Is it possible to get Saudi Arabia transit visa in Dubai for overland crossing to Jordan? I plan to travel Africa by 4WD. The idea is to visit Iran first, take a ferry from Bandar Abbas to Emirates and then to cross Saudi Arabia to Jordan for further travel to Egypt. Some sources suggest that a transit KSA visa is possible, but I can't find any latest information. I am Australian and not a resident of any GCC state, the car is not registered there either.
A transit visa is indeed possible (they are issued all the time to commercial vehicle drivers and third country nationals), but recently they have stopped issuing them for non-nationals - and issue them on a case-by-case basis.
By national I mean citizen of the destination country; for example an Egyptian national traveling by road from UAE to Egypt.
You'll need to have already obtained:
- Triptych/CDP for your vehicle.
- Visa for Jordan in advance if required. If you are eligible for non-visa entry, you may get a pass - but if you are eligible for visa on arrival you will still have to obtain a visa in advance.
- Permanent residency in the UAE OR visa free entry into the UAE; you must be deportable to the UAE.
I must warn you - due to the current political climate, if they see you have visited Iran you may get denied transit through Saudi.