges.
• Validity of the visa depends on its type. A single entry visa allows you to stay for one month, while the multiple entry visa allows you up to three month stay in Saudi Arabia.
• Maximum duration of stay is up to three months per visit, with no more than 3 months with multiple entries.

E-Visa and Visa on Arrival

  • Minimum age of applicant is 18 years old
    • Underage applicants require an individual above 18 years old to be the guardian
    • When applying, passport validity must be for at least 6 months at the time of entering Saudi Arabia*
    • Refund in case of rejection is not possible. Visa fees are non-refundable
    • Overstay fees: SAR 100 for each day of overstay when the visa expires without leaving Saudi Arabia.
    • Religion of applicant is not relevant
    • Countries with bilateral agreements can apply for the visit visa through e-visa or visa on arrival, or through the consulate visa (USA, UK, South Korea and Japan)
    • Documents not required to get a visa:
    •  Return ticket
    •  Booking accommodation (only address is required)
    •  Hard copy of the visa, although a soft copy is advised
    • Time taken to issue an e-Visa is 5-30 minutes in most cases
    • Visa eligibility pre-checks are conducted by all airlines before boarding flights to Saudi Arabia
    * For citizens of USA, an extended validity of 6 months after the passport expiry date is permissible for application

 

Consulate Visa

  • Minimum age of applicant is 18 years old
    • Underage applicants require an individual above 18 years old to be the guardian
    • When applying, passport validity must be for at least 6 months at the time of entering Saudi Arabia
    • Refund in case of rejection is not possible, visa fees are non-refundable
    • Overstay fees: SAR 100 for each day of overstay
    • Religion of applicant is not relevant
    • Sponsor is not required for the visa application
    • Documents required include:
    • Proof of accommodation
    • Return ticket
    • Proof of employment
    • Bank statement
    • Supporting information include:
    • Identification
    • Home address
    • Travel itinerary
    • Time taken to issue an e-Visa is 1-2 business days in most cases
    • Visa pre-checks are conducted by all airlines before boarding flights to Saudi Arabia.

Eligible Countries

North America

CANADA

US

Europe

SWITZERLAND

IRELAND

LIECHTENSTEIN

LITHUANIA

MONACO

ANDORRA

RUSSIA

MALTA

MONTENEGRO

SAN MARINO

UKRAINE

UNITED KINGDOM

PORTUGAL

POLAND

AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

BULGARIA

ROMANIA

SLOVAKIA

CROATIA

CYPRUS

CZECH REPUBLIC

SPAIN

SWEDEN

DENMARK

ESTONIA

FINLAND

NORWAY

LUXEMBOURG

FRANCE

GERMANY

GREECE

SLOVENIA

HOLLAND

HUNGARY

ICELAND

ITALY

LATVIA

Asia

BRUNEI

JAPAN

SINGAPORE

MALAYSIA

SOUTH KOREA

KAZAKHSTAN

CHINA (HONG KONG, MACAO, TAIWAN)

Oceania

AUSTRALIA

NEW ZEALAND

 

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