Today, Wednesday, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a mechanism for obtaining a “personal visit” visa, which enables visitors to enter the Kingdom’s lands to visit their friends or acquaintances who are Saudi citizens, while allowing the possibility of movement between the regions and cities of the Kingdom, and performing Umrah and visiting in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. Medina, visiting religious and historical sites, and attending cultural events.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the application for the visa will be through easy and convenient electronic steps on the website of the “visa” platform.
She explained that citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can invite their friends to visit Saudi Arabia and perform Umrah by submitting a request for a personal visit on Visa platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs And submitting a “visit” request, by serving individuals on the platform and logging in through the unified national access platform, filling in the data of those who are required to be invited through a personal visit request, and approving the necessary undertakings, so that the request is then processed and a “personal visit visa document” is issued, which can Reviewing his data through the “invitation request” query service, quoting the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that the visitor can complete the process of paying fees and medical insurance after filling out the “entry visa application” form in the visa platform, and then submitting the application and passport to the Kingdom’s embassy or consulate in the guest country or through the approved centers or offices of the embassy or consulate. Then receive the passport after issuing the entry visa and come to the Kingdom through all air, land and sea ports.
This step comes within the framework of efforts to increase the number of foreign visits, in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 AD.
The Ministry pointed out that it is possible to inquire about the submitted applications by entering the visa platform, selecting the “Inquiry” icon, filling in the required data, then clicking on “Inquiry” to review the previously submitted applications.
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