Commercial Visit Visa

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Commercial Visit Visa Invitation Letter

Commercial visit visas are issued to foreign nationals entering Saudi Arabia for short term business activities such as attending meetings, seminars, contracts negotiations, business development  but not to work. This applies to Managerial Positions such as Administrator, Advisor, Analyst, Consultant, Director, Executive Officer, Manager, Partner.

Commercial  visit visas are issued with following validity:

  • 90 days – Single entry
  • 180 days – Multiple entries
  • 365 days – Multiple entries
  • 730 days – Multiple entries
  • 1825 days – Multiple entries (for US and UK national only) 

Basic Requirements:

  • Letter of Invitation (LOI) certified by the Chamber of Commerce or a copy of pre-approval issued by MOFA, Saudi Arabia.
  • Original, signed passport. The passport must:

o   Be valid for 6 months beyond stay in Saudi Arabia,

o   Have at least two adjacent, blank passport pages available for Saudi visa stamp and Saudi entry stamps

o   Be machine readable

  • Original and copy of residence permit (if not based in home country)
  • One original, typed Saudi Arabia visa application form
  • Two recent 2 x 2 passport photographs, in colour, front view with a plain/white background.
  • Business Cover/ Introduction Letter:
  • Company registration number
  • Activities of the company
  • Invitation number or visa number
  • Type of visa requested
  • Duration of trip
  • Issue date within two weeks before application
  • Stamped (and in some cases) certified by the Chamber of Commerce
  • Proof of Medical Insurance