Saudi Arabia Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Saudi Arabia

Speak to a visa consultant about your visa

About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is populated with over 33 million people, it is known as the birthplace of Islam, it houses the Red sea and the Persian Gulf coastlines. It is also a country where Harry potter is illegal.

General Requirements for Saudi Arabia Visa
  • A passport valid for at least twelve (12) months, with at least two (2) clear visa pages adjacent to each other.
  • One (1) recent passport size color photograph with a white background. Photograph(s) must be full-face shots in which the applicant is facing the camera directly.  Side or angled-views are NOT accepted.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs taken in white background.
  • Females and minors may require a male guardian’s permission to leave the country, including U.S. citizens or dual-nationals.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
Types of Saudi Arabia Visa

Saudi Arabia Tourist visa


Processing Time 1 - 3 weeks

Duration of Stay 1 year

Visa Fee $46.00


Eligibility

  • Saudi Arabia does not currently issue tourist visas.
  • But visas can be obtained from Saudi embassies and consulates for a range of purposes including employment, business, family visits, journalism, and studying.
  • The Hajj Visa is a visitor visa available for Muslim travelers who wish to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Each applicant for a Hajj visa must apply through a licensed Saudi travel agency.
  • The agency must present the Consulate with copies of “Accommodation Contacts” and a letter from the Ministry of Hajj in Saudi Arabia confirming that the travel agency has duly completed all requirements to qualify to assist pilgrims.
  • The applicant must have a passport with a validity of at least six (6) months and acceptable both for entry to Saudi Arabia and entry to the next destination.
  • The passport should have at least two empty visa pages adjacent to each other.
  • While sending documents to the embassy by mail, include a prepaid return label and envelope (from FedEx, UPS or U.S. Postal Service only) with the return address label filled out completely.
  • All women are required to travel for Hajj with a Mahram. Proof of kinship must be submitted with the application form.
  • Women over the age of forty-five (45) may travel without a Mahram with an organized group.
  • They must, however,  submit a no-objection letter from the husband, son or brother authorizing her to travel for Hajj with the named group. This letter should be notarized.

Saudi Arabia Business visa


Processing Time 1 - 3 weeks

Duration of Stay 1 year

Visa Fee $46.00


Eligibility

  • Saudi Arabia business visas are issued to businessmen, investors and other visitors travelling to the country for the sole purpose of business.
  • Nationals of all countries need a visa to visit Saudi Arabia except for citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
  • During the visa application, you will need an invitation letter from a Saudi-based company, approved by the Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia.
  • Please note that visa forms MUST be filled out completely in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • If you are applying through a visa office registered with Enjaz, the application must be completed online. Enjaz is an online application for a Saudi visa that you must submit either on your own or through an approved visa processing company.
  • You can sign contracts, partake in auctions and exhibitions and also speak at business-related events while on the Saudi Business visa.
  • You will need to provide an invitation letter from the Saudi company you will be visiting.
  • This letter will also contain their detailed address, accompanied with the date and actual purpose of your trip.
  • If the intention is to attend a meeting or seminar, confirmation/invitation from the conference organizer/institution is required.
  • If you are employed, you will have to present a certificate from your employer stating or allowing your business travel.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay (e.g. bank statement for 2 recent months) is required.
  • You cannot be gainfully employed while you are in the country with this visa.

Saudi Arabia Student visa


Processing Time 1 - 3 weeks

Duration of Stay 1 year

Visa Fee $46.00


Eligibility

  • This visa is intended for people travelling to Saudi Arabia for the purpose of study.
  • Applicants of this visa must be ready to submit original copies of previous academic degrees earned.
  • Three (3) copies of medical report, along with three (3) passport-size color pictures, need to also be submitted.
  • The medical report must be issued by a licensed physician who must sign each copy and certify that the applicant is free of any contagious disease. The license number and address of the physician should appear on each copy. Medical reports must be used within three (3) months from the date of issuance. 
  • Children under the age of sixteen (16) do not need a medical report.
  • A recent police report, with detailed information about applicant’s criminal record, if any, must be provided.
  • For married students wishing to take along their spouses or their children, proof of kinship is required: for a spouse, a copy of the marriage certificate will do; for a child, a copy of the birth certificate.
  • Minors (under 18 years of age) travelling alone or with one parent must submit a notarized letter of authorization, in either in Arabic or English, signed by both parents or legal guardians.
  • Visitors to Saudi Arabia must abide by the country’s Islamic laws and regulations and respect its society’s values and traditions.
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s laws against drug trafficking are strictly enforced. Violators are subject to severe punishment, which may include the death penalty.

Saudi Arabia Work visa


Processing Time 1 - 3 weeks

Duration of Stay 1 year

Visa Fee $46.00


Eligibility

  • You will need a work visa if you intend to take up paid employment in Saudi Arabia.
  • The work visa is sponsored by an employer.
  • This can be a Saudi company, a Saudi citizen or a foreign entity appropriately licensed to do business in Saudi Arabia.
  • The employer must first register with the Ministry of Interior who will open an “immigration file”.
  • This file will contain details of all expatriate employees with that employer.
  • The sponsoring employer must be registered in Saudi Arabia and hold a valid commercial license.
  • The employer may be asked to submit a variety of documents listed below. The employer will likely be asked to show a commitment to “Saudization” which is to prove that there are no Saudi citizens available to fill the position, and that the employer is taking steps to employ Saudi citizens where possible.
  • The actual Work Visa is issued by the relevant Saudi embassy under the instruction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • At this point the employee will have to apply at the relevant Saudi Arabian embassy. The employee must submit an application form and the documents outlined above to the embassy.
  • Processing times vary by embassy but generally 1 - 3 weeks.
Saudi Arabia Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Saudi Arabia

Address: 6 Orange close, Off Thames Street, Off Alvan lkoku Way, Ministers' Hill, Maitama, Abuja - Nigeria

Phone: Phone: (+234) 709 822 1442 (+234) 9 782 2675

Email: Email: ngemb@mofa.gov.sa