Visa free countries for GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders

There are many countries where GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders can get visa-free entry or an on arrival visa. We have provided a list of those countries below.

It is important to disclaim here that we have provided the list of countries where GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders can get an on-arrival visa up to the best of our knowledge. If you are doubtful about any of them, better check the respective embassy in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Kuwait

Although Kuwait is not one of those countries which give visa-free entrance to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders, they can get an on-arrival visa of Kuwait. You can either get a visa at Kuwait airport or on its border. Recommended: How to get a Kuwait visa?

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  1. Bahrain

Bahrain is a beautiful and very open country in this region. In some respects, they are more open than in the UAE. Expatriates living in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia normally visit Bahrain on a regular basis. There are many places to visit in Bahrain which you should not miss on your next trip.

Although Bahrain is not one of those countries which give visa-free entrance to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders, they can get an on-arrival visa of Bahrain.

If you are planning to visit Bahrain by Air, you can get a Visit Visa at Bahrain Airport very easily. In the same way, people visiting Bahrain through King Fahad Causeway can also get on Arrival Visa to Bahrain. Recommended: How to get a Bahrain on arrival visa?

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  1. Oman

Oman is another beautiful country to visit as it has plenty of beautiful places to visit including landscapes and rich history. Oman is not as rigid as Saudi Arabia but not even as open as the UAE.

Although Oman is not one of those countries which give visa-free entrance to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders, they can get an on-arrival visa of Oman. You can either get a visa at Oman airport or on its border. Recommended: How to get an Oman on arrival visa?

  1. Jordan

I am not sure about other GCC countries, but Saudi Iqama Holders are entitled to get an on-arrival visa at the Jordan border and some nationals of some countries can even get visa-free entry. Normally, people from northern areas of Saudi Arabia travel Jordan frequently.

There are 3 different borders through which you can enter Jordan and they vary a lot in the customer service as reported by people. Recommended: How to get a Jordan visa?

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  1. Georgia

It would be unfair to not to talk about Georgia while talking about the natural beauty of the world. Georgia is one of those countries which allow visa-free entry to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders. However, you need to produce some documents to get this visa-free entry to Georgia. Recommended: How to get visa-free entry to Georgia?

  1. Tunisia

Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. The beautiful country of Tunisia is known for its golden beaches, sunny weather, and affordable luxuries. Tunisia is one of those countries which allow visa-free entry to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders. Recommended: How to get visa-free entry to Tunisia?

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  1. Armenia

Although Armenia is not one of those countries which provide visa-free entry to all GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders, they offer an on-arrival visa to Indian nationals with GCC residency. This is a great opportunity for Indians having in mind that there are millions of Indians possessing Saudi Iqama. Indians residing in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain are also enjoying visa upon arrival in Armenia.

  1. United Arab Emirates

The UAE neither gives visa-free entry to GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders nor an on-arrival visa, but they have a special procedure for all GCC residents to get a visa. Recommended: How to apply for a UAE visa?

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.