e-Visa Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

Tourism / Events / Umrah Pilgrimage

Fill in the information requested in the form carefully. After payment, forward your passport photocopy to us so that we can cross-check the information and maximize your chances of obtaining the Saudi visa. Most applicants receive approval within minutes. However, some applications may take several days to process depending on the criteria of the Saudi authorities. Visa on arrival can be requested by the same nationalities on arrival in Saudi Arabia on very restrictive criteria, including the requirement to arrive in Saudi Arabia via a Saudi national airline. Immigration authorities continue to strongly recommend the e-Visa.

Reminder e-Visa Saudi Arabia: The e-Visa is an official simplified process of the Saudi government, allowing travel for different reasons in Saudi Arabia for stays of up to 90 days during the 365 days of validity of the e-Visa, or until expiration of the associated passport. It allows for tourism, events, visits to acquaintances or to perform the small pilgrimage of Umrah. We advise you to apply at least 3 days before your departure for Saudi Arabia. It is preferable to obtain the e-Visa before booking a flight.
Reason for travel Number of entries Maximum length of stay Response for urgent departure Consular fees Service Fees Total incl. VAT
Tourism / Family / Event / Pilgrimage Multi-input 90 days 72h 125 € 55 € 180 €

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Frequently asked questions about the Saudi Arabia e-Visa

Travel to Saudi Arabia, a land of Islam with a rich history anchored between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Whether for work, leisure, cultural or religious purposes, prepare your trip in advance and obtain an e-visa easily thanks to the services offered by the professional teams of Visamundi. With a strong 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!

You just have to send us your documents and we will take care of your file in accordance with international regulations and the laws of each country. Using our services is also part of an ecological approach since you do not have to go to the embassy, which reduces CO2 emissions. You can also save time and energy by doing all the paperwork from home. The e-visa is also an electronic visa that reduces the use of paper. However, if you are applying for a visa to travel to another country, you may be asked to print your e-visa. For business trips, you may also be required to present a traditional paper visa which will be issued to you at the consulate or embassies.

Visamundi ensures that you will get your e-visa for Saudi Arabia after presenting us with all the required documents to enter the country, which we will verify. Any refusal by local authorities to obtain your e-visa for Saudi Arabia will result in a refund from us.

Once you have received your e-visa for Saudi Arabia, all you have to do is look forward to the day of your trip and show up at the airport with the required documents. So travel with a clear head, without fear of being refused entry into the Arab world.

If you are French and wish to travel to Saudi Arabia, here are our recommendations and advice to follow in order to obtain an e-visa

The e-visa is a solution that today has become an essential part of the free movement of people in compliance with international regulations and laws. Go directly to our page for obtaining an e-visa for Saudi Arabia and fill out the form.

After payment, you will need to attach 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 application for Saudi Arabia varies from a few minutes to several days. The e-visa is highly recommended for travel to Saudi Arabia, it simplifies your procedures, your travels and the conditions for obtaining a visa that will allow you to travel to this territory.

When transiting Saudi Arabia or for a mandatory pilgrimage as part of the hajj to Mecca or non-mandatory as the umra, there is now a visa or stopover visa. In order to obtain a stopover visa, you cannot stay more than 96 hours in Saudi Arabia.

Finally, do not hesitate to consult the website of the Ministry of the Interior, which provides all the information you need to prepare your trip to Saudi Arabia and informs you of the security situation if you travel there, particularly the risk of attacks. You can also consult the "Advice to travelers" section, which is the main tool concerning the safety of 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. Visamundi provides you with a transparent price list. These do not vary depending on the reasons for which you are traveling. A credit card will be required to finalize your order.

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

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

Fill in your first and last names, those of other travelers and your passport number. This one must be valid.

Once these steps have been completed, all that remains is to send us your documents by email. You will benefit from a pro-active document tracking service, secure payment and protection of your data. The teams at Visamundi will put your file in shape without imposing a fee increase.

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

In the event that you need more details and information about obtaining your e-visa to Saudi Arabia, please contact us by phone or email. Our teams will be available to provide you with information 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 passport, can I apply for a Saudi e-Visa?

As Moroccan nationals are not eligible for e-Visa, you must apply to a Saudi embassy by contacting the one nearest you.

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 visa requirements 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

Saudi Arabia: Covid-19 travel restrictions

Information updated on 15/02/2024

Saudi Arabia: these restrictions are still in force

Saudi Arabia: are further Covid-19 restrictions still in place?

Foreign travelers are required to have valid medical insurance covering all COVID-19 expenses for the duration of their stay.

In a nutshell:
  • No PCR test is required by this country (but may be required by the airline)
  • No health pass is required by this country
  • This country does not require Covid-19 vaccination for incoming travelers
  • No quarantine is required upon arrival in this country
  • No health form is required to go to this country