Saudi Launches Simplified Online Tourist Visa Applications for GCC Residents
Saudi Arabia’s tourist visa application process has been simplified for Gulf Co-operation Council residents, the country’s tourism minister said on Thursday.
“Saudi Arabia’s visa application is now simpler, more convenient and straightforward for residents of GCC states, regardless of their profession,” Ahmed Al Khateeb said on Twitter.
The visa application is available apply online through the government’s Visit Saudi platform, and the simplified process “will allow individuals to explore the various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and perform Umrah rituals”.
The fee for the visa is $80 and the travel document will be sent to the applicant’s email upon approval.
Anyone wishing to apply must have a GCC residency permit valid for at least three months and a passport valid for at least six months.