How to Get a Diplomatic and Official Visa for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Diplomatic and Official Visa

Saudi Arabia Diplomatic and Official Visa

Are you a diplomat or government official heading to Saudi Arabia?  You are most likely going to need to get a diplomatic and official visa for Saudi Arabia.

Go to my Saudi Arabia visa page for information on other types of visas for Saudi Arabia.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Saudi Arabia Diplomatic and Official Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Saudi Arabia: Yes

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Saudi Arabia:  Visas are required for everyone except citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S., there is the Embassy in Washington D.C. and three Consulates (Houston, New York, and Los Angeles).

Select your Consulate based on the State you live in.

The quick address information for all of the U.S.-based Saudi Arabia embassies and consulates is at the bottom of the page here.

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

A sample list of required documents is here  at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington D.C. website. If you are not in the United States, you are going to need to go to the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

Visa fee

This Visa is free!

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.

  • Go to your consulate or embassy website for mailing/submission instructions.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You’ve got your Saudi Arabia visa!

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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