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Work Visa

For a work visa, there are two options

A temporary work visa is granted to workers who have short-term employment contracts in Saudi Arabia, enabling them to work in the country for a specified duration.

A permanent work visa is granted to workers who have secured long-term employment contracts in Saudi Arabia.

Document Requirements

  1. Original Biometric Passport: with validity extending at least 6 months beyond your intended entry date and containing a double blank page.
  2. Non-UK passport Holders:
    • EU passport holders must provide proof of settled status.
    • Non-EU passport holders must provide the original BRP card plus two copies of both sides.
  3. Consent Form: Attached
  4. Work Application Form: Attached
  5. 4 Colour Passport Photos: 35x45mm standard size with a neutral background.
  6. Completed Medical: Required for applicants aged 18 and over. Contact us for a suitable appointment.
  7. Police Certificate: From ACRO. Must be less than 90 days old at the time of lodging the visa application.
    • If you have a ‘No Live Trace’ on your Police Certificate, then you will need to also supply a Subject Access Report.
  8. Academic Degree/University Degrees: Must be endorsed by the Saudi cultural attaché in the UK and attested by FCDO.
  9. Copy of the Saudi Employment Contract: Signed by both parties and stamped by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  10. Copy of block visa.
  11. An Electronic Power of Attorney/eWakala obtained from the Saudi MOFA offices mentioning VMS Ltd as visa agent.

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Business Visit

Visit visa for the purpose of business allows commercial and business-related visits to Saudi Arabia for meetings, conferences, or partnerships.

Due to the updated procedures, a visa centre has been established where applicants are now required to attend an appointment.
During this appointment, biometric data collection, including a photograph and fingerprinting, will take place.
Rest assured, we will assist you in booking the appointment and ensure that all the required documentation is in order. Furthermore, we will arrange to meet you before the appointment to provide any necessary guidance and support.

Document Requirements

  1. Original and Copy of a Valid Biometric Passport: with validity extending at least 6 months beyond your intended entry date and containing a double blank page.
  2. Non-UK Passport Holders:
    • EU passport holders must provide proof of settled status.
    • Non-EU passport holders must provide the original BRP card plus two copies of both sides.
  3. Two Colour Passport Photos: 35x45mm standard size with a neutral background.
  4. All previous Saudi Visa must be expired or cancelled from the Embassy.
  5. Invitation Letter (visa No.) requested by the Saudi company and issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  6. ORIGINAL Introduction Letter of Visa Request, issued by the Applicant’s UK company on letterhead and addressed to the Chief of the Saudi Consulate in UK, attested by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.

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Resident Visa

The ‘Resident’ visa is a long-term visa issued for the family members of individuals holding a valid work visa in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The eligibility to apply under this category is based on the profession of the sponsor (Work visa holder in the Kingdom).

  1. Original and Copy of a Valid Biometric Passport: with validity extending at least 6 months beyond your intended entry date and containing a double blank page.
  2. 4 colour passport photos – 35x45mm standard size with a neutral background.
  3. Residency application form (attached).
  4. consent form (attached).
  5. Original Marriage certificate.
  6. Police Certificate from ACRO. This must be less than 90 days old at the time of lodging the visa application.
    • If you have a ‘No Live Trace’ on your Police Certificate, then you will need to also supply a Subject Access Report.
  7. Completed Medical – required for applicants aged 18 and over (contact us for a suitable appointment)
  8. Copy of Saudi foreign Ministry Authorisation – often called yellow slip.
  9. Copy of the sponsor’s Iqama – double sided scan of their residency card.

Any children who are applying will need to provide the below:
  1. Original and Copy of a Valid Biometric Passport: with validity extending at least 6 months beyond your intended entry date and containing a double blank page.
  2. Two passport photos – 35x45mm standard size with a neutral background.
  3. Residency application form (attached).
  4. Consent form (attached).
  5. Original Birth certificate.

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Other

Any other type of visa, such as tourist visas, visa waivers, personal visas, etc.

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