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Welcome to the Riyadh Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Units

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh provides Non-Immigrant Visa services to Saudi citizens and third-country nationals residing in Saudi Arabia. Non-Immigrant Visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work, or study in the United States. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel. Appointments are required for all visa interviews.

The Embassy provides immigrant visa services to anyone residing in Saudi Arabia, provided the Department of Homeland Security approves the Immigrant Visa petition first.

For questions related to visa and consular issues at U.S. Embassy Riyadh, please contact us.

U.S. Consulate General Dhahran Closure

Due to essential renovations, the U.S. Consulate General Dhahran will be closed for non-emergency consular services from Sunday, January 5, 2014 until Sunday, January 19, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. All Saudi citizens and resident third country nationals may still apply for visas at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah during the closure.

Hours: Visa services are available Sunday to Thursday (excluding holidays), and by appointment only. Non-Immigrant Visa interviews are conducted from 8:00-11:00am, while Immigrant Visa interviews are conducted from 12:30-3:00pm.

Our Locations

The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran provides non-immigrant visa services in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah serves the Western region, from Tabuk to Najran.

We hope to see you soon and wish you an enjoyable stay in the United States!

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  • Individual Passports
    The U.S. Embassy and Consulates-General in Saudi Arabia will no longer be accepting family passports. Every individual applying for a U.S. visa must have their own passport.
  • Applicants Under 14
    For information on how to apply for a visa for children under 14