Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, March 9, 2023

All GCC resident expatriates are eligible for Saudi Tourist Visa now, regardless their Professions

All Gulf residents are eligible for the Saudi Tourist Visa, regardless of their line of profession, it also allows them to perform Umrah, as per the tweet posted by the Ahmed Al-Khatib, the Minister of Tourism on his official Twitter handle. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Twitter

Saudi Arabia has removed the necessity for particular professions to issue tourist visas to resident expatriates of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman), according to an announcement made by Al-Khatib, Today (Thursday).

- We extend a warm welcome to all citizens and residents of the Gulf nations, he continued, using simple and straightforward procedures. Obtaining a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia has been simpler and no longer requires a certain job profession. Trending : Umrah permits for Holy Ramadan month are now available with Nusuk app

- Resident Expatriates of GCC nations with 18 years or above, may apply for an electronic tourist visa through the "Visit Saudi" platform as long as their current gulf residence permit is valid for at least 3 months and the passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of issuing the visa.

- Also, all first-degree relatives of people with GCC residence visas and domestic workers who want to travel with their sponsors are qualified to apply for a Saudi tourist visa. Read : Can I drive in Saudi Arabia with international driving license

- The visa is available in single entry (30 days visa with 3 months validity) and multiple entries (1 year visa, with 90 days stay per trip), it also allows you to visit Saudi Tourism, visit family and friends, recreational activities and perform Umrah for Muslims, the fee for the visa is 300 Saudi Riyals excluding health insurance costs. However, the Tourist visa does not allow its holder to perform Hajj, or to perform Umrah during Hajj season.

Procedure to apply for Saudi Tourist Visa for GCC Residents :

1. Visit the e-Visa page at and fill out the all required information.

2. Upload the required documents.

3. Pay the Visa fees. (The paid visa fees is non-refundable)

4. Get your e-Visa by email. See Also : Family Visit visa extension is now just 2 steps away

All GCC residents are eligible for Saudi Tourist Visa now, regardless their Professions -

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