Saudi Arabia Work / Employment Visa

Those who need a visa for work in Saudi Arabia will be sponsored by their employer. This means that much of the bureaucracy involved will be dealt with by the company. Most large organisations have a member of staff whose job it is to deal with the paperwork and regulations surrounding foreign workers. They can help to deal with any queries you may have with your visa application. Large international organisations are more experienced with the regulations regarding foreign workers, so if the applicant needs assistance the new employer should be the first port of call.

Saudi work / employment visa requirements are as follows:

  1. Forward your passport, which must be valid for at least six (6) months from the application date and the passport has got at least two pages free, showing the applicant’s full name and date of birth.
  2. Foreign passport holders (i.e. not N.Z.) must have at least 6 month NZ visa (any type).
  3. Submit fully completed visa application form for all applications, either typed or neatly written in block letters.
  4. Two (2) recent passport size photographs must be loosely attached (not stapled) to the application form. Photographs should be approx 3×4 cm in size (passport size photo) and taken against a white or very light background.
  5. Number and date of your visa authorisation issued by the Saudi Foreign Ministry. This should be arranged by the sponsor in Saudi Arabia.
  6. Letter of sponsorship from the Saudi Company stamped by a Saudi Chamber of Commerce indicating the Visa Authorisation number, date of authorisation and Job title.
  7. Original work contract, signed by both employer and employee Authenticated by Saudi Foreign Affairs.
  8. If during the past two years the applicant has worked in Saudi Arabia, a letter of no objection from the Company previously worked with must be attached.
  9. Original Medical Report Form. A recent passport size photograph must be stapled to this form.
  10. Police clearance ( record Name check is required) should be verified from the Internal Affairs.
  11. Original of your degree/diploma.
  12. Original experience certificate attested by the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  13. An Air ticket,  submitted with the application stating clearly the date that the applicant intends to depart New Zealand and the date of arrival in Saudi Arabia.

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