Residency Visas

Residency visas are available for the certain relatives of work residents in Saudi Arabia. Permitted relatives include: spouses, sons under the age of 18 years old and unmarried daughters on proof of marital status. Authorisation by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have been obtained by the sponsoring resident in Saudi Arabia prior to the applicant applying for a visa.

Applicants must submit:

  1. For applicants aged 15 years old and over, a medical report authenticated by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the following postal address: Legalisation Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes, MK10 1XX (Tel: 0370 000 2244). Medical report forms are available from the Consular Section or may be downloaded from here.
  2. Proof of relationship between the applicant and the Saudi resident sponsor. This must be authenticated by the British Foreign and Commonwealth at the above address.
  3. A copy of a marriage certificate, if applicable.
  4. A copy of the birth certificates of any accompanying children.
  5. Proof of marital status, for unmarried daughters.
  6. For applicants aged 18 years old and over, a police certificate, obtained from, attested by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Only for applicants aged 18 and over.


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