Saudi Work Visa Requirements (British passport holder)

UK nationals looking to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia require a Work visa preceding entering the Kingdom. Work visas are accessible for the purpose of undertaking long haul work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Authorisation by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have been obtained by the sponsor company in Saudi Arabia prior to the applicant applying for a visa. The nationality and the activity title of the candidate must be indistinguishable to the subtleties given to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for authorisation.

Requirements

  • Below requirements are only valid for British passport holder applicants. For other country passport holders, kindly contact us for your country specific requirements.
  • Passport must be valid for more than six months beyond post entry date and have two blank pages opposite each other.
  • Saudi visa application form, (the form is found in the pack).
  • Two recent colour photographs taken against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper.
  • An online visa application, we will complete this on your behalf.
  • Work visa block approved by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Copy is sufficient) Addressed to the Saudi embassy in London.
  • A copy of E-Wakala / Tafoyeed ( E-power of attorney) Contact us for Sample.
  • A copy of employment contract signed by both parties the Employer and the employee.
  • If previously employed in Saudi Arabia, a letter of recommendation from a former employer must be submitted
  • Medical report legalised by FCO and Saudi embassy.We can arrange medical examination and the Legalisation for the report.
  • A copy of Applicant’s CV.
  • Copy of attested Academic Qualification. Degree/Certificate needs to be attested by the Saudi Cultural Attaché Bureau, FCO and Saudi embassy prior to applying for the work visa.
  • ACRO Police Certificate Legalised by the FCO and Saudi embassy. We can arrange Legalisation.

Fees & Timelines

Saudi Timeline, Visa & Handling Fees
Visa Services Visa & Handling Fees*
Premium Service; 1 working day £420
Express Service; 3 working days £224
Standard Service; 5 working days £182
Medical examination Premium;
Takes 40 minutes and report ready on Same day
£332
Medical examination Express;
1 Working Day
£282
Medical examination standard;
3 working days
£248
FCO legalisation Premium;
1 working day
£75 with handling fee £50
FCO legalisation Express;
3 working days
£43 with handling fees £50
FCO legalisation Standard;
around 5 working days
£42 with handling fees £22
Saudi Embassy legalisation;
2 working days
£48
Royal Mail Special Delivery  £10
UK Courier  £20
Photographs print £6
*Saudi Cultural Attaché legalisation takes from 3 working weeks, there is no time frame for the legalisation as it depends on many factors. Fees £104 when applying with work visa. VAT applies to the handling fees.
*We charge a handling fee additional to the Saudi embassy visa fee, for our validation service to ensure all of your documents are in order. We will also generate the E-number, as well as covering the courier fees for submitting & collecting the visa application from the Saudi embassy in London.

Additional Notes

  • You must ensure that you do not hold any existing Saudi visas that are current. All previous visas must have expired before making your new application
  • Your passport must not contain a Israeli Visa or Stamp
  • Visitors should not overstay the time approved on the visa
  • The nationality and the job title of the applicant must be identical to the details given to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for authorisation
  • The Saudi Embassy issues visa based on the legitimacy and credibility of the visa sponsorer company.
  • Finished visas can't be changed or expanded once they have been issued.
  • Candidates are just allowed to hold one substantial Saudi visa at any one time.
  • Candidates with an offshore profession are allowed single entry only.
  • The invitation provided by the host organization must be for a solitary section visa.
  • An online visa application, we will complete this on your behalf.
  • We recommend that no travel arrangement are made until visas have been secured and confirmed by Us

Start the Visa Process

Get a Free Saudi Work visa Consultation callback or you can start the visa application process by downloading the visa pack below.

If you have any questions regarding the work visa pack or would like to make a payment before sending us the documents (that is highly recommended as it speeds up the visa application process) please do not hesitate to contact us through various options as detailed at the bottom of this page.

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