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How to apply for a Saudi tourist visa

Citizens of 49 countries can receive visas on arrival in the kingdom

How to apply for a Saudi tourist visa
Ahmad Al Khatib speaks during Saudi Open Hearts Open Doors Tourist Visa Launch Event at the At Turaif District in Ad Diriyah in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia began offering tourist visas for the first time on Friday, offering e-visas and visas on arrival to citizens of 49 countries.

To apply for an e-visa, one must register at www.VisitSaudi.com and fill out an online application.

Requires documents include a passport with a validity of more than 6 months from the time of arrival in the kingdom, and an address where one is staying. Visa on arrival will also require a hard copy of the visa, although a soft copy is advised.

Most European countries are included on the list, as is the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a number of East Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. 

A full list of countries whose nationals are eligible for e-visas can be found below. Nationals of countries that are not included on the list are encouraged to get in touch with the nearest Saudi embassy.

The e-visas are valid for one year and allow for multiple entries. Tourists can spend up to 90 days in the country on each visit. Consulate-approved visas will also require return tickets, proof of employment, a bank statement, and other supporting information.

The e-visas and visa on arrival are both prices at SAR 440 (AED 430.8) plus VAT. A fee of SAR 100 will be applied for each day that a visitor overstays their visa.

North America
Canada
US

Europe
Switzerland
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Monaco
Andorra
Russia
Malta
Montenegro
San Marino
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Portugal
Poland
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Romania
Slovakia
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Spain
Sweden
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Norway
Luxembourg
France
Germany
Greece
Slovenia
Holland
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia

Asia
Brunei
Japan
Singapore
Malaysia
South Korea
Kazakhstan
China (Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan)

Oceania
Australia
New Zealand