DUBAI – If you wish to enter Saudi Arabia, prepare yourself to pay up to $2,100 in visa fees. The fees will vary depending on the length of your stay and number of entry times.
The new visa fees was endorsed by the Saudi cabinet on Monday, August 8, and will come into effect on October 2. The decision has stirred an outcry from tourists and families of residents who wish to visit the Kingdom, with many denouncing the steep charges.
As per the new fees, it is now cheaper to travel to most countries than to go to Saudi Arabia. The current single visa fee is approximately SR 1480 ($390) and serves up to 3 months, while a multiple entry visa fee costs around $500 and serves up to six months.
* A two-year multiple entry visa will cost SR 8,000.