Saudi Visa

How to Apply for a Transit Visa to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Transit Visa

If you have a connection flight through any Saudi Arabian airport for 18-72 hours or are planning to travel through Saudi Arabia on your way to another country, you will need a transit visa. You will need to apply for this visa before your trip, as transit visas are not issued at the airport.

Transit Visa Fee

The fee for a Saudi Arabia transit visa is SR 300.

Umrah on Transit Visa

If you wish, you can perform Umrah on a transit visa.

Requirements and Procedure

In order to apply for a Saudi transit visa, you must submit the following:

  • A valid passport
  • One recent passport-size photograph
  • Saudi visa questionnaire filled out and signed
  • Declaration of Saudi Laws signed
  • A confirmed ticket or itinerary showing your layover. If you are going in by land, you will need a letter detailing your trip, including the ports of entry and exit.
  • Proof that shows the applicant can legally enter the country of destination after KSA (a visa, residency card, passport, etc.)

You will also need to pay the fees through the MOFA website. Once completed, take a print-out and visit the Saudi Consulate or Embassy in your country and submit the application with photocopies of your passport and other documents. Normally within seven days or less, you will get your visa. If you overstay your transit visa, you will be charged roughly $750 (SR 2812.5) per day for overstaying.


Mohammed Ameen is the author behind With a decade of experience in Saudi Arabia and a Master's in Business Administration, he shares practical tips and insights on expat life in the Kingdom.
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