Foreign nationals from 57 countries are eligible to apply online for the Saudi Arabia e-Visa. GCC residents, who have a residency visa valid for at least 3 months, can also apply online for the Saudi Arabia e-Visa.
Foreign nationals eligible to obtain a Saudi visa-on-arrival are always recommended to apply online for the Saudi tourist e-Visa, in order to avoid airport lines and possible delays.
Any tourist visa Saudi Arabia issues is normally valid for 1 year and allow for a maximum 90-day stay in Saudi Arabia, unless otherwise stated. Saudi Arabia tourist visas are processed on a case-by-case basis and may be issued with a 3-month validity period, allowing its holder only a 1-month stay in Saudi Arabia. It is advised to check the Saudi Arabia visa that you have been issued, in order to avoid overstays in Saudi Arabia.
Foreign nationals eligible to apply for tourist visa Saudi Arabia will be issued a multiple entry Saudi e-Visa, while MOFA officials will issue GCC residents either a single or a multiple-entry Saudi e-Visa, depending on their individual case.
Saudi e-Visa requirements
Saudi Arabia tourist e-Visa
Foreign nationals from 57 countries are eligible to apply online for a Saudi Arabia electronic visa, if they fulfill the following Saudi tourist visa requirements:
Additional requirements for GCC residents
GCC residents, who hold a valid GCC residency visa, Saudi tourist visa if they meet the following Saudi e-Visa requirements, in addition to those listed above:
We have made it easy to apply for a Saudi electronic visa. The simple online process requires you simply submit a completed Saudi e-Visa application, provide your passport details, and pay the Saudi visa application fees. Once approved, you will receive your Saudi e-Visa directly to the email you provided.
The 3-step Saudi Arabia tourist e-Visa application process is as follows:
If you are a GCC resident applying for a Saudi e-Visa, remember that you are required to hold a GCC residency that is valid for at least 3 months.
Saudi visa FAQ
A Saudi visa-on-arrival is available to foreign nationals from the 57 eligible countries.