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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:

  • Bahrain

  • Kuwait

  • Oman

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • 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

Profession Criteria

  • 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

  • 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

    • Click "Register"

  • 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.

Saudi Visa GCC Resident
Saudi Visa GCC Resident
Saudi Visa GCC Resident

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"

Saudi Visa GCC Resident

Step 3: Fill out the Application Form

Visa Information

  • 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

Saudi Visa GCC Resident

Personal Information

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Select Image (Must have a white background)

  • Current Nationality

  • Do you have previous Nationality (Yes/No)

Saudi Visa GCC Resident

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

Saudi Visa GCC Resident

Passport Details

  • Passport Number

  • Passport Type

  • Issuing Country

  • Date of Issue

  • Date of Expiry

  • Place of Birth

  • Date of Birth

  • Marital Status

  • Gender

  • KSA Home Address

Entry Information

  • 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

  • Click "Save"

Step 4: Choose a Medical Insurance

  • Expected Entry Date

  • P.O. Box

  • City

  • Zip Code

  • E-mail Address

  • Mobile Number

  • Answer the Medical related questions (Yes/No)

  • Click "Save"

  • On the next page, there are different Insurance plans with prices listed. Select what suits you and your family the best and Click Next

Saudi Visa Medical Insurance
Saudi Visa Medical Insurance
Saudi Visa Insurance plans

Step 5: Payment

  • Make the payment via debit or credit card

Saudi Visa Payment

Once your application is approved, your E-visa will be emailed to you. Ideally should happen within 24-48 hours.


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