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Welcome to Saudi Arabia: Useful Informations

 

Welcome to Saudi Arabia: Useful Informations

 

 

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Before leaving for Saudi Arabia

Any foreigner who wishes to visit Saudi Arabia needs a visa. Entry into the country can take place by sea, land and air.

All sorts of information on visas and requirements for entry into the country can be found at the website of the Saudi Embassy in Italy. The processing times for visa applications fall within the exclusive competence of the Saudi Embassy. The website of the Saudi Embassy in Rome can be reached at www.arabia-saudita.it.

For general information on security conditions in Saudi Arabia, please visit the website of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation "Viaggiare Sicuri".

It is recommended to register your data on the website "Dove siamo nel Mondo" of the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for any emergency communications.

For any curiosity and practical information on Saudi Arabia, please consult the F.A.Q.

 

Once arrived in Saudi Arabia (within the area of jurisdiction of Embassy of Italy in Riyadh, that is the whole Kingdom except for the districts of Mecca, Bahah, Asir, Jizan, Najran, Medina, Northern Region and Qurayyat, falling under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah)

In order to update our databases, fellow Italian nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia for whatever purpose (whether registered at AIRE or for temporary stays) are invited, in their interest, to provide their contact details (e-mail, cell phone number, address including home address), and to promptly notify the Embassy of any changes, by sending the attached form duly filled (data sheet: "Segnalazione presenza in Arabia Saudita") to the e-mail address: sicurezza.riad@esteri.it. All data provided to the Embassy are handled in accordance with current regulations.

 

In case of emergency
In the event of an emergency, during the days and hours of closure of the Embassy, you may contact the on-duty officer by calling +966 50 525 4792. This number is NOT authorized to disclose any information about visas or other non-emergency issues.

  

Recommendations for Temporary Visitors (for business reasons)
Pay attention to the duration and expiry date of the visa (local regulations do not provide for any visa extensions).


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