Diplomatic and Special Visas

Diplomatic visas or special visas are available for holders of diplomatic or special passports. Authorisation by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be required; if so, it must have been obtained prior to the applicant applying for a visa.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A letter from the relevant Embassy or Department specifying the type of visa required, the purpose of the trip, the proposed length of stay and the rank of the applicant.
  2. Flight details, including: the name of the carrier, the flight number to Saudi Arabia, the point of arrival, and the date and time of arrival.
  3. Proof of any authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if applicable.


Please see the General Guidelines for information on how to apply for all visas.