Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents: Step By Step Guide (2024)

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In September 2022, Saudi Arabia announced new regulations that enable GCC residents the option to apply for an eVisa. The ministerial decree signed by the Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb has made it quicker, easier and more accessible to visit Saudi Arabia.

The new decree means that Qatar residents can now apply for a Saudi visa, without having to visit the Saudi Embassy in Doha. In this article, we will be explaining the requirements, fees and step-by-step instructions on how to apply online for a Saudi visa for Qatar residents.

Recent Updates

In March 2023, Saudi Arabia announced that all expatriate residents in GCC countries, irrespective of their profession, will be allowed to obtain a tourist visa.

The decision was announced by the Ministry of Tourism. “Expatriate residents in GCC countries by applying through the “Visit Saudi” platform to obtain an electronic tourism visa, provided that the residence permit is valid for no less than three months.


Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents: Eligibility Requirements

  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months.
  • Qatar ID should be valid for at least 3 months.
  • Health insurance must be applied through the eVisa application platform.
  • For children under 18, the parent is required to apply first.

Visa Validity

The multiple-entry visa is valid for one year (365 days) from the issue date. You can stay for up to 90 days (total) during this one year.

To stay in Saudi Arabia for more than 3 months, or for other travel purposes, a visa must be obtained through the embassy.

Required Documents

The following should be ready before you start applying:

  • Recent passport-sized photo with a white background, taken in formal/modest clothing
  • Scanned Passport
  • Scanned Qatar ID card
  • Credit/debit card for online payment
  • Email address to receive the approved eVisa

Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents: Cost

The total cost for a Saudi Visa for Qatar Residents (including service charges) is around QAR 329. Medical insurance must be obtained from the visa platform and costs extra.

Below is a breakdown of the costs:

FeesCost (QAR)Cost (USD)
Visa Fee (Saudi Riyal 300)290.6179.85
Electronic Visa Processing Fee36.4010
Banking Service Fee1.820.5
Health InsuranceExtraExtra

How To Apply For Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents

The visa application process will be entirely online on the Saudi Government’s Unified National Visa Platform. Qatari residents must apply for the e-visa at least 5 days before going to Saudi Arabia. Travellers are advised to allow extra time in case of unexpected delays.

Step 1: Go to the Saudi Visa Platform Website

The link is https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/

If you see the Arabic page, click on the “E” icon (blue circle) on the top left to change to English.

Step 2: Click on “Login” and select “Individuals Login”

You can see the option on the top right of the page.

Saudi Visa Platform Login
Click on the login button

Step 3: Log in or Register on the platform

Saudi Unified National Visa Platform Login
Register or log in using your password

If this is your first time, click the “Register” link. You can register using your email address.

Saudi Visa Platform User Registration Page
User registration form
  • You will receive an email for activation. Click on “Activate”.
  • Once registered, you can log in using your email and password.

Step 4: Click on “Add New Application”

You can find this on the right side of the dashboard.

Saudi Visa Platform Add New Application
List of visa applications

Step 5: Click “Agree” to the terms and conditions

  • Read the Online e-Payment Services Agreement and click “Agree”.
  • Read the Agreement and click “Agree”.

Step 6: Fill up the application details and upload a photo

How To Apply Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents
Select visa type and other information
  • Visa Type: Select “Tourism Visit”. Even if you select Tourism Visit, you can do Umrah.
  • Transport Mode: Select Air, Land, or Sea. When you choose the type of transport, it does not mean that you have to come” through it. So please choose the expected transport.
  • Country of Residence: Non-Qatari
  • Saudi Mission: Select “Doha”.
Saudi Visa Application Details
Fill up the applicant’s details
  • Enter your personal information. First Name and Last Name are mandatory. You can leave other fields blank.
  • Upload your photo. The photo must have a white background and be with uniform lighting.

Step 7: Select Nationality and “GCC Residence” option

Once you enter your nationality, you can see a question with some choices.

Saudi Visa Qatar Residents
Select GCC Resident

For GCC Residents’ Visit Visa, select “A valid residence for a period of no less than three months in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Gulf Countries, including domestic workers who come with their sponsors”.

