Q: Can Single Women Work in Saudi Arabia?
A: Yes, single women can obtain work permits.
Under Saudi law – single women aren’t issued visas unless they can prove:
a) they have a close relative living in Saudi Arabia
b) they are a business person with specific business in the Kingdom
c) they have a job offer with a company who has sponsored them
d) they are part of an organised travel group
Unaccompanied women must be met at the airport by their sponsor.
Note from the Saudi Embassy: If you have questions about visas, please call (202) 944-3126.