- Announcement of procedure for personal visit visa in Saudi Arabia
Getting a visit visa to Saudi Arabia was once very difficult, but now the kingdom is paying a lot of attention to the development of tourism. For the sake of which the government is creating ease in many cases and providing facilities for the tourists.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the procedure for obtaining a private visit visa (personal visit visa). Those who come on a personal visit visa will be able to come to visit their friends or Saudi friends.
They will be allowed to visit any region or city of the kingdom.
They will be able to perform Umrah in Makkah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah along with religious and historical places in the kingdom and participate in cultural programs.
According to the Saudi news agency SPA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that ‘private visit visas can be obtained online’.
Visa platform https://visa.mofa.gov.sa
Application for Private Visit Visa (Al-Ziyarah) will be made on the Visit Platform of the Foreign Office.
The application will be made on the platform through ‘Khidmat-ul-Aradah’ (individual facility). Registration will be done through the Al-Nafaz-Watani platform.
Information about the visitor must be submitted through the private visit visa application and the affidavit must be approved. The application for a visit visa will then be processed
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that after filling the visa application form on the visa platform, the visitor on a visit visa can process the medical insurance and visa fee by himself. After that, submit the application and passport to the Saudi embassy or consulate, through the registered travel agency or company of the embassy or consulate.
After the visa is issued, you will be allowed to enter the country through any route such as the airport, seaport or border post after receiving the passport.
The Foreign Office says that ‘inquiries about submitted applications for visit visas can be made through the visa platform’.
For this purpose the option of ‘Inquiry’ should be selected. After that enter the required information and then push ‘Query’ for information about existing applications.