Step 8: Enter QID details and upload documents

Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents QID Upload
Add Qatar ID details
  • Residence Or Visa Number: Enter your Qatar ID number
  • Residence Or Visa Expiry Date: Enter your Qatar ID expiry
  • Issuing Country: Qatar

Upload your passport and Qatar ID copy. The files can be in JPG or PNG format, with a maximum size of 1 MB.

Step 9: Enter passport details and address

Saudi Visa - Enter Passport Details And Address
Enter passport details and address

Enter your passport number, passport type, issuing country, date of issue, date of expiry, place of birth, date of birth, marital status, gender, and address in Saudi Arabia (KSA Home Address).

You must also give travel details like port of entry and expected entry date to KSA. If travelling by air, enter your airport city. If travelling by land, you may choose “Dammam” or “Dhahran” as your port of entry.

You have to select if you want to perform Umrah. Choosing to perform Umrah is to facilitate the services provided to you and does not require any additional requirements, also it does not negatively affect the result of the request, and it enables you to perform Umrah during the year except the Hajj season.

You should also give your travel history for the past five years (country, purpose and dates).

Review your details and click “Save”.

Step 10: Purchase medical insurance

You may be required to purchase medical insurance from the visa platform.

On this page, you must enter medical insurance information, including entry date, address, mobile number and some basic health questions.

Step 11: You will receive updates in your email

Your visa application will be reviewed, and status updates will be sent to you by email. Usually, the process takes less than 24-48 hours.

On approval, applicants receive the Saudi Arabia visa by email. They should print the visa ready to present to immigration officials at the border.

The Saudi Visa documentation is uploaded digitally. Travellers do not need to present paperwork at a Saudi Arabia embassy or consulate.

Applying For Dependents

For children under 18 years, parents must apply for their eVisa first, and then reapply for minors.

Take note that if you are applying for your spouse, children, or any other first-degree relatives who are unemployed, you must input the same occupation you used for yourself.

Airport For eVisa Holders

Visitors with a Saudi eVisa can fly from Doha to the following Saudi Arabian airports:

  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Riyadh
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Jeddah
  • King Fahd International Airport (DMM) Dammam
  • Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED), Medina

Other Notes

  • Qatari passport holders (and other GCC citizens) do not need a visa for Saudi Arabia.
  • All other foreign visitors must have a visa to enter Saudi Arabia, even for short stays.
  • GCC residents with any passport/nationality can apply for an eVisa.
  • This visa will also allow you to perform Umrah.
  • In case the visa gets rejected, the processing charges are non-refundable.

Saudi Visa Helpline

For more information on Saudi Visa, you can call the Saudi Tourism helpline for Qatar at: 00800101091

For technical support in case of any error, please call +966 920011114.

You can also contact using email [email protected]

READ NEXT: Tasheer Saudi Visa Service Center in Qatar: Complete Guide


Frequently Asked Questions


Do Qatar residents need visas for Saudi Arabia?

Yes, Just like all expatriates living in GCC countries, Qatar residents should also apply for a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

How much is the fee for a Saudi Visa for Qatar Residents?

The visa application will cost 300 Saudi riyals ($80), excluding the health insurance fee.

How long is the Saudi visa for Qatar residents valid?

The multiple-entry Saudi eVisa is valid for a year, with the total period of stay in the kingdom allowed up to 90 days.


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  1. Hi DG Team,
    My QID expires on 28th October 2024 and I am planning to go Umrah on September. If I apply 3 months before my QID expiry and put expected entry to KSA on September, will there be any chance of Rejection? Does QID expiry and expected entry to KSA both needs to be more than three months?

  2. My Family is planning to go Umrah, So as you mentioned Occupation Input should be same as my QID. However My wife & child got QID. and Occupation mentioned Housewife and Student respectively. So Which one i should consider when filling up the application?

  3. hi,
    Me qatar resident visa , and i bring my family in qatar through Haya A1 Visa
    So, i want perform umrah with my family , is it possible ? and how what i have to do for it .
    or can i go india after perfoming umrah from saudia with my family ?
    Please guide ..Thanks!!

