A valid passport and visa are required to work in Saudi Arabia.
Send these documents to Travisa
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Saudi Arabia, with at least two adjacent, blank passport pages 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.Houston: One photocopy of the passport information page is required.Washington, DC: 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, typed Saudi Arabia visa application form. The Consulate of Saudi Arabia requires a visa application be completed according to strict guidelines. Make sure your documentation is accurately prepared by making use of Document Preparation Service. After placing your order, you will receive an Application Kit which includes an optional form where you can provide simple answers. If you choose this service a Specialist will work with you to ensure the required documents are prepared according to government and consular requirements. Once your application form is complete, we will return it to you via a secure and encrypted email for your signature, keeping your personal information safe.
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.
OR - you can upload a passport photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
Letter of Authorization:
Houston: Signed Letter of Authorization.
New York: Signed Good Conduct Form.
An online registration with the Saudi Arabian government must be completed in addition to your visa application form. Travisa will complete this registration on your behalf once we receive your application form and supporting documents; we cannot file applications with Enjaz Registration provided by applicants. This requires an additional service fee and one business day for processing. Please sign and date the Enjaz Registration Release Form, which will be sent to you with your Visa Application Kit once you submit your order. The Enjaz Registration Release Form mentions an iris scan and fingerprint submission process; this is handled upon entry into Saudi Arabia and are not part of your visa application.
Official Invitation from Saudi Arabia:
a) Original and one copy of letter from the sponsoring company, certified by the Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This letter must indicate the block visa number and date, as well as the position and name of the applicant. The letter must include the number and date of the visa approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its branches in Jeddah or Dammam. b) The original and one copy of the employment contract signed by both the sponsor and the applicant and with the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The position mentioned in the contract should match the position mentioned in the block visa reference, and should be supported by the academic degree and major of the applicant.
Original and one copy of College or University Degree, together with official transcripts notarized and sealed by the registrar's office, and including the social security number of the applicant. (When being shipped directly from the University applicant name must be placed on the outside of sealed envelope). The degree must correspond to the field of employment. - OR - Original and one copy of Technical Training Certificates, notarized and authenticated by your State Secretary. A Letter of Authorization for the authentication of documents must be provided. If the applicant has worked in Saudi Arabia before and previous employment ended within the last three years, a release letter from the previous employer is required.
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from an airline or travel agency.
The Saudi Consulate requires a background check report in order to process your application. Travisa will complete this registration on your behalf once we receive your application form and supporting documents. You must sign and complete the Background Check Authorization Form included in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you have placed your order. The background check must be used within 30 days of issuance. A $60.00 service fee applies.
Three Medical Report forms with three attached photographs and three copies of lab results. A licensed physician must sign each form and certify that the applicant is free of any contagious disease including Hepatitis A, B, or C. The license number and address of the physician should appear on each copy along with a stamp from the medical facility or seal from the Department of Health. Medical reports must be used within three (3) months from the date of issuance. Children under the age of sixteen do not need a medical report.
Applicants must be physically present in the United States to apply for a Saudi Arabian Work Visa, and must be able to prove this to the satisfaction of the Saudi Consulate. If the applicant has ever been in Saudi Arabia the Exit Letter must be attached inside the passport. If the passport has no previous Saudi Arabian visa and Exit Letter, the Consulate may require additional documentation such as a notarized letter attesting the applicant is in the US, or in some cases may require a personal interview.Note: All required Saudi documents the traveler’s name appears on, MUST match the passport exactly.
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.
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Saudi Arabia Visa Validity:
Saudi visa validity is dependent on the the letter of invitation from Saudi Arabia provided with the visa application and is at the discretion of the Saudi Arabian Consulate.
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.
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. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
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