Saudi Arabia: Standardized Visit Visa Validity Periods May Require Re-Applying for Visa

Expat Academy Saudi Arabia: Standardized Visit Visa Validity Periods May Require Re-Applying for Visa

Effective immediately, the validity periods of many visitor visas, including commercial visit and work visit visas, have been standardized.

  • Foreign nationals who have submitted visa applications accompanied by invitation letters that request a visa with a validity that is inconsistent with the new regulations will need to obtain new letters in order to avoid Saudi consular posts returning visa applications.
  • Additionally, the Saudi Arabian government has introduced a uniform fee of SAR 300 (approximately USD 80) per application for all visit visas, where previously, the fee varied based on the visa category and the applicant’s nationality.

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