The Saudi Government announced that if you are passing through the Kingdom on your way to a larger destination like Australia, you don’t need a Business Visa if you have an onward flight ticket and will only be in Saudi Arabia for a maximum of 3 days
Business visa is available for citizens of Australia. To apply, you will have to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on travel visa first and then change it. If finalizing your paperwork here in Australia, you can apply as a tourist when they are ready.
Most Saudi students in Australia or abroad would like to work while studying. It is a good option for students who want to earn some money, and help their parents. A Saudi Arabian student visa which allows them to gain employment can be issued for a duration of four years. The student can change the status at any time during the validity period if he or she wishes to begin working.
Do Australian Travelers Need a Saudi Visa?
All Australian travelers must have a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia regardless of the purpose and duration of their trip. It is important to bear in mind, however, that an electronic visa for Saudi Arabia is only valid for tourism.
The KSA eVisa cannot be used for working or studying in Saudi Arabia, or for participating in Hajj. Australian nationals who are traveling for one of these three purposes must contact their nearest Saudi Arabian embassy or consulate to obtain a visa in person.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers different types of pilgrim visas for religious visitors traveling to Mecca and Medina. A pilgrim visa can be obtained through the nearest Saudi diplomatic representation.
Please note that even though citizens of GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates) are eligible to visit Saudi Arabia visa-free, Australian nationals who hold a residence permit in one of these countries are still required to obtain a visa.
Saudi eVisa for Australia: Documents Required
Before submitting the application for a KSA visa, Australian nationals must meet the Saudi Arabia visa requirements. These requirements include having:
- A valid Australian passport with a minimum validity of 6 months after the arrival date in Saudi Arabia
- An email address to receive the approved eVisa for Saudi Arabia
- A valid credit or debit card to pay the Saudi eVisa processing fee
- A recent passport-style photograph that will be attached to the application
If the applicant’s passport does not have the minimum required validity, it is necessary to obtain a new document before applying for a KSA visa.
It is essential that the passport used for the application is the same that the candidate will travel on, since the two documents are connected electronically. This requirement also applies to dual nationals with multiple passports.
Validity of the Saudi e-Visa for Australian Visitors
The Saudi Arabia visa for Australia is valid for one year from the date of issue. The visa can be used for multiple entries of up to 90 days.
How to Apply for a Saudi Online Visa from Australia
The online KSA visa application process for Australia is easy and fast. It only takes a few minutes to complete and can be done from the comfort of one’s home. There is no need to contact an embassy or consulate before traveling to Saudi Arabia.