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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Extends Visit Visas for Those Stranded in the Kingdom

Visitors who are stranded in Saudi Arabia will be eligible to extend their visit visas in the Kingdom for up to 180 days, after paying a fee. The decision came after the suspension of international flight services for two weeks, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, VisaGuide.World reports. Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, pointed out that the General Directorate of Passports will allow all foreign visitors to extend their visit visas [...]

Saudi Arabia Establishes ‘Instant Visa’ for New Businesses Growth

Travelling to Saudi Arabia for business will now be easier, as the Saudi Kingdom has announced the launch of the so-called instant visa scheme, in another attempt to support entrepreneurs that want to develop their new businesses in the monarchy. According to Ahmed Al-Rajhi, the Minister of Labor and Social Development, the instant visa will play an important role in the economic development of Saudi Arabia, VisaGuide.World"> reports. "We are pleased to announce the launch... which will [...]

By | 2020-03-06T13:55:08+00:00 March 6th, 2020|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

Saudi Government: We Will Refund Umrah Visa Fees

Saudi Arabia’s government will refund umrah visa fees and service charges for would-be pilgrims, due to the suspension of entry for foreigners, Ministry of Hajj confirms. Pilgrim in Umrah and Prophet’s mosque in Madinah have been cancelled for tourists in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus from foreigners’ travellers arriving in the country, VisaGuide.World reports. All the foreigners who have refund claims for visa fees and service charges have to contact the local Umrah agents [...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry for Umrah Pilgrims Due to Coronavirus

Foreign tourist will be ineligible to participate in the annual Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina, due to Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to suspend all the foreign arrivals as a prevention measure of coronavirus spread. Even though in Saudi Arabia and Qatar so far are not reported any coronavirus cases, the growing number of cases across the globe caused fear to Saudi Arabia’s citizens for a pandemic, VisaGuide.World reports. “In completion of the efforts taken to provide [...]

Saudi Arabia Granted 350k Tourist Visas in Last Three Months

350,000 tourist visas have been granted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the last quarter of 2019, which were also the first three months of the newly enrolled Saudi Arabian tourist visa scheme. After the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued about 47,000 tourist visas in the first month of the launch of the tourist visa program, two months later, this number reached about 350,000 visas granted. The chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi [...]

By | 2020-01-27T15:57:50+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

Saudi Arabia Clarifies Rules of Facilitated Entry for Schengen, UK, and US Visas Holders

The Saudi authorities have defined the rules of entry for holders of valid visas granted by one of the Schengen Member countries, the United Kingdom or the United States after they first announced in October last year that holders of these visas will soon be eligible to enter Saudi Arabia under tourism purposes without pre-entry visas. The General Authority for Tourism & National Heritage has announced at the beginning of this year that tourists of all nationalities [...]

By | 2020-01-16T11:33:28+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

Saudi Arabia Granted Almost 50k Visas Within First Month of Tourist Visa Program Launch

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued about 47,000 tourist visas in the first month of the launch of the tourist visa program, announced the chairperson of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) Ahmad Al Khateeb at the G20 Tourism Ministers meeting in Japan. Throughout the meeting, Al Khateeb said that while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is excited to be opening its doors to the world as an emerging tourism destination, its authorities [...]

By | 2019-10-30T10:40:46+00:00 October 30th, 2019|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

After Tourist E-Visas, Saudi Arabia Now Plans to Launch Host Visas

After it launched the tourist e-visa at the very beginning of this month, now the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to introduce another type of visa. The Saudi Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) and the Ministry of Haj and Umrah are currently working on a possible introduction of a new visa, through the portal of the Ministry of Interior. The new visa, which might be called the “host visa” will permit citizens and expatriates of the [...]

By | 2019-10-25T13:18:09+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

Saudi Arabia Extends Tourist Visas to US and Schengen Visa Holders

Holders of Schengen and US visas are now eligible for the new Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa. Last month, Saudi Arabia launched a new Tourist e-Visa which is available to a select few nations, including the US, EU, United Kingdom, and several Asian countries. Now, the Kingdom has extended the possibility of a tourist visa to those who already have a visa for the US or Schengen. Ahmad Al-Khateeb, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National [...]

By | 2019-10-21T09:56:16+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|

All You Need to Know About the New Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa

World travelers of several world countries wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia can now do so by getting an eVisa online or upon arrival at the Saudi Arabia port of entry. The e-visa enables travelers to visit the desert country and attend sports events, concerts and business activities. Those performing an Umrah can also enter Saudi Arabia with an eVisa. The eVisa is valid for entry through all airports and / or seaports. The Saudi Commission for [...]

By | 2019-10-03T09:50:14+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Saudi Arabia Visa/Passport News|