What are the different types of visas in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is home to a large number of expatriates. Foreigners from all over the world are working in the Kingdom. Except on a regular Employment visa, the holders are banned from working and those caught working on such visas are detained, fined, and deported with a ban on future entry into the Kingdom. Also, there is no ‘Free Visa’ that exists in Saudi Arabia. Below are the different types of visas in Saudi Arabia.

Employment visa – تأشيرة عمل (Tashira Amal)

All expatriate workers must have a valid employment visa to work legally in Saudi Arabia.

Family Visit visa – عائلية تأشيرة زيارة (Aayila Tashira Ziyarah)

Family visit visas are issued to first-degree relatives of eligible expatriate residents, and employment is prohibited on this visa.

Family visa – تأشيرة زيارة (Tashira Aayila)

Permanent family visas are issued to first-degree relatives of eligible expatriate residents, and employment is prohibited on this visa.

Haj Visa – تأشيرة حج (Tashira Haj)

Hajj visas are issued for the purpose of Hajj pilgrimage.

Umrah visa – تأشيرة عمرة (Tashira Umrah)

Umrah visas are issued for the purpose of Umrah pilgrimage.

Business visa – تأشيرة تجارية (Tashira Tijariah)

Business visas are issued for investors/business visitors.

Business Work visa – تأشيرة تجارية للعمل (Tashira Tijariah Lilamal)

Business work visas allow companies to bring in skilled and highly specialized categories of workers for specific work for a short duration (2 months).

سعودی عرب بہت بڑی تعداد میں تارکین وطن کا گھر ہے۔ دنیا بھر سے غیر ملکی مملکت میں کام کر رہے ہیں۔ سوائے باقاعدہ روزگار کے ویزے پر، رکھنے والوں پر کام کرنے پر پابندی ہے اور ایسے ویزوں پر کام کرنے والے پکڑے جانے والوں کو مملکت میں مستقبل میں داخلے پر پابندی کے ساتھ حراست میں لیا، جرمانہ کیا اور ملک بدر کیا جاتا ہے۔ نیز، سعودی عرب میں کوئی ‘فری ویزا’ موجود نہیں ہے۔ ذیل میں سعودی عرب میں ویزے کی مختلف اقسام درج ہیں.

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