Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It's getting easier to visit Saudi. Image Credit: Agencies

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has drastically reduced the visit visa fee for Pakistanis from $533 (Dh1,945) to $90 (Dh328), according to a notification issued by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Islamabad.

The massive visa fee cut came ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan on Sunday.

According to a statement issued by the embassy on Saturday, the fee for single-entry visit visa has now been reduced from 2,000 Saudi riyal to SAR338 (from $533 to $90).

The fee for multiple-entry visit visa has also been reduced from SAR3,000 to SAR675 (from $800 to $180). The reduction in fee has been in effect since February 15. The move will benefit more than two million Pakistanis who live in Saudi Arabia and bring their families on visit visas.

In December last year, Pakistan had also reduced the visa fee for Saudi nationals who wish to travel to the country.

The fee for Saudi nationals who intend to visit Pakistan for tourism, study was reduced to $60 while fee for business and work visa was cut to $90.