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Saudi Arabia Visa and Passport Requirements

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To enter Saudi Arabia, passports must be valid for at least six months from the entry date.

Passport Note

Passengers must comply with Saudi conventions of dress and behaviour. Please familiarise yourself with the public decency law (download here) before your trip.


All visitors to Saudi Arabia require a visa, except visitors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (who can travel to Saudi without a visa).

Saudi Arabia launched the eVisa system allowing tourists from many countries to apply for a visa online through the portal ( or apply upon arrival (the latter is for passport holders of the UK, the US, plus holders of Schengen visas). These countries are Andorra, Australia, Austria,  Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

If your country is not listed above, contact the nearest Saudi Arabia Embassy.

Hajj visa
Hajj visas are free, although there are charges for services provided. For more information, visit

Types and Cost

eVisas: SAR 300, plus SAR 140 for medical insurance.


eVisa: one year, multiple-entry with each trip up to 90 days.

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Working days

eVisa takes 5 to 30 minutes in most cases, while a consulate-issued visa may take one or two business days.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

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