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Saudi Arabia business visa application, requirements, price, and processing time

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Saudi Arabia is one of the most powerful countries in the world and has the most diversified economies. Saudi Arabia offers amazing business opportunities, and if you’re looking for a new job or starting a business, then Saudi Arabia may be a great option.

The Saudi Arabia business visa is ideal if you’re planning to travel for business-related purposes or if there’s a meeting or conference for your company held in Saudi Arabia.

Visas can be single-entry or multiple-entry. These visas tell how long you can stay in Saudi Arabia. A single-entry business visa in Saudi Arabia will allow you to stay in the country for 90 days. A multiple-entry visa will let you stay for 180 days.

Further information regarding KSA business visas is below.

Saudi Arabia Business Visa Application Requirements

You must provide several documents to apply for a Saudi Arabia business visa. The following documents will be needed:

  • An original passport valid for less than 6 months and should have at least two empty visa pages.

  • To fill out an online Saudi Arabia visa application form and apply for a business visa for Saudi Arabia, visit VisaHQ. Any non-US citizen traveling to Saudi Arabia must purchase health insurance from KSA.

  • Passport photographs will be needed. The photo should have been taken within the last 6 months. The photo should have a white background and is supposed to be 200 x 200 in height and width and 5 to 100 Kb in size.

  • An electronic invitation letter from a Saudi company will be needed.

  • An employment verification letter that confirms your employment and terms “business” as your purpose of travel to KSA on behalf of the company.

  • A copy of the company’s business registration in Saudi Arabia and the US if you’re a US citizen.

  • Additional documents may be required if needed.

  • Your passport must not indicate any prior or intended travel to Israel.

Saudi Arabia Business Visa

If you want to undertake business in Saudi Arabia, you will require a Saudi Arabia Business visa. Main purposes for a KSA business visa include conferences, discussions, meeting clients, general meetings, discussing projects, and opening a new branch.

Invitation letter for Saudi Business Visa

All Saudi Arabia business visas need an invitation from the ministry of foreign affairs or chamber of commerce. This invitation letter is the first step in obtaining your Saudi Arabia Business visa.

Saudi Arabia Business visa application form

The Business visa application form for Saudi Arabia can be downloaded from VisaHQ. It has an overview of the process, related questions, precheck guides, and the employer support letter template. The visa application form will ask you certain things such as your residential details, travel information like travel dates and flights, information related to the people you are visiting in KSA, and details regarding marital status and religion.

Saudi Arabia Business Visa processing time

Once you acquire your invitation, your Saudi Arabia business visa will start with compiling all your required documentation. Your Saudi Arabia business visa will be processed in 2 or 3 working days.

Saudi Arabia Business Visa Cost

The costs for a Saudi Arabia Business visa vary based on several factors. It is recommended that when you’re establishing a working relationship with the person who invited you to Saudi Arabia, you can ask them for any particular requirements that you want for your visa. They will make your request when obtaining the invitation from the chamber of commerce or MOFA.

Although nationality is fixed, the price of visas varies based on different passport nationalities.

Most visas are either single or multiple entry visas, but the length of a visa will vary from 3, 6, or 12 months to 2 or 5 years.

For further information regarding visa fees, you can check VisaHQ.

How do I apply for a business visa in Saudi Arabia?

Following are the steps to apply for a business visa in Saudi Arabia:

  • First, obtain an invitation from your sponsor in Saudi Arabia. This will be emailed to you.

  • One of the visa consultants will translate the invitation for you. The invitation is in Arabic so you will require a translator.

  • A complete Employer Support letter will be needed.

  • Finish filling out other requirements such as medical form, application form, photos, and order form.

  • The processing gets done in 2 or 3 working days.

Saudi Visa Medical Insurance

All issued visas from the embassy will also issue travel insurance which covers medical requirements as well while you’re in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not allowed to work statement

You might spot a “Not permitted to Work” on a business visa. This means you cannot be situated on this visa for a long time, rent a property, or get full-time employment, and you cannot acquire an Iqama through this visa. To do these activities, you must have a full-time job with a contract, a visa block number from your company, and apply for a KSA work visa.


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