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 between King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and King Abdulaziz Airbase.

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!