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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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Is my name on spouse’s passport sufficient to prove relation & bring her to Saudi Arabia on family visit visa?

I want to clear my doubt. Is it mandatory to provide a marriage certificate while bringing a spouse to Saudi Arabia when her passport has my name mentioned on it?
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Can I perform Umrah while on a Saudi Arabian visit e-visa

For those who don't know, just a few days ago Saudi Arabia, known for being inaccessible, introduced a new e-visa system for a handful of countries which include the whole Schengen area, the U.S and ...
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How does one get a visa to go to Saudi Arabia?

I am not going for the Hajj or for the Jeddah Season Events. I understand that there is no tourist visa for Saudi Arabia, but I have friends there to visit. This website has a visa application form ...
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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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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Is it possible for an expat living in UAE to go to Umrah by road?

I am an Indian citizen living in Abu Dhabi, would like to perform Umrah with family. I would like to travel by road in own car. Is it possible to do so with out taking any travel agency package?
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Do Indians need transit visa to stay in Jeddah for 13 hours? [duplicate]

I am travelling to USA in December from India (Indian citizen) through Saudia Airlines. Unfortunately, I have a layover period of 13 hours in Jeddah. Even though I dont have any plans to leave airport ...
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Do I need a Dubai visa if I am flying in, staying in the airport for 3hrs, then flying back out?

I have an Indian passport, I am on business visit to Saudi Arabia with a business visa of 180 days validity, but my duration of stay is 30 days. Due to extended business needs, I had to extend my ...
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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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Saudi Arabia Trasit visa for Indians

I am an Indian passport holder living in USA, I am travelling to India in December through Saudia airlines. I have a layover period of 10 hours and 13.5 hours respectively while going and coming back ...
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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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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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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I bring an anti-religious book into Saudi Arabia?

Could I bring books like The God Delusion from Richard Dawkins to Saudi Arabia? What will happen if they saw this book in my hand during the check-in or somewhere else in Saudi Arabia? What about ...
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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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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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How to get Saudi Arabian transit visa for road travel?

Is it now possible for a Kuwait resident (engineer) along with family to get a transit visa to travel by road through Saudi Arabia to Bahrain? If so, which agency helps to process the transit visa in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are non-Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia?

A link from Are there any man-only places in the world? called No Women Allowed by Fox News repeats a claim I've often heard: Women need a man, or government permission, to do just about anything ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.