    1. Mohamed Yahaiyal

      Hi Doha Team, I’m working in Qatar, and my wife and son are on a family visit visa. I want to know if I can apply for a Saudi visa for my family and if I can take my family to Saudi Arabia for Umrah by car or by flight, which is allowed.
      If all is well, after finishing Umrah, I can take my family to Qatar on a Haya A1 visa or on arrival visa. I am an Indian citizen.

  4. Hi,
    My QID expires on the 17th May 2024, I would like to apply for single entry Saudi visa (umra purpose) , in that case is it better to renew my ID & then apply ?

  5. Hi I have doubt my wife and son With Hayya visa so I need to travel Saudi and I applied Saudi visa through my application And is there 2 options resident passport copy and id copy need to apply. so I upload my Qid and passport copy. then I given below they are passport details everything there is no upload for there passport copy for them but details filled for Them details. Then finished everything visa also printed . My question is I didn’t upload they passport copy any where. Is that any problem? Please let me know . But in the visa paper they are details everything correct.

  6. Hi Team,

    My parents are in Qatar with Family visit visa, can I know is possible to get Saudi visa for them, if yes I want to know whether they can go to Saudi and come back again to qatar?

    1. Hello, May I know if my husband is here with me in Doha and we want to go to Saudi to perform Umrah can I enter my QID number to obtain my husband’s Saudi visa? And if I can, will there be any problem at the Qatar or Saudi Airport or immigration because my husband is not a QID holder.
      Note- He does have a hayya visa and a qatar visit visa.

      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Shama, If you are applying Saudi visit visa using your QID, then he can travel by land border only (airlines are not allowing this). Also the QID holder (you) should be travelling in the same car. This means you should also apply for another visa. Also note that Hayya visa and Qatar Visit Visa are single entry. So he will need new visa to come back to Qatar.

    2. Hi Mohideen, You can apply for a Saudi visa, but they cannot come back to Qatar on the same visa (because a Family Visit Visa is a single entry visa). There was an option for a return permit by paying QR 200. However, this option is not working on Metrash now. You can check about this with MOI Service Centre or call 109. Another option is to apply Hayya A1 visa after exit (if you are staying out for a week or so).

      1. “My spouse and children are on a Family Visit visa in Qatar under my sponsorship. Can we obtain an Umrah visa to travel to Saudi Arabia by flight?”

  7. Hello,
    I had a family visit visa of my mother and through that visa details, I applied for Saudi E-visa and the same was approved and I received her E-visa but while boarding the flight, the airline refused to accept her and stated that she cannot travel on E-visa since she does not have a QID.
    Is this true??
    Note: While applying for her E-visa I did not mention my QID details anywhere. I have solely entered her Visa details and received the approval.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Abdul Jaber, It seems you have applied for a visa type that is for Qatar residents only and that is why your airline has refused boarding. When you apply using this option it gets automatically approved for most people. However there is a chance you will be stopped at airport (in Qatar or in Saudi). We have seen similar cases in the past too. Normally you can use this to travel through land border if a Qatar resident is also travelling in the same car (checking is relaxed at land borders). Recently most people use this visa to change from Hayya visa through Abu Samara border. If travelling by air you should apply for a general Tourist Visa.

  8. Hi, I need to apply saudi tourist visa to change my wife visa from hayya to RP. While applying
    1. Photo is not uploading (I tried with white background)
    2. What address need to enter in KSA address ( I will not stay there, will take the exit at the first round about).
    Please reply anyone.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Vinoth, (1) This could be a technical error. Try again from a different browser.
      (2) You can give address of any friend in Saudi Arabia (even if not staying). You can also give hotel address.

  9. SYED ATIF HASAN MAHMOOD

    Hi
    I have applied for the Multi entry tourist visa and got it. Now I want to apply for my wife and kids. Do I have to ADD A NEW APPLICATION or there is any other link to apply for Wife and kids?

  10. My mom is coming to Qatar through haya visa, and I wanted apply her Saudi tourist visa for Umra, do I need to enter my QID details as residents of GCC while applying,

    Thank you, your doing a great job by assisting the peoples who need help

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