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Traveler's Information

Contact the visa section of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC, or one of the Saudi Arabian consulates in
New York, Houston or Los Angeles.
Business Visa 
Diplomatic and Official Visa                                                    
Employment Visa  
Extension of Exit/Re-Entry Visa
Family Visit Visa
Government Visit Visa
Residence Visa
Student Visa
Transit Visa
Temporary Work Visa 
Hajj Visa
Umrah Visa
Adding a Newborn to a Saudi Residence Card
Washington DC Location: 601 New Hampshire Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20037 - (202) 342-3800

New York Location: 866 Second Ave., 5th Floor New York, NY 10017 - (212) 752-2740 

Houston Location: 5718 Westheimer, Suite 1500 Houston, TX 77057 - (713) 785-5577

Los Angeles Location: 2045 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 - (310) 479-6000

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
  1. Visa and document drop-off: Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Please allow at least 24 hours before pick-up.
  2. Pick-up: Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
  3. Hours of operation will change during the Holy Month of Ramadan to: 
    1. Drop-Off: 10:30am to12:30pm
    2. Pick-Up: 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Canadian Nationals
The normal visa processing time for all types of visas, excluding Hajj and Umrah visas, for Canadian passports is 22 days. Processing times begin on the day the Visa Section receives a completed application.
Visa Offices Registered with Enjaz

Classification of Contractors in the Saudi Arabia
New procedure for the classification of contractors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Project Questionnaire Form

American Embassy
The U.S. Embassy is located in Riyadh, with consulates in Jeddah and Dhahran.
Forbidden items include alcohol, narcotics, weapons, ammunition, pork and pornography. Prescription drugs must be documented. Makkah and Madinah hold special religious significance and only persons of the Islamic faith are allowed entry.

Bringing Prescription Drugs into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Reporting currency when entering or leaving Saudi Arabia
Saudi regulations require those travelling to or from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to declare all currency, negotiable instruments or precious metal in an aggregate amount exceeding 60,000 Saudi Riyal [U.S. $16,000] (or the equivalent in another currency) to Saudi Customs.
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