Visa Requirements

Tourist visas are not available for travel to Saudi Arabia

Transit Visa

The Saudi Arabia transit visa is usually issued for the exact date of entry/exit as evidenced by the airline tickets. Visa cannot be issued more than 30 days prior to entry. Transit period cannot exceed 72 hours.

Your application will be checked and hand carried to the Embassy and is usually processed in 48 hours.

  1. A valid, signed US passport. The passport must have at least 6 months remaining after the completion of your stay in Saudi Arabia, and contain two consecutive blank visa pages. Side by side blank pages.
  2. Fully completed and signed Saudi Visa Application ( New York ), Saudi Visa Application ( Houston, Washington DC )
  3. Visa confirming your next destination
  4. Two (2) passport photographs
  5. Original round trip confirmed airline tickets showing travel in and out of Saudi within 72 hours.
  6. For Non-US Citizens, proof of permanent residence in the US is required.
  7. Notarized release form – Please contact Iratex for this form

Business Visa

The Saudi Arabia business visa is usually issued for a single entry within 60 days provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay not exceeding 30 days.

Your application will be checked and hand carried to the Embassy and is usually processed in 4 business days at the consulate

  1. A valid, signed US passport. The passport must have at least 6 months remaining after the completion of your stay in Saudi Arabia, and contain two consecutive blank visa pages. Side by side blank pages.
  2. Fully completed and signed Saudi Visa Application ( New York ),  Saudi Visa Application ( Houston, Washington DC )
  3. Two (2) passport photographs
  4. Original Airline Tickets
  5. Your sponsor in Saudi Arabia must send you an official invitation bearing the company seal and the seal of the Chamber of Commerce.
  6. Saudi Company Letter is required to be typed on your company letterhead and addressed to The same Consulate or Embassy your invitation is addressed to. This letter must be signed by a company officer other than the traveler, and should:
    1. state the nature of business to be performed;
    2. include the name and address of the company to be visited;
    3. guarantee sufficient financial support during visit; and
    4. guarantee return transportation to the US for the applicant.

Work Visa

Your application will be checked and hand carried to the Embassy and is usually processed in 4-7 business days at the consulate

  1. A valid, signed US passport. The passport must have at least 6 months remaining after the completion of your stay in Saudi Arabia, and contain two consecutive blank visa pages. Side by side blank pages.
  2. Fully completed and signed Saudi Visa Application ( New York ),  Saudi Visa Application ( Houston, Washington DC ) 
  3. Passport photograph
  4. A letter from the sponsoring company is required, indicating the Block Visa Number and date.
  5. A copy of the signed employment contract
  6. Copy of College or University Degree, must correspond to the field of employment
  7. Together with official transcripts notarized and sealed by the registrar’s office including the social security number of the applicant or Technical Training Certificates, notarized and authenticated by your State Secretary. Technical training Certificates may only be used for non-managerial positions.
  8. Police clearance certificate
  9. A letter of release if applicant has previously worked in Saudi Arabia
  10. Completed original medical report forms with 3 photographs with original lab report
  11. Notarized release form – Please contact Iratex for this form

Fees

In addition to the standard Iratex fees, the following consular fees apply:

Transit VisaGratis
Business Visa – US Citizen, Single or Multiple Entry$110.00 per visa
Business Visa – Non-US Citizen, Single Entry$54.00 per visa
Business Visa – Non-US Citizen, Multiple Entry$134.00 per visa
Work Visa$15.00 per visa