Starting from 2019, Online Saudi Visa (Electronic Travel Authorization) is required for travelers visiting Saudi Arabia for business, transit or tourism visits under 90 days.
Online Saudi Visa is a new entry requirement for foreign nationals with visa exempt status who are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia by air, land or sea. The electronic authorization is linked electronically and directly to your passport and is valid for a period of (1) one year. Online Saudi Visa is not a physical document or a sticker in your passport. At the port of entry into Saudi Arabia, you are expected to furnish the passport to a Saudi Immigration officer. This should be the same passport that you used to apply for Online Saudi Visa.
Applicants of the eligible countries/territories must apply for the Online Saudi Visa Application minimum 3 days in advance of the date of arrival.
Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council do not require Online Saudi Visa (or Electronic Travel Authorization).
Citizens of the following nationalities are eligible to apply for an Online Saudi Visa:
Please apply for a Online Saudi Visa 72 hours in advance of your flight.