Help in obtaining e-Visa for Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

At the end of 2019, Saudi Arabia introduced the e-visa for 4 travel reasons: tourism, events, visiting relatives or pilgrimage (Umrah only). This electronic visa is available for 49 nationalities, including most Schengen countries, the USA, Canada and the UK. It allows stays from 1 to 90 days for 1 year (90 days maximum over 1 year).

Please note that during the month of Hajj, the Saudi Arabia e-Visa is not valid for arriving in Jeddah or Medina.
Other entry points remain accessible.
Visa on arrival
Nationalities eligible for e-Visa (see below), can also obtain their visa on arrival. Payment is made on site at kiosks by credit card only. The same applies to holders of a permanent residence permit, British, American or Schengen visas.

It is still highly recommended to apply for an e-Visa to avoid any problems upon arrival.

Authorised stays

Tourism

Family

Events

Pilgrimage

For transit of less than 96 hours via a Saudi airline, you have the possibility to obtain an e-Visa Transit of up to 96 hours free of charge, when booking your tickets. This also includes the mandatory insurance.

Saudi Arabia e-Visa application fee

Single rate per traveler
180 € / traveler
including SAR 494 consular fees

  • multiple entries
  • stays of up to 90 days
  • valid for 1 year at issue

The application is made in a few minutes on our form. Minors must travel with an adult. The traveller's passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival in Saudi Arabia. e-Visas holders can visit the whole of Saudi Arabia, with the exception of the cities of Mecca and Medina which are reserved for Muslims. The country is open to all faiths.

Eligible entry points

  • Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
  • Dammam King Fahd International Airport (DMM)
  • Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport ( MED )
  • Quassim Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ELQ)
  • Ha'il Airport (OEHL)
  • Ta'if Airport (TIF)
  • Abha Airport (AHB)
  • Yanbu Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Abdulaziz Airport (YNB)
  • Turaif Airport (OETR)
  • Al Jawf Airport (OESK)
  • Najran Airport (EAM)
  • United Arab Emirates border: Al Batha
  • Bahrain border: King Fahd Causeway -Ach-Sharqiya Causeway
  • King Abdullah Port of Duba
  • Yanbu Commercial Port
  • Islamic Port of Jeddah
  • Port of Farasan
  • Port of Jazan
  • King Abdulaziz Port of Dammam
  • Jubail Commercial Port
  • Port of Ras Tanura Refinery

Eligible nationalities

Use the module below to determine if your nationality is eligible for the Saudi Arabia eVisa. If you are unsure, please use the website chat.

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Nationals of Morocco 🇲🇦, Algeria 🇩🇿 and Tunisia 🇹🇳 are not eligible for e-Visas, and must apply for a regular visa at the embassy.
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Normal treatment

Authorities issue documents without significant delay

Saudi Arabia e-Visa summary

Format Electronics only
Number of entries Unlimited
Time to obtain 72h if urgent departure
Length of stay 0 to 90 days
Validity 1 year
Consular fees 145 €

A visais required for travel to Saudi Arabia.

The multiple-entry Saudi Arabia e-Visa offers stays of up to 90 days for tourism, family, event or pilgrimage.

The price of the electronic visa Saudi Arabia is 180 € per traveler. Nationals ofSchengen Area countries, the USA and the UK are eligible for a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia, if they travel with a Saudi national airline(Saudi Arabian Airlines, Flynass, Flyadeal or SaudiGulf Airlines). However, we advise you to apply online at least three days before your departure to Saudi Arabia. Once your Saudi Arabia e-Visa is issued, you will haveone year to enter the country.

When to go to Saudi Arabia?

As Saudi Arabia is a hot destination, it is advisable to visit between December and February when temperatures are milder.

Places to visit in Saudi Arabia

The King Fahd Water Fountain, at 312 metres high, is one of the highest in the world. Al Bahah is a highland city that offers a different side to Saudi Arabia. You will discover ancient towers, lush forests and winding valleys.

Al-Balad is the best place to learn and understand the history of Saudi culture.

Al-'Ula or the Arabian Wonder is a 200,000 year old oasis. Here you can enjoy unique landscapes and experience the ancient civilization. The Saudi desert is also a place not to be missed, many activities will be proposed to you there such as sandboarding, quad...

Practical information

  • Official country name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East
  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Area: 2.5 million km2
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Saudi Riyal
  • Climate: Subtropical, desert
  • Time zone: UTC +3

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Information

Security The MFA prohibits travellers from visiting the following locations Mouawiya and Qatif. The border area in the provinces of Najran, of Assir and the Djizan is also prohibited. It is not recommended, except for imperative reasons, to go to the Al Qassim regionon the whole of the border area with Iraq, the Yemen or in the area southwest of Riyadh.

 

Health: The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory and it is important to be up to date with the universal vaccines.

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