Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa

If you are not from a visa-exempt country, you need a Visa for Saudi Arabia to enter the country. The visa-exempt countries are currently Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

Do I need an eVisa for Saudi Arabia?

The new Saudi eVisa will be available for citizens of the United States, all Schengen Area member countries, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. This list of countries has not been finalized and it is likely that more countries will be added.

The Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa will soon be available and it will mark a historical change in the country.

The Saudi Arabia Visitor Visa application will involve entering some basic information such as your personal details, passport information, and travel plans. There will also be some security-related questions.
At the moment, it is only possible to obtain a visa by going to a consulate or embassy in person, the Saudi eVisa will eliminate this need for eligible citizens.

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Types of Visitor visas for Saudi Arabia

At the moment there is not a visitor visa for Saudi Arabia designed for tourists. Visas can be obtained from Saudi embassies and consulates for a range of purposes including employment, business, family visits, journalism, and studying.

1. Hajj Visa

The Hajj Visa is available for Muslim travelers who wish to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca which takes place during the last month of the Muslim calendar (August to September).

2. Tourist eVisa for Saudi

The new Saudi Arabia eVisa marks a turning point for the country, it will open Saudi Arabia up to tourism. Once it has been launched, tourists will be able to visit the country.

The eVisa online application form will be straightforward and will only take a few minutes to complete. The eVisa for Saudi will be available later this year, check this website for updates.

Travel documentation for Saudi Arabia

After the application for the Saudi Arabia Visitor Visa has been completed and approved, it will be sent to the traveler by email. Travelers can present a copy of the Saudi eVisa, along with their passport, to the Saudi border authorities on arrival.

Travelers can present a copy of the Saudi eVisa on arrival in Saudi Arabia, along with their passport, to the Saudi border authorities.

The passport details entered on the application form must match the traveler’s passport exactly. If the information does not correspond, the electronic visa will not be valid.