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How to get Saudi eVisa: Eligible countries and requirements

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How to get Saudi eVisa: Eligible countries and requirements

Saudi Arabia is all set to issue the electronic visa (eVisa), a move that will will mark a huge change for kingdom which has been one of the most difficult countries to enter.

The Saudi Arabia eVisa application will only take a few minutes to complete online, there will be no need to go to an embassy or consulate.

After the application has been completed and approved, it will be sent to the traveler by email.

Unless you are from a visa-exempt country (currently the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman) is is necessary to obtain a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Until the Online Visa for Saudi Arabia is available, the only way to obtain a visa is in person from your nearest embassy. There is not currently a visa designed for tourism purposes.

The new Saudi Arabia Visa will allow tourists from eligible countries to visit the country. The online application process will be quick and simple to complete.

Though the list of eligible countries has not been finalized, the Saudi Government has already announced that the eVisa will be available to citizens of the:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Singapor
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United States

More countries are likely to be added to the list.

How to get Saudi eVisa?

Once available, getting a Saudi Arabia eVisa will just take a few simple steps:

  • Complete the Saudi Arabia application form
  • Pay the eVisa fee using a credit or debit card
  • Receive the Saudi Arabia Online Visa by email

Candidates must have a valid passport from one of the eligible countries in order to successfully complete the application.