Saudi Visa For Qatar Residents: Step By Step Guide (2023)

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

09 MARCH 2023 UPDATE: Saudi Arabia has 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

  • 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 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 the 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 Saudi Government’s Unified National Visa Platform. Qatari residents must apply for the eVisa at least 5 days before going to Saudi Arabia. Travelers are advised to allow extra time in case of unexpected delays.

Step 1: Go to the Saudi Visa Platform Website

The link is

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

Step 3: Log in or Register on the platform

Saudi Unified National Visa Platform Login

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

Saudi Visa Platform User Registration Page
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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 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 borde

The Saudi Visa documentation is uploaded digitally. Travelers 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 that 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]

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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 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 total period of stay in the kingdom allowed up to 90 days.

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  1. I am a Qatar Resident and My Families are here in Hayya. I Applied for Saudi multiple entry visa and 1 Month UAE Visa. Is it possible to go by land from Qatar to UAE through Saudi?
    if possible, what are the documents required?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rayeez, If you have received the visas for both Saudi and UAE you can go by land border. You only need vehicle insurance, which you can buy at the border.

  2. Shakeel Khattak

    Thanks for your kind information. One more thing that what to enter in Expected date to enter in saudia. And address in saudia? Even we do not have a specific address there or hotel booking.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shakeel, You can give a tentative date of when you are planning to go. For address, you can either give any relative address or a hotel address that you plan to book.

  3. Hi,
    I have The multiple-entry Saudi eVisa valid until 24th of December 2023. But recently, I renewed my Passport. I would like to know whether I can travel with the same visa or do I need to apply for a new visa with updated passport details.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Abubacker, You can travel by carrying both passports. You can call Visit Saudi helpline in Qatar to confirm this: 00800101091

  4. Dear Doha Guide Team
    My father will come on visa on arrival. We are planning to go for umrah with him. Can he enter back to Qatar or he has to fly from Saudi Arabia?
    Or is there any chance to again get visa on arrival on entering qatar from saudi arabia.

  5. Dear Doha Guide Team,
    I am resident of Qatar (originally from Pakistan). I have applied for eVisa through the guidelines, and it is rejected without any reason. Can you help me please?

    Sulaiman Khan

  6. Hi Doha Guide Team ,
    I m Qatar resident and and i have saudi tourist visa and i applied tourist visa for my wife also she is on haya entry permit we want to go by road, there is option in saudi mofa, qatar resident or first degree relative can apply tourist visa please clarify


  7. Hello Sir,
    Is Indian citizen allowed to go to Saudi Arabia directly from Qatar on work visa if holding a resident permit of Qatar ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Kausar, Normally it is allowed if you have valid visa. Please double check with your Saudi employer if there is any medical test to be done from home country.

  8. As Salam Alaykum,

    Please also guide me about work visas as a resident of GCC countries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Muhammad, You have to go through normal process: (1) You should get a job offer, (2) Your new employer should apply for your visa.

  9. hi DG As Slam alaikum
    i am qatar resident, my family here in qatar on Hayya card, can i go Umraha with may family since i have plan to go by road with drive by self.
    is it possible, please advise and tell me the process.
    Thank yo so much in advance.

  10. Dear DG,
    I am Qatar Resident and my family is here on Hayya card, can i go to perform Umraha with my family by Road ( own car), since i have valid Qatar DL.
    please suggest the procedure if it can possible?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mehtab, As Hayya visa is a multiple entry visa, your family can go to Saudi and come back to Qatar on the same visa.
      You and your family will need Saudi visa. As a GCC Resident, you can apply for GCC Residents multiple entry visa. This will also allow you to do Umrah.
      As your family members are not GCC Residents, they have to apply for regular tourist visa.
      You can apply on the Saudi Visa website (explained above). If you cannot find the option for regular visa, you can apply through any travel agent in Qatar.
      Once your visa is issued, you can drive to Saudi using your own car. You will need vehicle insurance, which you can buy at the border.

  11. Dear DG,
    I am Qatar resident and my family is here on Hayya Card, can i go to perform UMRAHA with my family by Road (own Car) since my relative is in Sauidia Arabia (Dammam), my plan is to drive from Qatar to Dammam and then i will go to Makka and Madina.
    please suggest, what will be the procedure ( i have Qatar driving liscense and own car).
    please advise

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mehtab, As Hayya visa is a multiple entry visa, your family can go to Saudi and come back to Qatar on the same visa.
      You and your family will need Saudi visa. As a GCC Resident, you can apply for GCC Residents multiple entry visa. This will also allow you to do Umrah.
      As your family members are not GCC Residents, they have to apply for regular tourist visa.
      You can apply on the Saudi Visa website (explained above). If you cannot find the option for regular visa, you can apply through any travel agent in Qatar.
      Once your visa is issued, you can drive to Saudi using your own car. You will need vehicle insurance, which you can buy at the border.

