Saudi Arabia implemented the visit visa KSA e-Visa program since 2019. The e-Visa opened its borders to visitors seeking entry from all parts of the world.
Middle East, Travel

Saudi Visit Visa

Last Updated on March 28, 2022 by Visa Journal

Saudi Arabia implemented the visit visa KSA e-Visa program in September 2019. The e-Visa opened its borders to visitors seeking entry from all parts of the world. Visitors to the kingdom can obtain  the multiple entry Saudi Visit Visa, which is valid for a year and allows them to stay for up to 90 days.

The Visa system is a definite milestone. It opened Saudi Arabia to tourism. Visitors can experience the vibrant culture, rich heritage, and scenic architecture and landscape. But what exactly is the Saudi Visit visa.

This guide shows

  • The Visa eligibility criteria
  • How to apply
  • Visa application requirements
  • Fees and validity for the Saudi Visit Visa

Who is eligible for the Saudi Visit Visa?

This Saudi online visa application is open to tourists from 49 eligible countries (Group 1). Nationals from these countries can apply online through the e-Visa portal. Visitors need to apply before they arrive in Saudi Arabia, as there is no visa on arrival option available as of now. Citizens from the following countries can apply for the online E-Visa through the Ministry of Tourism website.


Canada, United States


Brunei, China (Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau), Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan


Australia, New Zealand


Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic. Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia. Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro. Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino. Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Tourists not from the above 49 countries can apply for a tourist visa (Group 2). Through the Saudi consulates and embassies.

How to apply for the Saudi Visit Visa

The only verified way to apply for a Saudi tourist visa online is through the Ministry of Tourism website.

Required Documents for E-Visa (Group 1)

To qualify for the Saudi visit visa using the online medium, you must met the following conditions with the required mentioned information:

  • Must be of age 18 years and above
  • The underage applicants should have a guardian above 18 years old
  • The passport must have at least 6 months of validity from the date you enter Saudi Arabia
  • Digital Photo
  • Passport Information
  • Tentative Travel Dates
  • Accommodation address in Saudi Arabia

Required Documents for Consulate Visa (Group 2)

Group 2 Applicants have to follow the consular district distribution list. The list is under the Consular & Travel services. They have to have:

  • The least age for eligibility is 18 years old
  • Underage applicants must have a guardian accompanying them
  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months at the time of entering Saudi Arabia
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Bank statement
  • Return ticket, flight and travel itinerary and complete personal information, including the home address

Fees and validity for the Saudi visit visa


The Saudi Visit Visa fees are similar for the Consulate Visa, and e-Visa. The fees for all are:

  • The fees for Visa are SAR 300, you also need to buy mandatory health insurance when applying for visa. The cost of this medical insurance is SAR 180, including tax. This insurance will be added while you complete the online visa process on the website. The total cost will be SAR 480.


The validity of the Saudi Visit Visa depends on its exact type. The validity depends on

  • A single-entry visa is valid for a total length of one month
  • The multiple-entry Visa is valid for you to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to three months. This is regardless of whether you leave and re-enter Saudi Arabia during that period

Latest Updates

Saudi Arabia has opened the visa on-arrival facility for certain nationalities on March 25, the details are provided through the link here.


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