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Saudi Arabia Visa

Type of Saudi Arabia Visas

30 Days Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 7 to 10 days
  • Stay period : 30 days
  • Validity: Up to 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 12,999/-
30 Days Business Visa
  • Processing time: 7 to 10 days
  • Stay period : 30 days
  • Validity: Up to 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 12,999/-
90 Days Family Visit Visa
  • Processing time: 12 to 15 days
  • Stay period : 90 days
  • Validity: Up to 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 13,999/-
1 Year Family Visit Visa
  • Processing time: 12 to 15 days
  • Stay period : 365 days
  • Validity: Up to 3 months
  • Entry: Multiple
  • Fees: INR 14,999/-
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Documents required for Saudi Arabia Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Saudi Arabia Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead)
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Confirmed onward and return flight tickets
    • Confirmed hotel reservations
    • Aadhar Card
    • NOC from the employer
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Saudi Arabia Visa process and requirements

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Saudi Arabia Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Saudi Arabia?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Saudi Arabia.Visas may be obtained from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in India. The Embassy does not issue tourist visas. Applicants can only travel to Saudi Arabia for business purpose or for visiting family and friends. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for

  • add How can I apply for a Saudi Arabia visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Saudi Arabia visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Saudi Arabia visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What are the different types of Saudi Arabia Visas?

    • Business Visa:

      Business visas are issued to: businessmen, investors, representatives of Indian companies, managers, sales managers, sales representatives, etc.This visa is for people who want to participate in business meetings, conferences and other business purposes in Saudi Arabia. The visa can be single or multiple-entry. Visa holders are not allowed to take up work or seek employment in Saudi Arabia.
    • Family Visit Visa:

      Any Saudi Expat living in Saudi Arabia with a residential visa can apply for a Saudi family visit visa, if they would like to call their family members to stay with them for a specific time span, The family member can be a mother, father, wife, children, brother, sister, mother-in-law or father-in law.

  • add Can I get an ordinary holiday visa (tourist visa) for Saudi Arabia?

    No, there are no holiday visas. If you want to travel to Saudi Arabia as a tourist, you need to contact a tourist agency based in Saudi Arabia.

  • add How long is the business visa valid for?

    Your duration of stay must be approved by the Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia. It usually must not exceed 3 months.

  • add How long is the family visit visa for Saudi Arabia valid for?

    The family visit visa is issued for up to 1 year.

  • add How long does it take to process the visa?

    It takes 5 days to process the visa.

  • add How early can I apply for a Saudi Arabia visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Saudi Arabia visa is two months before the date of travel to the country.In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted ten days, prior to travelling.

  • add What type of entry does the business visa provide?

    There are single and multiple-entry options for a Saudi Arabia Visa. The entry type will depend upon the type of visa you apply for.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Saudi Arabia visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Saudi Arabia
    • How long you intend to stay in Saudi Arabia
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Saudi Arabia
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Saudi Arabia
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Saudi Arabia
    • If you have a permit to Saudi Arabia the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Saudi Arabia
  • add How do I receive my Saudi Arabia visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Saudi Arabia once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    No. You are not required to visit the Saudi Arabia Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What if my Saudi Arabia visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Saudi Arabia visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Saudi Arabiafamily visit visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country ona Saudi Arabia family visit visa or a business visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the wake of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Saudi Arabia Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Saudi Arabia visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Saudi Arabia Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Saudi Arabia Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Saudi Arabia Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Saudi Arabia Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Saudi Arabia visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Saudi Arabia visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Saudi Arabia Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Saudi Arabia visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Saudi Arabia Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Saudi Arabia

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Saudi Arabia Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Saudi Arabia Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Saudi Arabia ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Saudi Arabia
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Saudi Arabia Travel guide

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the frontier of Islam’s cultural heritage. Located in the Middle East, it is the place where a Muslim visits to meet his Prophet and pays homage at the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This most misunderstood yet spectacular country is strictly governed by Islamic law though the people are incredibly hospitable and welcoming. The oasis in the dunes, marvellous mountains, and pristine rivers are part of the country’s captivating natural beauty. Riyadh, the cosmopolitan capital city of the country, is full of modern restaurants and skyscrapers that will make you feel connected with the western world Read more

