United Kingdom national to Saudi Arabia Business visa

Visa Requirements: 
  • 1 recent identical passport size photo
  • Passport with at least two blank pages facing each other and valid for at least six months (how to renew your passport)
  • 1 completed and signed original application form (download)
  • Supporting letter from employer (draft will be provided upon receipt of your online order; must be certified by LCCI - see below)
  • Invitation letter (see requirements below)
  • COVID19 Travel Statement Form (download
  • Flight booking confirmation
Supporting Information: 

Visa validity
Visa is valid, number of allowed entries and the maximum length of stay per each trip depend on the invitation letter. We will advise what these are upon receipt of your online order.

Supporting employer letter - Certification at Chamber of Commerce
Draft will be provided upon receipt of your online order. The letter must be certified by British Chamber of Commerce. AnyVisa can assist with the certification via London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) - It takes 24 hours to certify a letter at total cost of £74.20+VAT, which includes £35 our handling fee. Total cost and processing time stated below do not include the cost and time required for the certification of the employer letter at the LCCI.

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). The cost of the medical insurance is not included in the visa cost stated below is it is individual to each applicant.

Invitation letter
Must be organised by the inviter through either local Chamber of Commerce or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. When filing invitation request the sponsor needs to state applicant's employer - this must be the same company providing supporting letter for actual visa application.

Applicants holding positions that mostly comprise manual labour must have invitations issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applicants of Arabic origin
If travelling during the Hajj or Umrah must present invitation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.

Holders of valid visas
The embassy will not issue a visa to someone with a still valid Saudi business vistor visa. Such applicants can only be submitted at least 2 days prior to current visa expiry date. This does not apply to the holders of valid eVisas.

Vaccination and past travel to Sierra Leon or Republic of Guinea
Some international travellers arriving to Saudi Arabia from certain African and South American countries are required to have vaccination certificates. Please see here and here for detailed information.
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.

Self-employed applicants
Must be supported by a letter from UK registered company.

Applicants in the maritime sector
Invitation letter for such applicants can come in a form of simple invite issued by the Saudi host on their headed paper. The letter must state requested visa (multiple for 1 year with 90 days longest stay or single entry 3 months visa with 30 days longest stay). Occupation of the applicant on the invite letter must be the same as in their maritime passport.

Handling Fees: 
Visa type Processing time at the consulate Visa fee Handling fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Single entry - up to 90 days 2-3 working days £120.00 £100.00 £240.00
Multiple entry - up to 6 months 2-3 working days £120.00 £100.00 £240.00
Multiple entry - up to 1 year 2-3 working days £435.00 £100.00 £555.00
Multiple entry - up to 2 years 2-3 working days £435.00 £100.00 £555.00


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