Saudi Arabia has become one of the most exciting travel destinations for international travelers due to opening the possibility of travel for touristic purposes to internationals for the first time in history.
The visa to Saudi Arabia for Poland citizens as well as citizens of other eligible countries, such as the Schengen Area, Africa, Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.S., and Taiwan will be very easy to obtain once the program is fully implemented. The list of eligible countries is also expected to expand in the near future.
Up until now, only business and religious purpose visitors were allowed to enter as the country maintained a very closed-off approach to tourism, considering its strict Islamic laws.
However, there is a lot to explore in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an extraordinary country of stunning natural, archaeological, World Heritage sites, landscapes, and beaches, as well as extremely hospitable inhabitants.
The country’s authorities announced the news of the plan to implement the Saudi Arabia eVisa on 1 April 2018. However, the project has not been fully released yet and is expected to launch soon.
Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements for Poland Citizens
There are a few various methods for applying for a visa for Saudi Arabia from Poland, but the online application is the easiest and quickest method to obtain a Saudi visa for tourism purposes.
Since the platform is currently online and open, the applications will go to a waiting list and will start processing and issuing visas as soon as the program is fully launched.
Saudi Arabia visa requirements for Poland citizens include the following list of documents:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months, counting from the date of entering Saudi Arabia
- Completed eVisa online application form
- One passport-size photo, dimensions: 200 x 200 pixels or 2.08 x 2.08 inches
- Credit or debit card for the visa fee payment
- Email address
Transit passengers from Poland should also obtain a Saudi Arabian eVisa if the connecting time between flights is longer than 12 hours.
Non-Muslim citizens cannot enter the center of Medina and the city of Mecca, according to the information currently available. However, this information is not definitive yet.
Women of 25 years of age will be allowed to apply for a tourist electronic visa and travel to Saudi Arabia alone, whereas women under 25 years old will not be allowed to travel alone to Saudi Arabia unless they are traveling in organized and certified groups or accompanied by a male of the family or a companion.
Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa from Poland
Among the visa requirements for Poland citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia is also the completed online application form, which usually does not take more than 10 minutes in total to complete as the questions are very simple and straightforward. The information required in the application form should be filled in capital letters and contain the following:
- Passport information: nationality, passport number, expiry date
- Personal information: full name, date of birth, address
- Security information: criminal conviction history
- Travel plans: dates, bookings
- Health history information: medical history
Before submitting the application, all applicants must double-check the documents provided and the online application form to make sure that there are no mistakes made on the application form and no required documents are missing. Incomplete applications may take more time to process or risk being rejected altogether. Saudi Arabia eVisa fees are non-refundable in case of cancellation or rejection.
Once submitted, the visa processing time usually takes between 24 up to 72 hours. Once approved, the Saudi Arabian eVisa will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided on the application form, whereas the visa will be electronically linked to the traveler’s passport number, removing the need for visa stamps on blank passport pages.
Saudi Arabia Offers Visa-Free Travel for Poland Citizens
Visiting Saudi Arabia will soon become available for Polish citizens by obtaining an electronic visa for tourism online. The application is online and easy to fill in.
A response for the visa from the Saudi Arabian authorities should be expected within 24 or 72 hours at maximum. Once approved, the visa will be sent to the applicant’s email address, which should then be printed in order to present at the Saudi Arabian airport for passport control.
The Saudi Arabia eVisa will grant 30 days of validity and a single-entry permit.