Saudi Arabian visas can be complex, requiring expert knowledge to ensure compliance. With the right support, you can visit Saudi, ensuring your visa is the correct one for your purpose of visit and is compliant. Below we break down every part of the Saudi visa, the types of visas, the requirements, what you need to apply and staying compliant.
There are many types of visas available for those visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is crucial to ensure that you are using the correct visa type for the purpose of your travel. Below we break down each visit visa type and what each is for.
All travelers to Saudi Arabia must have a valid passport with at least 6 months left, two facing pages, and the appropriate visa. Applicants with travel documents should not have any restrictions or conditions which prevent them from traveling.
Exceptions to the visa requirements are those who are GCC nationals, passengers transiting in the Kingdom with valid onward or return documentation within 18 hours with no further stops in Saudi (certain nationalities are not eligible), and those with landing and re-entry permits issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For the commercial and business (work) visit visa, the documents required for application are:
Additionally, for the business (work) visit visa, you must also have the following documentation:
Compliance is an essential part of doing business in Saudi Arabia and it is crucial to ensure you are following the rules and regulations for your visa when you visit the Kingdom. First, always ensure that the visa you are applying for is aligned with the purpose of your travels. It is important to know the differences between the types of visas before applying.
Visa on arrival is not available in Saudi and visitors are not able to obtain a driver’s license, lease a residence or open a bank account. They are also not able to sponsor a family to visit the Kingdom. To ensure that you are compliant, check carefully the duration of stay allowed, the number of entries allowed, and ensure due diligence when finding a visa sponsor and that your visa details are clear and suitable for your visit.
With the right support, applying for a Saudi visa can be made simple. The right partner will ensure that you have all your documentation, you remain compliant, and that the process runs as smoothly as possible.
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