Saudi Arabia eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Spain

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Spanish travelers can visit Saudi Arabia for tourism and leisure with the Saudi eVisa. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduced this online visa in 2019 to facilitate the application process for short-term stays.

The visa policy for Saudi Arabia defines which nationalities are eligible to use the eVisa. Spanish nationals are amongst the top visitors to Saudi Arabia and can submit their application forms online from the comfort of their homes.

Benefits of the Saudi eVisa for Spanish Citizens

The Saudi Arabian electronic visa is a convenient travel document for Spaniards interested in visiting Saudi Arabia for leisure.

Spanish tourists can use the eVisa to enter the country multiple times during one year. Each visit can be of up to 3 months. They can stay for up to 6 months throughout a calendar year, distributed across 2 or more visits.

Saudi Arabia is an important destination for Muslims from Spain who travel to the country for religious pilgrimages. Spaniards with the eVisa can carry out Umrah activities. However, they should note the Hajj pilgrimage is not covered with this online visa and requires its own travel permit.

Citizens of Spain planning longer stays or visits for reasons other than tourism must pay a visit to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Madrid for further details.

Requirements for Spanish Citizens to Apply for the Saudi eVisa

Before applying, it is recommended that you read the general visa conditions for Spanish passport holders.

These requirements provide insight into the countries that citizens of Spain can visit with an electronic visa as well as the necessary documents and prerequisites that should be met.

In the case of the Saudi eVisa, travelers from Spain will have to abide by the following requirements:

  • Have a Spanish passport that is valid for 6 months on their arrival date
  • Provide a personal photograph (passport-style)
  • Use a valid email address to register their application
  • Possess a credit or debit card to pay the eVisa fee
  • Have a mandatory medical insurance service that covers the entirety of their trip

The eVisa is requested via an online form, so we recommend Spanish nationals to confirm their bank card is cleared for digital transactions, and the email address they share with us is an actively used one.

Application for the Saudi eVisa for Spanish Citizens

Spaniards can initiate their request for the Saudi eVisa via an online questionnaire. The whole process is simple and usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. They will be required to provide some personal information such as the following:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Date of birth

They will also have to provide some key passport details such as:

  • Passport issuing country
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiration date

To complete the form, Spanish applicants will be required to upload their personal photograph and answer some health-related and security questions.

The final step is the payment of the Saudi Arabia eVisa processing fee, which can be done by using a debit or credit card with sufficient funds.

Do Spanish children need their own Saudi eVisa to travel?

Families traveling to Saudi Arabia from Spain must know the eVisa is an individual travel document that cannot be shared with minors of dependents.

This means Spanish children need their own Saudi online visa to enter the country. However, their parents or legal guardians can complete the application forms on their behalf.

Saudi eVisa’s processing times for Spanish citizens

Once Spanish travelers have submitted their eVisa petition, the request is evaluated by the Saudi authorities, who will issue a resolution within 1 to 5 business days.

If the form has been correctly filled in and applicants from Spain meet the requirements, they will receive an approved eVisa and a confirmation email. The eVisa is electronically linked to the holder’s passport, although it is still necessary to print out a copy.

Traveling to Saudi Arabia with an eVisa from Spain

Upon receipt of the eVisa, Spanish visitors have a year for their entry into the country. They should take into account the eVisa to access Saudi Arabia can only be used at the following 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

Spanish tourists on a cruise holiday can also use the Saudi eVisa at any seaport.

Upon arrival, we recommend Spanish visitors head straight to the queues for eVisa holders to save time at passport controls.

Spanish tourists must abide by the allowed maximum stays on their eVisa (up to 90 days per visit or up to 180 days in a full year spread out in various trips).

Extending the Saudi eVisa is not permitted. If Spanish visitors encounter any unexpected issue and need to stay longer than intended, they must request another visa.

Visa on arrival for Spanish citizens reaching Saudi Arabia

Spanish tourists are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival. Nevertheless, this option usually means waiting in line when arriving in Saudi Arabia, carrying cash to pay the process fee to border officers, and risking being denied entry in case there is a key document or condition missing.

Most Spanish and other international travelers visiting Saudi Arabia opt for the eVisa, which is deemed much more conveniente, secure and quick to obtain beforehand.

Application Steps

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