UPDATE: Visa application China ZURICH
In order to avoid refusals and thus delays in applying for a visa, we ask you to follow the new guidelines with immediate effect.
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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).
Since September 2019 it is possible to apply for a tourist eVisa for Saudi Arabia. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this type of visa can also be used for business meetings and conferences. The following nationalities can apply for an eVisa:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Brunei, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Additional documents can be requested for various citizens.
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