Czech Republic citizens considering travel to Saudi Arabia are among over 45 nationalities that are now able to use a quick and efficient online eVisa application process to obtain a tourist visa for the country.
The online visa to enter the KSA was introduced in September 2019 as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative to open the Kingdom up to international tourism for the first time. The initiative has also resulted in several conservative laws in Saudi Arabia being relaxed in order to modernize the country in the coming years.
An approved tourist visa for Saudi Arabia for Czech Republic citizens will be valid for a total of 1 year from the date of issue and can be used multiple visits to the country of up to 90 days at a time.
This allows holders plenty of time to visit the varied attractions in the country such as the ancient archaeological site of Madain Saleh in the north.
Saudi Arabia Offers Tourist Visa to Czech Republic Citizens
Although Czech Republic citizens are unable to travel visa-free to Saudi Arabia, the online application for a tourist visa is simple and straightforward. Citizens of the Czech Republic can complete the user-friendly online eVisa application from home in just a few minutes.
Completion of the online eVisa application process should be done as soon as the intended journey dates to Saudi Arabia are known to allow for sufficient processing time for the visa.
Once processed, the approved Saudi visa for Czech citizens is sent to the traveler’s email address provided during the application process. It can then be printed to present upon arrival during national immigration to gain access to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements for Czech Republic Citizens
In order to submit an online application, it is necessary to meet the following visa requirements for Czech Republic citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia:
- Hold a Czech Republic passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to Saudi Arabia
- Provide a current email address at which to receive the approved Saudi visa
- Submit 1 passport-size photo, dimensions: 200 x 200 pixels or 2.08 x 2.08 inches
- Supply valid credit or debit card details to pay the Saudi visa fee
Applicants with dual nationality should make sure that they use the same travel document to complete the application as the one that they will later use to travel to Saudi Arabia. This is because the eVisa is linked to an individual passport.
How to Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa for Czech Republic Passport Holders
Completing the Saudi Arabia visa online application involves providing all of the following required information:
- Passport details – nationality, passport number, expiration date
- Personal information – full name, date of birth, residential address
- Travel Itinerary – planned entry and exit dates, flight details, accommodation address
It is also necessary to answer a few security-related questions to complete the Saudi visa application.
Before submitting the form, applicants are advised to double-check all the information provided on their application. Information that is not valid may risk causing delays in processing, or the rejection of the application.
It is essential to ensure the passport details entered on the Saudi Arabia eVisa application form match those of the passport you intend to travel with, otherwise, the eVisa will not be valid. Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, Czech citizens will need to present both their eVisa and passport for entry.
Following confirmation of the online payment, the applicant will receive their eVisa for travel to Saudi Arabia via email. It may take up to 72 hours for receipt of the eVisa from the time of submitting an application.
The Saudi Arabia eVisa is valid for multiple entries of up to 90 days each, and a maximum of 180 days spent in the Kingdom during the document’s 1-year validity.
Visa Requirements for Czech Republic Pilgrims to the Hajj and Umrah
Czech Republic citizens wishing to undertake the religious pilgrimages of Hajj or Umrah in Saudi Arabia will require a special visa through a separate process. All pilgrims are required to apply through a specialized agency, company or entity such as the Saudi Arabian embassy in Prague.
In order to apply for a Hajj or Umrah visa from the Czech Republic, it is necessary to supply some supporting documentation, including a certificate of vaccination against meningitis issued not more than 3 years and not less than 10 days prior to entering Saudi Arabia.
Applicants who do not have a Muslim name are also required to submit a certificate from a mosque or Islamic center confirming that the applicant is a Muslim.
An approved Hajj or Umrah visa for citizens of the Czech Republic is valid for a total of 30 days and allows a total stay of 2 weeks in Saudi Arabia for purposes of religious pilgrimage only.