Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa – cost, eligibility and more!

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Want to learn more about the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa? You’ve come to the right place! A few months ago, Saudi Arabia started a new online process for tourists to obtain visas before arrival or on arrival. This makes it quicker to obtain a Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa and allows you to stay in Saudi for a maximum of 90 days from the date of your entry. You can apply online here or use our services to make the process as hassle free and efficient as possible.

Who is eligible for the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa?

If you hold a passport from one of the following countries then you are eligible to apply for an eVisa:

United Kingdom, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

If you are not a national of one of these countries then click here for the Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa for you.

Should I get the eVisa beforehand or apply for the visa on arrival?

We strongly recommend that you apply for the eVisa before travelling. Your application is not guaranteed to be successful – it is better to apply prior to your departure to avoid disappointment when reaching the airport in Saudi.

How much does it cost?

The Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa costs 464 Saudi riyals. This is around £100 depending on the currency exchange rate.

UAE Document Attestation Process: all you need to know!

Going to the UAE to work? If your degree/documents/certificates were issued in the UK then you will likely need to have them stamped by the UAE Embassy in London. Read on to see the answers to all the common questions about UAE Document Attestation.

Why do I need to stamp my document when going to the UAE?

Your employer in the UAE needs to verify that your degree certificate is a legitimate UK degree before you begin working there. By getting your certificate attested, the company that has offered you a job can be sure of its authenticity.

What is the process for getting my document attested by the UAE Embassy in the UK?

There is a three-step process to getting your document stamped from the UAE Embassy in London, UK.

  • First, your document must first be verified and stamped by a solicitor.
  • Secondly, After the solicitor has confirmed the document, it must then be taken to the British Foreign Ministry (FCO) to be stamped.
  • Finally, the document can now be attested by the UAE Embassy in London.

Upon completion of this process you can send your employer the stamped degree to confirm that this is an authentic UK document.

Why do we stamp it from three places?

It may seem tedious that the document needs to be taken to a solicitor, then the FCO and then the UAE Embassy in London. The UAE has opted not to be part of the Apostille Convention (also called the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents or the Apostille Treaty). For countries that are part of the Apostille Convention there is no need to get the document verified by both the country from which the degree was issued and the country where the degree will be used.This is not the case here!

UAE document attestation for family residency visas:

Planning to move to the UAE with your family? Make sure to apply for a UAE family residency visa for each person so that they can all live there whilst you work! Part of the requirements for this involves a proof of relationship. This proof must be verified using the same three-step stamping process described above.

For more details about the visas required when visiting the UAE you can check out the relevant UK Government website.

What is the Gulfvisa Embassy Document Attestation Form?

Gulfvisa is an embassy document attestation agency that provides a service to get your personal and/or commercial documents attested from various embassies in the UK.

We have divided the process into three simple steps for all our services including embassy document attestation. The first step is to prepare the requirements needed for postage to our offices (or drop off).

Document attestation requirements usually only* include the following:

  • Your original document(s) (e.g. degree or marriage certificate etc.)
  • Gulfvisa Document Attestation Form (available to download on the relevant embassy page on our website)

In this post we will be going through the Gulfvisa document attestation form and why it is important to fill out.

* Please note that some embassies such as the Chinese embassy require their own embassy attestation form to be filled out in addition to the requirements above. Please check the relevant attestation page on our website to make sure you have all the requirements you need for that specific embassy. Click here to get started with your document attestation service.

Gulfvisa Document Attestation Form

Example Document Attestation Form

Example Document Attestation Form

The form is made up of 2 main parts:

  1. Checklist Requirements (these need to be sent to our office as part of STEP 3)
  2. Gulfvisa Document Attestation Form (this should be filled out and sent to gulfvisa as part of STEP 3 too)

Checklist Requirements:

This usually only comprises of two items.

Firstly, of course, your original documents that require attestation from the relevant organisations and embassy.

Secondly, you will need to supply the filled out form (which is below the checklist) and post is with your original documents to our Gulfvisa address 


Gulfvisa Document Attestation Form:

This comprises the second part of the sheet. You must fill this out and post it alongside your original document(s) when you send or drop off your document(s).