  12. Sameer Abdul salam

    As Salam alaykum,
    I am Qatar resident Just wanted to inquire do I need to obtain appointment to perform Umrah if I am holding evisa?

    I am planning to visit Saudi during the upcoming ramdhan Eid holidays

    Sameer Abdul Salam

  13. Good day DG team,
    Thanks for sharing useful information with details.
    My question is under a Saudi tourist visa can we travel from Qatar to perform Umrah during the Eid ul Fitr holidays?

  14. Hai,
    I applied for visit visa for saudi, 1 week before, till now we didnt got visa as my friends applied through agent got the visa with in 3 days, the status in the portal says it send to embassy but no update till date where to proceed as we are planning to visit saudi during Ramadan.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Kamartheen, When you apply for Saudi visa online sometimes you get immediate approval (automatic). while, in some cases, your application will be sent for manual review. That is why it is showing as “Sent to Embassy”. Normally it gets approved in 1-2 weeks.

  15. Sir,
    I am working in Qatar and having RP. I am going to bring my wife from India on “Hayya with me” and during/after eid-ul-fitr we plan to go Umra and return back to Doha. i have few question, please reply me. Thanks is advance.
    1. For me i already purchased multiple entry visa for Saudi Arabia, so for my wife which type of visa required ? if we go together.
    2. As per new rule can we book ticket saudi airlines or Flynas for 96 hour stay in Saudi and then return again to Doha ?

    Please suggest me what to do..

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rashid, You can use the Saudia stop-over package that comes with 4 days visa. You will also get one night hotel stay.

  16. Hi DG Team,
    I have applied saudi tourist visa and its approved can i apply for my wife who came to qatar by hayya entry permit we want to perfrom umrah in ramadan together plz tell me the process can i apply online from mofa saudi website if yes then which option need to select umrah visa or tourist visa ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Abdullah, Choose Tourist Visa. Then choose yes to the question “Do you want to perform Umrah?”.

  17. Hello,
    My parents are visiting Qatar on Hayya, and not having a QID, can I apply for them or add them to my visa application to Saudi so we can travel all together ?
    Thank you.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sondoss, As per the rule, they cannot be added as dependents under you because you are applying as GCC resident. You need to take any other type of tourist visa for them. If you cannot find on the Saudi Visa portal, you can check with any travel agent. Once they get visa you all can travel together.

      1. Ijaz Ahmad Dawar

        Asalam u alaikum,

        Thank you for this very useful post. I’m qatar resident. I was trying for Umrah Visa. I was asked only $10.5. If i pay that much, what else I’ll need to do? Is there anything I’ll have to pay or this is the only requirement? How much time will take it?

        Thank you for your time and Jazak Allah

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Ijaz, Umrah visa is usually cheaper than tourist visa. But there are some restrictions during Hajj season. Kindly contact the Saudi Visa helpline for Qatar: 00800101091.

  18. Hi Thank you for this useful post and guide. I was able to get my eVisa following these steps as a GCC resident. I am having difficulty submitting an application for my wife, after filling out the forms with her passport and QID, once I submit I get an error message to check application data and submit again. My question is what should be the occupation for her, and what documents need to be submitted for her? is it her QID or my QID? I took help from an agency who submitted with my QID and her passport but the visa was rejected. Do you have any guidance on that?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shah, For wife & children under your sponsorship, the occupation should be the same as yours (sponsor’s occupation). Her QID as well as Passport are needed.

      1. I’m a South Africa and resident in Qatar. My group applied for umrah visa. It’s 4days and my status is still pending. How long would it take to be approved?

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Aanisha, Average approval time is one week. It may vary depending on how busy they are.

  19. When we apply for a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia, we have selected the travelling mode by AIR and selected King Khalid International Airport, Can we come to Saudi Arabia by land through Abu Samra border?

  20. Hi I applied for the GCC tourist visit visa following the steps listed above but for some reason the fees I am being asked to pay is USD 521. Is there any reason why it is so high? I would have expected it to be around USD 80.

    1. Hi Haris, Please check your application again. May be you have selected a different type of visa. GCC resident’s tourist visa is not that expensive.

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