All individuals except for nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar require a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia. Nationals of the United Arab Emirates and certain transit passengers also bypass the visa requirement in Saudi Arabia.
For those interested in traveling to Saudi Arabia, the processing times and fees associated with procuring a visa depend on the visa class, the nationality of the applicant and the time of year. In addition to the required application process, all potential visitors to Saudi Arabia require sponsorship from a qualified national of Saudi Arabia. Women traveling alone to Saudi Arabia require both a visa and accompaniment by a male relative or sponsor.