Saudi Arabia Visa for US Citizens
Apply Visa for Saudi Arabia from USA
United States citizens are eligible to get a Saudi eVisa to visit Saudi Arabia for tourism, business, or Umrah. No need to go through the trouble of getting a visa at an embassy.
For Americans and other country nationals, as well as cruise passengers and transit travelers, you must have a Saudi eVisa to enter Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia visa for US citizens usually takes 6 to 48 hours, depends on the package you select.
With the eVisa, you can come and leave for short visits while it’s valid for one year. But remember, each time you visit, you can stay for up to 3 months.
You can apply online which takes 5 to 6 minutes to complete. Fill in some basic information about yourself, and upload some important documents.
Once you finish the online application form, we will review your application and process it further. Once approved, you can get your Saudi visa delivered to your email.
Packages of Saudi Visa for US Citizens
Requirements of Saudi Arabia Visa for US Citizens
To get a Saudi Arabia eVisa, you’ll need:
- A US passport that’s still valid for at least six more months when you travel. See the passport example for more information
- A recent passport-size photo. See the photo guidelines for more information.
- A valid email address.
- A credit or debit card to pay for the visa fees.
- You also required to provide some personal information like your full name as in passport, date of birth, profession, address, etc.
You are not required to book a flight ticket to apply for a Saudi eVisa. You might have to provide your address in Saudi Arabia, but if you’re not sure about it, you can still submit your application without it.
3 Steps to Get your Saudi Visa
Processing Time of Saudi eVisa for US Citizens
Saudi eVisa for US citizens usually takes about 6 to 48 hours (excluding the day you apply, holidays, and weekends).
You can also choose “Express Visa” processing to make it faster. With this option, you can get your eVisa within 6 hours after you submit your application.
We suggest you apply for your Saudi eVisa at least 5 days before you plan to arrive.
Insurance for US Citizens with Saudi Visa
US Citizens will get an Insurance policy along with their Saudi eVisa. This insurance is a mandatory requirement for American tourists visiting Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government picks an insurance company randomly while processing your eVisa.
Perform Umrah with Saudi eVisa
If you’re a Muslim from the US, you can use the Saudi eVisa to do Umrah. When you fill out the application, just choose “Umrah” in the “Purpose of Visit” part. You don’t need any extra papers or requirements to submit for this.
Enjoy Your Point of Entry
Any US Citizens who will apply for a Saudi Arabia visa from United states can choose their point of entry from any of the following airports, land borders, and sea ports.
Airports (International and Domestic)
*Umrah pilgrims enjoy the fastest route to visit the Holy cities by choosing these two airports.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do US citizens need a visa for Saudi Arabia?
Yes, US citizens are required to get a visa to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
How to apply for a Saudi visa from the USA?
The easiest way to apply is a Saudi eVisa. The eVisa is completely online and can get approval in 6 hours only.
How quickly can you get a visa for Saudi Arabia?
By choosing express visa option, you can get your Saudi eVisa just in 6 hours.
How much is a visa to Saudi Arabia?
The cost of the visa depends on how you want it to processed. You are advised to check this page often to see the updated prices of visa fees.
How long can you stay in Saudi Arabia with a visa?
Though Saudi eVisa is valid for 1 year, the maximum consecutive stay is 3 months.
Do I need a transit visa for Saudi Arabia?
Yes, if you're planning to enter in Saudi Arabia during your journey, you might need a transit visa. You have the option to apply for a Saudi eVisa, which also serves as a transit visa for your convenience.
How long does it take to get a Saudi visa?
If you pick the express processing option for your Saudi eVisa, you'll get the visa in just 6 hours. But if you choose the regular processing, it will take 48 hours. Remember, this doesn't count the day you apply, holidays, or weekends.
How long is a Saudi tourist visa valid?
The Saudi eVisa is a multiple-entry visa that is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. However, the maximum consecutive stay is 3 months for each visit.
How to renew a visit visa in Saudi Arabia?
If your Saudi eVisa is going to end soon, you can ask us for a renewal. Just get in touch with us, and we'll help you with the process.
How much is an exit visa in Saudi Arabia?
If you have a family or work outside of Saudi Arabia and want to leave the country but need to come back later, you'll need a Saudi exit/re-entry visa. The cost of this visa can be different, depending on the Immigration and special agents. This visa is not the same as the eVisa. To know more, it's a good idea to ask the appropriate visa agents.