The Saudi passport is getting stronger.
The list of countries that offer Saudis a visa on arrival or e-visa facility is growing by the day. The latest of which is the land of the Taj Mahal – India.
The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia announced the new E-Visa facility on their Twitter account.
Happy to announce that E- Visa Facility has now been extended to Saudi Nationals. Now Saudi Nationals can apply for the Visa online from the comfort of their homes. The Visas available on this platform are for Tourist, Business and Medical purposes. https://t.co/MXnwJvmnIi
— India in SaudiArabia (@IndianEmbRiyadh) June 17, 2019
The process is pretty simple.
You upload your photo and passport online. Then you’ll be redirected to a page to pay the visa fee. Once that is done you’ll receive your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) straight to your email. You’ll have to print the ETA and take it along with you when you travel and Indian immigration officials will stamp the e-visa on it.
Now, compare that to opening a bank account here.
Yes, banks have started allowing us to open bank accounts online but the form is super long. And, here it is hardly asking you any questions before blessing you with an Indian visa.
Here’s the link through which you can apply too.