The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s MOFA on Wednesday announced a steps for obtaining a personal visit visa, which enables visitors to enter the Kingdom to visit friends or family who are Saudi citizens, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
With Personbal Visit Visa, In addition to being able to travel throughout the regions and cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, visa holders will also be able to perform Umrah, visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, as well as visit other religious and historical sites, and take part in cultural events.
According to the ministry, anyone can apply for the visa using a series of simple and hassle-free computerised processes that can be found on the website for the visa platform:https://visa.mofa.gov.sa.
By submitting a request for a personal visit on the ministry’s eVisa platform and applying for a “visit request,” by logging in through the unified national access platform and filling out the data for the invitees, Saudi citizens are able to invite their friends and acquaintances to visit Saudi Arabia and perform Umrah. Umrah is one of the five pillars of Islam, which requires believers to visit Mecca and perform certain rites.
After the request has been received, it will be processed, and a “personal visit visa document” will be produced. The data included within this document can be seen by using the invitation request enquiry service.
Personal Visit Visa
- Original passport valid for no less than six (6) months, with at least two (2) successive empty visa pages.
- To fill your online application and make a visa payment, please log on to https://enjazit.com.sa/. (Guideline for Enjaz) Health insurance must be purchased from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Options for local health insurance providers will appear upon processing your Enjaz form.
- A visa referral note: indicating number and date of visa, issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs or either of its branches in Jeddah or Dammam.
- Minors (under 18 years) travelling alone, or with one parent, must submit a notarized letter in Arabic or English signed by a parent or a legal guardian.
- For non-U.S. citizens, copy of green card or document confirming legal residence in the U.S.