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Saudi Arabia Work Visa

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Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements

  • 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 One Passport-style Photograph
    One Passport-style Photograph

    You must provide 1 passport photo. This passport photo 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

    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 Proof of Residency in United States
    Proof of Residency in United States

    You will need to provide a color COPY of your Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) or other proof of legal status in the United States.

    If your US visa is in your passport, as in most cases, then that passport MUST be sent.

    PLEASE NOTE: At the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate they reserve the right to ask for the original Green Card or Visa.

  • 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

    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 inforomation,

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

  • image description 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 Consular Fee Notice
    Consular Fee Notice

    Please Note: The consular fee may vary depending on what country you are from and how long of a visa you are seeking.  Secondly, the Consulate may require citizens from certain countries to apply and pay for mandatory insurance from a valid Saudi company to cover the entirety of their trip.

Saudi Arabia Visa Information