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Transit Visa
Travelers transiting in Saudi Arabia for less than eighteen (18) hours do not need a transit visa.
Transit visas do not grant the right to residence, visitation or employment.
Ladies cannot apply for a transit visa if not accompanied by a male relative.
  1. A passport valid for at least six (6) months, with at least two (2) clear visa pages adjacent to each other. The passport must be acceptable to enter both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the applicant’s next destination.
  2. One (1) recent passport size color photograph with a white background. Photograph(s) must be full-face shots in which the applicant is facing the camera directly.  Side or angled-views are NOT accepted. Guidelines for accepted photograph for Visa.
  3. A completed application form filled-out with a black ink pen or printed. Application forms  can be downloaded from the website at http://www.saudiembassy.net/​. Please include your email address on the application.
  4. A ticket with confirmed reservations, with a transit time not exceeding seventy-two (72) hours.
  5. Proof that the applicant can enter the destination traveled to after Saudi Arabia. (Visa, National Identity, etc.)
  6. Proof of kinship: for spouses, a copy of the marriage certificate; for children, a copy of the birth certificate.
  7. For non-U.S. citizens, a copy of the green card or documented proof of legal residence in the U.S.
  8. Log on to https://enjazit.com.sa/ . Click on “Apply for a visa to enter the Kingdom by individuals.” Complete the online request for an Employment visa. It is important to record the request number on the application and present it to the Consulate. Guideline for enjaz online application.
  9. Mailing Passport: We would like to bring to the attention of all applicants who send their passports by mail that from this time on, anyone who includes a RETURN Federal Express, DHL, Airborne Express, UPS or any other airway bill, should also include a MONEY ORDER made out to the company the applicant will choose. No cash, credit card or personal check will be accepted. Any package without such payment will be on hold until the payment is received. It is applicant's responsibility to include the EXACT amount according to the weight of the package. Washington DC Location: 601 New Hampshire Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20037 - Tel. (202) 342-3800.
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