To receive a Saudi Arabia Student Visa, you must first get accepted in an educational institution in Saudi Arabia. This is why it is important to apply through RocApply and secure a vacancy in any of the univeristies of your choice the proceed with application for a visa.
The school then has to apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for authorization for your Student Visa. if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs authorizes the visa, you can then apply at one of the Embassies or Consulates of Saudi Arabia near you by submitting the following documents:
- Proof of authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (eg. Visa Authorisation Number)
- Your Birth Certificate
- Your high school diploma or other previous academic qualifications
- Medical report issued by a certified medical practitioner which states you are not infected with any contagious diseases. The report must have been issued within the last three months.
- Applicants under the age of 16 don’t have to submit a medical report.
- Police clearance, issued within the last six months
- If you are under the age of 18: Authorization to travel from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Saudi Arabia has a relatively strict visa policy, only allowing visa-free access to a handful of neighboring countries.
Citizens of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements for Saudi Arabia:
- United Arab Emirates
If you are from one of these four countries, you can enter Saudi Arabia with just your ID card.
Who is eligible for a Saudi Arabia eVisa?
But since the launch of the Saudi Arabian eVisa, passport holders of over 40 countries can enter the Kingdom through a facilitated process online. Anyone who is not exempt from visa requirements or eligible for an eVisa visa will have to apply for a Saudi Arabian visa at an Embassy or Consulate.
Important things to note
If you are not eligible for a Saudi Arabian eVisa, you will have to apply at an Embassy or Consulate of Saudi Arabia nearest to you. When you apply at an Embassy/Consulate, you will have to submit several supporting documents, as requested by the consular.
You likely have to appear in person, although some offices may accept visa application submissions by mail or through an authorized travel agency. Once you submit the completed application, you have to wait one to two days for the application to be processed, although it may take longer depending on the specific Embassy/Consulate. After your application has been processed, you can pick up your visa during the pick-up hours.
Since different Embassies or Consulates may have their own rules and requirements, it is always advisable to contact them first. You’ll learn about whether you need to make an appointment, their opening hours, and their specific requirements. Find the diplomatic missions of Saudi Arabia here.
ROCAPPLY INSIGHT: This is NOT an exhaustive list of required documents. The Saudi Arabian authorities can ask you to submit any additional documents as they see fit during any stage of your application processing.
"I had to cancel my ticket to South Cyprus because I did not know that as long as you do not have an EU pass or Greece visa you are not allowed to enter South Cyprus.Do not make the same mistake I did, South Cyprus and North Cyprus are basically different countries" - Badar Bilal from Pakistan
If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.
As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.
Application and visa process to North Cyprus
- Police clearance examination
- Medical Examination
- Resident permit application forms
- Resident Permit national stamps
Extending the Study-Visa once in North-Cyprus
Students will be required to submit their enrollment documents to extend the student visa on yearly basis.Some students have the possibility to extend for more than a year, however, please check with your respective university concerning the procedure and if your residence status allows you to extend for more than a year.
How to extend a passport with my student Visa
For each and every country there are different processes to extend passports of which RocApply advises students to consult with their respective embassies concerning the process and travel only with a valid passport for at least one year.
Whats Next Now that you have the acceptance letter?
Step 1: Pay the tuition fees on the Acceptance letter( Please be very careful with the bank names and account)
Step 2: Send RocApply together with the university the receipts of the payment through email
Step 3: University tracks the bank transaction and confirms the payment after 8 working days
Step 4: University and RocApply will send you a letter confirming the payment which will be needed at the visa offices
Step 5: Prepare the following documents https://www.rocapply.com/visa-requirements-north-cyprus (Remember you do not need to actually buy the air-ticket but you can only reserve and get an itinerary it incase you need to change the dates)
Step 4: Go to the Turkish Embassy and submit the documents once the university confirms the payment
How About Accommodation?
Regarding accommodation, we recommend staying on campus the first year and we will notify the university to reserve you a room as soon as you pay tuition fees. The rent for the room should be around 150 to 200 dollars per month but you only need to pay it when you are there in North Cyprus and the university will also show you many options for accommodation but please be sure before you choose, take a day to really evaluate. The university will give you more than 2-3 days to stay in their dorms for free before you decide which room you would like to take or pay for for the rest of the semester.
Who will pick me up at the Airport?
Once you have confirmed your arrival date in North Cyprus please send the university and RocApply an email with your air ticket information so that the university driver can pick you up at the airport. The driver will be carrying a board with the name of the university, just approaching and he/she will have your name on the list. The driver will take you directly to the university.
Please note that you do not need to pay for transportation from the Airport to the university on your first arrival date provided you let the university know of your arrival date because they will pick you up and drive you to the university for free and provide with accommodation to sleep.
North Cyprus Visitors Visa
For parents wanting to visit their children studying in Cyprus securing a visa is relatively easy considering that Cyprus in a tourism-dominated economy.
If you are still looking for the right university and affordable programs in North Cyprus visit our Study in Cyprus Page.
If you have any questions, want to consult or need help with preparation for visa application please contact RocApply.
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