Saudi Arabia eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Italy

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Due to Covid restrictions, Italian citizens currently are not eligible to apply for the Saudi Arabia eVisa

Italian nationals can visit Saudi Arabia with an online visa for tourism and leisure purposes.

The Saudi eVisa was introduced in 2019 and it is now part of the Saudi visa policy, which defines the eligible nationalities and the requirements to enter the country, among which are Italians.

Main Features of the Saudi eVisa for Italian Visitors

The eVisa for Saudi Arabia is a quick and convenient online visa for Italian travelers visiting the country for leisure and tourism. The online visa allows multiple entries during 12 months. Each visit can be of up to 90 days.

The Saudi online visa also grants access to Italians who profess the Islamic faith and who want to conduct Umrah activities in the country. However, it does not cover visits for the Hajj pilgrimage or visits to Mecca.

Citizens of Italy who are thinking of visiting Saudi Arabia for longer stays and/or need to perform activities other than leisure and tourism must visit the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Rome.

Requirements for Italian Travelers to Obtain the eVisa for Saudi Arabia

It is advisable to read through the visa requirements for Italian citizens before proceeding to the eVisa application form. There, nationals of Italy will find information about which countries they can visit with an eVisa and which conditions they must meet beforehand.

The main conditions for the Saudi eVisa that Italians must abide by include the following: 

  • Having an Italian passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months on their arrival in Saudi Arabia
  • Registering their Saudi eVisa request with a frequently accessed email account
  • Paying the Saudi e-Visa processing fee with a debit or credit card
  • Supplying a recent passport-style photo in digital format
  • Having their travel itinerary ready (arrival date, accommodation)

In addition to these requirements, Italian visitors must have medical insurance from a pre-approved healthcare provider before applying.

Application Process for the eVisa for Saudi Arabia for Italian Travelers

Italian passport holders can begin their eVisa application from any device with an online connection. The Saudi eVisa form is a questionnaire where they will be required to share the following personal information such as:

  • Full name
  • Country of citizenship
  • Gender
  • Date of birth

Citizens of Italy also need to submit their passport details such as these:

  • Passport number
  • Passport issue and expiry date
  • Passport issuing country

Then, Italians must upload their ID photograph and answer some routinary health and security questions.

Tourists from Italy conclude the eVisa application by paying the processing fee. The Saudi authorities provide a secure digital platform where most international debit and credit cards are accepted.

Do Italian children need to apply for a Saudi eVisa

Italian families planning a holiday with children in Saudi Arabia must note the eVisa is a unique entry permit. Therefore, they cannot include any of their children (regardless of their age) in a joint eVisa.

Although each traveler must enter Saudi Arabia with their approved eVisa, children’s legal guardians and/or parents are allowed to help them to complete their individual electronic visas.

Evaluation Process of the Saudi eVisa Requests by Italians

The Saudi authorities analyze all the application forms received by Italian passport holders and other eligible nationals. An approved eVisa to enter Saudi Arabia is usually sent to Italians within 1 to 5 business days.

Italian citizens must note the approved Saudi eVisa is electronically linked to their passport. However, they still must print out a hard copy of the visa to be presented at arrival.

Visiting Saudi Arabia with the eVisa from Italy

Once they receive the approved eVisa, Italian citizens have up to 1 year to reach Saudi Arabia. If they do not enter the country within these dates, their eVisa will not be valid, and they will need to request another one.

They should also plan their arrival by one of the following authorized Saudi ports of entry:

  • King Khalid International Airport
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport
  • King Fahd International Airport
  • Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport
  • King Fahd Bridge – Highway crossing
  • Al Batha – Highway crossing

Tourists from Italy on a cruise holiday can also use the eVisa for Saudi Arabia at any seaport.

Important: it is imperative that Italian nationals comply with the allowed dates of entry and exit on the Saudi eVisa to avoid any penalties or fines due to overstaying issues.

Extending the Saudi eVisa is not permitted. If travelers from Italy encounter any problems returning to their country within the granted dates, they must contact the local authorities before their current eVisa expires.

Application Steps

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