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Updated January 2024

Saudi Arabia is a popular destination for Pakistani travelers who want to experience its rich culture, history and religious significance. However, getting a Saudi visit visa for Pakistani citizens can be a challenging and time-consuming process. In this article, we will explain the requirements, fees, steps and tips for applying for a Saudi visit visa for Pakistani nationals.

Keep reading to know more about available types of visit visas, ranging from tourist visas, business visas, umrah visas and family visit visas, and how travelers from Pakistan can apply for a tourist visa to the KSA.

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Saudi Arabia scrapping visa stickers for Pakistan

In July 2023, Saudi Arabia announced a major change in the visa policy of 12 countries, including Pakistan. Under the new system, incoming travelers will no longer need a visa sticker on their passport, which will be replaced by a printed e-visa featuring a QR code. The code will contain all the data required and information on the passenger.

The e-visa will replace the stickers for labor, visit or residency visas.

For more details regarding this policy change, we suggest going through our dedicated article below:

Saudi visit visa general requirements

Even though the exact set of documents required for a specific type of Saudi visit visa may vary depending on the type of permit, the general set of documents required by travelers from Pakistan for a Saudi Arabia visa is as follows:

  • an original passport with 8-month validity
  • a Return Ticket attached to the documents for the approval of the Umrah visa.
  • the hotel booking receipt
  • 4 passport-size photographs with a blue background
  • CNIC, B-form for children and infants.
  • fingerprint recognition of the traveler’s ID
  • proof of Lodging

Please note that all the other documents will be requested by the embassy if needed. All these documents should be attested by some authority to be recognized as valid documents. You can get them attested via any government officer.

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Saudi visit visa for Pakistanis

The following is a list of available visit visas in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi eVisa/tourist visa

The Saudi tourist visa (Saudi e-Visa) is an entry authorization document allowing foreign nationals to enter Saudi Arabia for non-essential and non-religious purposes.

The Saudi tourist visa is a one-year, multiple-entry electronic visa allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country. It covers tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding the Hajj season) and excludes other activities such as studying. The tourist visa is available as an e-visa, visa-on-arrival and consulate visa.

Currently, Saudi e-visas can only be issued to travelers from 49 countries. Since Pakistan is not on the approved list of countries, travelers from Pakistan are required to get in touch with the nearest Saudi Embassy.

Make sure to contact the nearest Saudi Arabia Embassy, from where you can request a visa to visit Saudi Arabia.

Submit the required documents

The documents, as mentioned above, are required to be submitted to the embassy by travelers from Pakistan looking to obtain a visa to visit Saudi Arabia.

Please make sure to consult with your Saudi embassy, as some additional documents may also be required.

Once the application has been submitted, the authorities will review it to determine the approval or rejection based on the eligibility criteria and the documents provided by the applicants. If approved, visa holders should not overstay the duration mentioned on the visa.

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Saudi family visit visa

The Saudi family visit visa is a type of visit visa issued by the MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the immediate family members of legal residents or citizens of Saudi Arabia who are living outside of KSA to visit their families in the Kingdom. A family visit visa can only be issued to immediate family members such as:

  • parents
  • children
  • father-in-law and mother-in-law
  • husband or wife
  • brothers or Sisters and their families (wives/husbands and their children).

Only a legal Saudi resident or citizen who is an Iqama holder can apply for the family visit visa on behalf of the visitor. For this, the Iqama should be valid for at least 4 months.

It is worth noting that a person can now perform Umrah on a family visit visa. However, they need to make sure to book an appointment through the Nusuk platform.

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Personal visit visa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a new entry visa dubbed the Personal visitor visa. This visit visa allows foreign nationals to enter the country via an invitation from their Saudi friends or acquaintances. With the Saudi Personal visit visa, holders may:

  • freely visit the country
  • travel across the Kingdom
  • visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and other religious sites
  • perform Umrah
  • take part in cultural events 

To apply for the Saudi Personal visit visa, Saudi citizens must:

  • visit the eVisa platform of the ministry’s website at
  • go to the “Individual Service” section of the eVisa platform
  • log in through the Nafadh unified national platform
  • fill out the data of the invitees by requesting a personal visit
  • approve the necessary undertakings

The request will then be processed, and a Personal visit visa will be issued. The data can be viewed through the “invitation request” query service. To do so, you can take the following steps:

  • visiting the MoFA visa platform
  • selecting the inquiry icon
  • filling in the required data
  • clicking the “Inquiry” icon to know the status of the previously submitted application

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Business visa

Travelers looking to enter the Kingdom for business purposes, such as meetings, conferences, and more, can apply for a Saudi business visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website. The Saudi business visa can be a single or multiple-entry visa.

Among the required documents are:

  • a valid passport (with blank pages)
  • passport photographs
  • completed application form
  • a letter of invitation from the sponsor company in Saudi Arabia that is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • a letter from your employer confirming your employment and upcoming trip
  • any other required documents depending on the applicant’s country of origin

Umrah visa

An Umrah Visa is an official document designed to facilitate Muslims wishing to embark on Makkah on a minor pilgrimage known as the Umrah.

Two kinds of Umrah visas may be available to you depending on your country of origin, namely the Umrah Visa and the Umrah e-visa. Both Umrah visas are valid for two weeks.

