Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Saudi Arabia Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application or display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  4. Proof of Employment

    This must be provided as the following documents:

    An original letter of introduction from the applicant's Irish employer. This letter must: 

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Include the start date
    • Indicate the applicant's job title as stated on the letter of invitation
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Be signed and stamped with the company stamp


    A copy of the applicant's company ID badge or a copy of the applicant's business card.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    An electronic invitation, issued by the Foreign Ministry in Saudi Arabia is required. The organization you are visiting in Saudi Arabia is responsible for obtaining the invitation.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    This must be provided as a copy of the paid flight confirmation showing onward/return travel showing departure to and from Saudi Arabia.

  7. Educational Qualifications

    A copy of the applicant's educational certificate must be provided.

  8. Proof of Vaccination

    Travellers must present a copy of their vaccination certificate against COVID-19.

  9. Visa Application Form

    One completed and signed application form. This form must be filled and signed in black ink.

  10. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Confirmation included in this kit.

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