The ultimate guide to get the Business Visa in Saudi Arabia

One of the most important things in accessing the Arab market is to face the customer. At Arabia Saudi, this tradition is essential to strengthen ties with customers and to initiate business relations with the Saudi customer in the best possible way. This is why it is essential to be aware of the procedures for obtaining a business visa for Saudi Arabia. In this guide we explain in an easy way how to obtain your visa so that you are free to make the necessary arrangements in the country.

Electronic visa for business

Some of the holders of passports belonging to Western countries have the possibility to apply for their visa electronically, which greatly facilitates the process. Below is a list of the countries in alphabetical order that can apply electronically.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Holders of Schengen visas, US visas, or UK visas

Basic Requirements to get the visa in Saudi Arabia

You must also comply with the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old (minors have to travel accompanied by an adult)
  • You must have a valid email address.
  • Your passport has to be valid for at least another six months.
  • You must enter Saudi Arabia with the same passport with which you applied.

However, all other countries not mentioned in the above list must make another type of application. We explain it below…

Business visa to enter Saudi Arabia

First of all you will need to give personally in the embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the original passport valid for no less than six months, with at least two successive empty visa pages.

  • Non-U.S. citizens must purchase health insurance from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Options for local health insurance providers will appear upon processing your Enjaz form.
  • Following supporting documentation should be provided:
  • Electronic invitation letter from a Saudi company
  • Employment verification letter by the applicant’s U.S. employer addressed to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington D.C. confirming the applicant’s position and citing “business” as purpose of travel on behalf of the company
  • Copy of the company’s business registration in Saudi Arabia and in the U.S.
  • Additional documents may be requested, if needed.
    For non-U.S. citizens, copy of green card or document confirming legal residence in the U.S-

If you want more information about other procedures, do not hesitate to contact us and ask us!


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