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last updated on 2016-07-28 by tariq_a

Phone Number: Telephone: 966-11-4883800
Fax: 966-11-4887360

riyadhniv@state.gov - non immigrant visas

riyadhiv@state.gov - immigrant visas (including K1)
Address: From Saudi Arabia:
American Embassy
P.O. Box 94309
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia

From the United States:
American Embassy
Unit 61307
APO AE 09803
Working Hours: Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Best Contact Method: send all questions regarding immigrant visas to riyadhIV@state.gov. The visa section no longer accepts phone calls. All questions must be submitted by email.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: approximately 3-6 weeks
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: The Embassy will email Petitioner when they receive your case
it is best to download the packets from the following links:

K1 Packet
K3 Packet
Other Packets
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): Email stating your Interview Date and instructions from the embassy.
Forms to Consulate? K1 visa :-
1- DS-160 confirmation barcode page
2- 2 Passport Photos 5cm x 5cm.
3- copy of your passport.

*Bring the rest of the documents (listed on the website under K1 visa packet) with you to the interview.

Other visas (including IR-1/CR-1 Visa):-
Place all your documents (except for the IV Fees, which will be paid on the date of your interview) in the following order and send them to the Embassy (at the address listed below) by express mail (FedEx) at least one week before your interview date.
1-Marriage Certificate.
2-Prior Marriage(s) termination(s), if applicable for both Beneficiary and Petitioner.
3-Birth Certificate(s).
4-Educational credentials or Experience (for employment based visa categories)
5-Evidence of Financial Support and Supporting Documents (I-864; I-864A, I-864EZ, I-864W) and photocopy of the petitioner's last two years of IRS transcripts or photocopy of the most recent Federal income tax return.
6-Copies of documents proving petitioner�s U.S. domicile
7-Police Clearance(s).
8-Police Clearance from Saudi Arabia
9-Military Records if applicable.
11-Medical Exam letter for panel physician PDF
12-Copy of Passport(s).
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview?
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? May tell you Congratulations,The (AP) "Administrative Processing" could possibly take from 1-6 months in some cases possibly longer.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? 1- Transad Clinic Riyadh. Appointment necessary, Tel: +96611-4645050
500 SAR for medical examination
100 SAR for MMR vaccine (not sure how much the other vaccine's cost)

2- Olaya Medical Center, Tel: +96611-464-5501
500 SAR for medical examination
100 SAR for vaccine

Obied Hospital no longer does the medical exam
List of doctors? US Embassy-approved panel physicians:

Olaya Medical Center
Dr. Galal Al Saher
Dr. Noseila El Shaekh

Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz St., Riyadh 11584
Phone: +966.1.4645501
Fax: +966.1.4642889

Transad Clinic
Dr. Anda Du Toit
Dr. Amal Samy Samaan
Abdulla bin Sulimahn Alhamdan Street, Riyadh 11663
Phone: 464-5050

Abu Zinadah Hospital
Dr. Shawki Sharouda
Dr. Heshem ElSawah
Dr. Saed Aden Abdulle
Ras Al Khaymah Street
Phone: 651-0652/651-5939

Al Khobar:
As Salama Hospital
Dr. Abdelsalam Mogahid
Dr. Mahmoud Zahran
Dr. Medhat Mohamed Abdel Salam Hagras
Dr. Mohamad Youssef Khalil
Dr. Mohammad Sharif
Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah
Phone: 864-1011/864-1232

- The exam include :
1- Clinical history with physical exam including the vital signs , blood pressure , height & weight.
2- Urine analysis for possible infections.
3- Blood test for infections including sexual transmitted diseases.
4- Chest X-ray for TB and other infections.

- The requirements for medical exam:-
1- Original Passport.
2- 3 Photographs 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).
3- Medical Exam letter for panel physician PDF.
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 3
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? From time of arrival to finished interview can take from 1 to 3 hours
Vaccination requirements? Mumps, Measles,Rubella,Polio,Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids,Pertussis,Influenza Type B(HIB),Hepatitis A,Hepatitis B,Varicella,Pneumococcal,Influeza,Rotavirus
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
Additional Info? Further information about Consular Services is available at
U.S Embassy in Riyadh

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