Saudi Arabia Employment Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least two adjacent blank visa pages. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.



Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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An original letter from the company in Saudi Arabia sponsoring the applicant, certified both by a Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This letter MUST indicate the block visa number and date as well as the position and name of the person requested.

If this letter is being submitted through a visa service agency, then attached to the letter should be an authorization from the company allowing the agency to finalize all the requirements to obtain the visa, block visa number and date.



Invitation / Work Block Authorization:

You will need a copy of the invitation / work block authorization that was obtained by your sponsor. The sponsor will also have to delegate the position you will be taking on the block to you or TDS with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the visa application can be processed. A copy of the delegation must also be supplied.

Three (3) copies of medical report form, along with three (3) passport size color pictures with a white background.
At least one of the three copies must be an original, with an original signature by the physician.

This medical report must be issued by a licensed physician who must sign each copy and must certify that the applicant is free of any contagious disease. The license number and address of the physician should appear on each copy. Medical reports should be used within three (3) months from the date of issuance.



A copy of the employment contract signed by both the sponsor and the applicant. The position mentioned in the contract should match the position mentioned in the block visa reference, as should the academic degree the applicant holds and its major.



Declaration Form

Must be signed and submitted with the visa application.



Copy of College or University Degree, must correspond to the field of employment.

Together with official transcripts (notarized and sealed by the registrar's office), a letter authorizing TDS and the Saudi education to verify your school records and the social security number of the applicant.


Technical Training Certificates, notarized and authenticated by your State Secretary.
Technical training Certificates may only be used for non-managerial positions



A recent original police report, with detailed information about the applicants criminal record, if any. Copies, scans, or internet based reports are not accepted.



All applicants who have previously worked in the Kingdom within the last 3 years, must supply a copy of their “final exit notice” from Saudi immigration.



TDS will process the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Enjaz Registration Form on your behalf, no additional documentation is required for this service



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TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$260.0013-15 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Price Process Processing Time
Med Report $15.00 Health Dept Certification 3-4 Business days
Diploma $25.00 Ed. Mission Certification 3-4 Business days
Visa $59.50 Visa Processing 5 Business days
Total Cost $99.50 Total Government Cost 11-12 Business days

Note: The Consular Fees above include Saudi Enjaz Registration Form processing. TDS does not Require additional documentation to process Enjaz Registration for our clients.

Processing times are business days. Due to new embassy policies the first day begins the day after your package is received by TDS. Please keep this in mind when determining the overall process time.


TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.