Saudi Arabia Passport & Visa Requirements

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Passport & Visa

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Entry requirements for Americans: US citizens require a passport and visa to enter Saudi Arabia, and must be valid for the duration of their stay.

Entry requirements for UK nationals: British passport holders require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadians require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements for Australians: Australians require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements for South Africans: South Africans require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders: New Zealanders require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish passport holders require a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Passport/Visa Note: All visitors require a visa to enter Saudi Arabia, and visas are only granted to those with sponsorship in the country. Tourist visas are hard to get, granted only to selected groups on a limited basis. Everyone who enters the Kingdom should have a valid passport with at least six months validity in addition to the appropriate visa and a return ticket, with all necessary documents. Muslim women entering the Kingdom alone must be met by a sponsor or male relative and have confirmed accommodation for the duration of their stay. Entry may be refused to any visitor arriving in an intoxicated state, men wearing shorts, women in tight clothing or with legs and arms exposed, and to couples displaying affection in public. There are special requirements for pilgrims undertaking the Hajj or visiting holy sites. It is strongly recommended not to hold passports containing any Israeli visa or stamp when entering or transiting Saudi Arabia as entry may be refused.


Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.