e-Visa Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

Tourism / Events / Umrah pilgrimage

The e-Visa for Saudi Arabia is a simplified official Saudi Arabian government document, enabling travel for various purposes to Saudi Arabia for stays of up to 90 days during the 365-day validity period of the e-Visa, or until the associated passport expires. It can be used for tourism, events, visits to acquaintances or to make the small Umrah pilgrimage(impossible to make the Hajj with this document). It is preferable to obtain the e-Visa before booking a flight.

Saudi medical insurance is compulsory for visiting Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government selects one automatically with your e-Visa, and its cost is included in the consular fee. You are not necessarily required to take out your own insurance.

⚠️ If travelers choose an e-Visa Pilgrimage Umrah, the document will necessarily be marked "Tourism". This is a normal situation for travelers to accept. As the authorities specify, it still allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia as part of the Umrah pilgrimage. Please note that Zamzam water cannot be brought back with this visa.

Travellers whose nationality is Algérie🇩🇿, Maroc🇲🇦 or Tunisie🇹🇳 can apply via our system at the same price if :
- they are under 60 years of age

- they hold a resident permit valid for at least 3 months after the trip for the United States, United Kingdom or European Union OR a visa valid for at least one year for the Schengen area, the USA or the UK, and used at least once.

Start an e-Visa application Saudi Arabia

Single rate of 49 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Saudi Arabia

Travel to Saudi Arabia, a land of Islam with a rich history anchored between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Whether for business, leisure, cultural or religious purposes, prepare your trip in advance and obtain an e-visa with ease, thanks to the services offered by the professional teams at Visamundi. With a wealth of experience, Visamundi offers nearly thirty destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Oceania and the Middle East!

Our expert administrative management teams will help you prepare for your trip in the best possible conditions. Gathering the supporting documents required to prepare a file for travel abroad is often time-consuming and can be a source of anxiety. Thanks to our services, get an e-visa fast!

All you have to do is send us your supporting documents, and we'll take care of putting your file together in compliance with international regulations and the laws of each country. Using our services is also part of an environmentally-friendly approach, as you don't have to go to the embassy, which reduces CO2 emissions. What's more, doing all the paperwork from home saves you considerable time and energy. What's more, the e-visa comes in the form of an electronic visa, reducing the need for paper. However, if you need to travel to another country, you may be asked to print out your e-visa. For business trips, you may also be required to present a traditional paper visa, which will be issued to you by the consulate or embassy.

Visamundi assures you of obtaining your e-visa for Saudi Arabia after presenting us with all the supporting documents required to enter the country, which we will check. Any refusal by the local authorities to obtain your e-visa for Saudi Arabia will result in a refund on our part.

Once you've received your e-visa for Saudi Arabia, all you have to do is look forward to the day of your trip and present yourself at the airport with the required documents. So travel with peace of mind, without fear of being refused entry to the Arab world.

If you are French and wish to travel to Saudi Arabia, here are our recommendations and tips for obtaining an e-visa

The e-visa is a solution that has established itself as a support for the free movement of people, in compliance with international regulations and current laws. Go directly to our page for obtaining an e-visa for Saudi Arabia and fill in the form.

Following payment, you will need to enclose a photocopy of your passport so that our staff can cross-check the information. Please note that the waiting time for a response to an e-visa request for Saudi Arabia varies from a few minutes to several days. The e-visa is highly recommended for travel to Saudi Arabia, as it simplifies the procedures and travel requirements for you to visit the country.

A stopover visa is now available for transit through Saudi Arabia, or for compulsory pilgrimages such as the hajj to Mecca, or non-compulsory pilgrimages such as the umra. To obtain a stopover visa, you must stay no longer than 96 hours in Saudi Arabia.

Finally, don't hesitate to consult the Ministry of the Interior website, which provides all the information you need to prepare your trip to Saudi Arabia, and informs you of the security situation there, including the risk of terrorist attacks. You can also consult the "Conseils aux voyageurs" section, which is the main safety tool for French nationals abroad, and register on the Ariane platform specially designed to help French nationals. In the event of a serious crisis, you will be contacted and informed of the steps to take.

How much does an e-visa for Saudi Arabia cost and how do I get one?

An e-visa for Saudi Arabia is not free of charge. Visamundi gives you a transparent breakdown of the fees. They do not vary according to the reasons for which you are traveling. A credit card is required to complete your order.

You will need to select the precise reason for your stay from the following suggestions: tourism, event, visit to acquaintances -family, friends-, pilgrimage -umra-. Then enter your arrival and departure dates.
The next step is to select the multiple-entry e-visa for Saudi Arabia that we offer for a stay of up to 90 days.

Saudi medical insurance, the cost of which is included in consular fees, is required for such travel. You will be registered automatically by the relevant authorities.

Enter your first and last names, those of other travelers and your passport number. Your passport must be valid.

Once these steps have been completed, all that's left to do is e-mail your documents to us. You'll benefit from a pro-active document tracking service, secure payment and data protection. The teams at Visamundi will put your file into shape without imposing a price increase.

If you lose your e-visa for Saudi Arabia, contact us and receive a new document by e-mail as soon as possible. This service is completely free of charge.

If you need more information about obtaining your e-visa to Saudi Arabia, please contact us by phone or e-mail. Our teams will be at your disposal to provide you with all the information you need and guide you through the process.

