Saudi Arabia - Work - Service: Visa Requirements

Single Entry / Visa Valid for Variable days

1Required Documents

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Completed Saudi Arabia Visa Application
    Completed Saudi Arabia Visa Application

    Download, fully complete, print, and sign one copy of the Saudi Arabia visa application form. 

    PLEASE NOTE: the application form is attached as a sample as well.

  • image description Two Passport-style Photographs
    Two Passport-style Photographs

    You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

    US Passport Photo Requirements:

    - Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

    - You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

    - Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

    - Taken in the last 6 months

    - Use a plain white or off-white background

    - Be sized correctly

    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

    - Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

    - You cannot wear glasses.

    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

    - You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

    • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
    • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
    • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

    - You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

  • image description Itinerary
    Itinerary

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Saudi Arabia and exiting Saudi Arabia.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Saudi Arabia and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Business Letter
    Business Letter

    A business letter of responsibility from your employer/sponsor in the United States.

    The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Saudi Arabia", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.).
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    • A closing signature by the manager (someone other than the applicant).

    Click here for a sample letter template.

  • image description Notice of Saudi Laws and Regulations
    Notice of Saudi Laws and Regulations
    Complete and sign ONE copy of the Notice of Saudi Laws and Regulations with blue ink.

  • image description Letter of Invitation
    Letter of Invitation

    Original Letter of Invitation certified by both a Saudi Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Affairs.  The letter should include the inviting company’s location, type of business, applicant’s name, nationality, position, length of visa requested, purpose of travel and the number of entries requested.

    Please Note: The letter must be addressed to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington DC.

  • image description Letter of Intent
    Letter of Intent

    Submit a letter of Intent.  The letter is from the applicant and describes the purpose of the trip, duration of stay, date of arrival and departure and your host’s full contact information,

    If an employment contract is available, include a copy of this.

  • image description NOTE ON PROCESSING
    NOTE ON PROCESSING

    Your application materials will need to be translated once received for submission. Your personal visa consultant may be in touch with you to provide further documentation once your application has been received in our office.

  • image description Saudi Enjaz Registration.
    Saudi Enjaz Registration.

    The Saudi Government requires an online registration form (Enjaz) to be completed as part of all visa applications. All visa fees must be paid at the time Enjaz is completed. Passportsandvisas.com will process the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Enjaz Registration Form on your behalf once we receive your application form and supporting documents. No additional documentation or steps by you are required for this service when you choose to use our service. A $50 processing fee has been added to the consular fee for this service.

2Consular and Service Fees

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $162.67
2 Service Fee $199

3Ship Documents

1.) Place the above mentioned documents in a FedEx Letter.

2.) Send the FedEx Letter to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

101 Hickey Blvd, Suite A-224
South San Francisco, California 94080

The expected processing time for this visa application is 7 business days.

Please note that processing times, fees, and requirements are based on government rules and are subject to change without notice.

1Gather Documentation for a Saudi Arabia Visa

1. Valid Passport

Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

(Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

1. Completed Saudi Arabia Visa Application

Download, fully complete, print, and sign one copy of the Saudi Arabia visa application form. 

PLEASE NOTE: the application form is attached as a sample as well.

1. Two Passport-style Photographs

You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

US Passport Photo Requirements:

- Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

- You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

- Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

- Taken in the last 6 months

- Use a plain white or off-white background

- Be sized correctly

  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
  • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

- Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

- You cannot wear glasses.

  • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

- You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

  • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
  • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
  • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

- You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

1. Itinerary

Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Saudi Arabia and exiting Saudi Arabia.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Saudi Arabia and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

1. Business Letter

A business letter of responsibility from your employer/sponsor in the United States.

The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Saudi Arabia", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
  • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.).
  • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
  • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
  • A closing signature by the manager (someone other than the applicant).

Click here for a sample letter template.

1. Notice of Saudi Laws and Regulations

Complete and sign ONE copy of the Notice of Saudi Laws and Regulations with blue ink.

1. Letter of Invitation

Original Letter of Invitation certified by both a Saudi Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Affairs.  The letter should include the inviting company’s location, type of business, applicant’s name, nationality, position, length of visa requested, purpose of travel and the number of entries requested.

Please Note: The letter must be addressed to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington DC.

1. Letter of Intent

Submit a letter of Intent.  The letter is from the applicant and describes the purpose of the trip, duration of stay, date of arrival and departure and your host’s full contact information,

If an employment contract is available, include a copy of this.

1. NOTE ON PROCESSING

Your application materials will need to be translated once received for submission. Your personal visa consultant may be in touch with you to provide further documentation once your application has been received in our office.

1. Saudi Enjaz Registration.

The Saudi Government requires an online registration form (Enjaz) to be completed as part of all visa applications. All visa fees must be paid at the time Enjaz is completed. Passportsandvisas.com will process the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Enjaz Registration Form on your behalf once we receive your application form and supporting documents. No additional documentation or steps by you are required for this service when you choose to use our service. A $50 processing fee has been added to the consular fee for this service.

2Consular and Service Fees

2.1 Consular and Service Fees

Saudi Arabia visa fees are as below :

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $162.67
2 Service Fee $199

3Ship your Application to Passports and Visas.com

3.1 Place the above documents in an Overnight Envelope

Enclose the documents from Section 1 (Gather Documents for your Saudi Arabia  Visa) and a print out of your order confirmation in an Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc).

3.2 Send the Application Materials to Us

Please Note: If you paid for an inbound shipping service your account manager will contact you to provide a FedEx shipping label via email to send us your completed application. 

Send the Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc) to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

101 Hickey Blvd, Suite A-224
South San Francisco, California 94080