Important note about the new visa center fees from China:
The Chinese Embassy announced that as of 18 February 2019, the following surcharges will be introduced for each visa application. These are to be paid plus the visa fee.
Details can be found here: NEWS
For a Saudi Arabia visa, every traveler needs to apply personally in Bern or Geneva for each application. Use various AVS services to simplify the preparation. Choose one of the 3 different visa types:
A Commercial Visit Visa is required to visit a company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for business talks and negotiations.
It is for business purposes only and includes trips to meetings and seminars for managers and professionals.
This visa does not grant the applicant a work permit or settlement permit for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Women under 40 years of age who want to travel alone to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia need a previously issued visa number for this category. An invitation by the sponsor is not sufficient.
A working visit visa is required to perform installations, assembly or similar work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This visa does not grant the applicant a work permit or settlement permit for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
This visa is for persons who wish to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a longer period of time and who wish to apply for a residence permit (Iqama). The necessary documents should be issued by an employer in Saudi Arabia before applying.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) provides authorisations for (without name) workplaces - electronically and directly in the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will be provided with names as soon as the request is received by the diplomatic representation.
These will be provided with names as soon as separate copies of the Electronic Power of Attorney (Waqala) are available.
A medical examination is mandatory for this visa category. When the workers arrive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you will receive a special residence permit called' Iqama' (an identity document) from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI).
Appointment availability of the embassy:
Within 2 - 5 working days after receipt of your visa application
Duration to obtain visa / passport after your appointment:
2 - 5 working days
Currently there are no specific information’s available