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Saudi Arabia Business Visa

Saudi Arabia Business Visa Requirements

Special Information About Saudi Arabia Embassy/Consulate
If you require a Saudi Arabian visa in less than 3 business days, please contact Medina Tours Customer Support at 0208 157 0202

ALL SAUDI ARABIA VISA ORDERS will have MANDATED Document Pre-Check enabled for an additional charge of $45.

The Saudi Arabia Invitation Letter requirement is very stringent, and all such letters must be approved via Document Pre-Check before client should send in application packet for processing.

Special Information About Saudi Arabia Embassy/Consulate

NOTE:Women applying for a business visa to visit Saudi Arabia MUST acquire a pre-approved invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The invitation number will begin with 7005. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

1.1 Invitation Notice
Applicant must submit a confirmed invitation request processed by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (applicants host will arrange this and provide confirmation letter) or an original letter of invitation from a Government company in Saudi Arabia (such as Saudi Aramco). It is common for host to indicate that due to their influence or relation to the Royal Family that this requirement does not need to be fulfilled, however under no circumstances will the Embassy or consulate office in the UK issue a visa without it.

Please Note: Saudi invitations dictate which embassy or consulate the application MUST be submitted at, regardless of the applicant's residency. Medina Tours will only accept Governmental invitations in London invites begin with the number "700". If your Saudi invitation does not begin with the numbers "700" and is directed to the London consulate, your invitation will need to be re-issued. In order to ensure the right information is displayed, please see the link below which will describe how Saudi Arabian invitations can be read to identify where the application must be submitted.

1.2 Passport
Applicant must submit their current, signed passport. Visas are stamped into a passport, therefore the original passport is required.

Passports MUST be signed, and MUST contain two back-to-back blank visa pages (amendment pages are not considered visa pages) to be accepted by the Consulate of Saudi Arabia.

1.3 Photo Requirement
Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. The photos must be recent and generally should not be the same used for the passport itself.

1.4 Proof of Travel
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation or online booking) showing departure from the UK and arrival/departure for the destination.

Note, if traveling via private charter the charters manifest should suffice.

1.5 Declaration Form
Applicant must submit a signed Declaration Form.

1.6 Business Cover Letter
Applicant must submit a Business Cover Letter (BCL) from a U.K. company. The BCL must be an original, signed document on company letterhead indicating the date, duration and purpose of travel, list a contact and address at the host company, and observe moral and financial responsibility for the applicant.


Please review the example below.

1.7 Saudi Business Registration Form
Applicant must submit a copy of the inviting companies Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry company registration from.

1.8 Declaration for Muslim Applicants
Saudi Arabia requires that members of the Muslim faith declare that they will not use a business visa for the purposes traveling for Hajj or Umrah.

1.9 Proof of Meningitis Vaccination
If the applicant is visiting Mecca, Medina, or Jeddah or the applicant's sponsor is based out of Mecca, Medina, or Jeddah, proof of a meningitis vaccination will be required. Vaccination exemptions will not be accepted by the consulate. Photo copies of the proof of vaccination are acceptable.

1.10 Visa Application
Applicant must submit one completed visa application. Applications should be printed single-sided and signed in blue or black ink only.

1.11 Select Visa Service
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