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Saudi Arabia Allows Citizens to Invite Friends to Visit, Perform Umrah

Saudi Arabia Allows Citizens to Invite Friends to Visit, Perform Umrah

Thursday, 1 December, 2022 - 05:45
Saudis can invite their friends to visit and perform Umrah through an easy e-process. SPA

Saudi Arabia announced a new mechanism for Saudi citizens to obtain personal visit visas to invite their friends to tour around the Kingdom and perform Umrah. This step comes within the framework of efforts to increase the number of foreign visitors in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said visa holders will be allowed to travel in the regions and cities across the Kingdom as well as to perform Umrah, visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, in addition to visiting religious, and historical sites, and take part in cultural events.

The ministry stated that the visa application process is made much easier and simpler through the eVisa platform of the ministry’s website.

The personal visit visa request can be submitted through the Individual Service section of the eVisa platform and logging in through the Nafadh unified national platform, and filling out the data for those to be invited by requesting a personal visit, and approving the necessary undertakings.

The ministry added that the person who is invited to visit would complete the process of paying fees and medical insurance after filling out the entry visa application form on the visa platform and then submit the application and passport to the embassy or consulate of Saudi Arabia in the guest country or through the centers or offices accredited to the embassy or consulate. They can come to the Kingdom through all the air, land, and sea ports after obtaining the entry visa stamped passport.

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