The Council of Ministers approved an agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Brazil regarding the procedures to grant visit visas for the citizens of the two countries. The duration of the multiple visit visa is five years and the fee is SR300 ($80).
According to the decision of the Cabinet, the details of which were published by the official Umm Al-Qura newspaper on Friday, each country (party) would grant an entry visa for multiple visits to the citizens of the other country valid for a period of five years, in accordance with the laws and regulations of each country, provided that the period of stay in each trip does not exceed 90 days, and not exceed 180 days in a year.
The agreement sets the visa fee at $80 (SR300) or its equivalent, in accordance with the principle of reciprocity, and any of the two countries has the right to refuse entry to the other country’s citizens on its territory if it is considered undesirable, or to reduce the period of validity of the visa, or termination of his stay in its territory.
The agreement stressed the need for the visa holder to abide by the national laws, regulations and traditions of the host country throughout the period of his stay. The agreement does not apply to Hajj, Umrah and labor visas for the citizens of Brazil.
The agreement was inked as part of strengthening friendly relations between the two governments and their citizens, and their common desire to facilitate the movement of their citizens between the two countries, with the exception of (migration, work, Hajj or Umrah), taking into account of the principle of reciprocity.