London Embassy Requirements for Business Visas

One application form, duly completed and signed by the applicant.

One passport-sized photograph affixed to the application form.

The passport should be in order and valid for At least 6 months.

Applicants applying by post should enclose a PREPAID, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, REGISTERED/RECORDED, for the return of processed passports. Please ensure that you have enclosed the correct postage in accordance with the actual weight of your parcel.

Please allow one week for the return of processed. passports.

Applicants applying from the Republic of Ireland should enclose a minimum of 9 (nine) coupons.

A letter of invitation from the Saudi host company, endorsed by the Saudi Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia, must be faxed directly to the Consulate.

The original or copy of this invitation, including an introduction letter from the British company addressed to the Embassy, should be submitted with the application form.

A visa fee of STG. 39.00 per passport is payable, or STG. 96.00 for multiple entry (Subject to the approval of the Consulate).

Applicants applying by post may pay by Postal Order or Bankers Draft to the order of the Saudi Embassy. Cash, personal or company cheques are NOT accepted.

Applicants from the Republic of Ireland should enclose a Bankers Draft ONLY.

Important Notes:

A minimum of 24 hours is required to process the visa.

Lodging of passports: from 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Monday to Friday (inclusive).

Collection of processed passports: From 2:00 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. Monday to Thursday, and on Friday, from 1:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M.

Visa validity starts from the date of issue.

Period of stay begins upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Please complete the form in BLOCK CAPITALS, black ink only.

Applicants are advised to check the requirements thoroughly.

For any other enquiries, please contact the Visa Section of the London Embassy.

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