An "entry" indicates the number of times you are allowed to enter the country with the visa.
Single - The visa will allow a traveler to enter the country one time
Double - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country two times.
Triple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country three times.
Multiple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country, essentially, an unlimited number of times.
Please note: Not all countries offer all options. Some countries may only offer a single entry, some may only offer single or multiple entry, and others may only offer multiple entry visas.
It is important to consider the number of entries for a few reasons. Generally speaking, multiple entry visas are valid for a longer period of time. For instance, a single entry will generally only be valid to be used within a few months whereas a multiple entry visa will generally be valid for a year or longer. If you may travel to the country in the future, obtaining a multiple entry visa now may save you money in the long run.
It is also important to consider the details of your trip. If you travel from the U.S. to India for a week, then travel to Indonesia for a week, and then connect back through India on your way home, this may be considered entering India twice, even if only to catch a flight. If traveling to China, taking a day trip to Hong Kong is considered an "exit" from China and then a "re-entry" upon return.
The passport card is a credit-card size U.S. passport that, just like a passport book, is proof of U.S. citizenship and identity but can ONLY be used to re-enter the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from:
The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.
Please note: Just like passport books, passport cards are valid for 10 years for applicants 16 and older and 5 years for applicants under 16.
For US citizens a passport valid for at least six months and a visa are required for entry. There have been reports by U.S. citizens that they were refused a Saudi visa because their passports reflected travel to Israel or indicated that they were born in Israel.
The information below will explain a bit more about Saudi visas and how to get them. If you are ready to get a Saudi visa now, please visit our Saudi Visa Order Form.
Saudi Arabia just started issuing tourist visas in 2018. Tourist visas are granted only to selected groups on a limited basis. These visas are very restrictive, your travel agent will have to get this for you. All visitors to Saudi Arabia are required to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity, the appropriate visa and a return ticket.
If your passport does not meet these requirements, ItsEasy can assist you in getting a fast turnaround of a passport renewal.
Business visas to Saudi Arabia have specific requirements. A letter from the inviting company must be procured. This letter will have the approval of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your inviting company, will know how to get this. The invitation will be in Arabic and addressed to one of the consulates in the U.S., which will dictate where we have to process your visa request. You will also need to complete an application and a Declarations Form. Both of these can be found on our ItsEasy website.
Your airline will check that you meet all requirements i.e. passport validity, valid visa upon check-in. When you arrive in Saudi Arabia and go through immigration they will check your documents again before allowing you to enter their country.
If you do not have the correct documents, you will have to return to the U.S. on the next available flight.
We will also be able to assist non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S., who need visas to Saudi Arabia.
Visitors holding passports with any Israeli stamps may be refused entry.
ItsEasy will help you with this process. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
ItsEasy maintains the visa requirements to all countries, including saudi arabia. Use the widget above to see your particular requirements for visiting saudi arabia based upon your citizenship and state of residence in the USA.
Below is a sample set of requirements for visiting Saudi Arabia using a Business Visa Visa. These requirements are only a SAMPLE. To get the EXACT requirements for you to visit Saudi Arabia, please go to our TripBuilder page and enter in your specific information that is your exact situation.
If you require a Saudi Arabian visa in less than 3 business days, please contact ItsEasy Customer Support at 866-ITS-EASY (866-487-3279).ALL SAUDI ARABIA VISA ORDERS will have MANDATED Document Pre-Check enabled for an additional charge of $45.The Saudi Arabia Invitation Letter requirement is very stringent, and all such letters must be approved via Document Pre-Check before client should send in application packet for processing.
NOTE:Women applying for a business visa to visit Saudi Arabia MUST acquire a pre-approved invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The invitation number will begin with 7005. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Starting Friday, March 6, 2020, all non-US citizens applying for a Saudi Arabia visa will need to submit their original US green card (if applicable) along with their other supporting documents.
***NOTE***Until further notice, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Embassy/consulates of Saudi Arabia are closed to the public and no longer accepting any applications for visas. All processing applications will be returned to couriers/applicants, and all planned travel must be postponed.
Applicant must submit a confirmed invitation request processed by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (applicants host will arrange this and provide confirmation letter) or an original letter of invitation from a Government company in Saudi Arabia (such as Saudi Aramco). It is common for host to indicate that due to their influence or relation to the Royal Family that this requirement does not need to be fulfilled, however under no circumstances will the Embassy or consulate office in the US issue a visa without it.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues government pre-approved invitation notices that begin with either “700” or “8700”. Such invitations can be directed to either NY or DC for processing. You can find the invitation number at the top left corner above the barcode. Please Note: Saudi invitations dictate which embassy or consulate the application MUST be submitted at, regardless of the applicant's residency. ItsEasy will only accept invitations addressed to either New York or Washington, D.C. Invitations addressed to any other consular missions will not be accepted and will need to be replaced. In order to ensure the right information is displayed, please see the link below which will describe how Saudi Arabian invitations can be read to identify where the application must be submitted.
Applicant must submit their current, signed passport. Visas are stamped into a passport, therefore the original passport is required.
Passports MUST be signed, and MUST contain two back-to-back blank visa pages (amendment pages are not considered visa pages) to be accepted by the Consulate of Saudi Arabia.
Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. The photos must be recent and generally should not be the same used for the passport itself.
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation or online booking) showing departure from the US and arrival/departure for the destination.
Note, if traveling via private charter the charters manifest should suffice.
Applicant must submit a signed Declaration Form.
Applicant must submit a Business Cover Letter (BCL) from a U.S. company. The BCL must be an original, signed document on company letterhead indicating the date, duration and purpose of travel, list a contact and address at the host company, and observe moral and financial responsibility for the applicant.
The BCL must be NOTARIZED
Please review the example below.
Applicant must submit a copy of the inviting companies Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry company registration from.
Saudi Arabia requires that members of the Muslim faith declare that they will not use a business visa for the purposes traveling for Hajj or Umrah.
If the applicant is visiting Mecca, Medina, or Jeddah or the applicant's sponsor is based out of Mecca, Medina, or Jeddah, proof of a meningitis vaccination will be required. Vaccination exemptions will not be accepted by the consulate. Photo copies of the proof of vaccination are acceptable.
Applicant must submit one completed visa application. Applications should be printed single-sided and signed in blue or black ink only.