Marine and seamen working visas

Marine and Seamen visas are available for holders of mariner credentials or seaman cards. Authorisation by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have been obtained by the sponsor company in Saudi Arabia prior to the applicant applying for a visa. Applicants require a letter of invitation from a company in Saudi Arabia, a letter of introduction from their company in the United Kingdom and a valid marine passport or seaman’s card.

A visa application is available for download here.

Applicants must submit:

1. A copy of the electronic letter of invitation from the Saudi sponsor company.

2. A copy of a valid marine passport or seaman’s card, clearly stating the job title of the applicant. The job title of the applicant must be identical to that specified in the letter of introduction.

3. An ordinary passport, in which the visa will be issued.

Visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days for both single entry and multiple entry visas.

Visa applications may be lodged at the consular section of the embassy: 32 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DZ

Monday to Thursday

Lodging                              Collection
Individuals              9am-12pm                           3pm-4pm
Agents                    9am-10:30am                     3pm-4pm


Lodging                              Collection
Individuals               9am-11am                           2pm-3pm
Agents                     9am-10:30am                     2pm-3pm