Common Visa Application Mistakes

I’ve had my share of many visa refusals. I’m going to list down the mistakes I’ve made and heard of so hopefully others won’t make the same mistake. 1. Filling an Application – Sometimes, we take applications too lightly that we miss or forget a piece of information. Be completely thorough and recheck at least […]

Visa Application Letter

If you happen to have difficulty in obtaining visas such as me with a passport rank of the bottom 6 in the world; writing a letter helps! Below is a template letter that I have used when applying for my visa and it has proven to be successful most times. To Visa officer High commission […]

Bahrain Visa

Travel by Air: Apply online Visa Fee: 250 SAR   Travel by Land: Requirements: The traveler must be a dependent or carry a permit letter from their guardian that they are allowed to travel. Visa Fee: FREE!   Personal Experience: The consulate informed me that I would need to pay 50 SAR and get it on […]

Cyprus Visa

Required Documents: 1. Filled Application Forms (Send a mail to to get all requirements) 2. Hotel Reservation 3. Ticket Reservation 4. Employment Letter authenticated by Chamber of Commerce 5. 3 Months Bank Statement 6. 1 Photograph 7. Travel Insurance 8. Iqama Copy 9. Passport Copy Visa Fee: 200 SAR Process Time: 10 working days Contact […]

East Africa Tourist Visa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda)

Apply Online through either countries (Kenya/Uganda/Rwanda) or Apply through either Embassy in Riyadh Required Documents:  1. Filled Application Form 2. 2 Passport Sized Photos 3. Employment Letter Visa Fee: 380 SAR Process Time: 1 Day Contact  Number: 011 454 4910 (Uganda Embassy) Location: (Uganda Embassy) Update! It is important that once you use your East Africa Visa, you […]

Rwanda Visa

Apply Visa Online: Process Time: 3 days Visa Fee: 50 USD Personal Experience: I applied online and chose the option ‘Pay Later’. I never got a response or updates. I’ve sent them several mails but no response. I ended up going using an East African Visa which you could read about here.  Nada Al Nahdi […]

Tanzania Visa

Required Documents: 1. Filled application form (Request it to be emailed to you by calling them) 2. 2 Passport size photos 3. Flight Booking 4. Hotel Booking Visa Fee: 200 SAR – It must be paid online Account Name: Embassy of the United Republic of  Tanzania Bank Name: SAMBA FINANCIAL GROUP Account No.: 2107014264 IBAN: SA68 […]

Georgia Visa

As a resident in Saudi Arabia, we are exempted from a visa. However, if you plan to visit Georgia through a border, ensure that your Iqama or other documents in Arabic to be translated to English. Personal Experience: I went to Georgia by the Soviet Union Train from Armenia, the border held me for 45 […]

Armenia Visa

Check from Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Visa Section if you need a visa. As a Yemeni, I am allowed to apply for E-Visa or Visa on Arrival. Apply Online: Visa Fee: 6 USD Process Time: 3 Working Days Nada Al Nahdi A Yemeni/Indonesian who knew nothing outside Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; now craving to explore […]

Oman Visa

Apply Online: Visa Fee: 13 USD Personal Experience: I attempted to apply online twice, both times it charged my credit card but the application did not go through. The status remains due for payment. I contacted the Omani Royal Police and they couldn’t resolve the issue and informed me to get the visa on arrival. […]