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. Available for countries eligible for an eVisa as well as US, UK or Schengen visa holders if the below conditions apply to them.

    • US, UK or Schengen visa must be valid and had been used at least once and has an entry stamp from the issuing country.
    • US, UK or Schengen visa must be either business or tourist visa. 
  • 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.

    The below documents are required to obtain the visa through embassies:

    • Proof of accommodation.
    • Return ticket.
    • Proof of employment.
    • Financial solvency/Bank statement.
    • Flight itinerary.
    • Complete personal information; home address.
  • 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

    Visitors register with the passport number and they can find the border number on Tawakkalna.


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

    Apple Store

    Google Play