As a result of a drop in oil prices, Saudi Arabia has to think of another way to bring revenue. That is when they thought of enhancing tourism by means of releasing electronic visas. It is an option that encourages more people to visit Saudi Arabia without going through the hassle of a consular visa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a US passport, do I need a visa to visit Saudi Arabia?
What is the Saudi Arabia eVisa?
The Saudi Arabia eVisa is an official document that grants the right to enter multiple times to Saudi Arabia. There is no need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.
How long can visitors stay in Saudi Arabia with an eVisa?
Visitors carrying an eVisa can enter Saudi Arabia for a maximum of 90 days Total with Multiple Entry.
What are the documents required to apply?
For the documents to apply for an eVisa, you will need:
Valid passport – the general requirement is that your passport needs to be valid for three months after your visa expires.
A digital photo of you – in PDF format and passport size.
E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards or Paypal. Do not forget to double-check the spelling before submitting your application.
How long is the Saudi Arabia eVisa valid?
This eVisa is valid for 1 year after issued from the date of approval.
What are the processing times and prices?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 5 days, and the price is USD 175.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 3 days, and the total price of it is USD 200.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your (country visa) in only 24 hours, and you will be charged USD 225.00 (service fees included).
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How long does it take to apply for a Saudi Arabia eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.
How can I apply for a Saudi Arabia eVisa?
The application has only three easy steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
Vaccination requirements for travel to Saudi Arabia
Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
More information here.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Saudi Arabia eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.