Questions tagged [saudi-arabia]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (often just "KSA), a Middle-Eastern country comprising most of the Arabian Peninsula on both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.

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Applying for visa in an embassy in a different country from the one I live in

Within a few months I'm going to move to Brussels (just suppose I already live there), and I want to apply for KSA visa in order to perform Umrah. KSA embassies do not issue visas to ordinary people ...
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Can I enter Bahrain via Saudi by road ? Indian passport holder, UAE Residence (work permit)

I am Indian Passport holder. I have UAE residence of 2 years. I have Emirates ID. I am currently in Saudi Arabia with on Business Visit Visa. Can I enter Bahrain via Causeway? By taking SAPTCO Bus?...
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Saudi transit visa for more than 12hrs layover [duplicate]

I am travelling from Mumbai to Vienna and my layover in Saudi is 10hr 45 min and when I return from Vienna my layover in Saudi is 1hr 45min. Should I apply for a Saudi transit visa?
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Cigar shops in Saudi Arabia [closed]

I'm currently near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I've heard that the country is famous for its tobacco. I was thinking of taking some good quality cigars back with me to India. Could someone please recommend ...
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Transit visa 8 hour layover in Saudi Arabia [duplicate]

I am a Romanian travelling from Istanbul Turkey to Mauritius island. I have a layover of 8 hours in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Do I need a transit visa in Jeddah
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entering London during my transit i am from Saudi Arabia

My wife and I have flight from Saudi to Geneva round trip by BA. On my flight back I have a layover for about 10 hours in London. I would like to visit London and I do not have UK visa. I have a USA ...
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Saudi Arabia Transit Visa

I am travelling to Rome along with five other members (all in a family) from Bengaluru via Jeddah. My layover in Jeddah is 13.5 hours before i catch a connecting Flight to Rome. I won't be moving out ...
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Can I visit Saudi Arabia from Dubai on UAE Resident Visa?

I want to visit Saudi Arabia from Dubai. I have an Indian passport and have a UAE Resident Visa.
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What does Timatic mean by saying: Only one transit stop-over in Saudi Arabia is permitted

If you search Timatic for a transit in Saudi Arabia, it says this TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ...
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Saudi transit visa

I’m travelling on KL flight 0421 from Amsterdam to Muscat. This flight stops in Dammam en route for 45 mins ... I do not believe you get off the plane. I am presuming I won’t need a Saudi transit ...
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Is transit visa required in Jeddah?

I am a Zimbabwean travelling from North Cyprus to Zimbabwe. I have a layover of 15 hours in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Do I need a transit visa in Jeddah
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Can I bring tobacco, betel nut and edible lime in Saudi Arabia from India?

I want to bring above mentioned items in following quantities : Tobacco - 500g. Betel Nut - 1 Kg. Edible lime - 500g. Can I bring those items with me directly ? Or do I need some kind of pre-...
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Do I need a multiple entry visa to go from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah for my Manila flight?

I am Filipino. I work in Saudi Arabia and I have a single exit re-entry visa. I'll be going to Abu Dhabi (UAE) from Jeddah, for a week. I'll be coming back to Jeddah for my flight to the Philippines. ...
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Visa to visit Saudi Arabia from Bahrain for an Indian passport holder

I am an Indian passport holder working in Bahrain. I want to visit my father in Riyadh. Is there a one week visa available for such a journey to Saudi Arabia? If not, is there any other option? A ...
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No option to “choose a service” on the “pay” section of gov.uk

I am applying from Saudi Arabia and as you can see in the image below, there is no option to pay by visa or cash or anything. I tried 3 different devices and 3 browsers on each but this 'glitch' ...
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Is it possible to drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh? If yes, what is the procedure?

