In order for your passport to be accepted you must first register online for the evisa. Just a warning normally they do not give transit visas for residents but as you have a multiple entry visa into saudi arabia they may make an exception.
Saudi arabia is perhaps the most difficult country in the world for a non muslim person to enter.
How to get a transit visa for saudi arabia. Our rich heritage vibrant culture and diverse and breathtaking landscapes from the mountains of abha to the beaches of the red sea to the shifting. Who needs to apply for the saudi transit visa. However saudi embassy does not issue transit visas.
On next page read the online e payment services agreement and click on agree. Click on the first option under visa services called application for visa from saudi missions abroad to apply for transit visa for saudi arabia online. We thought we could get a transit visa and see the city and rest in a hotel.
Saudi arabia passport requirements unless you are a citizen of one of the 4 visa exempt countries bahrain kuwait oman and the uae you need to present a passport to enter saudi arabia. From left side of website you need to click on english to view website in english language. Furthermore you will need to apply for saudi arabia visa before your trip as transit visas are not issued at the airport.
If you have a layover in any saudi arabian airport for 18 72 hours or are planning to travel through ksa on your way to another country you will need a saudi arabia transit visa. This we were not aware of when we purchased the tickets. We had purchased tickets to india by saudi airlines.
We had a 20 hours layover in jeddah. Be addressed to the royal embassy of saudi arabia in washington dc include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited request the same validity of visa as in the business introduction letter. Sure yemen was my trickiest country to actually get to but that s due to the current political climate historically yemen has been easy enough to get a visa and just go.
You can apply online on our website. Through our fast and easy to use online portal international visitors from eligible countries can apply for an evisa and discover the warm hospitality of saudi people. A saudi arabia visa though that s a whole different story.
Saudi arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. Visit the saudi embassy you can apply for a saudi transit visa for either 48 hours or 96 hours and perform umrah easily. Transit visas are typically only for citizens of neighboring countries for those residents holding permanent residency in neighboring countries or for cargo drivers and domestic helpers.
How i got my saudi arabia visa. If your stay in saudi arabia is more than 12 hours the immigration authorities will not issue you a boarding pass without a saudi transit visa. The simple answer is no.