October 22nd, 2009
Most Americans who travel to Saudi Arabia go there for business or religious reasons-the Saudi government doesn't issue many tourist visas, and the ones it does issue are only granted to organized tour groups following an approved itinerary.
Is there a business trip to Saudi Arabia in your future? Don't forget to apply for your Saudi Arabia visa well in advance! The US Department of State's website notes that they can take months to issue, and you need to have one ahead of time to enter the country.
Here's what you need to get a Saudi Arabia business visa:
A valid US passport
1 passport photo
An invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the company you are doing business with should be able to help)
A letter from your company, explaining who you are, what you will b
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