Frequently asked questions

🎫 Can I get a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia?

Nationalities eligible for e-Visa, can also obtain their visa on arrival. Payment is made on site at terminals by credit card only.

The same applies to holders of British, American or Schengen visas.

⏱ When to apply for a Saudi Arabia e-Visa?

We advise you to apply for an e-Visa at least 5 days before your departure for Saudi Arabia. Indeed, some applications go to advanced analysis, extending the time.

How long is the Saudi Arabia e-Visa valid for?

Once issued, an e-Visa Saudi Arabia is valid for 1 year. If your passport expires before then, you will need to reapply for an e-Visa, as the authorisation is linked to a passport number. In this case, the authorities may issue you an e-Visa valid only until the end of your passport's validity.

How long can I stay in Saudi Arabia with an e-Visa?

The e-Visa allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days. For longer stays, you should apply for a traditional visa in the passport, which will require a more demanding application process. You have the possibility to travel several times over 90 days during the year of validity of the e-Visa.

Do I have to wait between trips to Saudi Arabia?

There is no time limit between trips to Saudi Arabia. The frequency and duration of stays should not be taken to mean that you are seeking to circumvent the rules and establish yourself indirectly and permanently in the country. This concept is at the discretion of the Saudi immigration authorities.

Do I need a visa to travel through Saudi Arabia?

  • Stopover of less than 12 hours with a connecting flight with the same airline:
    The transit visa is not required. During your stopover, you will not be able to leave the transit zone.
  • Stopover of less than 12 hours with a connecting flight with a different airline:
    The transit visa is mandatory, it can be requested from the Embassy, your airline or on the MOFA website.
  • Stopover of more than 12 hours and less than 96 hours with a connecting flight with the same or a different airline:
    The transit visa is mandatory. The airlines Flynas and Saudia offer to their travelers to apply for a 96h transit visa at the time of booking the flight (a night's accommodation can be taken care of by Saudia Airline in some cases).

🇮🇱 Can I travel to Saudi Arabia having visited Israel?

Having an Israeli visa stamp when travelling to Saudi Arabia is not prohibited. However, Israeli nationals are not allowed to enter.

Does the Saudi Arabia e-Visa also apply to minors?

Yes, minors also need an e-Visa. However, they must apply and travel with at least one "responsible" adult. You can group their application in the same form. The fee is the same as for an adult.

🧒 Do I need to apply for a Permit to leave the country for my child?

If the minor leaves French territory without a legal guardian, he or she must be in possession of an AST (authorisation to leave the country). This document can be requested online, and must be completed by one of the holders of parental authority. When travelling, this form must be accompanied by a copy of the identity document of the legal guardian.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Saudi Arabia?

Meningococcal meningitis vaccine is mandatory for pilgrimages. Vaccinations against Poliomyelitis or Yellow Fever are mandatory if travellers have recently passed through transmission areas.

Vaccines for Saudi Arabia

🧐 What is the difference between a classic visa and an e-visa?

The electronic visa is an ultra-simplified online process proposed by States to avoid queues at the embassy, while boosting their tourism. While it is suitable for most stays, some special cases (nationalities, length of stay, reason for travel, etc.) still require traditional visas in the passport.

🚨 What if you made a mistake in your application?

If you become aware of an error before sending your administrative documents, please indicate the correction to be made when sending these documents.

After this time, corrections cannot be applied. Please contact us for more information.

Once the e-Visa has been issued, its data cannot be changed. You will have to apply again if your information differs significantly (passport number, etc.)

🙅🏼 Want to cancel your application?

Unfortunately, once paid, an e-Visa application is not refundable. Please contact us for more information.

ℹ️ Is my personal information secure?

The data you may enter on this site is protected and only used to obtain the requested e-Visa. Our payment process is secure, and no banking data about you is stored on our servers.

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