Welcome to the Visa Unit

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulate Generals in Jeddah and Dhahran are responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Welcome to the Dhahran Visa Unit

The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran provides Non-Immigrant Visa services to Saudi Arabian citizens and third-country nationals residing in Saudi Arabia. All Saudi citizens and most other nationalities require Non-Immigrant Visas to visit, work, or study in the United States. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel. Appointments are required for all visa interviews.

The Consulate also provides some limited services related to immigrant visas and legal permanent residents.

Our Locations

The Consulate is located off King Saud bin Abdulaziz Road on the corner of Salah Addin Al Ayoubi Road and Abu l’baba Al Aslami Street.

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh provides non-immigrant visa services in the Central region of Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah serves the Western region.

We hope to see you soon and wish you an enjoyable stay in the United States!

Security Notice

Visitors to the U.S. Consulate General must pass through security checkpoints, including walk-through-metal-detectors (WTMD) similar to visiting an airport. It may also be necessary to undergo additional screening, to include hand-held metal detectors and pat-down inspections. Both male and female guards are present. Prior to passing through the WTMD you must remove all metal items, including jewelry, coins, watches, and belt buckles. Electronic devices such as mobile phones will not be permitted into the Consulate. Your visit to the Consular Section will be much easier and faster if you leave these items at home or in the car, so that you can proceed through security with the minimum disturbance.