Can I get my visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia?

Nationalities eligible for e-Visa (see below) can obtain their visa on arrival. Payment is made on site at kiosks by credit card only. The same applies to holders of permanent residence permits, British, American or Schengen visas.
We strongly advise you to apply for an e-Visa to avoid any problems on arrival.

How long is an e-visa valid for Saudi Arabia?

Once issued, an e-Visa Saudi Arabia is valid for 1 year. If your passport expires before then, you will need to reapply for an e-Visa, as the authorization is linked to a passport number. In this case, you may be issued with an e-Visa valid only until the end of your passport's validity.

How long can I stay in Saudi Arabia with my e-Visa?

The e-Visa allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days. If your stay is longer, you'll need to apply for a traditional visa in your passport. You can travel several times over 90 days during the year of validity of the e-Visa.

My e-Visa has been issued. How long do I have to enter the country?

Your e-Visa is valid for 1 year, so you have 1 year to enter the country.

Do I need a visa to transit Saudi Arabia?

  • Stopover of less than 12 hours with a connecting flight on the same airline:
    Transit visas are not required. During your stopover, you will not be able to leave the transit zone.
  • Stopover of less than 12 hours with a connecting flight on a different airline:
    A transit visa is required, and can be obtained from the nearest Saudi Arabian embassy. Even if you have a transit visa, you are not allowed to leave the transit zone.
  • Stopover of more than 12 hours and less than 96 hours with a connecting flight on the same or a different airline:
    A transit visa is required. After 96 hours, the stay is no longer considered as transit, and we suggest you opt for the e-Tourist Visa. Saudi airlines (only) offer their travelers the possibility of applying for a 96-hour transit visa when booking a flight to Saudi Arabia. The online process is free of charge, and is carried out on the airline's website.

Saudi Arabia: what travel reasons are authorized with e-Visa?

You can travel for tourism, for an event, for a family visit or to perform Umrah.

Can I apply for an e-Visa for the Hajj pilgrimage?

The Hajj visa must be requested from the embassy or a specialized agency.

Can I use my e-Visa to buy and return ZamZam water?

If you wish to perform the religious pilgrimage of Umrah and benefit from the virtues of this sacred water, you must apply for a visa from a Saudi embassy/consulate in order to request an Umrah or Hajj visa. With this travel authorization, you'll be able to visit all the holy sites, without restrictions, and you'll also be able to drink Zamzam water. For all travelers, it is forbidden to carry bottled water back to your home country.

Does the e-Visa also apply to minors?

Minors can also have an e-visa. This must be linked to the e-visa of an adult accompanying them on their trip.

I have a Moroccan, Algerian or Tunisian passport. Can I apply for a Saudi e-Visa?

Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian nationals are eligible for eVisa (via our form) for those under 60, only if they hold a resident permit for the United States, United Kingdom or European Union OR a visa valid for at least one year, for the Schengen area, United States or United Kingdom, used at least once.

What's the difference between a traditional visa and an e-visa?

A classic visa is applied for at an embassy and will appear in your passport. The electronic visa or e-visa allows you to apply online. Not all nationalities are eligible for e-Visa.

Do my travel dates have to be exact?

The e-visa is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Travel dates may therefore be subject to change.

What should I do if my application for a Saudi e-visa is rejected?

Depending on your nationality, you can apply directly on arrival at the airport, or contact the embassy or authorities.

How long must my passport be valid after my arrival in Saudi Arabia?

The passport must be valid for 6 months after arrival in the country.

What if my visa expires during my trip?

You will need to go to the immigration office in Saudi Arabia to apply for a new visa, on arrival in the country.

Which nationalities are exempt from Saudi visa requirements?

You are exempt from the visa requirement if you are a national of one of the following countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

What documents do I need to obtain a Saudi e-Visa?

Your passport and a color passport photo are required.

Can I apply for an e-Visa if I'm going away on business?

You'll need to apply for a standard visa at an embassy.

What are the Saudi Arabian visas required for Muslim pilgrimages?

For Umrah, if your nationality qualifies, you can apply for an e-Visa.

For the Hajj, you'll need a standard visa, which you can obtain from an approved agency.

Can you enter Saudi Arabia without being Muslim? And what about Mecca?

Saudi Arabia can be visited by people of all faiths, except Mecca and Medina, which can only be visited by people of the Muslim faith.

Saudi Arabia: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Meningitis: Required for adults and children over 2 years of age traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah or Hajj. Vaccination with one of the following vaccines is acceptable:
    - Tetravalent polysaccharide vaccine (ACYW) administered within the last 3 years;
    - Meningococcal tetravalent conjugate vaccine (ACYW) administered within the last 5 years.
  • Poliomyelitis: A certificate is required for travellers from areas of active transmission of wild or vaccine-derived poliovirus and countries at risk of polio reintroduction (Afghanistan, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia and Yemen).
  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into the country for travelers over 9 months old from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission, and for travelers who have been in transit through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission for more than 12 hours.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: Long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the seasonal transmission of Countrya from September to January along the southern border with Yemen (except in high-altitude areas of Asir province). No risk in Mecca and Medina.
  • Rabies: Prolonged stay or isolation
  • Typhoid fever: Prolonged stay or poor hygiene conditions