Tourist eVisa for Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia eVisa Information

The eVisa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an electronic visa that allows eligible citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for purposes of tourism.

The tourist eVisa for Saudi Arabia was introduced by the Saudi government in 2019 in order to facilitate the process of applying for a visa and open the country up to foreign tourism.

The Saudi Arabia online visa is a multiple entry visa which allows a stay of 90 days with each entry to the country, for a total stay of 180 days during its validity. The Saudi visa online is valid for a total of 1 year from the date of issue.

Those who apply for the Saudi online visa are granted a Mandatory Insurance Policy linked to the eVisa, which is a compulsory requirement to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An insurance provider is randomly assigned by the government of Saudi Arabia at the moment the eVisa is processed.

Eligible citizens are able to complete the simple Saudi visa application online in just a few minutes. It is necessary to fill in the Saudi Arabia eVisa form with personal and passport information and travel details, and answer a few security questions in order to receive an approved Saudi tourist visa via email.

Once approved, the traveler is able to use their Saudi eVisa to enter Saudi Arabia through any of its seaports, as well as certain designated airports and land border checkpoints.

To visit Saudi Arabia for purposes other than tourism, such as for business activities, foreign citizens will be required to contact their nearest Saudi Embassy or Consulate.

Highlights
Valid for tourism purposes
Multiple-entry eVisa
Allows the holder to stay up to 90 consecutive days
Valid for 1 year
Comes with insurance policy
What is Necessary?

Passport with at least 6 months’ validity

Passport-style photo

Current email address

Method of payment (credit or debit card)

Electronic Visa for Saudi Arabia Requirements

It is necessary for eligible citizens to meet the Saudi Arabia eVisa Requirements in order to submit an online visa application. The Saudi Arabia visa policy for all visa types requires the applicant to have a passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry in Saudi Arabia.

Further Saudi Arabia Electronic visa requirements involve the applicant:

  • Providing a recent photograph, passport-style
  • Paying the Saudi eVisa fee with a valid debit or credit card
  • Providing a current email address at which to receive the Saudi Arabia visa online.

Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to present the approved eVisa alongside the same passport used to complete the online visa application. Applicants with dual nationality need to ensure they bring the correct passport, meaning the one that they applied with, when traveling to Saudi Arabia.

The entry visa requirements for Saudi Arabia also state that an eVisa holder may only enter the country through one of the ports of entry specially designated for the electronic visa.

Countries Eligible for Saudi Arabia

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Saudi Arabia

Countries Eligible for Saudi Arabia

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Saudi Arabia

Last update: 12/03/2021

Electronic visas (e-Visas) for Saudi Arabia are currently not being issued and visa on arrival services are also suspended. Nationals of Saudi Arabia (and their first-degree family members, when traveling together) may enter. Residents of Saudi Arabia, passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia, and nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates who have not been in or transited through Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, or the USA in the past 14 days. This also applies to domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, as long as they are accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first degree family members of the sponsor. All new arrivals in the country must complete a health disclaimer form and must have a medical certificate issued by an approved laboratory with a negative coronavirus PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to the departure of the last direct flight to the country (except for Saudi nationals and children under 8 years of age). Travelers may be subject to quarantine, and airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight. Airlines are able to check the validity of entry/exit visas for residents of Saudi Arabia online. You can also check the visa Policy of Saudi Arabia to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Saudi Arabia Visa FAQ

  • What is the eVisa for Saudi Arabia?

    The eVisa for Saudi Arabia is an online visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for purposes of tourism.

  • What is the Mandatory Insurance Policy for Saudi Arabia?

    A Mandatory Insurance Policy is a compulsory requirement to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those who apply for the Saudi online visa are granted mandatory insurance linked to the eVisa at the moment of approval. The government of Saudi Arabia randomly assigns the applicant an insurance provider during the processing of the eVisa.

  • How much is a visa to Saudi Arabia?

