Saudi Arabia

Saudis can apply for personal visit visa for friends

The Saudi Foreign Affairs Ministry announced a new procedure for Saudi citizens to obtain personal visit visas to bring in their friends and acquaintances who are living abroad to Saudi Arabia.

The visa holders will be allowed to travel in the regions and cities across the Kingdom as well as to perform Umrah, visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, in addition to visiting religious, and historical sites, and take part in cultural events.

It indicated that Saudi citizens can invite their friends and acquaintances to visit Saudi Arabia and perform Umrah by submitting a request for a personal visit on the ministry’s eVisa platform, Saudi Gazette reported.

The personal visit visa request can be submitted through the Individual Service section of the eVisa platform and logging in through the Nafadh unified national platform, and filling out the data for those to be invited by requesting a personal visit, and approving the necessary undertakings. The request will then be processed and a ‘personal visit visa document’ will be issued, of which the data can be viewed through the invitation request query service.

This step comes within the framework of efforts to increase the number of foreign visitors in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the ministry noted.



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