Saudi Arabia Application

Tourist eVisa for Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia eVisa Information

The eVisa for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an electronic visa which allows  citizens of around 50 countries to travel to Saudi Arabia for purposes of tourism.

It is the quickest and easiest way to get authorization to visit Saudi Arabia. Simply fill in a short Saudi visa application online and receive your Saudi Arabia eVisa by email.

The tourist eVisa for Saudi Arabia was introduced by the Saudi government in 2019 in order to facilitate the process of applying for a visa and open the country up to foreign tourism.

The Saudi Arabia online visa is a multiple-entry visa. This means you can use it for more than one trip to the country.

It allows a total stay of 90 days over its 1-year validity.

The Saudi visa online is valid for a total of 1 year from the date of issue.

Those who apply for the Saudi online visa are granted a Mandatory Insurance Policy linked to the eVisa, which is a compulsory requirement to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An insurance provider is randomly assigned by the government of Saudi Arabia at the moment the eVisa is processed.

Once approved, the traveler is able to use their Saudi eVisa to enter Saudi Arabia through any of its seaports, certain airports, and some land border checkpoints.

The tourist eVisa allows you to participate in tourism-related activities such as leisure and recreation, vacation, events, family & relatives visits, and Umrah (excluding Hajj) and excludes other activities such as studying.

To visit Saudi Arabia for purposes other than tourism, such as for business activities or to study, foreign citizens are required to contact their nearest Saudi Embassy or Consulate.

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Valid for tourism purposes
Multiple-entry eVisa
Allows the holder to stay up to 90 consecutive days
Valid for 1 year
Comes with insurance policy
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Passport with at least 6 months’ validity

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Electronic Visa for Saudi Arabia Requirements

International travelers must meet a few basic Saudi Arabia eVisa requirements in order to submit an online visa application.

If you are applying online, using the streamlined Saudi eVisa service, you must have a passport issued by an eligible country.

According to the Saudi Arabia visa policy, all visa applicants’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry in Saudi Arabia.

Further Saudi Arabia Electronic visa requirements involve the applicant:

  • Providing a recent photograph, passport-style
  • Paying the Saudi eVisa fee with a valid debit or credit card
  • Providing a current email address at which to receive the Saudi Arabia visa online.

Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to present the approved eVisa alongside the same passport used to complete the online visa application.

Applicants with dual nationality need to ensure they bring the correct passport, meaning the one that they applied with, when traveling to Saudi Arabia.

The entry visa requirements for Saudi Arabia also state that an eVisa holder may only enter the country through one of the ports of entry specially designated for the electronic visa.

Countries Eligible for Saudi Arabia

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Saudi Arabia

Countries Eligible for Saudi Arabia

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan

Complete the Saudi Arabia eVisa online application

You can complete the user-friendly Saudi eVisa application form in a matter of minutes.


Simpy enter your basic personal, passport, and travel information into the Saudi Arabia eVisa form. You can then upload the necessary supporting documents in digital format.


Before you submit the form, you should check that all the information you provided is correct. Errors may result in processing delays or the refusal of the visa application.

Confirm the eVisa payment

Before submitting the Saudi Arabia eVisa application, you will need to complete the payment of the processing fee. It is necessary to pay this fee using a valid credit or debit card authorized for online transactions.

Receive the approved Saudi eVisa

A Saudi visa is usually processed and approved in just a few minutes. After approval, you receive your visa for Saudi Arabia by email.


You can then print a copy of the approved eVisa to present on arrival in the country alongside the same passport used to complete the application online.

eVisa Saudi Arabia Processing time
1 - 2 days
Saudi Arabia government fee
130 usd
Our service fee
69 usd
199 usd
The total amount depends on several parameters as: additional services.
Optional services:
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Online supportOnline support 365 days a year
High success rate99% application success rate
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Covid Update for Saudi Arabia

Last update: 14/12/2023

Holders of a Saudi Arabia tourist eVisa can now enter the country. Visitors with a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. Passengers over the age of 12 with a Hajj visa must have a COVID vaccine certificate showing they are fully vaccinated. Passengers who have been in Iran in the previous 14 days may not enter. You can also check the visa Policy of Saudi Arabia to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.

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Ekaterina Powell

US Immigration Attorney

Ekaterina Powell is a U.S. attorney licensed in the State of California, working in the area of U.S. immigration law for over 12 years. She has been featured as one of the top immigration lawyers in her state and city several times and has contributed to notable industry publications.

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Saudi Arabia Visa FAQ

  • What is the eVisa for Saudi Arabia?

    The eVisa for Saudi Arabia is an online visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for purposes of tourism.

    It is considered the quickest and most convenient way to get authorization to visit the country thanks to the streamlined application system and the online accessibility.

  • What is the Mandatory Insurance Policy for Saudi Arabia?

    A Mandatory Insurance Policy is a compulsory requirement to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those who apply for the Saudi online visa are granted this mandatory insurance automatically — it is linked to the eVisa at the moment of approval. The government of Saudi Arabia randomly assigns the applicant an insurance provider during the processing of the eVisa.

