The Saudi government has revised its immigration system in accordance with Vision 2030.  The validity period of work visit and commercial visit visas have been extended.


Nationality New Validity Period New Authorized stay upon each entry – for multiple entry visas
European Union &

United Kingdom

180 30
365 90
730 90
United States (no change) 1825 180
All other Nationalities 180 30


The previous validity period was 90 days for all nationalities, except the United States, which has remained unchanged.  In addition to the increased duration of validity, as previously reported, there were also increase government fees that took effect October 2, 2016.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.