Procedure to Apply for Transit Visa of Saudi Arabia

If you have a stay over in Saudi Arabia for more than 12 hours or you want to travel to another country through KSA, you will have to apply for the transit visa. Many people book ticket of Saudi Airlines and schedule a stay over of 72 hours in Jeddah to perform Umrah. You can apply for transit visa of Saudi Arabia of maximum 72 hours. They get out of Jeddah Airport and go to perform Umrah to Makkah. Jeddah and Makkah are on the distance of 1-hour drive. You can book a hotel there online and perform Umrah.Here is a trick to save SR 55 or $15 on your next Hotel booking through booking.com.

In this article, I will be explaining the procedure to apply for Transit Visa of Saudi Arabia. Keep in mind you will have to apply for that before traveling from your destination. Try to apply for it from your native country as the procedure is not very simple, unlike other countries. It is very important to mention here that you will have to apply for a transit visa if your stay on the airport is of more than 12 hours. If your stay is more than 12 hours and you don’t have a visa, immigration authorities in your country will not even allow you to board on the plan. Moreover, women cannot apply for transit visa alone if someone from their Mahram relatives is not traveling with them. Moreover, transit visas are not issued during Ramadan and Hajj season.

Step 1 to Apply for Transit Visa of Saudi Arabia: First of all, you will have to submit an application and make payment online. The name of the website is Enjaz and Saudi Government has outsourced this activity to them. Just open the website from this link. You will have to select “Individuals” > “Visa Services” > “Application for Visa from Saudi Mission Abroad”. It is also shown in the screen shot below.[irp]

After that, you will have to agree to the terms and conditions on two pages. Just click on the button “Agree” as we always do with the terms and conditions. A new screen will be opened like the screenshot below. You will have to enter all your details in it along with a picture of 200 X 200 size. Select the type of visa as “Transit Visa”. After completing all the information in the application, you just need to click “Save” button.[irp]

After this, you just need to make payment for the transit visa of Saudi Arabia. It is pretty simple after that as the window is very user-friendly. You just have to pay SR 300 for this. Take a print of the last page of the visa application form where application number of your visa is mentioned.

Step 2 to Apply for Transit Visa of Saudi Arabia: Now you have to mail the documents to Saudi Embassy in your country. However, I would suggest you not to mail but personally visit the Saudi Embassy in your country and deliver your application there so that they can be accountable for it. Generally, it takes a week to process the visa. You will have to submit the documents to the window designated for this. The officer there will ask you the reason to visit Saudi Arabia and you will have to tell him the reason. But don’t say that you want to perform Umrah otherwise your application will be immediately rejected. You will have to submit following documents to the Saudi Embassy in your country.

Passport with validity of at least 6 months: Residence permits of the country from where you are applying. It is needed if you are not applying from your national country.

  • One recent passport sized photograph
  • A Saudi Visa questionnaire filled out and signed
  • Declaration of Saudi laws signed
  • Booking of the ticket confirming your stay over in Saudi Arabia
  • Print of the visa application submitted through Enjaz

Step 3 to Apply for Transit Visa of Saudi Arabia: Although they say that it will take 7 days to process the transit visa of Saudi Arabia but it is better to go 3,4 days after the date they have mentioned. I hope you will get it very easily. If the visa has been processed, you should take care of some points. Don’t even think to overstay in Saudi Arabia for a single hour. You will have to pay $750 per overstayed day in Saudi Arabia.

  • Imtiaz Ghanchi

    DON’T say you going for Umrah! Why go to Allah’s house on a lie – that’s not the right thing to do … would you lie to your Master, Nabi Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم ?

  • Noriko Kita

    Is this information correct?the transit visa doesn’t allow traveler to leave the airport according to the tasheer service.also if the stay is less than 3days there’s no need to apply visa.

  • tommyback

    I passed Saudi from Oman/UAE to Jordan by car, 3 day visa I think. We overstayed 3 days, nobody cared.

  • tommyback

    If you´re going traqnsit you´re not going for Umrah. Simple as that.

  • Imtiaz Ghanchi

    It is possible to apply for a transit visa if your transit waiting time is 12 hours & above – in this case, you are allowed to leave Jeddah airport and head on to Makkah for Umrah … my point mentioned earlier is simple 》do not lie to the authorities but rather speak the truth … Allah is the ultimate caller to بيت الله .. trust you understand شكرًا

  • Sohail Ijaz

    Asslam.o.alaikum
    i have italian Resident permit, can i get transit visa from france ?
    is this possible ?
    Jazak Allah

  • Hi Tommy, can you give more details about your trip between Oman and UAE? How did you go about getting the transit visa? What country dod you get it in? What is your residency status? What is the process to enter Jordan with a car? Costs?

  • Muhammad

    Hi

    Information is very helpful.

    Only thing I am confused about is Sponsors details – name, address, ID and phone number for transit visa. I couldn’t save information on Enjaz website without that

    Please can you suggest any solution

    Regards

  • Alaa Alali

    I come on my own as a woman , I had not issues in getting the transit visa.

  • o4 Chargers

    Hi All,
    I managed to get the Transit Visa for Saudia.
    I have UK Multi-entry visa

    I booked firm air-ticket with Saudi Airlines flight as:
    Dubai-Jeddah-Heathrow(London)-Dubai

    Book the flight where Jeddah layover time is around 68 hours,
    visited consulate requested for pre-written approval & applied for VFS for VISA

    I was successful in getting VISA, hope when i land Saudi i am permitted to VISIT outside airport
    and grant permission to offer Umrah

    May allah help all Muslims in the world to visit Grand Mosque again & again, and
    may our generations are recognized to be great muslim, with strong iman, knowledge & wisdom
    أمين أمين يا الأمين رابال

    Regards,
    Saj
    [email protected]

  • o4 Chargers

    Sponsors details – name, address, ID leave blank, it’s not a mandatory field

  • Saj

    If your Layover in Saudia is greater thn 12 hours and less thn 72 hours, you need to have transit visa
    or else you may not likely to board a plane

  • Hi Saj, I would appreciate if you can review the article published above and suggest any improvement. There are not many people who share their transit visa experience so I am afraid the article is outdated now.

  • Saira Butt

    Was it simple for you to get transit visa for saudia as single woman? I am planning to apply for the transit visa. Can you guide me. Thanks

  • sabeeha

    Hey / salaams

    my dad has an umrah visa and is perfoming his umrah first then going to india, he will have his problem coming back tho because he is coming from mumbai to jeddah and is in transit for over 12 hours at jeddah airport. This is where the problem arises, can he apply for an additonal transit visa with his umrah visa or will they not allow it ? and if they dont allow it what can he do now since he already has his umrah visa and only encounters this problem AFTER he performs umrah. Please help !!