Business Visit Visa

This webpage contains information relevant before the pandemic. We will update this webpage with the current process soon.

Business visas are issued to: businessmen, investors, representatives of U.S. companies, managers, sales managers, sales representatives, etc.
  1. A passport valid for at least six (6) months, with at least two (2) clear visa pages adjacent to each other.
  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.
  3. A completed application form filled-out with black ink or printed; the form must be signed and stamped by the authorized travel agency.
  4. One of the following documents to prove the applicant’s position: (a) A letter addressed to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. by the applicant’s employer in the U.S., which confirms the applicant’s position and that he is being sent on a business visit related to his company. (b) A copy of the company’s business registration. (c) An electronic invitation letter from a Saudi company. (d) A diplomatic note from the applicant’s embassy in the U.S. identifying his/her title (for non-Americans). (e) Additional documents may be requested if needed.
  5. For non-U.S. citizens, a copy of the green card or a document confirming legal residence in the U.S.
  6. The applicant must be in possession of a non-refundable round trip ticket with confirmed reservations.
  7. The applicant must submit proof of vaccination for meningitis and ACYW135. For infants and children up to fifteen (15) years of age, a vaccination report is required for polio as well as meningitis and polio. Children over fifteen (15) years of age should present the same vaccinations requested for adults.
  8. Each pilgrim should submit two certified checks or cashier checks payable to “Unified Agents Office” in Jeddah for pilgrimage services. These checks should include the name and the passport number of the pilgrim. Each applicant must pay the following fees: (a) US $158.40 (one hundred fifty-eight dollars and forty cents) for services rendered by the local Tawaf agencies and for housing at the Holy sites. (b) US $116.00 (one hundred sixteen dollars) for air-conditioned transportation services. Pilgrims have the option to submit one check combining both fees: in this case, the amount would be US $274.40 (two hundred seventy-four dollars & forty cents). Children between the ages of seven (7) and fifteen (15) should only pay half of the above-mentioned amount. Children under the age of seven (7) do not need to pay.
  9. Non-U.S. citizens should submit a copy of their green card or other proof of legal residence status in the US. Passport authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reserve the right to return (at his or her own expense) any pilgrim who has provided wrong or false information about their residence in the US at his or her expense.
  10. No minor (under 18 years of age) will be granted a Hajj visa if not accompanied by his family. Minors traveling one parent must submit a notarized letter of authorization, in either in Arabic or English, signed by both parents or legal guardians.
  11. If the applicant has converted to Islam, an Islamic certificate must be presented; this needs to be notarized by an Islamic Center.