Saudi Arabia – an absolute monarchy
audi Arabia is the oil-based economy with second largest reserves of the petroleum. Also it is one of the two countries named for their royal families. The religion followed all across the nation is Islam. In fact Muslim law, known
as Sharia is even enforced by the country’s government. Thus, the official language of the country is Arabic. When it comes about the climate of country, it has mostly desert climate where there is high day time temperatures
and quite low rainfall. Saudi Riyal is the currency used in this country.
People move in to country with different purposes. For living or working in this country, it is very important for you to acquire the right type of visa. There are different types of visas that can be acquired for different reasons.
Visitor Visa: Visitor visa is equal to the tourist visa excluding people travelling to Mecca for the annual Muslim pilgrimage. This visa can be obtained only if you have an invitation from any individual or company
of this country who can act upon as your sponsor. In case you are going to stay in hotel for short period of time, then the hotel would be acting as your sponsor. Applying for this visa for you is the responsibility of your sponsor.
Haj/Umrah Visa: The reason behind issuing this visa is religious sentiments. These are issued to the people partaking in annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Because of the large number of applicants every year
for this visa, these are limited.
Business Visa: These are issued for shorter period of time for a business trip. This can be obtained by applying at your local or nearest Saudi Embassy or consulate.
Employment Visa: For this visa, you will need a sponsor and employment contract. In this procedure, your sponsor needs to open an ‘immigration file’ at the Saudi Ministry of Interior and apply
for the visa. Next step is to be performed by you of submitting necessary and required documents to your local Saudi Embassy or consulate. This visa is valid from 14 to 90 days.
Residence Permit: After arriving at country on employment visa, you can apply for the residency permit from the Ministry of Interior. Before the expiration of employment visa, obtaining residence permit is
According to the purpose for which you are relocating to Saudi Arabia, you can apply and obtain the right type of visa for entering the country.