I am planning for a road trip to Riyadh from Abu Dhabi. I have a UAE residence visa. I need to confirm whether it is possible. If possible, what is the procedure that I need to go through?
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Refusal of a visit visa for a resident of Saudi Arabia [duplicate]

I am an expat who's been living in Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years. I have a valid 5-year visa to the UK. I wanted to take my family (4 members including my wife) on a vacation to the UK and this ...
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Is a road trip from Kuwait to Bahrain by company vehicle possible? What is the procedure and paperworks? [closed]

We are planing a road trip from Kuwait to Bahrain by company vehicle and I got many details from here. But does anyone know the rules and documentation for using a company car instead of private car? ...
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Saudi Arabia business visa with Wadi Araba border crossing stamp?

I provide consulting services for a big company in Saudi Arabia and I have to do an unexpected visit (2 weeks visit). The Saudi company is sponsoring the business visa, but in my passport I have a ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Saudi Arabia? [duplicate]

On July 2, I am going from Dubai, UAE, to Chennai, India, with a connecting flight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The flight is on Saudia Airline and the layover is nearly 2.30 hours. I would not leave the ...
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What are the necessary contents of an “Islamic certificate” required for a convert to perform Hajj pilgrimage?

Hajj pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam. In order to perform hajj, one needs a special hajj visa. There seems to be an extra requirement for converts to Islam: If the applicant has ...
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Dual citizen with different dates of birth on documents [closed]

I am a US/Jordanian citizen with two different dates of birth on my passports, due to an old mistake, which can't be fixed now. I will be traveling to the US. I live in Saudi Arabia at the moment, as ...
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Alcohol in checked-in baggage in transit through Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines

I am looking for cheap tickets from Germany to India via Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines. While I am not interested in carrying or having alcohol or any sort on board, I would like to know if it is ...
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Transfer from Turkish to Air India in Riyadh (King Khalid) Airport

Hello Riyadh travellers, I'm an Indian Passport holder with a valid US visa. I am flying J and have a transfer from TK146 to AI922 in Riyadh airport. The layover time is 3.5 hrs. Both flights from T1 ...
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Can a passport-less person (Indian origin) in Saudi Arabia travel?

They were born in Saudi Arabia but for some reasons their passports were never made. They were on their mother's passport earlier as kids who was a Pakistani (she has passed away) . Now they are 18+ ...
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I am a Bangladeshi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia holding a resident work permit. How can I visit Kuwait?

I am a Bangladeshi national and hold a resident permit for the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, where I am now. How can I visit Kuwait. What are the visa requirements?
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Saudia Direct Airside Transit Checked Baggage

I shall be making a stopover of 10hours at Jeddah, while using connecting flights, both on Saudi Airlines. What would happen to my checked-in luggage in this period? Do I have to collect it at Jeddah?...
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Exit-Reentry for Saudi Arabia [closed]

I have got an exit reentry visa for Saudi Arabia. Can anyone let me know which country visit is cheaper near by Saudi Arabia. Thanks in advance. Best Regards, Venkat
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Transit Visa Saudi Arabia for 11 hours 40 minutes layover

I shall be going through Jeddah on my way from Frankfurt to New Delhi, and have a stopover time of 11 hours 40 minutes, which is less than the stipulated TWOV time of 12 hours. Do I need a transit ...
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Dual passports in Saudi Arabia [duplicate]

I'm Yemeni, living in Saudi Arabia, where I have permanent residency. I have passport from two countries, Yemen and Cyprus. The information used in the Saudi immigration system is from my Yemeni ...
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Syrian citizen with valid Schengen visa and KSA residency - Turkish visa needed? [duplicate]

I'm a Syrian citizen, travelling from Paris to Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Do I need a Turkish visa? I have valid residency in Saudi Arabia and a Schengen visa.
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Is it allowed to bring snus to Saudi Arabia?

