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.
Observance of Thanksgiving
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and U.S. Consulates General Jeddah and Dhahran will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
The Embassy and the Consulates General will re-open for normal business on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
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.
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 PassportsThe 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 14For information on how to apply for a visa for children under 14