Visa application / entry requirements: Saudi Arabia

AUTHORITY

SERVISUM Berlin

all German States, independent of residence


E-VISA FOR TOURISTS


Germans and 48 other nationalities - if travelling as tourists - are entitled to apply for an e-visa (electronic visa) online. You can apply via the following website: https://visa.visitsaudi.com

The electronic visa is valid for one year from the date of issue and allows multiple entries with a stay of up to 90 days each (but maximum 180 days during one calender year). 

How to obtain an eVisa via SERVISUM can be found in the black box on the right.

REGULAR BUSINESS VISA


For the regular visa application to Saudi Arabia, biometric data (fingerprints and iris scan) of all applicants are recorded. For this purpose, the company "VFS TasHeel International" with its offices in Berlin and Frankfurt has been commissioned, where the applicants have to hand in their documents personally.

VFS TasHeel International
in Berlin

c/o Regus Berlin
Potsdamer Platz 10, Haus 2
10785 Berlin

Open for application
:
Monday - Friday
09:00 to 13:00
14:00 to 16:00

VFS TasHeel International
in Frankfurt

c/o Sprachcaffe Reisen GmbH
Gartenstraße 6
60594 Frankfurt am Main

Open for application
:
Monday - Friday
09:00 to 14:30


You need the following documents for a BUSINESS VISA:

  • appointment confirmation 
    from VFS TasHeel

  • passport picture
    original, biometric, no glasses, photo requirements

  • passport
    original, no Israel stamp, min. 6 months valid beyond your stay, with one free double page

  • letter of invitation
    confirmed by the Saudi Arabian Chamber of Commerce, possibly not older than one month, sample

  • copy of commercial register 
    of company in Saudi Arabien, possibly not older than three months, sample

  • copy of commercial Register of company in Germany
    is only recommended (HRB or HRA with declaration of the IHK about the object of the company)

  • company letter 
    of company in Germany, in English and confirmed by the local chamber of commerce, not older than one months, sample
    content:
    • addressed to the Embassy of Saudi-Arabia in Berlin (Tiergartenstr. 33-34, 10785 Berlin) or General Consulat of Saudi Arabia in Frankfurt (Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49, 60308 Frankfurt) -> it must always be addressed to the representation in the city, which is stated in the letter of invitation (in Arabic), if this is not clear, please contact us
    • name and passport number of applicant 
    • position in the company
    • dates of travel
    • purpose of travel
    • name and addresse of company in Saudi Arabia
    • declaration of assumption of costs
    non-German applicants:
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung, not older than 6 months, in original) (if EU citizen) or
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen)
    Depending on the place of application and visa category, additional documents may be required or these may vary slightly.

Application in Berlin oder Frankfurt?

The place of application can be chosen freely. However, it is important that the recipient of the invitation letter is the same as the recipient of the company letter. This means that the company letter must be addressed to the Saudi Embassy in Berlin if the invitation is also addressed to Berlin. In the case that the invitation is addressed to Frankfurt, the Saudi Consulate in Frankfurt must also be entered as recipient in the company letter. However, VFS TasHeel will charge a forwarding fee of approximately € 50 if the application is submitted in the letter of invitation at a location other than the representation mentioned above.

There are also some differences between the application in Berlin and Frankfurt. For example, travelers applying for a "government visit" visa in Frankfurt do not need to make an appointment with VFS TasHeel, but apply for the visa directly at the consulate.

We recommend - if possible - to apply for the visa in Berlin.

More information can be found here: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia // VFS TasHeel 

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to a change in the law in Saudi Arabia, visas can only be applied for if the category "Business Visit" is stated in the letter of invitation. Applications with invitations that include another visa category will be rejected. A visa in this category covers both business trips in the sense of "meetings and discussions" (formerly "commercial visit") and business trips of a technical nature (formerly "working visit").

An appointment to apply for a visa can only be made if an existing visa is not longer than 10 days valid, otherwise the visa must be cancelled, for this you need a Cancellation Letter, which must be applied for by the Saudi company at the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs (just like an invitation letter).

HANDLING TIME (nlow)
About 3 to 5 days from the date of appointment


Website of the embassy: http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa



Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

 
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eVisa form

We can help you to apply for an E-Visa.

Please fill out the following form and send us these documents via e-mail:

  • scan of passport 
    coloured, pages with personal data

  • passport picture
    coloured, 200 x 200 px, american style

Fees per applicant:
120,00 € (visa fee) + 
71,40 € (SERVISUM fee, incl. VAT) 
plus administration fee (4,50 €, incl. VAT, per order)

Processing time: 
3 to 5 working days

E-Visa Form

appointment order form

We make an appointment at the VFS TasHeel Berlin or Frankfurt!

Fill out the form linked below and send it by email (to berlin@servisum.de) plus following documents:

  • visa application form (attached to order form)
  • scan of passport (page with personal data)
  • Copie/draft of letter of company (no ICC stamp needed at this time)
    pattern
  • copy of letter of invitation from Saudi Arabia

Making appointments require a minimum lead time of 3 days. Submit urgent requests, which should be done the same day, before 2:30 p.m.

fee per applicant:
71,40 € (SERVISUM
 fee, plus administration fee (4,50 €) incl. VAT)
plus administration fee (4,50 €, incl. VAT) per order

Application Form