How to apply for a Saudi visa as a GCC resident
You can now apply for your Saudi Visa in 5 simple steps if you are a GCC Resident. Note you can also perform Umrah on this visa (except for during the Hajj season)
GCC - Gulf Council Countries are a group of the following countries:
United Arab Emirates
Requirements for Saudi visa as a GCC Resident
Resident ID must be valid for 3 months from the application date
The passport must be valid for 6 months from the application date
No Specific Occupation is required. All professions can apply.
Application Fees - 10.50$
Visa Fees - 81.00 $
Medical Insurance Service Fees - 10.50$
Medical Insurance Service Fees - based on your selection (ranges from 8$ to 70$)
In Total 110$ to 180$ Approx SAR 300 to SAR 650
Below are the steps to Apply for a Saudi Visa as a GCC Resident
Step 1: Register on Saudi MOFA
Go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/Home/Index.
Choose "Services for Citizens and Residents" from the Home Screen.
Select "GCC Resident" and then click the "Apply" button on the "Family Visit Visa Application for GCC Residents" page.
Click on "Register" to create an account.
Enter your Email Address
Enter a Password, Confirm the Password and Image Code
You will receive an email on the entered email address to activate your account.
Open that email, and click "Activate"
It will open the MOFA website and now you can log in.
Step 2: Accept the Consent Forms
Once you have logged in click on "Add A New Application"
Accept the "Online e-Payment Services Agreement"
Accept the "Biometric Consent Agreement"
Step 3: Fill out the Application Form
Visa Type - Select "Tourism Visit"
Transport Mode - Select the Mode (Air, Land, Sea)
Country of Residence - Select your country (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait)
Saudi Mission - Select as Applicable
Select Image (Must have a white background)
Do you have previous Nationality (Yes/No)
Do you or any of your first-degree relatives have*
Select 3rd option - A “valid” residence for a period of no less than three months in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Gulf Countries, including domestic workers who come with their sponsors
Residence or Visa Number - Enter your GCC Residence ID
Residence or Visa Expiry Date - Enter your GCC Residence Expiry Date
Issuing Country - Your GCC Country
Copy of Passport - JPG or PNG 1 MB Max
Permanent Residence JPG or PNG 1 MB Max
Date of Issue
Date of Expiry
Place of Birth
Date of Birth
KSA Home Address
Port of Entry
Expected Entry Date to KSA
Visa Validity Type
Number of Entries
Single Entry Visit Visa - (valid for 90 days upon entry)
Multiple-entry Visit Visa - (valid for 90 days upon entry)
Do you want to perform Umrah? (Yes/No)
Note 1: Choosing to perform Umrah is to facilitate the services provided to you and does not require any additional requirements, also it does not negatively affect the result of the request, and it enables you to perform Umrah during the year except the Hajj season.
Note 2: If you wish to perform Umrah and pray at the Holy Rawdah, you need to download the Nusuk mobile application to obtain the necessary permits
Have you traveled to any countries in the last 5 years (Yes/No)
If yes, enter the country details
Enter the Captcha Code
Step 4: Choose a Medical Insurance
Expected Entry Date
Answer the Medical related questions (Yes/No)
On the next page, there are different Insurance plans with prices listed. Select what suits you and your family the best and Click Next
Step 5: Payment
Make the payment via debit or credit card
Once your application is approved, your E-visa will be emailed to you. Ideally should happen within 24-48 hours.
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