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- Saudi Arabia's quota system and nationalization program can make employing a foreign national relatively complex. Applicable procedures involve a home-country consular process, followed by several post-arrival steps before final residency rights are granted.
- Business travelers typically apply for a Business Visit Visa at a Saudi consular post once they receive a government-approved letter of invitation from a sponsor in Saudi Arabia. Business Visit Visas are usually valid for three months (single entry) or 12 months (multiple entry), or up to five years (multiple entry) for citizens of countries that signed bilateral visa agreements with Saudi Arabia. The maximum allowable duration of stay under a single-entry visa for three and six months is 30 days; for visas with other validities, it is 90 days. The Business Visit Visa does not allow hands-on work activities. A Personal Visit Visa is also available for foreign nationals invited by a citizen of Saudi Arabia but should only be used for tourism, participation in cultural events, and religious purposes.
- The Temporary Work Visa is suitable when conducting work for a visa-sponsoring entity for up to 90 days per year. For long-term work, foreign nationals can apply for a Work Permit and Resident ID Card, valid for up to one year with the possibility of extensions.
Fragomen can also consult on citizenship matters and, as permitted within the confines of local law, may be able to offer citizenship assistance.
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