Saudi Arabia Visa Information for Indian Passport Holders, How to Apply & Travel Requirements

Saudi Arabia Visa information

Saudi Arabia, also known as the Kingdom of Saudi is the home to Islam, the world’s second-largest religion. Saudi Arabia is sometimes referred to as “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to the mosques in Mecca and Medina.
Saudi Arabia is also one of the largest oil producing country making it a very good place for business people.

Saudi Arabia receives an average of 12 million visitors every year of which most are pilgrims, with over 18 million in the last year, the forecast has it that this number could increase to 20 million in the coming years.

Saudi Arabia Visa Types, Processing Time & Duration

VISA TYPEPROCESSING TIMEVALIDITY
Business/Commercial Visa
4 - 5 days30 - 90 days
Work Visit Visa4 - 5 days90 days
Employment Visa
6 - 10 days90 days
Family Visit Visa4 - 5 days60 days
Student Visa4 - 5 days365 days
Hajj Visa4 - 5 days30 days
Residence Visa6 - 10 days365 days
Government Visit Visa4 - 5 days180 days
Diplomatic and Official Visa
4 - 5 days180 days
Escort Visa4 - 5 days180 days
Personal Visit Visa4 - 5 days60 days
Umrah Visa4 - 5 days30 days

General Requirements for Saudi Arabia Visa

  • A valid international passport with at least two empty pages adjacent to each other
  • A recent passport photograph with a white background
  • A completely filled and signed or stamped application form
  • Travel itinerary
  • Health insurance certificate
  • A signed consent form from parents or guardians of minors (applicants under the age of 18)

Saudi Arabia Business Visa

  • This visa is for people entering Saudi Arabia for business purpose
  • A copy of the business license or company registration certificate for the business in India and details of the company in Saudi Arabia will be required
  • An invitation letter from a Saudi Arabian compy will also be required

Saudi Arabia Work Visit Visa

  • This visa is for those who are seeking to work temporarily in Saudi Arabia
  • A cover letter from an organization is needed to obtain this visa. The letter should contain business contact details with the designation of the applicant, the nature of the business, and the duration of the business.
  • An invitation letter from a Saudi Arabian compy will also be required
  • Educational documents and experience letter that proves the applicant is suitable for the work must be submitted during the application.

Saudi Arabia Family Visit Visa

  • This visa is for Indian passport holders who are travelling to visit their family
  • A letter of invitation from a family member who resides in Saudi Arabia is required
  • A wife visiting her husband will have to present a marriage certificate
  • Children below the age of 5 will have to include polio certificate in their document

Saudi Arabia Residence Visa

  • This visa is for people who want to reside in Saudi Arabia for a period of time
  • A recent medical report from a licensed physician is required during application
  • Proof of kinship must be provided when been accompanied by a family member

Saudi Arabia Personal Visit Visa

  • This visa for people visiting Saudi Arabia by themselves
  • This visa does not grant permission to work in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Diplomatic and Official Visit Visa

  • This visa issued to individuals holding a diplomatic passport
  • A cover letter from the Indian government stating clearly the name, title, official position, purpose of visit, duration of stay, and number of entries of an individual is required

Saudi Arabia Student Visa

  • This visa is issued to individuals who want to study in Saudi Arabia
  • This visa does not grant the right to employment
  • Apart from general requirements, a medical report from a licensed physician is required
  • Copies of relevant certificates of past academic records are required
  • The original birth certificate is also required to obtain this visa
  • Married students who wish to travel with their family (spouses and children) must provide proof of kinship

Saudi Arabia Escort Visit Visa

  • This visa is issued to those who serve as escorts to another traveller who is their family or relative
  • This visa does not grant employment or residence in Saudi Arabia
  • Apart from general requirements, proof of kinship is required
  • A letter of consent from the principal traveller should be provided

Saudi Arabia Employment Visa

  • This visa is for those who have secured a job in Saudi Arabia
  • A letter of employment indicating block visa number, date, official designation, and the name of the applicant should be provided by the employee
  • A medical report from a licensed physician is required
  • A copy of educational certifications which must be validated by the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission is required

Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa

  • This visa is issued to those who come to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage purpose. This type of pilgrimage can be done at any time of the year
  • This visa is not valid for work or residency
  • Application for this visa should be done through a licensed visa agency
  • All women travelling are to travel with a mahram
  • Women who are 45 years old and above can travel alone with an organized group. A no-objection letter signed by their husbands, brothers or sons should be submitted
  • Proof of vaccination for meningitis and ACYW135 should be provided

Saudi Arabia Hajj Visa

  • This visa is for those who are going to Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage in the holy month of Islam
  • This visa will not be issued to those who have performed Hajj in the last 5 years
  • This visa is not valid for work or residency
  • Application for this visa should be done through a licensed visa agency
  • All women travelling are to travel with a mahram
  • Women who are 45 years old and above can travel alone with an organized group. A no-objection letter signed by their husbands, brothers or sons should be submitted
  • Proof of vaccination for meningitis and ACYW135 should be provided

Saudi Arabia Visa Fees`

VISA TYPEVISA FEES FOR SINGLE ENTRY (SAR)VISA FEE FOR MULTIPLE ENTRY (SAR)
Business/Commercial Visa2,000 3,000
Work Visit Visa2,000 3,000
Employment Visa2,000 3,000
Family Visit Visa2,000 3,000
Student Visa2,000 3,000
Hajj Visa2,000 3,000
Residence Visa2,000 3,000
Government Visit Visa2,000 3,000
Diplomatic and Official Visa2,000 3,000
Escort Visa2,000 3,000
Personal Visit Visa2,000 3,000
Umrah Visa2,000 3,000

Saudi Arabia Visa Application Centre in India

LOCATIONADDRESSOPENING HOURSTELEPHONEEMAIL
New DelhiNo 2, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi9 am – 4 pm+914324 4444inemb@mofa.gov.sa
MumbaiMaker Tower 'F', 4th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai9 am – 4 pm+912222156001incon@mofa.gov.sa

Commonly Asked Questions about Saudi Arabia Visas

Can I get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia?

Currently, Saudi Arabia visa does not issue tourist visa. If you want to travel to Saudi Arabia you will have to choose among the visa types mentioned above

If I was born in Saudi Arabia. Can I get its nationality besides my current nationality?

Yes. However, you cannot make use of your dual nationality while applying for a visa. It is best advised you use the Saudi Arabian passport while travelling to Saudi Arabia

Is it difficult to get a Saudi Arabia family visa?

No, it is not difficult to get Saudi Arabia family visa. All you need to do is follow the right procedure.


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