    The government fee of the Saudi tourist eVisa is 540 SAR ( $143 aprox).

  • What are the eligible countries to apply for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia?

    Applicants for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia can check their eligibility using the visa checker at the top of this page. The top ten nationalities eligible for the Saudi eVisa are as follows:

    • United States
    • Malaysia
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • China
    • Germany
    • Canada
    • Italy
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • Netherlands
  • How long does it take to get an eVisa to Saudi Arabia?

    It will only take a few minutes to complete the Saudi visa application online. The eVisa to Saudi Arabia is normally processed within a few minutes, but in some cases it may take longer.

  • How long is an eVisa for Saudi Arabia valid for?

    An approved eVisa for Saudi Arabia is valid for a total of 365 days or 1 year from the date of issue.

  • At which ports of entry in Saudi Arabia can I enter with the eVisa?

    The Saudi tourist eVisa can be used to enter the country at any seaport in Saudi Arabia, as well as the following select air and land border checkpoints:

    Air

    • King Khalid International Airport – Riyadh
    • King Abdulaziz International – Jeddah
    • King Fahd International Airport – Dammam
    • Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International – Medina

    Land

    • King Fahd Bridge ( Bahrain – Saudi Arabia )
    • Al Batha ( Emirates – Saudi Arabia )
  • How can I apply for an electronic visa to Saudi Arabia?

    Eligible citizens are able to apply for an electronic visa to Saudi Arabia through a simple online application form, to receive an approved Saudi eVisa via email.

  • When should I apply for the online Visa for Saudi Arabia?

    Applicants should submit a Saudi Arabia visa application online at least a few business days before the intended date of arrival, in order to guarantee sufficient processing time.

  • How long will my online visa to Saudi Arabia take to process?

    In most cases it will only take few minutes to process the Saudi tourist eVisa application. However, applicants are advised to apply at least a few days in advance of the intended arrival date in Saudi Arabia in the event that it takes longer to process.

  • I am an adult traveling with a minor to Saudi Arabia. Do they need consent from both parents in order to travel?

    No, a child traveling to Saudi Arabia with only one parent does not need to provide consent from the absent parent in order to travel to the country. Parental consent to travel to Saudi Arabia is only required for unaccompanied minors. However, all minors under the age of 18 will be required to have an individual approved eVisa to travel to and enter Saudi Arabia.

  • What can I do if I have made a mistake on my eVisa Saudi Arabia application process?

    Applicants are advised to ensure all of the information provided on the Saudi Arabia eVisa application form exactly matches the details of their travel document, as even small mistakes may result in the rejection of the application or delays in receiving the eVisa.

  • What documents do I need to apply for the Saudi Arabian online visa ?

    In order to apply for the Saudi Arabian online visa, it is necessary to have a passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry, and to provide a recent photograph of the applicant, passport style.

  • Can I apply for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia without travel plans?

    Applicants are required to provide some details of their travel plans in order to receive an approved eVisa to Saudi Arabia.

  • I have been refused a visa in the past. Will this affect my eVisa to Saudi Arabia application?

    Those who are refused approval for the Saudi eVisa will be able to submit a new online visa application. Applicants should carefully check that all the information provided is correct before submitting the form, as even small errors may result in a refusal of the application.

  • I noticed that I made a mistake in my Saudi Arabia eVisa details. How can I correct it?

    It is essential for applicants to ensure all of the information provided on the Saudi Arabia eVisa application is correct before submitting the form, as even small mistakes can result in the rejection of the application.

  • Does my electronic visa for Saudi Arabia guarantee entry to the country?

    The electronic visa for Saudi Arabia does not guarantee entry to the country. The final decision for entry to Saudi Arabia for eVisa holders is made at the discretion of the individual immigration official at Saudi border control.

  • What is the status of my Saudi visa online application?

    Applicants are able to check the status of their Saudi visa online through updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the eVisa application form.

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