Working Visit Visas


Working visas are available for the purposes of undertaking short-term non-commercial work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Authorisation by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have been obtained by a sponsor company in Saudi Arabia prior to the applicant applying for a visa. Applicants require a letter of invitation from the sponsor company in Saudi Arabia and a letter of introduction from their company in the United Kingdom.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A letter of invitation from the Saudi sponsor company.
  2. An original letter of introduction addressed to the Consular Section from the British company at which the applicant is employed. This letter must be stamped by the British Chamber of Commerce. A template of an introduction letter is available here.
  3. British and European Union passport holders must provide proof of residence in the United Kingdom. Original copies of documents are required; permitted documents include bank statements.
  4. Applicants not holding British or European passports must submit proof of their United Kingdom residence permit.


A visa fee is payable online at

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