This is important so that we can link every order made online with the documents that have been sent to us.

Once we receive your documents, we will cross-check it with our online order system and then proceed to process your documents ready for document attestation from the relevant embassies in London.

Fill out the address to which you would like us to send your document(s) back and put down the invoice number which will be presented to you once you have completed checkout in STEP 2.


Once you have filled out the form you can proceed to STEP 2 to order your service online.

If you require a document attestation service today, visit our document attestation page for more information and order your service online today to get started.

What do Our Document Attestation Prices Include?

At Gulfvisa, our aim is to remove the nuisance from the lengthy and confusing document attestation service. We undergo the entire process from start to finish on your behalf. You send us the documents that need attestation and we get the job done for you. Once completed, we send it back to you. All whilst you remain in the comfort of your home or office.

We know you’re busy and that’s why we want to make the process as simple as possible for you but also at a reasonable price.

Our service includes the complete service. We haven’t left anything out to surprise you later and we haven’t left out VAT to surprise you at the checkout. What you see is what you will pay! Our policy is honesty, which is why our prices are clear and transparent and not obscure (rather than showing you a smaller price which misleads you and stacks up to become a lot bigger than you had expected!).

Our prices include but are not limited to the following:

  • Free Pre-Checks
  • Solicitor Attestation (if needed)
  • FCO Attestation
  • Embassy Attestation
  • Gulfvisa Handling Fees
  • Administration Fees & Charges
  • VAT
  • All Other Taxes
  • Credit/Debit Card Fees
  • UK Delivery (back to you via royal mail special delivery)

This covers the cost from once we receive your documents from you to when we send it back to you by post (or ready for collection).

We believe being direct and honest with our customers is the best way to ensure you feel satisfied and happy with our service. That way you are happy to tell others about your great experience!

Do I need my documents attested from a solicitor?

Document attestation is a multi-step process. Although you may require your documents to be legalised from a specific embassy (e.g. Chinese embassy), you will require attestation from at least one if not two other organisations.

These are:

  • Solicitor (some documents are exempted)
  • British Foreign Ministry (FCO) (no documents are exempt)

This is because most embassies will not recognise documents that have not been attested by the British Foreign Ministry (FCO) or a solicitor.

All documents need to be legalised from the FCO, regardless of what type they are. However, there are a few exceptions where some document types do not need to be attested by a solicitor and can be attested by the FCO and embassy only (no solicitor legalisation needed).


The following documents do not need to be attested by a solicitor. They can be legalised directly by the FCO and then the embassy.

– Original UK Birth Certificate

– Original UK Marriage Certificate

– Original UK Police Clearance Certificate (ACRO only)

– Original UK Death Certificate

– Original UK Medical Report signed by a UK Doctor*

* UK doctor must be registered with the British Foreign Office (FCO) Legalisation Department


All other documents need to be legalised by a solicitor, FCO, embassy (in that order).

Gulfvisa provide a service which can get your document(s) attested by a solicitor and/or FCO and/or relevant embassy, depending on what you need. We take the hassle and undergo the entire process on your behalf. All you have to do is send your documents over to us and we will take care of the rest. To begin the process simply click the link below.

Begin Document Attestation Process

Document Attestation Using Gulfvisa

Document attestation is a multi-step process that can often be quite lengthy and costly for the inexperienced. Gulfvisa is an accredited agency that offers document attestation services which can undergo the complete attestation process from the relevant embassy in London, UK.

This guide will take you through the simple steps required to get your documents attested using Gulfvisa.

We at Gulfvisa have broken down the embassy document attestation process for any service into three simple steps.

  1. Prepare the requirements
  2. Order the service online
  3. Send the requirements (documents) to our offices

What to do to get started

From our homepage or document attestation page, using the search box, navigate to the relevant embassy page. For document attestation there are two questions (drop-down boxes) that will help navigate you to the correct page.

