Saudi Arabia will start issuing ‘Host Visas’ in the coming days through the Absher platform, local media houses reported.
The new Host Visa will enable Saudi citizens and residents to host guests from outside the Kingdom on their personal sponsorship for 90 days.
As per the report, expatriates and citizens will be able to invite three to five people a year.
Host Visa costs SR 500 per person per year. The same person can be brought to the Kingdom at least three times a year on separate visas for each trip through Absher.
The hosts will be able to travel freely anywhere in the Kingdom.
Expat residents will only be able to invite their first-degree relatives (close relatives), however, Saudi citizens will be able to invite anyone they wish on a host visa.
The residents or citizens will be fully responsible for the guest.