Information, Applications and Procedures for:
Saudi Arabia Employment Visas
Saudi Travel Advisories
On February 11, 2014, the United States Department of State issued a Travel Warning for persons considering travel to Saudi Arabia. To read the Travel Warning in entirety, please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/saudi-arabia-travel-warning.html.
Saudi Arabia Embassy in DC will be closed for Eid holidays Monday July 28 through Friday August 1, 2014. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, August 4, 20.
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.
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.
Submit your current, valid, signed Passport. It must not be handwritten. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least 1 blank visa page. If you do not have any 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.
Submit a completed Saudi Arabia Visa Application form.
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.
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.
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.
Must be on a white background.
We can prepare passport photographs for you at select A Briggs office locations nationwide.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY[NON-US CITIZENS]
If you are not a US citizen, submit a photocopy of your US Permanent Resident Card.
Only US passport or green card holders are eligible to apply in the US. Applicants with another status must apply for the visa in the country of their permanent residency.
LETTER OF INVITATION
Submit a 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. A photocopy is acceptable.
Include with the Letter of Invitation a statement of Power of Attorney from the sponsor on either the name of A Briggs or the applicant's name.
Complete the Saudi Sponsor Information form, and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Submit all of the following:
- A certified and notarized copy of your university degree or diploma.
- A sealed envelope containing each of the following:
Note: Both the official sealed transcript and the sealed verification letter are required; one does not replace the other.
- Your official, updated transcript.
- 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.
- A completed Saudi Distance Learning Form. If your school does not wish to complete the form in the given format, the verification letter can instead include the same information.
- Name of the college/university and the telephone number of the registrar or the records office.
- Verification of your credentials from degreeverify.com.
MEDICAL REPORT (3)
Submit three (3) original Medical Reports issued and signed by a licensed physician. They must be stamped by the hospital or clinic which provided the report. They must indicate the license number and address of the physician. They must certify that you are free of contagious diseases.
LAB TEST RESULTS
Submit a lab report showing all tests results for items indicated on the medical report form.
Submit a original, recent Police Report from a police department local to your place of residence. It must indicate detailed information about your criminal record.
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.
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.
The processing time for all visas for Canadian citizens is 2-4 weeks. The processing time for all other citizens is as listed under the Consular Fees requirements and on our order form.
Type Citizenship Entry Price Validity Processing Time Employment US Single 45.00 3 month(s) 14-21 Day(s)
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.
A BRIGGS FEES
The A Briggs fee for Saudi Employment visas is $285.
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.
Shipping AddressCustomer Service
A Briggs of Washington, D.C.
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-338-0111*Shipping address may change based on time and products ordered. Be sure to check the shipping address given at the end of the digital order form process.*An additional $20.00 handling fee will be charged for those who choose to provide outbound USPS shipping labels. We highly recommend items be sent via FedEx or UPS due to our experience with delays in shipping and lack of accurate tracking. By using USPS you assume responsibility for all delayed or lost packages.Carrier Specific Shipping NotesFederal Express
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
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 $16 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.
For technical diplomas, the certified and notarized copies MUST be additionally validated by the U.S. Department of State.
Online degrees are not subject to authentication by the Saudi Cultural Mission.
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.