About the Tourist Visa
Saudi Tourist Visa

Saudi Tourist Visa

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors.

The new visa system is a historic milestone in opening Saudi Arabia to tourism. International visitors will discover the warm hospitality of Saudi people: our rich heritage, vibrant culture, and diverse and breath-taking landscapes, from the mountains of Abha to the beaches of the Red Sea and the shifting sands of the Empty Quarter.

Scenic view of Saudi Arabian mountains

Visa Eligibility

Tourists from eligible countries can apply for a tourist visa online through our 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.

Registration Process

Registration Process

Applying for a tourist visa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is easy. If you are from one of the 49 eligible countries, you can apply through the e-Visa website. Other countries need to apply through their nearest Saudi embassy or consulate.

Fees and Validity

Fees and Validity

All Visit Visas: including e-Visa, Visa-on-Arrival and Consulate Visa:

• The fee for the visa is SAR 440. This includes the base fee (SAR 300) and health insurance (SAR 140). However, additional charges apply for VAT and payment processing.
• The validity of the visa depends on its type. A single entry visa allows you to stay for a total length of one month, while the multiple entry visa allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to three months.
• A multiple entry visa is valid for a maximum of three months, regardless of whether you leave and re-enter the country during that period of time.

 

Application Information (Group A)

E-Visa and Visa on Arrival

Minimum age of applicants is 18 years old
Underaged applicants require an individual above 18 years old to act as their guardian
When applying, the passport validity must suffice 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 obtain a visa:
  o Return ticket
  o Booking accommodation (only address is required)
  o A 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 the USA, an extended validity of 6 months after the passport expiry date is permissible for application

 Application Information (Group B)

Consulate Visa

Minimum age of applicants is 18 years old
Underaged applicants require an individual above 18 years old to be the guardian
When applying, the passport validity must suffice 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:
  o Proof of accommodation
  o Return ticket
  o Proof of employment
  o Bank statement
Supporting information include:
  o Identification
  o Home address
  o 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.

Saudi Visit Visa

Visa for Saudi Arabia

Tourists from eligible countries can apply for a visit visa online through our fast and easy-to-use e-Visa portal ahead of their trip, or upon arrival in Saudi Arabia through visa kiosks at immigration.

Saudi Arabia Visa

The Saudi Arabian visa is accessible to all. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in the Kingdom.