  • How much is a visa to Saudi Arabia?

    The Saudi Arabia online visa fee includes both a government charge and processing fee, which are covered in one simple payment. The total amount is always very affordable, but can vary according to certain factors, and is subject to change.

    During the application process, you will be prompted to pay the visa fee at the appropriate time. All transactions are processed via secure servers to protect the payment and the client’s details.

  • What are the eligible countries to apply for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia?

    Applicants for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia can check their eligibility using the visa checker at the top of this page. The top ten nationalities eligible for the Saudi eVisa are as follows:

    • United States
    • Malaysia
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • China
    • Germany
    • Canada
    • Italy
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • Netherlands
  • How long does it take to get an eVisa to Saudi Arabia?

    It will only take a few minutes to complete the Saudi visa application online. The eVisa to Saudi Arabia is normally processed within a few working days, and often much sooner.

  • How long is an eVisa for Saudi Arabia valid for?

    An approved eVisa for Saudi Arabia is valid for a total of 365 days or 1 year from the date of issue.

  • At which ports of entry in Saudi Arabia can I enter with the eVisa?

    The Saudi tourist eVisa can be used to enter the country at any seaport in Saudi Arabia, as well as the following select air and land border checkpoints:


    • King Khalid International Airport – Riyadh
    • King Abdulaziz International – Jeddah
    • King Fahd International Airport – Dammam
    • Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International – Medina


    • King Fahd Bridge ( Bahrain – Saudi Arabia )
    • Al Batha ( Emirates – Saudi Arabia )
  • How can I apply for an electronic visa to Saudi Arabia?

    Eligible citizens are able to apply for an electronic visa to Saudi Arabia through a simple online application form. They will then receive an approved Saudi eVisa sent via email.

  • When should I apply for the online Visa for Saudi Arabia?

    Applicants should submit a Saudi Arabia visa application online at least a few business days before the intended date of arrival, in order to guarantee sufficient processing time.

  • How long will my online visa to Saudi Arabia take to process?

    In most cases, it will only take few minutes to process the Saudi tourist eVisa application. However, applicants are advised to apply at least a few days in advance of the intended arrival date in Saudi Arabia in the event that it takes longer to process.

  • I am an adult traveling with a minor to Saudi Arabia. Do they need consent from both parents in order to travel?

    No, a child traveling to Saudi Arabia with only one parent does not need to provide consent from the absent parent in order to travel to the country. Parental consent to travel to Saudi Arabia is only required for unaccompanied minors.

    All minors under the age of 18 will be required to have an individual approved eVisa to travel to and enter Saudi Arabia.

  • What can I do if I have made a mistake in my eVisa Saudi Arabia application process?

    Applicants are advised to ensure all of the information provided on the Saudi Arabia eVisa application form exactly matches the details of their travel document, as even small mistakes may result in the rejection of the application or delays in receiving the eVisa.

  • What documents do I need to apply for the Saudi Arabian online visa ?

    In order to apply for the Saudi Arabian online visa, it is necessary to have a passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry, and to provide a recent photograph of the applicant, passport style.

  • Can I apply for the eVisa to Saudi Arabia without travel plans?

    Applicants are required to provide some details of their travel plans in order to receive an approved eVisa to Saudi Arabia.

  • I have been refused a visa in the past. Will this affect my eVisa to Saudi Arabia application?

    Those who are refused approval for the Saudi eVisa will be able to submit a new online visa application. Applicants should carefully check that all the information provided is correct before submitting the form, as even small errors may result in a refusal of the application.

  • I noticed that I made a mistake in my Saudi Arabia eVisa details. How can I correct it?

    It is essential for applicants to ensure all of the information provided on the Saudi Arabia eVisa application is correct before submitting the form, as even small mistakes can result in the rejection of the application.

  • Does my electronic visa for Saudi Arabia guarantee entry to the country?

    The electronic visa for Saudi Arabia does not guarantee entry to the country. The final decision for entry to Saudi Arabia for eVisa holders is made at the discretion of the individual immigration official at Saudi border control.

  • Can I be asked to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover my stay in Saudi Arabia?

    At the border, you may be required to provide proof that you are able to support yourself (and any dependents) during your visit.

  • Can I extend my eVisa?

    You have to enter Saudi Arabia during the eVisa validity period. The e-Visa cannot be extended. If the eVisa expires before your entry, you must apply again.

  • What are the conditions that apply to my entry into Saudi Arabia?

    You acknowledge and accept that once you enter Saudi Arabia you become subject to the local laws. Your entry to Saudi Arabia must not violate the security and national welfare of the country. You must not enter Saudi Arabia with the intention of committing any act which is not in accordance with Sharia law or the prevailing legal or moral principles in Saudi Arabia.

  • What is the status of my Saudi visa online application?

    Applicants are able to check the status of their Saudi visa online through their OnlineVisa Manager account. They will also be sent updates and notifications to the email address provided on the eVisa application form.