  • The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the frontier of Islam’s cultural heritage. Located in the Middle East, it is the place where a Muslim visits to meet his Prophet and pays homage at the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This most misunderstood yet spectacular country is strictly governed by Islamic law though the people are incredibly hospitable and welcoming. The oasis in the dunes, marvellous mountains, and pristine rivers are part of the country’s captivating natural beauty. Riyadh, the cosmopolitan capital city of the country, is full of modern restaurants and skyscrapers that will make you feel connected with the western world .
  • The official language of this Islamic country is Arabic, and visitors should learn a few generic words and phrases before visiting the city. There are many tourist attractions and metropolitan cities where English is understood, but if you are visiting the remote cities, Arabic is a must. While visiting the conservative Muslim country, it is important to observe the local customs and respect their traditions. Women should dress modestly and wear Abaya while visiting religious places. Due to recent terror attacks, it is advisable not to visit the restricted borders and adjoining villages.
  • The official language of this Islamic country is Arabic, and visitors should learn a few generic words and phrases before visiting the city. There are many tourist attractions and metropolitan cities where English is understood, but if you are visiting the remote cities, Arabic is a must. While visiting the conservative Muslim country, it is important to observe the local customs and respect their traditions. Women should dress modestly and wear Abaya while visiting religious places. Due to recent terror attacks, it is advisable not to visit the restricted borders and adjoining villages.
  • What to see in Saudi Arabia?

  • It is believed that the souls who get to visit the Mecca and Medina are blessed, but only Muslims can visit the holy cities. Apart from spiritual places, there are many marvels that will surprise and amaze you. Empty Quarters, also known as the Abode of Silence, is the 65000sq km dunes where you can enjoy safari, jeep and camel rides. Jubbah Rock Carvings is an open-air gallery of the pre-Islamic era. The petroglyphs of 5500BC make one wonder about the history of the place and the people who used to live there.
  • Masmak Fortress in Riyadh is one of the most-visited sites in the capital. The Maiden Saleh ruins, the ancient cities called Timna and Shiban, Pink palaces in Taif, and the wildlife of Asir are a must-see. The Arabian night safari should be on your list while visiting the country. Shop at the traditional souks and take away souvenirs like brassware, incense holders, historical swords, chest covers, etc. Explore the camel market and get gifts of authentic jewellery for your friends.
  • Saudi Arabia is known for its non-vegetarian cuisine, and every restaurant in the country offers varieties of it. Visiting the country on Saudi Arabia visa for Indians if you are a vegetarian can be challenging as you will be unable to try most of the delicacies. However, not many people know that the Saudi menu has a lot of vegetarian options that include Ful wa Tameez, Tamiya, Muttabaq and, vegetarian Kebabs that will satisfy your hunger pangs. Traditional cuisine is hot and spicy with lunch as the heaviest meal of the day. It includes lamb and chicken, but pork is forbidden. Pita bread with hummus, lentils, and Burghul are the staple vegetarian dishes. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the month of holy Ramadan.

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Saudi Arabia Facts and Figures

Region:
Middle East
Major cities :
Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Dammam
National Day:
September 23rd
Religion:
Sunni Islam
Capital:
Riyadh
Time in Saudi Arabia:
GMT/UTC + 3h during Standard Time Read more
Days that constitute the weekend:
Friday and Saturday
Language:
Arabic
Area:
2,149,690 km2
Population:
34,140,662
Currency:
Saudi Riyal (SR)
Important Holidays:
Eid-al-Fitr, Eid-al-Adha and National Day
Main Airlines:
Saudi Arabian Airlines, NasAir, Charter Airlines, and Cargo Airlines
Main Airports :
Riyadh King Khaled International Airport, Dammam King Fahd International Airport and Jeddah King International Airport
Best time to visit:
October to March
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2, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar
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