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Types of Visas In Saudi Arabia

Jawazat & MOITypes of Visas In Saudi Arabia

Millions of expatriates live in KSA, and many visit the country for various purposes. Depending on your purpose of visit and your contacts there, you must apply for the correct visa type since Saudi Arabia issues many.

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However, nationals of very few countries do not require visas to enter Saudi Arabia. Consequently, the people of these countries can enter Saudi Arabia only with their identity cards.

These countries are from The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and include Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, and Oman.

Here, we will detail the different types of Visas Saudi Arabia issues to its visitors so you can easily apply for the one you need.

Saudi Arabia issues the following types of Visas.

  1. Tourist Visa
  2. Business Visit Visa
  3. Employment/Work Visa
  4. Family Visit Visa
  5. Permanent Family Visa
  6. Hajj Visa
  7. Umrah Visa 
  8. Student Visa
  9. Saudi Transit visa

 This e-visa is a one-year, multiple-entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country. It covers all tourism-related activities, including Umrah but not Hajj.


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However, on arrival or online, this visa is issued as an E-visa for tourism purposes only to the residents of about 49 countries.

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

The only genuine source for the tourist e-visa is the link provided on the Saudi Arabian visa website. The requirements for the tourist visa are also available on the website.

Foreign nationals who visit Saudi Arabia for business purposes, such as meetings, training sessions, and business deals, can apply for a Saudi business visit visa.


Requirements for business visit visa:

  • The original passport with a validity of no less than six (6) months (with blank pages)
  • Passport photographs
  • Completed application form with paid visa fee from the Enjazit portal.
  • An electronic letter of invitation from the sponsor company in KSA. (The company should be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KSA.)
  • A letter from your employer that confirms your employment and the upcoming trip to KSA with “business” is mentioned as the purpose of the visit.
  • Additional documents may be requested by the embassy if needed.

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This visa is for anyone wanting to work in KSA and thus stay there long-term. To get this type of visa, the person must have a sponsor in Saudi Arabia.


Submit the following documents to obtain an employment visa:

  • The original passport that is valid for no less than six (6) months (with blank pages)
  • A colored passport-sized photograph.
  • A completed visa application form at the Enjazit portal.
  • The Proof of online payment of the visa fee through the Enjazit website.
  • The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs generated a digital power of attorney for the Saudi employer.

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