About the Tourist Visa

About the tourist visa

Saudi Tourist Visa

Saudi tourist visa

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to visitors from all over the world with a new entry visa regime in place as of September 27, 2019. Tourists will obtain a multiple-entry visa valid for a year that will allow them to stay in the country for up to 90 days.

The visa is relevant to tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding Hajj season) and excludes other activities such as studying.

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 49 eligible countries can apply for a tourist visa online through our fast and easy-to-use eVisa 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.

Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

Registration Process

Registration process

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

Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

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: SAR100 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 Financial solvency/Bank statement.
  o Flight itinerary.
  o Complete personal information; home address. 

- 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.

 

*Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

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