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Business Visa  |  Saudi Arabia


 

Visa Requirements

 

::    Valid passport for six months upon exit 

::    Two adjacent (facing) blank pages in passport

::    One recent passport photograph

Please fix the photograph to the application form with a paper clip. The embassy may reject your visa application if you use staples or glue.

::    One completed and signed application form

The application form must be completed using black ink and block capital letters. It must be completely flat when submitted to the embassy, so please do not fold or crease it in any way.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants whose current nationality and country of birth are not the same must confirm their previous nationality on the application form. If you have never been a citizen of the country in which you were born, you must submit a copy of your birth certificate. For British citizens born outside the UK, this must be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Please contact us if you require assistance with legalisation.

If you hold dual nationality or are not a UK citizen, your birth certificate must be legalised by the Saudi Arabian embassy in the country of birth.

::    Proof of residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit proof of UK residence, valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of application. EU nationals are exempt from this requirement.

::    Completed declaration form

Please print your name, then sign and date both the Arabic and English sections of the declaration at the bottom of the application form.

::    Completed travel questionnaire

Applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

::    Original business introduction letter

The letter of introduction from your UK employer must be an original, signed document, on official company letterhead. It must include your name, the duration and purpose of travel, details of any organisations to be visited while in Saudi Arabia, and confirm moral and financial responsibility for your trip. The letter should be addressed to the consular department of the Saudi embassy, and must be stamped by the Chamber of Commerce.

::    Formal Undertaking stamp

This must be provided either by the London or Arab Chamber of Commerce. We can obtain a stamp from the Arab Chamber on your behalf for an additional fee. Please contact us for further information.

::    Letter of invitation

Issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the letter of invitation must be obtained by the company you’re planning to visit and then submitted to us with your other application documents. Female travellers require a final approved invitation from the Ministry.

::    Medical insurance

The embassy requires all visa applicants to purchase a medical insurance policy from a list of approved providers before a visa can be issued. The insurance is compulsory, regardless of any existing medical cover. Please note you must still obtain a new policy as part of the visa application process, even if your existing medical insurance is with one of the embassy-approved providers. The cost of medical insurance ranges from £10 to £250, and the embassy also charges a registration fee of around £10.

We can help you obtain the necessary insurance policy, and will make no additional charge for the service. Please contact us if you require further information.

 

 

Additional Information

 

PLEASE NOTE: applicants from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE do not require a visa to visit Saudi Arabia.

Israeli passport holders, or travellers with an Israeli visa/stamp in their passport, may be refused entry.

Single entry visas issued in the UK may only be used to enter Saudi Arabia by air. Applicants wishing to enter via other border points may only do so if they have a multiple-entry visa which has already been used to arrive via air on at least one previous visit.

The embassy requires that all applicants pay an authorisation fee in order to submit their visa application. This fee is non-refundable in the event your application is withdrawn or rejected.

Please note, visas are valid from the date of issue, not the date of travel.

Visa application fees are fixed in Saudi riyal, but payable in British pounds. The exact sum payable may vary according to the exchange rate.

Travellers with an Israeli visa or stamp in their passport, may be refused entry.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

 

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice.  The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.

 

 

STANDARD VISA PROCESSING

(approx 5 working days)

 

Single entry visa (up to 3 months): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 6 months): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 1 year): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 2 years): (see note below)

Electronic visa processing fee:  £10.50

Authorisation fee:  £11

Handling fee:  £120

 

 

PREMIER VISA PROCESSING

(approx 24 hours from lodging)

 

Single entry visa (up to 3 months): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 6 months): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 1 year): (see note below)

Multiple entry visa (up to 2 years): (see note below)

Electronic visa processing fee:  £10.50

Authorisation fee:  £11

Handling fee:  £265

 

 

Visa fees vary considerably depending on nationality. Please contact us for further information – we are happy to make a no-obligation query on your behalf.

 

 

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