Information, Applications and Procedures for:
Saudi Arabia Employment Visas


Saudia Arabia Travel Advisories

On December 23, 2010, The United States Department of State issued a Travel Warning for persons considering travel to Saudi Arabia. There is no posted expiration date for this Travel Warning. To read the Travel Warning in entirety, please go to http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_932.html.

Effective: Until Further Notice

A valid passport and visa are required to enter Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Americans arriving without valid passports and the appropriate visa may not be permitted to enter and will be subject to a fine and immediate deportation at the traveler's expense.

Immunization Requirements: Please see the Center for Disease Control for the current immunization requirements for travel abroad. Be sure to click on all countries to which you are traveling to review the immunization requirements for each.

Please follow the instructions below. After you read all the instructions, if you have any questions, call us at 1-800-806-0581 before you start the process.

Items required to secure your visa to Saudi Arabia.

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PASSPORT

Submit your current, valid, signed Passport. It must not be handwritten. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least 2 side-by-side blank visa pages. If you do not have the proper blank visa pages in your passport, you must first amend your passport to have pages added. A Briggs will secure your visa using the added pages. If your passport expires within six months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.

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VISA APPLICATION

Submit a completed, signed Saudi Arabia Visa Application form. It must be signed with blue ink and.

All fields of the application form have to be completely filled out, including Name, Address and Phone number of the inviting company in Saudi Arabia. Missing or incomplete information will cause processing delays.

Saudi Arabia Visa Application

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ENJAZ ONLINE APPLICATION

An A Briggs Saudi Visa Specialist will complete the Enjaz online application form for you on your behalf. The Enjaz fee is included in the consular fees.

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PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH (4)

Submit four (4) recent, 2x2 Passport Photographs with the whites of your eyes visible, with a white background and taken by a passport photographer. They must not be a digital or non-passport style photograph.

Passport Photo Requirements

Must be on a white background.

We can prepare passport photographs for you at select A Briggs office locations nationwide.

Passport Photo Locations

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PROOF OF RESIDENCY
[NON-US CITIZENS]

If you are not a US citizen, submit a photocopy of your proof of your legal long-term US residency (i.e. US Permanent Resident Card or US visa).

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LETTER OF INVITATION

At this time A Briggs can only assist with Saudi Arabian visa applications for applicants with invitations specific to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington DC, or the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Los Angeles or Houston. If your invitation is specific to the New York consulate, please contact your host in Saudi Arabia to have this changed to Washington DC, Los Angeles or Houston. Submit an original letter from the company in Saudi Arabia sponsoring you, certified by both Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicating the block visa number, date, name and position of the person requested. It must be accompanied by reference note showing date of the residence visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Once you have completed the order form, email the inviting company's name exactly as it appears on the invitation in Arabic, along with your order number, to saudivisas@abriggs.com. This is required in addition to sending the paper invitation.

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SPONSOR INFORMATION

Complete the Saudi Sponsor Information form, and email it to: saudivisas@abriggs.com

Saudi Sponsor Information Form

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EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

Submit original, signed Employment Contract. It must be signed by you and your sponsor.

The position mentioned in the contract should match the position mentioned in the block visa reference and be relevant to your qualifications.

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NOTICE OF LAW AND REGULATION

Submit a signed Notice of Law and Regulation. It must be signed with blue ink and.

Saudi Arabia Laws and Regulations

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PROOF OF EDUCATION

Submit all of the following:

  • A certified and notarized copy of your university degree or diploma.
  • A sealed envelope containing both your official, updated transcript and a verification letter from the registrar's office at the college/university, including your School ID Number and the telephone number of the contact person at the registrar's/record's office.
    The official letter from the Registrar's office must specifically indicate the method of study: online courses or in-campus, and it must confirm the number of credits, including online classes if any.
    Note: Both the official sealed transcript and the sealed verification letter are required; one does not replace the other.
  • Name of the college/university and the telephone number of the registrar or the records office.
  • Verification of your credentials from degreeverify.com.

For technical diplomas, the certified and notarized copies MUST be additionally validated by the U.S. Department of State.

Diplomas obtained from foreign universities outside of the US must be authenticated by Saudi cultural mission in the country of their origin. A Briggs cannot assist with authentication of foreign diplomas.

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MEDICAL REPORT (3)

Submit three (3) original Medical Reports issued and signed by a licensed physician. They must indicate the license number and address of the physician. They must certify that you are free of contagious diseases.

Saudi Arabia Medical Report

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RECENT PHYSICAL

Submit the results of a recent physical exam, including full lab test results.

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POLICE REPORT

Submit a original, recent Police Report. It must indicate detailed information about your criminal record.

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LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION

Submit a Saudi Arabia Mission Authorization Letter authorizing A Briggs to submit and collect your application, and authorizing the Saudi Mission to obtain information about your academic record.

Saudi Arabia Mission Authorization Letter

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ADDITIONAL

Submit an additional photocopy of all submitted materials.

The category visa type is invitation specific. Please consult your sponsor to determine category of visa (business, employment or temporary work).

You must be physically present in the U.S. at the time of employment visa request.

All documents must be from the US, including medical, lab and police reports. Foreign degrees have to be authenticated by Saudi Cultural mission in the country where they were received.

Apply for your Saudi visa no more than three months prior to your entry date into Saudi Arabia.

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PROCESSING TIME

The processing time for all visas for Canadian citizens is 6-8 weeks. The processing time for all other citizens is as listed under the Consular Fees requirements and on our order form.

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CONSULAR FEES
Type Citizenship Entry Price Validity Processing Time
Employment US Single 45.00 6 months 3-4 weeks
Employment Non-US Single 45.00 6 months 3-4 weeks

NOTE: Processing times are business days. The first day begins the day after your package is received by A Briggs except in the case of pre-arranged same day service when available. Prices are per applicant. The consular fee includes Enjaz authorization.

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A BRIGGS FEES

The A Briggs fee for Saudi Employment visas is $235.

Prices are per applicant.

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ONLINE ORDER FORM

You must complete the Online Order Form.

The order form gives us your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to us and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay A Briggs. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

Click here to fill out the online order form.

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SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Shipping Address

Processing Department
A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors
1921 Sunderland PL NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-806-0581

Carrier Specific Shipping Notes

Federal Express

FedEx

On the FedEx air bill, check the box in 4a "FedEx Priority Overnight".
Do NOT ship "First Overnight" unless instructed otherwise by an A Briggs agent; this will delay the delivery of your package.

UPS

United Parcel Service

The UPS Shipping Document must indicate "UPS Next Day Air". Any other type of UPS service is NOT acceptable.

Note: Additional shipping costs must be charged to a credit card for each package shipped to an international destination and the following locations: Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. Territories.

Saturday Delivery is an additional $14 when available to US destinations.

Failure to follow these instructions may cause a delay in processing, and could also result in additional charges on your order for shipping, such as: before 8:00am delivery, Saturday Delivery, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-806-0581.

Pricing
11-14 Day*
$95.00
8-10 Day*
$145.00
4-7 Day*
$195.00
1-3 Day*
$275.00
* Business Days
Saudi Employment
$235.00
Saudi Non-Rush
$135.00
Saudi Residence
$235.00
Saudi Rush
$175.00

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