How to obtain a new transit visa for Umrah and tourism

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How to obtain a new transit visa for Umrah and tourism

A decision was issued to issue the new transit visa, which enables travelers to stop for Umrah and tourism within a period of up to 96 hours. It is a visa that allows international travelers via Saudi Airlines and Flynas; Stopover in the Kingdom for up to 96 hours. This is when they add a stopover at one of the Kingdom’s airports, before reaching their final destination.

International travelers can; Issue a transit visa automatically and free of charge, up to 90 days before the trip, easily and easily through the electronic platforms designated for reservations on Saudi Airlines and Flynas flights, to enjoy the tourist destinations around the Kingdom, the natural and climatic diversity, historical and heritage sites, and learn about the culture of generosity and hospitality. On behalf of the authentic Saudi society, as required by those wishing to perform Umrah; Pre-registration on the unified government platform NSK.

The purpose of issuing the new transit visa

This step confirms the determination of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its efforts to consolidate its position on the global tourism map. Attracting tourists from various international markets, and facilitating the procedures for coming to Umrah. It also comes within the framework of integration between the Saudi Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Saudi Airlines, and Flynas.

Steps to book a new transit visa

  • Select your international departure and arrival destinations.
  • Choose your flights with the most suitable connection time for you, up to a maximum of 96 hours.
  • If you do not have a valid document to enter the Kingdom; Apply for a visit transit visa from the Additional Services page.
  • Make sure to prepare your personal photos on your device according to the following specifications: (200*200px file size -20kb) before you start filling out the form.
  • We will collect the fees related to the issuance of the visa in one payment step together with the travel ticket.
  • You will receive an email with the issued visa and insurance for the duration of your stay in the Kingdom.

Conditions for benefiting from free accommodation

  • Once payment is confirmed, apply for a one-day free stay by clicking on the Saudi Holidays banner on the reservation confirmation page, or from the Reservations Department or the Saudi Holidays website.
  • When you arrive at the hotel, please present your boarding pass to the hotel receptionist to take advantage of the free stay offer.
  • Hotel reservations depend on the capabilities available at the time of making the reservation. A request can be submitted via the form available on the site in the event that the possibility of a reservation is not available.
  • All terms and conditions related to the selected hotels apply in cases of change or refund of the reservation.

Electronic new visit transit visa

  • The e-visit transit visa is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The residence period is 96 hours and its validity is 90 days from the date of its issuance. The periods may change according to the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The e-visit transit visa is not extendable.
  • The number of transit times allowed for a single visa is one trip. Where a transit visa is required for another visit in the event that there are additional trips that require stopping in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia again.
  • Visa fees, electronic service fees, and medical and insurance service fees for an individual are calculated and prepared according to the visa regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Obtaining a transit visa for the electronic visit does not necessarily mean a guarantee of entry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the documents will be checked by the passport officer to verify the validity of the information that was submitted.

Conditions for granting a transit visa for an electronic visit

  • A recognized passport that does not contain any restriction or condition and is valid for a period of not less than six months (taking into account the bilateral agreements between the Kingdom and other countries regarding the validity of the passport).
  • A confirmed travel ticket to the intended destination, an entry visa to it, or a residence permit if he is not one of its citizens or exempted from obtaining a visa to enter it.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Ensure that the visa sent via e-mail is printed and shown upon entering the Kingdom.
  • A transit visa for a visit is not submitted if the guest has a valid visa or documents allowing him to enter the Kingdom.
  • The applicant can cancel the visa if he refuses to travel. There will be no refund for any of the visa fees after issuance with the application of all terms and conditions of Saudi Airlines for airline tickets.
  • You can apply for another visa immediately after canceling the current visa for any reason.
  • Accompanying persons under the age of eighteen are included in the visa applicant’s application. As companions of this age group are not allowed to apply individually.
  • In the event that the application is rejected for one of the applicants, all persons attached to the same application will be rejected accordingly.
  • The price that appears after the approval of the sent request includes all fees related to the service, including insurance fees.
  • Passengers who have a transit visa for a visit and have a layover period of more than 24 hours must collect their baggage from the stopover station, and it is not possible to deliver the luggage if the layover time is less than 24 hours.
  • Passengers will not be accepted at the originating station if the requirements for travel to the final destination are not completed.
  • In the event that the transit passenger is not accepted at the transportation station, the passenger will bear the cost of returning him to the originating station at his own expense.
  • The responsibility to ensure the validity of the travel documents, the validity of the visa, the duration of the layover, health requirements, and attendance for the flight before the take-off time. The amendment of the reservation after the issuance of the visa and tickets is the responsibility of the traveler.
  • The passenger in transit for a single confirmed reservation is taken to the final intended destination and separate reservations are not handled.
  • Print the boarding pass and the baggage tag to the last stop at the originating station, if the transportation period does not exceed 24 hours.
  • Passengers who are entitled to obtain a visa upon arrival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They will not be treated as passengers in transit. Their travel procedures will be completed at the first station, regardless of the period of continuation. They must fulfill all travel requirements to their final destination before embarking on travel.

The launch of the new transit visa is further evidence of the Kingdom’s commitment to developing and driving growth in the tourism sector. This contributes to consolidating the Kingdom’s position as a leading global tourist destination and achieving the sector’s objectives in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


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