What is the official website for applying for a Saudi Arabia e-Visa?

If you are a French or European national, you will need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia. To keep up with the times and adapt to new technologies, the kingdom has decided to issue visas online. What is the official website for applying for an e-Visa?

Which official body should I contact to obtain an e-visa?

With this new system for issuing electronic visas, Saudi Arabia intends to open up to the rest of the world. Since 2020, nationals of Schengen Area countries, the USA and the UK have been eligible for a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia, if travelling with a Saudi national airline (Saudi Arabian Airlines, Flynass, Flyadeal or SaudiGulf Airlines). However, Saudi Arabia strongly advises you to apply for an e-Visa to avoid any problems on arrival... Who should I contact for an e-Visa? The Saudi e-Visa is issued via the website, which is the official website of the Saudi authorities. Applicants must be nationals of one of the 42 eligible countries.

Once you have logged on to the site, you will be asked to enter a number of details. These relate to your passport, the place where you will be staying during your stay and the reason for your visit. You will also be asked to provide a photo in a specified format. You will also have to validate your health insurance and pay the visa fee online by credit card.

It should also be noted that only four categories are available for online visa issuance. These are for travel for an event, for leisure, for Umrah and for family visits. The visa issued is a Tourist visa, which will allow you to visit the whole of Saudi Arabia, with the exception of the cities of Medina and Mecca, which are forbidden to non-Muslims.

Using agencies to apply for an e-Visa

Your online visa application will follow three steps. During these stages, you will have to provide information, choose how long the application will take to process and send the documents. It is important that you do not make any mistakes in the information you provide. No changes can be made once the application has been submitted.

So by using a specialist agency to obtain your e-visa, you can save yourself the trouble of filling in the form, which is provided in English. The agency will ensure that your application is filled in carefully and that it is followed up online, so that your application is not rejected or your visa is incorrect. You can avoid any problems associated with uploading photos online. All you have to do is place your order with the agency in just a few clicks. You can choose to send your documents by email and simply wait for your e-visa to return.