As the question states, is it allowed to bring snus (the Swedish tobacco pouches) into Saudi Arabia for own use when flying in? Note that I am not interested in knowing if it is possible, but only if ...
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Minimum connecting time

I have recently booked my flight from Karachi to Jeddah via Dammam. The flight arrives at Dammam at 13:55 and leaves at 16:00. I have booked these tickets for Umrah. My question is whether the ...
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American woman getting Saudi visa in Abu Dhabi

I am traveling to Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. My business associates in Saudi Arabia suggest that I pick up my visa for Saudi Arabia at the Saudi embassy in Abu Dhabi. I am an American female, 42 ...
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Visit visa to Saudi Arabia

My father (a Yemeni citizen) is resident in Saudi Arabia with a long-term working visa (iqama). I have a Swedish travelling document and would like to visit my father in Saudi Arabia. According to ...
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Has Saudi Arabia already started issuing tourist visas in 2018, or when do they intend to begin?

I'm just updating this question because a friend who's visited about 100 countries just told me the Kingdom has actually opened up tourist visas. It's now August 2018. Is it really open now? I was ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Medina?

Are non-Muslims allowed to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, assuming you are allowed into Saudi Arabia in the first place? Wikivoyage mentions that non-Muslims aren't allowed into central Medina:...
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An Egyptian citizen travelling to Kuwait with a valid Saudi resident permit

I am Egyptian citizen having valid Saudi iqama with me with good profession on iqama. Can I fly to Kuwait without visa from my home country (Egypt) when I am on vacation? this is for business trip ...
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Saudi Arabia Exit Re-entry from different countries

I have an exit re-entry visa for Saudi Arabia. I exited Saudi Arabia to India this month. I have plans to visit Canada from India. Is it possible to directly travel to Saudi Arabia from Canada using ...
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Can I take my gaming computer as luggage? Leaving Saudi Arabia to Malaysia in 27hours [duplicate]

So basically, I have this small form factor gaming PC that I built a few months back for portability*, and I will be leaving to Malaysia to study*, but I believe I might need a capable PC since my ...
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Can I get a Saudi Arabian transit visa if driving from UAE to Jordan by car?

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 ...
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Travelling to Medina from Mumbai

I've booked a flight from Mumbai, India, to Medina (Madinah), Saudi Arabia, via Abu Dhabi. I am holding a visit visa, not an umrah visa. My traveling agent told me that Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi ...
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Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia?

Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia? I'm not a Buddhist myself, but I sometimes see Buddhist temples when travelling. Wikipedia mentions that there's approximately 400,000 Buddhists ...
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UK visit visa refused twice: first for funds parking, then for questionable purpose of travel. Should I reapply? [duplicate]

I am Pakistani citizen female doctor residing in Saudi Arabia with my Husband. I had applied for Business visit visa ((PLAB/OSCE TEST) to take MRCP PACES (Medical Post Graduate Diploma) exam in the UK ...
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UK visit visa refused due to suspected funds parking. Best strategy to re-apply?

My husband had planned to attend a training program in London later in October this year, and he had applied for a Business Visit Visa from Riyadh, KSA. Me and my daughter applied along with him as ...
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I'm transiting from Kuwait to Bahrain by car. What are the conditions of getting a Saudi Arabian transit visa? [duplicate]

Visa for Bahrain is now available online and on arrival. Do you still need to take Bahrain visa in advance to get transit visa for KSA? Does anyone know the telephone/mobile numbers for Waseet agents? ...
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Abaya standards in Saudi Arabia

My fiance and I have an opportunity to travel from the US to Saudi Arabia (we would get married before going to avoid any problems) but she is trying to determine what type of clothing she will need. ...
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British passport holder travelling to Kuwait and will be driving to Dubai via Saudi. What visa will we require?

Myself and family are British citizens and will be flying out to Kuwait, from there we will travel to Dubai via road and through Saudi. What visa will we need? Is the visa available at the border or ...
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Can a Muslim woman visit Medina Mosques as tourist independently?

I’m a Muslim girl from Romania. How can I get a visa to visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia?
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Saudi Arabia - Internet censorship/privacy and data security

I'll be traveling to KSA soon for business (from the US) and am curious about the kind of internet access and restrictions that may be enforced, as well as what kinds of screening my electronics may ...