Saudi Arabia has introduced a new opportunity for its citizens to invite their friends to the Kingdom for a “Personal Visit Visa,” allowing them to perform Umrah and explore the country’s rich cultural and historical sites. This visa option opens up exciting possibilities for tourists and pilgrims alike, fostering stronger bonds of friendship and cultural exchange.
The “Personal Visit Visa” offers the following advantages:
- Single or Multiple Entry Options: Visitors can choose between a single entry or multiple entry visa based on their travel needs.
- Umrah Rituals and Prophet’s Mosque: The visa allows visitors to perform the sacred Umrah rituals and visit the revered Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
- Explore Historical and Cultural Sites: Tourists can embark on a journey of discovery by visiting various historical and cultural landmarks in different cities of Saudi Arabia.
- Touristy Trips Across the Kingdom: The visa enables travelers to explore the diverse regions and cities of Saudi Arabia, enjoying its scenic beauty and rich heritage.
“Personal Visit Visa” Options:
- Single Entry Visa: Valid for 90 days, allowing visitors to stay in the Kingdom for up to 90 days.
- Multiple Entry Visa: Valid for 365 days, providing the flexibility to enter and exit Saudi Arabia multiple times within the year, with each stay lasting up to 90 days.
How to Apply:
Saudi citizens who wish to invite their friends to the Kingdom on the “Personal Visit Visa” can follow these simple steps:
- Access the official visa platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the website https://visa.mofa.gov.sa.
- Fill in the required information on the application form accurately.
- Specify whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required.
- Provide the necessary details of the invited friend, including passport information and intended duration of stay.
- Complete the application process and submit it electronically.
- Await the visa approval, which will be communicated through the provided contact information.
Promoting Cultural Exchange and Pilgrimage:
This initiative by Saudi Arabia aims to enhance cultural exchange between citizens and their friends from different parts of the world. By inviting friends to perform Umrah and explore the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage, Saudi citizens can strengthen bonds of friendship and promote understanding among diverse communities.