  • From where do you require attestation of your documents? (e.g. UAE embassy?)
  • What type of document needs attestation (personal or commercial/business?)

Once you have selected from the drop down options, proceed by clicking submit.

Embassy Document Attestation Page

You should now be on the relevant page for document attestation. We have divided the process into three simple steps. Prepare, Pay, Send. These three steps will be shown for every single service we offer. Navigate to the title which begins with ‘How to get your documents attested…’

STEP 1: Prepare your documents for embassy document attestation

For nearly all our services, whether document attestation, visas, document translation or UK passport services, we have provided a handy attestation form which will list all the requirements you need to provide; as well as a short form to fill out (same page). This should be provided alongside your documents in step 3. Fortunately, for document attestation services, you only need to supply your original document and an attestation form filled by you.

Embassy Document Attestation Form Example

Gulfvisa Document Attestation Form Example

STEP 2: Order your service online

Now you need to make your order online. This allows us to link every order with the documents that are posted to us. Select the speed of the service you require (please note that the time does not include the time it takes for you to post to us or for us to post back to you) and the service you require (e.g. does it require solicitor legalisation or not? etc.)

Ordering document attestation services

Ordering document attestation services

Once you have selected the service and type you require. Click ‘order now’ and proceed through the cart and checkout pages. You can pay online using a debit or credit card (0% fee).

STEP 3: Send your documents to our offices

This is the final and simplest step of them all.

Simply enclose the attestation form filled out by you and the document(s) for attestation and send them to the address below:

Gulfvisa, 17 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HU, United Kingdom

Over to Us!

We will complete the relevant services you have ordered within the specified time and send the documents back to you (or prepare them for collection – depending on your selected options during checkout).

You will have got your document(s) attested all from the comfort of your office or home!

Our aim throughout this process is to make things as simple and easy as possible for you. Therefore, throughout these steps you may always consult the FAQs on the relevant website pages or contact us by email or telephone.

Embassy Document Attestation in the UK

With many exciting job opportunities all over the world, many people are deciding to take their lives away from the United Kingdom to many other global regions. In the past few years, the gulf countries of Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)QatarKuwait and Bahrain have become immensely popular with graduates looking to live and work abroad. However, with this comes a requirement to get your document attested from various world embassies inside the UK. Often this will be in order to obtain a visa (e.g. family residency visa or employment visa) or simply due to a request from a new employer.

Sample UAE Document Attestation Stamp

What is document attestation?

Document attestation is the procedure of ensuring your documents are what they say they are. Many foreign governments and organisations have fallen victim to countless fake legal documents being used in their country. Therefore, document attestation is the process to ensure that your legal document, whether a birth certificate, marriage certificate or university degree etc. is genuine.

Where does my document need to be attested from?

Embassies stipulate that for a document to be admitted for attestation, they must be attested by a solicitor or notary public and the British Foreign Ministry (FCO) first. However, some legal documents are exempt, such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, police ACRO certificates, death certificates and UK medical reports (signed by FCO registered doctors).

What is the Hague Convention?

Not all countries require you to attest your legal documents from an embassy. Countries can sign up to the Hague Convention, meaning that they recognise the attestation of the Foreign Ministry in that country (which must also have signed up to the Hague Convention) as sufficient evidence to say a document is genuine. Although many of the gulf countries (e.g. UAE) have not signed up to this, countries such as Brazil have. However, as said before, you will still require document attestation from a solicitor and British Foreign Ministry before being able to use that document in the relevant country abroad.

What should I do next?

The best advice to ensure simplicity, efficiency and speed is to use a document attestation service provider in the UK. They are experts in their fields and are very fast at turning around your documents as quickly as possible and with no problems at all. Usually the process simply involves you completing a purchase of the service online and then sending over the documents you would like attested. Many agents can provide you with a service in under a week and they also usually provide an international delivery option (e.g. via DHL). Please note that different embassies range in their prices and timings and that is why fees may also differ. Of course, it is important to check customer reviews on google and their website before purchasing your service. Please also note that online embassy websites are usually not kept up to date or do not have the information easy accessible.