UK national to Saudi Arabia Work visa

Visa Requirements: 

From the applicant:

  • Passport with at least two blank pages facing each other and valid for at least six months (how to renew your passport)
  • 2 recent passport size photos
  • 1 completed and signed original application form (download)
  • Medical report (see below)
  • Copy of CV
  • If previously employed in Saudi Arabia – copy of recommendation letter from the previous employer
  • Academic qualification certificate in the field of job (see bellow)
  • Criminal records (ACRO) certificate (see bellow) 
  • Order form (please click here to download)

From the employer:

  • Visa approval issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Letter of introduction from the employer in Saudi Arabia
  • Power of Attorney from employer (wakala)
  • Visa block copy
  • Copy of employment contract attested by Saudi Foreign Ministry and Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Information: 

Medical report
The report must be provided by applicants over 15 y.o. Issued by a medical professional and legalised by FCO. Please click here to download the report form accepted by the Consulate. Other forms won’t be accepted. The report must be issued within the last three months prior to visa application.

Academic certification
In original. Must be certified by Saudi Cultural Bureau, then stamped by a UK solicitor/public notary and appostiled by the FCO and finally Saudi embassy

ACRO Certificate
Must be issued in the UK no more than 1 month prior to visa application (request one) and certified by FCO. If the certificate shows no live trace, Subject Access must be requested.

Gathering required documents
As the ACRO certificate is only valid for one month from the date of issue, we advise to gather the documents in the following order:

  1. Attestation of the educational certificates by the Saudi Cultural Bureau; once done
  2. Medical report, ACRO certificate and documents from the Saudi employer
  3. FCO certification of the above documents (apart from the Saudi documents)
  4. All other documents.

FCO certification
We can assist with the public notary and FCO attestation of the above documents. If you wish to take advantage of the service, please post us the items 1, 2 and 4 listed above once ready, we will do the rest. For cost and timing of the FCO certification service please see this page.

Visa validity
Work visas are issued for single entry within 1-3 months (entry clearance). Entry clearance will be converted by the employer into multiple entry work permit once in Saudi Arabia.

Past travel to Sierra Leon or Republic of Guinea
Applicants who travelled to these countries within the past four weeks at the date of application will be rejected. Please apply after the four weeks period.

Applicants born outside of their country of citizenship
If born outside of the country of current citizenship and have never been a citizen of that country must provide certified copy of their birth certificate.

Mandatory medical insurance
All visa applicants must have a medical insurance from one of the approved by the Saudi government insurance providers. This does not apply to (1) diplomatic and service passport holders; (2) pilgrimage applicants; (3) those travelling for medical treatments. The cost of the insurance is paid by AnyVisa on behalf of the applicant when registering their application online. Applicants can choose an insurance provider when completing visa application form (see list of required documents).

Handling Fees: 

Type of visa
Duration of process
Consulate fee Handling fee
Total cot (inc. VAT)
Single entry
2-3 working days
£32 £75+VAT
£122

Total cost does not include mandatory medical insurance.

Next steps:
Please gather the above listed required documents and send them to us for processing.

Sending your documents
You can deliver your documents to our office:

  • by AnyVisa courier (London; courier delivery fees); please let us know when your documents are ready for collection
  • in person or by your courier service at any time between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday
  • by post via Royal Mail Special Delivery for arrival before 1pm (do not post for Saturday delivery unless prearranged with one of our representative)

Delivery back options
Please follow this link for delivery options.

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