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Updated January 2024

Saudi Arabia is a popular destination with diverse attractions, ranging from bustling cities like Riyadh and Jeddah to breathtaking natural landscapes and cultural sites. If you plan on visiting Saudi Arabia, getting a visa is crucial, whether you’re a first-time tourist or a regular business traveller.

Read on as Wego offers everything you need to know about the fees for different categories of visas in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia visa price 

Saudi visa costs vary depending on the type, and fees are typically non-refundable. To avoid losing money, it’s crucial for travellers to thoroughly assess their visa requirements before submitting their application and paying the fee.

Please note that all fees are accurate at the time of writing.

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Tourist visa

The Saudi tourist visa, also known as the Saudi e-visa, allows foreign nationals entry into Saudi Arabia for non-essential and non-religious purposes. It is valid for one year with multiple entries, allowing tourists to stay for up to 90 days per visit. The visa covers tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding Hajj season), but not studying. It can be obtained through e-visa, visa-on-arrival, or consulate visa options.

For a Saudi tourist e-visa, the cost is SAR 535 (USD 142), which includes a fee for full health insurance during the stay in Saudi Arabia, whereas the cost for the tourist visa on arrival is SAR 480 (USD 127).

In the event of the visa expiring without leaving Saudi Arabia, overstay fees of SAR 100 (USD 26) per day are applicable. No refund for rejected visa applications will be offered.

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e-visa for GCC residents

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched a new visa scheme for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the primary objective of boosting tourism. According to the latest visa rules, GCC residents can now apply for an eVisa through the Visit Saudi online portal, which enables them to visit Saudi for both Umrah and tourism purposes.

The cost of a Saudi e-visa for GCC residents is SAR 300 (USD 79), which includes full health insurance fees.

Business visa 

Foreigners who plan to do business in Saudi Arabia are obliged to obtain a business visa.

The cost of a single-entry Saudi business visa is approximately SAR 807 (USD 215), whereas a multiple-entry Saudi business visa costs around SAR 1107 (USD 295).

Family visit visa

The family visit visa is a legal document provided by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) which enables beneficiaries to obtain visitation requests for their first-degree relatives, namely parents, wives, and children.

For a MoFA Saudi family visit visa, both single-entry and multiple-entry options cost SR 200 (USD 53).

Personal visit visa

A personal visit visa allows foreign nationals to enter the country of Saudi Arabia via an invitation from their Saudi friends or acquaintances. It can be issued as both a single-entry or a multiple-entry visa.

According to the Saudi government’s official website, applicants will be charged SAR 200 (USD 53) to obtain a personal visit visa.

Transit visa

The transit visa is a visa that is available to foreigners allowing them to stay in Saudi Arabia for 4 days.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers an online service that allows applicants from any country to obtain a Saudi Transit Visa. The transit visa permits travellers to pass through Saudi Arabia for stays lasting more than 12 hours and costs SAR 300 (USD 80). Moreover, Saudi Arabia now offers a free transit e-visa for those flying via Saudia and Flynas Airlines.

Umrah visa

Umrah visas are necessary before pilgrims can enter Saudi Arabia to fulfil their religious duty.

The Umrah visa is free of charge, but there may be fees associated with processing and other Umrah-related services. It’s been reported that these fees may amount to somewhere between USD 173 to USD 223.

Please note that the Saudi e-visa permits individuals to perform Umrah, and the fees for this are as follows:

  • the tourist e-visa costs SAR 535 (USD 142) and includes full health insurance coverage during the stay
  • the cost for the tourist visa on arrival is SAR 480 (USD 127)

Hajj visa

The Hajj visa is valid only for travel between Jeddah, Makkah, and Madinah. Unapproved travel outside these areas may result in immigration violations and penalties.

The Hajj visa is free for all pilgrims. However, it is possible that travel agents may charge additional fees for other services related to the pilgrimage.


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