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Last updated: February 2023

Saudi Arabia is known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture that attracts a diverse range of travelers. You will need a Saudi Arabia tourism visa to embark on your journey to this remarkable country.

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Whether a visitor is a history enthusiast exploring ancient ruins, a nature lover discovering the beauty of the Red Sea coast, or a Muslim traveler wanting to perform Umrah, Saudi Arabia offers an array of experiences for everyone.

We provide a streamlined process to get your Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa.

What is the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

Saudi Arabia has introduced an electronic visa system for tourists, also known as the Saudi e-Visa or Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa. It aims to streamline the visa application process and promote tourism in Saudi Arabia.

What can you do with the Saudi Arabia eVisa?

With the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa, you can:

  • Explore the country for tourism.
  • Attend cultural festivals and events, such as the Janadriyah Festival.
  • Visit religious sites, such as the Holy City of Mecca (Muslim visa holders only) and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.
  • Perform Umrah (Muslim visa holders only)

What can you not do with the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

With the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa, there are certain activities that you are not allowed to engage in. These include:

  • Performing Hajj or Umrah during Hajj season.
  • Undertaking any form of work or employment.
  • Pursuing academic studies or enrolling in educational institutions.
  • Engaging in business activities or establishing a business.
  • Participating in political rallies or demonstrations.
  • Preaching or promoting any religion other than Islam.
  • Violating any Saudi Arabian laws or customs.
  • Undertaking any form of journalism or media-related activities without proper authorization.

Who is eligible for the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

The Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa is available for citizens of more than 50 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, and Turkey.

This is just a small selection of the many eligible countries. If you don’t see your country listed here, use our Visa Checker Tool to check if you require this visa.

Visa exempt: Who doesn't need a Saudi eVisa?

There are some exceptions and exceptional cases that allow visa-free entry to Saudi Arabia. Here are a few examples:

  • Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can travel to Saudi Arabia without a visa.

It is important to note that these exemptions are subject to change, and verifying the visa requirements based on your nationality and purpose of travel is always recommended.

Do minors need a Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

Minors require their own Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa to enter the country.

When applying for a visa for a minor, legal guardians or parents must provide additional documents such as a copy of the minor's birth certificate, consent letter from both parents or legal guardians, and proof of the minor's relationship to the accompanying adult.

How long is the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa valid?

There are two types of eVisas with different durations:

  • Single-entry: Valid for three months from the date of issuance and allows you to stay in the country for up to 90 days.

  • Multiple-entry: Valid for one year from the date of issuance and allows you to stay in the country for up to 90 days in Total.

Currently, we only offer the multiple-entry visa.

Can I extend my Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

No, as Saudi Arabia does not offer tourist eVisa extensions. You must leave Saudi Arabia before your visa expires.

Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa: Required documents

Before applying for a Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa, mak sure to gather the following documents:

  • Valid passport: Your passport must have a minimum validity of six months beyond your planned departure date from Saudi Arabia. It should also have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Passport-size photo: Recently taken.
  • Proof of accommodation: Submit proof of your accommodation arrangements in Saudi Arabia, such as hotel reservations or an invitation letter from your host if you will stay with a resident.
  • Flight itinerary: Provide a copy of your confirmed round-trip flights. It should show your entry and exit dates from Saudi Arabia.
  • Financial proof: Show evidence of sufficient funds to cover your expenses in Saudi Arabia. This may include bank statements, credit card statements, or a sponsorship letter if someone else funds your trip.
  • If you apply for the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa in a country different from your citizenship, you must present proof of legal residency status.

Please note that the Saudi Arabian authorities may request additional documents or information during the visa application process if deemed necessary.

Saudi Arabia eVisa: Financial requirements

it is generally expected that travelers have sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their stay, including accommodation, transportation, meals, and other daily expenses.

How do I apply for the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa online?

To apply for the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa, you will need the following:

  • Step 1: Fill out our simplified online visa application form with your travel details.

