Saudi Arabia adds 8 new countries to tourist visa list

How to Apply for a Saudi Tourist Visa

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationals of 57 countries, including Azerbaijan, Albania, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Maldives, can apply for a Saudi tourist visa online.

Application Process:

Required Documents:

  1. Passport with 6 months validity.
  2. Must be 18 years old or accompanied by a guardian.
  3. Address of Accommodation or Hotel Booking.

Visit the Visa Application Website:

  1. Go to https://visa.visitsaudi.com/Registration/Verify.
  2. Select passport type and country.
  3. Enter the captcha code and click “Next.”

Provide Personal Information:

  1. Input name, mobile number, email address, and secret question.
  2. Activate your account via email.


  1. Receive a verification code via email.
  2. Enter the code to complete verification.

Application Type:

  1. Choose between individual or group application.

Personal Details:

  1. Input name, date of birth, gender, marital status, and current residence status within 10 minutes.
  2. Specify if applying on behalf of someone else.

Passport Information:

  1. Select passport type, enter passport number, issue and expiry date, expected arrival and departure dates in KSA, and purpose of the trip.
  2. Provide communication preference and additional contact information.

Accommodation Address:

  1. Specify the address where you’ll be staying in Saudi Arabia.

Health Insurance and Terms Acceptance:

  1. Agree to terms and conditions of the medical insurance covering emergency cases in Saudi Arabia.
  2. Pay the insurance fee of SR 140.

Review and Payment:

  1. Review application details and pay the total fee of SR 463, including visa fee, insurance fee, VAT, and transaction fee.
  2. Pay using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, UnionPay, or ApplePay.

Visa Issuance:

  1. Receive the visa via email within 10 minutes.
  2. Print and save the visa for immigration clearance.
  • FAQs:
  • Validity:

Multiple-entry visa valid for 1 year with a maximum stay of 90 days per visit.

  • Umrah and Hajj:

Allowed for Umrah; separate visa required for Hajj.

  • Restrictions:

No studying, job seeking, business activities, or Hajj on tourist visa.

  • Religion and Gender:

No restrictions based on religion; women can travel alone.

  • Dress Code:

Follow Saudi customs and wear appropriate attire.

  • Modifications:

Visa cannot be modified once issued; rectify errors before issuance.

  • Women’s Travel and Dress Code in Saudi Arabia:
  • Can women travel to and from Saudi Arabia alone?

Yes, there is no restriction prohibiting women from traveling to and from Saudi Arabia alone as long as they are adults.

  • Do women need to wear an abaya in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, every man and woman should adhere to the dress code of Saudi Arabia according to the customs and traditions of the country.

  • Modifications to E-Visa:

Once the e-visa is issued, any mistakes cannot be rectified, and the visa cannot be modified or altered.

However, if the visa is still under process, modifications can be requested.