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Saudi Arabia e-visas – all you need to know before applying

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. Through the fast and easy-to-use online portal, international visitors from 49 eligible countries can apply for an e-visa and discover the warm hospitality of Saudi people the rich heritage, vibrant culture, and diverse and breathtaking landscapes; from the mountains of Abha to the beaches of the Red Sea to the shifting sands of the Empty Quarter

For what purposes can I use Saudi Arabia e-visa?

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

How long will my Saudi Arabia e-visa be valid?

The e-visa will be valid for one-year. It will be a multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

Can I enter Saudi Arabia by land if I hold an e-visa?

No, you can only enter the country by air.

Is it possible to extend Saudi Arabia e-visa?

No, Saudi Arabia e-visas are not extendable.

Which nationalities are eligible for Saudi Arabia e-visa?

If you are a national of any following countries, you are eligible for an e-visa:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Hong
  • Kong
  • Macau
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

When is the best time to apply for Saudi Arabia e-visa?

It’s not advisable to apply less than 3 business days before your trip as you may not get your visa on time.

Who doesn’t need a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia?

Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates are not required to have a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

How long my passport should be valid for to apply for Saudi Arabia e-visa?

Your passport should have at least six months validity at the time of making an application.