Saudi Visa Requirements

Saudi Visa Requirements

Planning your trip?

Follow the three simple steps below to satisfy entry requirements to Saudi Arabia.

Ready to explore the warmth and hospitality of the Saudi people and discover Arabia’s rich heritage, vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes? Come experience it all – from the mountains of Abha to the beaches of the Red Sea and the shifting sands of the Empty Quarter. Here is what you need to know.

  • STEP 1 - Check if you need a Saudi Visa


    Saudi welcomes all visitors. first, check the cards below to figure out in which category you belong to, then, follow the required process.

    Note that if you are a GCC citizen, you do not require a visa, you just need a valid passport.

  • Visa On Arrival

    You can get a 12-month tourism visa on arrival in Saudi without needing to apply in advance, based on the following terms and conditions.

    • Traveling on one of the country's national carriers: Saudia, flynas or flyadeal.
    • A valid US, UK or Schengen visa must have been used at least once to enter the issuing country or region in order to qualify for a visa on arrival in Saudi.
  • eVisa

    You can apply for eVisa if you are from one of the below countries:

    North America: Canada, US.

    Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

    Asia: Brunei, China (Including Hong Kong And Macau), Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea.

    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand.

  • Visa Through Embassy

    If you do not meet the other requirements, then get your visa through your nearest Saudi embassy.

  • STEP 2 - Book your flight & hotel


    There are dozens of major airports and airlines that can give you access to every part of the country. Whether you are looking for a beach resort, a desert get-away, or an urban experience, Saudi’s hotel options are plentiful and marked by superior hospitality.

    The biggest national airlines are:




  • STEP 3 - Download Tawakkalna app


    Tawakkalna application allows you to enter closed and busy areas such as restaurants, malls and all other attractions. Therefore, you are required to download the app and once arrived, you can activate it through your border number that is provided by the passport control officer.


    If you are planning to perform Umrah during your visit, Download Eatmarna app.