All visitors, including pilgrims, need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia. A valid Hajj visa is required during Hajj period for pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia. During the rest of the year, an Umrah visa is required to perform Umrah.
Visa is a basic requirement to enter any country you’re not a national of. For entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there are several categories of visas to choose from based on purpose of travel.
To visit the Kingdom for business purposes, business visa is required. To visit immediate family, family visit visa is required. For pilgrims to perform Hajj or Umrah, a valid Umrah or Hajj visa has to be acquired, respectively. We at Noori Travel offer you reliable and efficient Umrah visa acquisition process. Approved by the Ministry of Hajj and ranked as one of the top Umrah visa processors, we ensure your passports are handled carefully and processed as soon as possible.
British residents in Saudi Arabia need a valid exit or re-entry permit from the Saudi Ministry of Interior to leave the country.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Saudi Arabia. The Saudi authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not valid for entry into Saudi Arabia. However, ETDs are accepted for exit from Saudi Arabia.
Previous Travel to Israel
You may be refused entry to Saudi Arabia if your passport contains evidence of previous travel to Israel or indicates Israel as your birthplace.
If you are a female visitor or resident, you must be received by your sponsor on arrival. Otherwise you may face delays before being allowed to enter the country or to continue on other flights.
Foreign women married to Saudi nationals must have permission from their husband to leave Saudi Arabia.