Business and Tourism (B1/B2)
The U.S. now offers 5 year, multiple entry visas to Saudi Arabian nationals applying to travel to the U.S. for business and tourism (B1/B2). While obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process, the U.S. Mission in Saudi Arabia currently approves over 96% of completed B1/B2 applications submitted by Saudi Arabian nationals.
If you have completed your DS-160 application and need to schedule an appointment, see step 3 in the application process.
1. Get a visa photo
- Photos must be a .jpg between 600x600 and 1200x1200 pixels
- Photos must be less than 240kb
- Photos must not be digitally altered
- You must bring a 5x5cm photo to the embassy
- The photo must be no older than 6 months
2. Complete the online application
3. Schedule an appointment with Visapoint
4. Pay application fees
The visa application fee for B1/B2 visas is SR608. This nonrefundable fee must be paid BEFORE you come to your interview.
All visas are returned via FedEx. You must bring cash to pay for a FedEx envelope, regardless of where you live.
Address in Riyadh SR65
Address outside Riyadh SR125
5. Go for the interview
On the day of the interview, only applicants with valid appointments are allowed to enter. You may enter up to thirty minutes before the time listed on your confirmation sheet. Only a legal guardian may accompany you into the waiting room, other friends and relatives will not be able to enter.
What to bring:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months
- Confirmation page(s) from the DS-160
- SAMBA receipt(s)
- Cash for Fedex envelope
- Bank History for the past 3 months
- All previous passports
- Employment letter
What not to bring:
6. Visa Processing
After your interview, you will be told approximately how long it will take to process and print your visa. Please remember that this is only an estimate and wait times vary, with many visas taking up to three months to process.
If you need your passport for travel in the near future, we recommend that you take back your passport at the end of the interview.
- 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 14For information on how to apply for a visa for children under 14, click here.