Saudi Arabia launches the electronic visa service and announces good news to the Egyptian people


The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the launch of a new initiative to develop its consular services, by canceling the visa sticker in the passport and replacing it with an electronic visa, as its data is read through the QR code that is attached to the visa.

This initiative comes within the framework of the continuous efforts to improve the quality of consular services provided by the Ministry, and to develop the mechanism for granting various visas, such as work, residence and visit visas.

This procedure has been activated as a first stage in a number of Saudi diplomatic missions in the following countries: the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, and the Republic of the Philippines.

Last January, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a new service for electronically issuing a transit visa for visitors arriving by air, with the aim of facilitating coming to the Kingdom for all purposes, and facilitating the procedures for obtaining an entry visa.

This service allows travelers across the Kingdom to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, in addition to moving around and attending tourism events, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The new digital transit visa service is being launched in Saudi Arabia, where beneficiaries can easily obtain it through the online platforms of Saudi Airlines and flynas.

The visa application is automatically passed to the unified national platform for visas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then the digital visa is issued and sent to the beneficiary via e-mail. The service is characterized by the possibility of issuing a visa immediately and free of charge, provided that a travel ticket is purchased, and its validity extends to three months, and allows residence in the Kingdom for a period of 4 days.

This service aims to improve the consular services provided by the ministry and to facilitate coming to the Kingdom for tourism, religious and practical purposes.

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