How to Get a Saudi Arabia Work Visa

If you want to work in Saudi Arabia, you’ll need a visa.

You can apply for a Saudi Arabia work visa at the consulate in your home country or through an agency helping foreigners get visas.

The process varies depending on your experience, the company sponsoring your application, and how long your visa will last.

Here’s all the information you need to get started:

Find a job in Saudi Arabia.

This is an essential step in the process.

You must have a job offer before applying for a work visa, and it’s easy to find one if you’re willing to move abroad and take on some more responsibilities.

In most cases, your employer will need to sponsor your visit by sending them documentation proving that they have offered employment to someone from Saudi Arabia before they arrive at their office in Riyadh or Jeddah (or wherever else).

If this happens, all that remains is filling out paperwork at the embassy and waiting until they release their decision—which could take several months!

Apply for your Saudi Arabia Work Visa.

Saudi Arabia employment visaOnce you have the documents in hand, it’s time to apply for your work visa.

You will need to visit the Saudi Arabian consulate in your home country and provide a copy of your passport, an employment contract (if applicable), and a completed work visa application form.

Also, to this paperwork, make sure that you pay a fee (usually around $100) at this point for them to process your application — otherwise, they won’t accept it!

Verify that the company is approved to hire foreign nationals.

If you are working in Saudi Arabia, the company must be approved to hire foreign nationals.

The Saudi Ministry of Labor lists companies approved to hire foreign nationals registered with them.

You can check this list on their website.

If your employer is not on this list, they may not use you as an employee in Saudi Arabia.

But, if your employer does have permission from the Ministry of Labor and if they are offering decent wages and benefits (such as health insurance), then there should be no problem getting a work visa for yourself or your family members.

Request and submit a Saudi Arabia Work Visa Application Form (Form 5).

  • The form asks you to provide personal details, such as your name and address.
  • You can download the application form from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  •  Fill out all forms’ fields and attach all necessary documents.
  • Send your filled-out work visa application form (Form 5) along with supporting documents by email through their website or post mail services like FedEx or DHL Courier Service.

Complete the application form.

You must complete the application form.

The Saudi Arabia Embassy or Consulate will ask you to fill out a form that includes your name, passport number, date of birth, and nationality; as well as the name of the company you are applying to (and their address), job title and position at that company; salary information if applicable.

Gather any other documents required for your application.

Once you have gathered all your visa application documents, it’s time to submit them.

  • Passport copy: This must be a valid passport issued within the last six months.
  • Two passport-size photos: You will need to take two pictures with white backgrounds and ensure they are clear enough to see at least one of your eyes in each image. The photo must be taken within three months of applying.
  • Degree certificate: This can be in any format, including photocopies or scanned copies, if you don’t have access to original documents right now but want them later on once Saudi authorities have granted visa approval; but, it must still include your full name, date, and place where the degree was awarded along with other essential information such as courses taken, etc.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts from all previous universities attended should also come along with this application since there are some requirements about certificates related to this process, such as those related to graduation exams completed during studies abroad, so please check whether these university transcripts meet all requirements before submitting them with us – failure here could lead us having difficulty processing further applications!
Return the completed application package to your prospective employer.

Once you’ve completed your application and paid the visa fee, it’s time to send everything back to your prospective employer.

Make sure you include:

  • Your passport
  • A photocopy of your passport photo page
  • Your completed application form (the one with all your personal information on it)
A Saudi Arabian company must sponsor you to apply for a work visa.

A Saudi Arabian company must sponsor you to apply for a work visa.

Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country, and most people in it are Muslim. It’s also a monarchy, with King Salman as the head of state.

The country has oil reserves that make it rich, making it one of the largest economies in the Middle East (and indeed all over) with an extensive infrastructure network serving its people.

The Last Word

We hope this article has been helpful to you! Please contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about working in Saudi Arabia.

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