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Saudi Arabia
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How to Apply: Air Transit Visa


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Don't waste time in a queue or filling out forms on the plane or at the airport. We will do it for you


Some nationalities require a visa to enter this country. Check with your local embassy / consulate


Present your passport and the document we provide to save you time and hassle when entering destination

How to Apply: Embassy Registration

Fill Out Online Application

Complete our easy online application and pay with credit card or PayPal

Travel Safely

Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: Air Transit Visa

What you need to know

  • The Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa is a single or multiple-entry travel document.

  • This visa is valid for 90 days and allows you to stay in the country for 96 hours.

  • The Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa allows tourism activities and for travelers to perform Umrah.

  • This visa is only for airport arrivals. You can enter through all Saudi airports.

  • Your passport must have an expiry date of at least 6 months after your arrival date in Saudi Arabia.

  • Minors are required to apply for the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa.

Apply today for the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa with us!

Last updated: February 2024

Embarking on a journey that takes you through the heart of the Middle East? The Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa is an essential travel requirement, facilitating a seamless transit.

At iVisa, we've streamlined the application process for your Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa. Use our user-friendly platform and app to apply quickly and without fuss!

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What is the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa?

The Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa (sometimes called a ‘stopover visa’) is specifically designed for travelers passing through Saudi Arabia en route to another destination. It allows them to leave the airport and spend a short time in the country.

What can I do with the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa?

With this visa, you’re allowed to:

  • Leave the airport and stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 96 hours.

  • Do tourism activities.

  • Perform Umrah (not during Hajj season).

What can’t I do with the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa?

With this visa, you’re not allowed to:

  • Live, work, and/or study in Saudi Arabia.

  • Perform Hajj.

Who requires the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa?

This transit visa for Saudi Arabia is for those who can't visit Saudi Arabia visa-free. To find out if you need it, use our Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly online!

Do minors/children require a Transit Visa for Saudi Arabia?

Yes, children from eligible countries also need to apply for this visa to transit in the country. You can easily apply together as a family by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the online process. Easy-peasy!

Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa validity: How long can I stay in the country?

You must use the visa within 90 days of being issued, and you can stay up to 96 hours in the country.

Perfect for a short layover!

Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa: Required documents

When applying with us today, you only need the following documents to apply:

  • Passport: Valid for at least six months from arrival, with two blank visa pages.

  • Applicant photo: It's allowed to wear headgear in your photo if it’s for religious reasons.

We also recommend having the following documents on hand for the application and on arrival:

  • Confirmed onward flight ticket.
  • If you're staying overnight, provide proof of booked accommodation.

How to apply for the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa

We'll make the entire process hassle-free with our simplified application and constant guidance:

  • Step 1: Complete your personal and travel information on our website or the iVisa app. Always double-check all information to avoid running into delays or other issues.

  • Step 2: Select your preferred processing time and pay the processing and visa fees securely online using a debit or credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Upload a copy of your passport and passport photo and submit your application.

Our experts will review your application and submit it to the government. Once approved within the chosen processing time, you’ll receive a confirmation.

iVisa tip: Always print a copy of your visa confirmation or download one on your mobile device for an extra backup.

Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa costs and processing times

The Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa fees are divided into two parts:

  • The official government visa fee is USD $26.00. It includes mandatory insurance and government processing costs.

  • The iVisa processing fee depends on how fast you’d like to receive your Transit Visa: standard, rush, or super rush.

Start your application now to check the total costs and exact processing time for your nationality. You can pay all fees conveniently in one go on our secure payment platform!

It's possible to apply for your Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa from 90 days before arrival.

Saudi Arabia entry requirements or restrictions

There are currently no COVID-19 requirements for entering Saudi Arabia.

Note that may be denied entry to Saudi Arabia - even if you have a valid visa - if your passport shows that you have traveled to, or were born, in Israel.

Differences between the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa and other visas

Understanding the differences between the Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa and other visas is crucial for travelers planning a trip to or through Saudi Arabia.

Each visa serves a distinct purpose and comes with its own set of requirements and allowances:

  • Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa: The Air Transit Visa is only available for short stays of up to 96 hours, perfect for travelers with a stopover in the country.

  • Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa: The Tourist eVisa is available for citizens of more than 50 countries and can be applied for and processed 100% online. It’s meant for tourist visits and Umrah, and you can stay up to 90 days in Total.

  • Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa: The Tourist Visa is available for travelers who are visiting for tourism or Umrah and aren’t eligible for the eVisa. The application may require a visit to the embassy near you and allows a stay of up to 90 days Per Entry.

  • Saudi Arabia Electronic Visa Waiver: The Electronic Waiver is only available for citizens from the United Kingdom currently (at the time of writing). It’s meant for tourism, business, or performing Umrah.

  • Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa: The Umrah Visa is meant for Muslim travelers wanting to perform Umrah and stay up to 30 days in the country. A tourist visa may only give you a limited pilgrimage experience, unlike the Umrah Visa, which gives you full access to all aspects.

Need more info about traveling to Saudi Arabia?

Do you have questions about the application for a Saudi Arabian visa or another document? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team via WhatsApp or email us at [email protected] for assistance.


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Applying with us I’ll only take 15 minutes and is 100% online.
We advise you to apply at least 5 days before your departure to Saudi Arabia.
No, you don’t. This visa is not required if you stay less than 12 hours on a connecting flight with the same airline.
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  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.saudiembassy.net/visa-types
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