France simplifies Schengen visa procedures in Saudi Arabia
The French government aims at promoting Saudi tourism in France, and has taken a step in that purpose.
Previously, visa applicants were applying at the Visa application center of their place of residence. For example, a resident from Riyadh could not apply in Jeddah. Indeed, the Consulates of France in Riyadh and Jeddah were processing respectively the applications from the Western and the Eastern parts of the KSA.
The recent opening of a visa application center in Al-Khobar constituted a first step of improvement.
Beginning 1st May, 2014, all visa applicants living in Saudi Arabia, regardless of their nationality and irrespective of the region they live in, can apply at any visa application center (Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar).