1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Saudi Arabia visas and can help you secure a Saudi Arabia visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Saudi Arabia visas at the Saudi Arabia Embassy every day for residents of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Saudi Arabia visa?
The best time to apply for your Saudi Arabia visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Saudi Arabia visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Saudi Arabia visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Saudi Arabia Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application or display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  4. Proof of Employment

    This must be provided as the following documents:

    An original letter of introduction from the applicant's Irish employer. This letter must: 

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Include the start date
    • Indicate the applicant's job title as stated on the letter of invitation
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Be signed and stamped with the company stamp

    and

    A copy of the applicant's company ID badge or a copy of the applicant's business card.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    An electronic invitation, issued by the Foreign Ministry in Saudi Arabia is required. The organization you are visiting in Saudi Arabia is responsible for obtaining the invitation.

  6. Educational Qualifications

    A copy of the applicant's educational certificate must be provided.

  7. Proof of Vaccination

    Travellers must present a copy of their vaccination certificate against COVID-19.

  8. Visa Application Form

    One completed and signed application form. This form must be filled and signed in black ink.

  9. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Confirmation included in this kit.

Important Information

Travel via Madinah or Jeddah Airport
Please note that holders of a Tourist eVisa will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia via Madinah and Jeddah airports during the Hajj Season which is from 30th May to 28th June. 

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Saudi Arabia Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Saudi Arabia utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of passport information page

    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

  2. Proof of Insurance

    The government of Saudi Arabia requires all applications to be submitted with a medical insurance policy from an approved provider. The insurance must be issued by a Saudi-Arabian insurance company. CIBTvisas will obtain the medical insurance policy on your behalf when completing the eVisa registration procedure. The government of Saudi Arabia applies an insurance policy fee of SAR 180, which is included in the visa fee.

  3. Visa Validity

    A Saudi Arabian eVisa is a multiple entry visa with a validity of 1 year and allow for stay of up to 90 days.

  4. Minors

    Applicants under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a guardian.

  5. Visa Conditions

    All applicants must adhere to local customs and etiquette. Please visit this page for more information.