Saudi Visa for South African Citizens
Apply your Visa for Saudi Arabia from South Africa
To get your Saudi visa, you can apply online with your information. Saudi visa for South African is processed within 6 hours* of your application. Moreover, it can be done from your smartphone.
The Saudi eVisa requires only your valid passport, a recently taken photograph, and travel details.
There is no need to queue in the Saudi embassy or consulate. When the visa is ready, we will send it to your email.
Saudi eVisa has 1 year of validity, with 3 months of straight stay in Saudi. Multiple entry facility is also available.
You can use the eVisa to perform Umrah, visit friends and family, attend meetings and business conferences, and also spend holidays in the country.
*Express Visa processing is within 6 hours and Regular Visa processing is within 48 hours.
Pricing of Saudi Visa for South Africa
Benefits of Saudi Visa for South African Citizens
Here is the list of benefits you get with a Saudi eVisa:
Requirements of Saudi Arabia Visa for South Africa
The information required to apply for a Saudi eVisa is as follows:
- Your valid South African passport (minimum 6 months of validity).
- A passport-size photograph (recently taken 2×2 inch color, white background).
- Approximate date of arrival in Saudi Arabia.
- Visa payment method (Debit/Credit card or PayPal).
- Children and minors under 18 should be accompanied by a guardian. They should have their passport and eVisa.
How Does the eVisa Process Work?
Only 3 steps to get Saudi eVisa for South African citizens:
Fill in the form with the required information and documents.
Proceed with making the eVisa payment afterward.
Once your eVisa is ready, we deliver it to you via email.
Things to Do After Receiving Your Saudi eVisa
Here are the things you should do right after setting out for Saudi Arabia:
- Carry your original passport and your eVisa.
- Print 2 copies of your eVisa. It is required when you are entering from any land borders and seaports.
- They will stamp one and use the other one to verify the eVisa.
Saudi eVisa Processing Time
The eVisa processing time ranges from 6-48 hours depending on the type of visa processing package you have selected.
The Express Visa processing is within 6 hours for urgent visits to Saudi. And the Regular Visa processing takes 48 hours. We recommend the latter if you have time in hand.
Please note that the visa processing time does not include any holidays and weekends. The processing starts from the day after you have submitted your application.
Validity of Saudi eVisa for South African
Your eVisa is valid for 1 year from the issue date. It also has a multiple-entry facility. The eVisa allows you to stay in Saudi for 3 months straight.
If you wish to extend your stay in the country, then you will have to return and come back again.
Entry Points to Saudi Arabia with eVisa
Saudi Arabia allows eVisa holders to enter the country from a wide range of entry points. This includes airports, land borders, and seaports. To make your journey more convenient and choose your entry point, we have gathered the list of them that accept eVisa:
Airports (International and Domestic)
* Umrah Pilgrims from South Africa can travel to Makkah and Madina by choosing these two airports faster than other airports. They have direct transportation (high-speed train) from the airport to the cities.
Why Choose Us?
There are a lot of reasons to choose us. Here are some of them:
We double-check your visa information before starting to process it. If something is missing, we contact you and get it fixed. This makes the eVisa approval rate high.
Our Express Visa process takes only 6 hours. For any urgent visit, we recommend you go for this package. If you have time in hand, then the Regular Visa takes only 48 hours.
All your eVisa process, progress, and payment acknowledgments are updated to you via email. After the visa is approved, we deliver it to your email. Which is convenient and time-saving.
With the latest optimization and security, our website is supported over all platforms and devices. So you can use a laptop or even a smartphone to navigate smoothly.
If you cannot finish your application form right away, we included an information-saving option. You can save what you entered and pick up where you left off.
For any urgent queries, we have included a Live Chat option. You can get any information related to your eVisa faster this way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do South African passport holders need a visa for Saudi Arabia?
The answer is yes, South African passport holders including any eligible nationals visiting Saudi Arabia will need a visa to enter the country.
How to get a Saudi visa from South Africa?
You can get a Saudi visa by applying online from here. The requirements are a valid South African passport, a passport-size photo, and your travel details.
After you have submitted and paid your visa fee, you can get your visa within as little as 6 hours.
How much is the visa fee for Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia visa fee is mentioned in our pricing section. Make sure to check this page for the updated price often.
How long does it take to get a visa for Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia visa takes 6 to 48 hours to process and deliver. The Express Visa takes 6 hours and the Regular Visa takes 48 hours.
Do I need a visa to transit through Saudi Arabia?
If you are transitioning through Saudi Arabia, and the time exceeds 12 hours, or if you leave the international terminal, then you will need to apply for a transit visa.
But if the transit time does not exceed 12 hours and you do not leave the international terminal, then you do not need to apply for a transit visa.
Can I get a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia?
Sadly there is no visa on arrival for South African citizens in Saudi Arabia. But you can apply for a Saudi eVisa before you start your journey.
The Express Visa is processed within 6 hours. You can print it out and be on your journey in the shortest time possible.
How long is Saudi tourist visa valid?
Saudi tourist visa is valid for 1 year with multiple entries. You can stay up to 3 months consecutively on every visit.
After your visa expires, you will have to apply for a new one. There is no renewal option for a tourist visa.
How long can I stay in Saudi Arabia with a tourist visa?
You can stay in Saudi Arabia for 3 months consecutively with a tourist visa. If you want to extend your stay, you can exit and return.
The visa comes with 1 year of validity and multiple entry, so you can exit and re-enter anytime you want.
How can I check my Saudi visa status online?
You can check your Saudi visa status online from your account with us. Use your email and password and log in to your account. You will be able to see at which stage your Saudi visa is at the moment.
Got More Questions?
Unable to find the answer you are seeking? We have a dedicated FAQ page. Please check it out for further questions and answers.
For specific questions that you cannot find on the FAQ page, you can send us a message from our contact page. we will get back to you with the answer.
You can also use the Live Chat option to get your urgent queries.