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What is the procedure to apply for a tourist visa to visit Saudi Arabia?

Shad Siddiqui

Answered On : 07, Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia is now open for tourists from all over the world wishing to visit the Kingdom for the purpose of tourism. The Kingdom has recently announced this decision and has rolled out a plan on how travelers can apply for a tourist visa through a fast and easy-to-use online portal or with the embassies in their respective country.

The online visa facility, however, only applies to citizens of 49 countries.

There are two ways to apply for a tourist visa

  • E-Visa or Visa on arrival
  • The respective Saudi Embassy

Saudi Arabia Tourism Visa


A one-year, multiple-entry visa will be issued online that allows the tourist to stay in the Kingdom for 90 days in a year. It can be applied online through a very fast and easy visa portal. This facility is limited to 49 countries as below :


  1. Canada
  2. United States of America


  1. Andorra
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Holland
  15. Hungary
  16. Iceland
  17. Ireland
  18. Italy
  19. Latvia
  20. Liechtenstein
  21. Lithuania
  22. Luxembourg
  23. Malta
  24. Monaco
  25. Montenegro
  26. Norway
  27. Poland
  28. Portugal
  29. Romania
  30. Russia
  31. San Marino
  32. Slovakia
  33. Slovenia
  34. Spain
  35. Sweden
  36. Switzerland
  37. Ukraine
  38. United Kingdom


  1. Brunei
  2. China (Including Hong Kong and Macau)
  3. Japan
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Malaysia
  6. Singapore
  7. South Korea


  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand

Saudi Arabia Tourism Visa

Visa Application with Embassy

If you are an Indian national or your country is not on the list of 49 countries mentioned above, you may make an application with the embassy of Saudi Arabia for processing.

There is a list of documents required that you need to submit with the embassy along with the application, valid passports, photographs, and Visa fees.