For the Umrah season of 1445 AH, the kingdom announced several offers for pilgrims to make their visit convenient. The Ministry listed out many options like the transit visit visa, family visit visa, personal visit visa, and visa-on-arrival. Furthermore, Pakistani nationals now have the opportunity to extend their stay with Umrah visas, granting a 90-day validity and a 96-hour Stopover visa option, which permits travelers to incorporate Umrah into their travel plans, enhancing flexibility and convenience.

We covered the details of personal and family visit visas above. You can also apply for a transit visa to perform Umrah, the details of which are below. Note that visa on arrival facility is not extended to citizens of Pakistan.

Transit visa

Pilgrims who are arriving by plane can use the transit visit visa. On this visa, pilgrims can not only perform the rituals of Umrah but can also visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

The visa allows for a four-day stay in the Kingdom and is valid for 90 days, is free of charge and is immediately issued upon purchasing an airline ticket.

Pilgrims can reserve a ticket and submit a visa application through the official websites of Saudi Airlines or Flynas.

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Saudi visit visa for Pakistanis fee

The visa fees for all visit visas, including e-visa, visa-on-arrival, and consulate visa, are SAR 300 (PKR 24,499.71), and the cost of the new comprehensive medical insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment is SAR 140 (PKR 11,433.20) including tax, bringing the total to SAR 440 (PKR 35,932.90). For business visas, the cost is SAR 807 for a single entry visa and SAR 1107 for a multiple entry visa (available from 1 up to 5 years).

Visa application centers in Pakistan

If you require more assistance in obtaining your Saudi visa, you can visit one of these visa centers in your city below.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Quetta
Etimad (Private) Limited
Maymar Palaza, Khojak Road,
Quetta Cantt,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Karachi (FTC)
Saudi visa application center,
Block A,
Ground Floor, Finance and Trade Centre (FTC Building),

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Karachi (DHC)
Etimad (Private) Limited
2nd Floor, 67/1 Maqbool Empire,
Main Korangi Road,
(Imtiaz Store building).
near KPT Interchange Karachi.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Sukkur
Etimad (Private) Limited
Banglow no A-65,
Sindhi Society,
Air Port Road, Near Nadra Office,
Opposite 5 Star Guest Houes,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Mirpur Khas Sindh
Etimad (Private) Limited
H# 36-B,
Umair Town
Mirpur Khas, Sindh.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Hyderabad
Etimad (Private) Limited
Banglow# B-1,
Kehkashan housing society,
behind soneri bookland,
Naseem nagar road qasimabad,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Peshawar
Etimad (Private) Limited
3rd Floor, Al Hajj Tower,
Main University Road,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Lahore
Etimad (Private) Limited
Ground Floor and First Floor,
The Enterprise Building, 1 km Thokar Niaz Baig
Multan Road, Lahore.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Islamabad
Etimad (Private) Limited
3rd Floor, Awami Trade Center Building,
G-9 Markaz (Karachi Company),

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Swat
Etimad (Private) Limited
River Palace Hotel,
By Pass Road Mingora Swat.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Swabi
Etimad (Private) Limited
Afghan market Topi Road Gulu Dheri Near Jalalian Hotel Swabi.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Rahim Yar Khan
Etimad (Private) Limited
H# 64 B, Block Y,
Scheme#03,Street Gulzar-e-Madina,
Near Masjid Gulzar-e-Madina,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Rahim Yar Khan.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Sahiwal
Etimad (Private) Limited
X Block, Scheme#3,
Farid Town,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Gilgit
Etimad (Private) Limited
Main City Gilget.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Mansehra
Etimad (Private) Limited
Shop no 15 Zaman Plaza Green City Hotel opposite Niazi Travel,
Chanar road,
Lari adda Mansehra.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Rajanpur
Etimad (Private) Limited
Near Angro Urea,
Gudam Indus Highway Road,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Multan
Etimad (Private) Limited
Old Food Street,
Chungi#09 Khanewal Road,
Multan Pakistan.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Sialkot
Etimad (Private) Limited
Akbar Plaza,
opposite Habib Metro Bank,
Chowk Doburji malian,
daska road Sialkot.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Mardan
Etimad (Private) Limited
Haji Gul Plaza Mill Road Near Taroon Shadi Hall Shop no. 11-12-13 A Block Mardan.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Dera Ismail Khan
Etimad (Private) Limited
Rose Hotel,
Topanwala Circular Road D I Khan.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Khushab
Etimad (Private) Limited
House# 4/B,
Near Grand Castle Hotel Civil Lines Jauharabad,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Faisalabad
Etimad (Private) Limited
Near Al Noor Marbel Factory,
Khayaban 3, Madina Town,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Mirpur Azad Kashmir
Etimad (Private) Limited
Office# 27 Quaid-e-Azam Stadium,
Mirpur Azad Kashmir.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Gujranwala
Etimad (Private) Limited
Satelite Town, Near Billa Pan Shop,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Jhang
Etimad (Private) Limited
Crown Plaza Nawaz Chown Opposite Church Ground,

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Muzaffarabad
Etimad (Private) Limited
Shop no 10,
Ground Floor,
Mughal Plaza,
Abbottabad Morh Near Passport office Muzaffarabad.

Saudi Arabia Visa Center Gujrat
Etimad (Private) Limited
Ramtalai Chowk,
Near service shop,
Gulzar Madina building,

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