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Reviewed May 2024

With the implementation of the Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to welcome international visitors from all over the world in the coming years. As Saudi Arabia‘s role as one of the main hubs in the MENA region continues to grow, more and more travelers will be visiting or transiting through the kingdom.

If your itinerary includes Saudi Arabia as a pit stop, Wego has compiled everything you need to know about the Saudi transit visa; its application, requirements, price, and more.

Who needs to apply for a Saudi transit visa?

All travelers passing through Saudi Arabia or wishing to stay for a period of no more than 96 hours will need to apply for a Saudi transit visa.

Note that this does not include nationalities eligible for visa-free entry to the KSA. The Saudi transit visa validity has now been extended to three months. Please find the details below:

Transiting in Saudi Arabia: Everything You Need to Know About Transit Rules and Process

 

Saudi transit visa for Umrah

Saudi Arabia offers a transit visa for travelers who want to stop over in the country for up to 96 hours (four days). The transit visa is free of charge and can be obtained online or on arrival, but only for passengers of Saudi Arabia Airlines (Saudia) or Flynas. The transit visa also allows visitors to perform Umrah, which is a voluntary pilgrimage to Mecca, as well as visit holy sites, tourist attractions, and historical places.

Please note that the transit visa is not extendable and does not allow you to perform Umrah during the peak seasons of Ramadan and Hajj. You also need to follow the rules and regulations of Umrah, such as wearing the ihram clothing, performing the rituals, and respecting the sanctity of the holy sites.

For more information on Umrah 2024, please refer to our article below:

Umrah Visa: How to Apply For Visa to Perform the Pilgrimage?

 

Saudi transit visa application

GCC citizens and nationals traveling from Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates may enter Saudi Arabia visa-free and thus are not required to apply for a Saudi transit visa.

For other travelers, the Saudi transit visa should be applied via the applicant’s airline or travel agency or through an established visa agent in their respective countries.

 

Saudi transit visa requirements

To apply for the Saudi transit visa you would need the following documents to apply for a Saudi transit visa:

  • a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
  • a residence permit from the country you are applying from
  • a passport-sized colored photograph
  • a completed and signed Saudi visa questionnaire
  • a signed declaration of adherence to Saudi laws
  • proof of ticket booking, confirming your stay-over in Saudi Arabia.
  • Printed visa application submitted through the Enjaz e-portal.

 

Saudi transit visa cost

The cost for a Saudi transit visa for up to 96 hours is roughly SAR 100 (USD 26.61). However, we recommend applicants consult their airlines, travel agents, or respective Saudi Embassy regarding the latest price of the Saudi transit visa.

 

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