|Issued by||Saudi Arabia|
|First issued||February 10, 2022|
|Eligibility||Saudi Arabian citizenship|
|Expiration||5 lunar years for people aged under 21 5 or 10 lunar years for people aged 21 or older|
|Cost||300 SAR / $80 USD for 5 lunar years 600 SAR / $160 USD for 10 lunar years|
The Saudi Arabian passport (Arabic: جواز السفر السعودي) is a passport document issued to citizens of Saudi Arabia for international travel. It is valid for five or ten lunar years.
An applicant is required to fill in an online form for the first time. In the case of passport renewal, an applicant is not required to fill in the form where the passport can be renewed with a few online steps through Absher online platform. An applicant must have a valid Government ID to be able to issue the passport. The passport photo must be taken whilst the applicant is in Saudi dress, citation needed] The photo must be 100 mm × 150 mm (4 in × 6 in) in size. The applicant must fill the form in both Arabic and English.[
In 2017, a new option of the passport issuance was introduced, the new option offers a validity of ten years.
On 10 February 2022, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that they have began issuing a new passport, with a couple of changes, most notably the addition of a biometric chip.
All procedures are carried out electronically through the platform Absher. This platform enables applicants to apply for a new passport or passport renewal without the requirement of attendance in person.
In 2022, the Ministry of Interior has announced the new version of the Saudi Passport, containing a myriad of differences, including but not limited to:
The Saudi Arabian passport is green and has the following wording on its cover:
"المملكة العربية السعودية" "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia"
"جواز سفر" "Passport"
In addition to the official Emblem of Saudi Arabia on the top, and a symbol on the bottom to indicate that it has a biometric chip.
The Saudi data page has multiple information,(in both English and Arabic unless stated):
Main article: Visa requirements for Saudi citizens
As of August 2018, Saudi citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 75 countries and territories, ranking the Saudi passport 67th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index. Saudi citizens do not need a visa to enter other GCC states and reside permanently. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia suspended diplomatic relations with Qatar, which is one of the GCC countries, and as a result, Saudi citizens are prohibited from traveling to the neighboring country.
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