  • Step 2: Choose your preferred processing time and pay the visa- and processing fees.

  • Step 3: Wait for approval, receive your visa, and get ready to travel!

One of our agents will carefully check all your information and supporting documents to ensure no inconsistencies.

Costs and processing times of the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa

We offer a three processing options for how quickly you want us to check and submit your documentation to the government. This does not include the time the government may take to process your application and issue the visa.

Start the process above to find out the exact total costs for your nationality!

Do I need a Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa if I’m transiting through Saudi Arabia?

If you are transiting through Saudi Arabia, and plan to stay in the airport transit area, you generally do not need a Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa.

If you plan to enter the country during your layover, apply for the [Saudi Arabia Air Transit Visa]9/saudi-arabia/air-transit-visa) instead.

Can I use the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa to perform Hajj?

No, you can’t perform Hajj using a Tourist eVisa. To complete a Hajj pilgrimage, you need a Hajj Visa, which can be obtained from a travel agency approved by the Saudi Government.

Benefits of getting your Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa with us

Beyond an easy application, you also gain the following benefits:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts will review all information and ensure it’s 100% compliant with government requirements.

  • Simplified form: Visa applications can be confusing and tedious. At iVisa, we’ll only include relevant questions. It’s like filling out a short survey!

  • Fill out at your own pace: Save your progress, make changes, and come back to it later whenever you need a break.

Entry & exit requirements for Saudi Arabia

Upon entry into Saudi Arabia with a valid tourist visa, travelers are required to:

  • Complete arrival forms: Fill out the necessary customs forms, typically provided during your flight or at the airport/border.

  • Clear immigration checks: Present your valid passport and visa to the immigration authorities and undergo the required immigration checks.

  • Comply with customs regulations: Declare any items or goods subject to customs regulations and restrictions upon entry.

It's important to note that entry requirements and procedures may vary, and it is advisable to check the latest information from official sources.

Differences between the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa and the Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa

The Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa and the Saudi Arabia Umrah-specific Visa are two different types of visas that allow individuals to visit Saudi Arabia for different purposes.

Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa:

  • The eVisa is an online visa for Saudi Arabia available to 100 eligible countries.
  • It is valid for one year and allows multiple entries, each lasting up to 90 days in Total.
  • It permits tourism-related activities like events, family & relatives visits, leisure, and Umrah (excluding Hajj) but excludes other activities such as studying​​.

Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa:

  • Only available to Muslims worldwide who want to perform the religious pilgrimage known as Umrah.

  • Usually issued for 30 days. This allows pilgrims to perform religious rituals and leave the country within the designated time.

  • Umrah pilgrims are generally required to stay within the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah during their stay. They are granted access to specific religious sites and are expected to perform the necessary rituals of Umrah.

  • Facilitated through authorized travel agents or tour operators, and can be a long and tedious application process.

Getting an Umrah-specific visa can be a long and tedious process. However, we have a solution. We offer a Tourist eVisa explicitly tailored to those who intend to perform Umrah.

Where can I learn more about Saudi Arabian tourist visas?

If you have more questions about the Saudi Arabia Visa, contact our customer support team anytime via online chat or whatsapp.

Required Documents to Apply

Important Instructions

You can apply for a Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa if the purpose of your visit is tourism.

Questions?

You should contact our customer support team as soon as possible to help you to solve the problem. Remember, your application will always be reviewed by our experts, so you can count on our team to notify you if something is missing before the submission.
It takes from five days to 24 hours to process a Saudi eVisa, depending on the processing time chosen during the application. So you should apply at least 24 hours before the trip to Saudi Arabia to guarantee you will have the document in time.
You need to give some information about your planned trip to apply for the Saudi Arabia eVisa. So you can’t fill in the application without proof of a travel itinerary, for example.
No, you can apply again for a Saudi Arabia eVisa. However, ensure you fill out the online form with accurate personal data and travel details, as mistakes or incorrect information may result in another rejected application.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
Disclaimer
  • 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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