Tips on writing your Saudi visa employer support letter

Among the main requirements for submitting your application for a Saudi business visa at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the UK is essentially a support letter issued by your UK employer. The obvious question usually is how this support letter should look and what must its contents enclose. You will therefore find these tips on writing your Saudi visa employer support letter considerably useful.

It is significant to note that the support letter issued by your UK employer for a Saudi business visa must be neatly printed on the employer’s company letterhead. Prime objective in issuing this support letter is to principally certify that the applicant is employed by the company at a certain position, main purpose of the applicant’s visit to Saudi Arabia and confirmation of accepting all financial responsibility on behalf of the applicant.

As the first step, your Saudi visa employer support letter should begin by addressing the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, located at: 30 Charles Street, London W1J 5DZ, which should then be followed by current date and salutation, for instance, in the form of ‘Dear Sir/Madam’.

Main body of your employer support letter must then be paragraphed to contain:

First paragraph: “This support letter confirms that <insert: complete name/title of the company in Saudi Arabia that is sending the invitation> is willing to sponsor <insert: applicant’s full name> for a <insert: Multiple/Single, as applicable> Entry Saudi business visa”.

Second paragraph: “<insert: applicant’s full name> has been in the employment of <insert: complete name/title of the UK company furnishing this support letter> as a <insert: applicant’s job title or designation> since <insert date on which the applicant joined this UK company>. <insert: His/Her, as applicable> contact number in the UK is <insert: applicant’s telephone number>”.

Third paragraph: “<insert: applicant’s full name> plans on paying a visit to <insert: complete name/title of the company in Saudi Arabia that is sending the invitation> for the purpose of holding important business discussions which are anticipated to start from <insert: proposed date for commencing business discussion with concerned representatives of the company in Saudi Arabia that is sending the invitation> and shall return back to <insert: his/her, as applicable> work in the UK on <insert: date on which the applicant is expected to depart from Saudi Arabia upon completion of business discussions with concerned representatives of the company in Saudi Arabia that is sending the invitation>.”

Fourth paragraph: “<insert: complete name/title of the UK company> shall provide <insert: applicant’s full name> complete financial support.”

Last paragraph: “Do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at < insert: telephone number and complete address of the UK company> for any questions that you may have”.

Concluding remarks: “Your personal attention in this regard is highly appreciated”.



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