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Saudi Arabia Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Saudi Arabian Business Visa Requirements for US Citizens:
A valid passport and Saudi visa are required for business travel to Saudi Arabia.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Saudi Arabia, with at least two adjacent blank visa page available for Saudi visa stamp and Saudi entry stamps. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for a Saudi Arabia visa.
If applying for this visa with a passport issued after January 1st, 2012, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia requires a letter from the applicant stating whether the traveler had a Saudi Arabian visa in their previous passport. If so, provide the dates of validity and number of entries for the most recent Saudi Arabian visa held and state whether that visa has been used for entry to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabian Visa Application Form
One original Saudi Arabia visa application per applicant properly completed and signed, plus one copy. Improperly completed Saudi Visa Application forms may delay the processing of your Saudi Arabian visa.
Handwritten applications are not accepted.
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.
2 photos are required.
OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
Letter of Authorization
Saudi Arabia Visa Application Good Conduct Form
Official Invitation from Saudi Arabia:
Document certified by both the Saudi Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The invitation should include inviting company's location and type of business. In addition, it must clearly state the applicant's name, nationality, position, length of visa, purpose of travel, and number of entries requested. The registration number of the host company will be printed on the invitation. No Chamber of Commerce certification is needed for invitations issued by a government company such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ma'aden, or the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.
Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Saudi Arabia. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Saudi Arabia.
To generate a Saudi Arabian Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this
Business Letter Form
and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
Proof Of Departure:
Emergency requests must be submitted with an itinerary or copy of tickets.
New York and Houston:
A computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets is required with all applications.
Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Enjaz Registration Form
To apply in New York:
The enjaz registration will be processed as part of the application process. In all other locations, enjaz registration must be completed before the application can be submitted.
To apply in Houston, Los Angeles, or Washington DC, Travisa can process this Registration.
If you would like Travisa to process the on-line enjaz registration for you, submit this
Enjaz Request Form
. You will receive confirmation and the final Enjaz approval notification by e-mail. Simply print and include the confirmation pages you receive from our office to include with your application forms.
for detailed instructions for how to complete this required on-line registration yourself.
Please note: In Washington DC the enjaz registration, online application form payment and visa application must all be submitted by the same party. If you wish to use Travisa’s service in Washington DC, please complete our enjaz request form.
After completing the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Enjaz Registration Form
it is important to print a copy of the registration and payment confirmation pages to include with your application.
Approval for this visa will be submitted directly from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to a particular Consulate in the United States. The visa application must be processed in the location where the approval is registered.
Global Service Order Form
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Saudi Arabia Visa Validity:
Saudi visa validity is dependent on the the letter of invitation from Saudi Arabia provided with the visa application.
Saudi Arabian Visa Processing Time:
A Saudi visa is usually processed in 4 to 7 business days after all materials, including signed enjaz forms, have been received by our company.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia
The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (
In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
Saudi Arabia Visa Application Procedures
Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Saudi Arabia
Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.
Saudi Arabia Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
Send documents to:
Travisa - Houston
1001 West Loop South, Suite 645
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 961-3500
Send documents to:
Travisa - Los Angeles
6222 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (323) 932-7300
Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223
Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166
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