Saudi Arabia, or officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the home of one of the largest annual religious gatherings in the world. Being the world’s largest exporter of oil, the Petroleum industry accounts for about 45 percent of Saudi’s GDP. However, to enter Saudi Arabia, you will need a Saudi visa.
A Saudi Arabian visa is a mandatory endorsement you require, to enter the country. Unless you belong to the list of visa-exempt countries for Saudi Arabia, you require a valid visa along with your passport. Whatever the purpose of the visit, the visa is essential. The visas are categorized into various types based on the nature of the visit, and the duration and number of entries of the visa depend on them.
Before applying for visa, you should know that for which visa I have to apply and how many types of visa given by the Saudi government. The Saudi government offers a total of 15 types of visas. Which is written in detail below.
This visa is usually used by employees posted on high government posts. This visa is given without any international pressure.
Diplomatic & Official VISA
This visa is used by politicians for diplomatic talks. Generally, you must have seen that along with the Prime Minister of our country, the ministers of other ministries also often move from one country to another for necessary work. This visa is for them only.
Diplomatic Mission and Organization Visa
Diplomatic mission is also a non-resident permanent mission to one or more countries. Permanent diplomatic missions are more specifically known as embassies. The embassy represents its interests in the fields of political, economic and financial affairs, the legal system, science, education and culture.
This type of visa is generally used by tourists. You will be surprised to know that if anything contributes the most to the GDP of most countries, it is tourism. If you are going for tourism in any country of the world, then you need a tourist visa.
Business visit VISA
Generally, this type of visa is used by big businessmen. He keeps on moving from one country to another in connection with his business. Apart from this, he also opens branches of his business in these countries. Which directly benefits the same country.
Employment Visa as the name suggests. This visa is generally used by those people who are looking for employment. Every year thousands and lakhs from our country also work in foreign countries with the help of this visa and earn money. Even though he is earning money by using this visa, but when he sends money to his family, this money proves to be very helpful in growing the GDP of our country.
This visa is generally used by governments in their country for tourism and to increase the GDP of their country. By using this visa, any person can stay in that country as a guest for a long time. The duration of this visa ranges from 2 – 3 years to 10 years.
Premium residency VISA
This visa is also similar to the visa given above, only it gets some more facilities.
This type of visa is done for newborn babies. If you are an Indian and you are working abroad then you will need it.
Exit Visa is a document issued by the government allowing any person to leave the country. These visas are related to the right of any foreigner or non-citizen to enter a country and work or stay there for a long time.
Family visit VISA
If your family is living in a country and you are going to meet them, then you are given a family visit visa. Often people use this visa to go to Gulf countries especially Saudi Arabia. For this, you will be able to get this visa by contacting the Embassy of the Ministry of External Affairs or offline.
This visa is mainly given for the disabled. Normally there is no fee for this visa. But if you have any kind of information about this visa, then definitely tell us.
Personal Visit VISA
This visa is mainly given to such persons who do not have any kind of business or family relations in that country.
As we all know, every year lakhs of people from our country go for Haj pilgrimage. Not only India but Muslims from all over the world go to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj and Umrah. It is one of the holiest places in the Muslim religion. By the way, almost every country makes this visa available to all for performing religious activities.
When a student goes abroad for his higher education, he completes his studies using this student visa. Only through this visa, he can apply for studies in prestigious universities of any country and can complete his studies. If you are a student and you want to go to study in Saudi then you have to contact in Saudi Embassy.