Saudi Arabia Launches Unified Visa Platform

Saudi Arabia announced the launch of ‘KSA Visa,’ a unified visa platform, to facilitate visa application procedures.

The platform is linked to more than 30 agencies, ministries, and the private sector, to facilitate procedures for obtaining various types of visas, including the Hajj visa or the visit visa for the purpose of Umrah or tourism as well as work visas. According to the announcement, the visa platform will automate the most important visa issuance procedures to improve the user experience and will be able to provide information about which visas are available quickly and how to apply. Applicants will have an online profile to facilitate future applications and renewals.

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The online platform supports the government’s tourism goals and coincides with the approval to launch a unified Gulf tourist visa for members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.