Saudis can invite friends abroad to perform Umrah on personal visit visas

Thursday, July 20, 2023

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday that Saudi citizens can invite their friends abroad to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah on personal visit visas.

In a statement on its Twitter account, the ministry stated that this visa has four advantages: First, it can be single entry or multiple entry visa. Secondly, the visa holders can perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. Also, they can conduct tourist trips to all regions and cities around the Kingdom, and finally, the visa holders can visit the historical sites and major destinations in various cities across the Kingdom.

The maximum validity of the single-entry visit visa is 90 days with a period of stay of 90 days, while the validity of the multiple-entry visa may extend to 365 days with a 90-day period of stay on each visit.

The ministry said it is possible to apply for a personal visit visa through the visa platform at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.