How to Apply for Saudi Stopover Transit Visa?

Stop-over passengers can take up to 96 hours for a stopover transit visa to Saudi Arabia by booking an airline ticket through Saudi Airlines or FlyNas.

Validity of a Stopover Transit Visa

The stopover transit visa will allow stop-over passengers to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 4 days or 96 hours.

  • A stopover transit E-Visa is a single-entry, single-use visa that expires once used.
  • If you have a layover on your return flight, you can reapply after the first flight has departed.


You need the following documents to apply for a Saudi stopover transit visa;

  • Passport with 6-months validity.
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  • Saudi Airlines or FlyNas Ticket.
  • Transit visa is available to all nationalities.
  • Visa Fee: SR 94.

Transit Visa through Saudi Airlines

The passengers booking international flights with less than 96 stopping-overs in Saudi Arabia through either Saudi Airlines or FlyNas airlines will get the option to book a transit visa from the websites of the respective airlines.

  • Open Saudia website:
  • Select your international departure and arrival destinations e.g. New York to Karachi.
  • Choose your flights with the most suitable connection time, up to 96 hours.

If your stay is less than 96 hours, an option to get a transit visa will appear. Click on the “Visit Saudi” button.

Transit Visa through Saudi Airlines

Select your stop-over flight. You can stop in one of them if you have a return flight. If you have a layover on your return flight, you can reapply after the first flight has departed.

Select the number of days for the stop-over. The duration should match the availability of flights.

Transit Visa through Saudi Airlines

Continue booking the ticket until you can book a “Transit E-Visa.”

Transit Visa through Saudi Airlines

Pay the ticket and visa fees of SR 94 in one step on the SAUDIA website.

After completing the previous steps, you will receive an email with the issued visa and insurance for your stay in Saudi Arabia.

Terms and Conditions

  • The visa fee is non-refundable.
  • Companions under 18 years old can apply for visas with their adult guardians.
  • Passengers authorized to obtain a visa upon arrival in Saudi Arabia would not get a transit visa.

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