Saudi Arabia Overflight Permit Regulation and Procedures

If you're an operator of a business jet or a commercial airline with plans to flyover Saudi Arabia airspace, obtaining a Saudi Arabia Overflight Permit from the Saudi Arabia Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is mandatory. As a flight dispatcher, it's important to have a good understanding of the requirements for obtaining this permit, including the fact that the issuing of an overflight permit confirms that there is no political or security objection to your airline, aircraft, or country of origin/destination and that there are no outstanding navigation fees due to the ATC authority.

  1. What are CAA's working hours, including whether they are open on weekends?
  2. Which aircraft documents must be submitted with the overflight request?
  3. Are there any fees charged by the CAA for processing the permit?
  4. What is the official validity period of the overflight permit, as determined by the CAA?
  5. How can the Saudi Arabia air navigation bill be obtained, either through IATA or a local agent?
To obtain an overflight permit for Saudi Arabia, you would typically need to contact the aviation authority of the country, which is the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). You would need to provide the following information to GACA : Information about the aircraft and its operator, Purpose of the flight, Crew Gendec, Flight plan, Any additional documentation required by GACA, Once the information has been submitted, GACA will review the request and determine whether to grant or deny the permit. The process of obtaining an overflight permit it's important to allow sufficient time to obtain the permit before your flight.

It is advisable to consult with a professional aviation services company or your aviation advisor to assist you in obtaining the necessary permits and ensuring compliance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Saudi Arabia.

General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia Working Hours :


  • Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation working hours is ( 24 Hours ).
  • Weekend In Saudi Arabia ( Friday and Saturday )

What Details Do I Need To Provide For Obtaining A Saudi Arabia Overflight Permit :


  • Complete Flight Schedule
  • Lead Passenger Name & Nationality ( Only for Passenger Flight )
  • Arrival Departure General Declaration
  • Cargo Charter Flight Need Letter From Consginee.
  • List Of Required Aircraft Documents :
    1 - Air Operating Certificate ( Private Aircraft AOC Not Required )
    2 - Certificate of Airworthiness
    3 - Insurance Certificate
    4 - Noise Certificate
    5 - Registration Certificate

Is There Any Offical Saudi Arabia Overflight Permit Processing Fees :


  • According To Saudi Arabia Civil Aviation
Officially there is "30 USD CAA Processing Fees" applied for issuance of Saudi Arabia Overflight Permits.

Maximum Validity Duration for Saudi Arabia Overflight Permit :


  • Saudi Arabia overflight permit is valid for +24 hours (from their initial requested schedule).

Who Handles the Payment of the Air Navigation Bill for Overflights in Saudi Arabia :


  • Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) is responsible for providing air navigation services and will issue air navigation bills directly to the company that submit overflight permit requests.

Sample Overflight Permits for Saudi Arabia :


The issued overflight permit number must be inserted in Item 18 of your submiting Flight Plan.

  • The Saudi Arabia overflight permit will be similar to the provided sample below.
Saudi Arabia Overfly Permit : 1901000147

How Many Flight Information Regions Exist in Saudi Arabian Airspace :


  • Airspace of Saudi Arabia is currently having one flight information region (FIR).
  • Saudi Arabia FIR ICAO Code is " OEJD "

Who Will Issue Saudi Arabia Overflight Permits :


  • General Authority of Civil Aviation - GACA
  • Postal Address : General Authority Of Civil Aviation P.O.Box 887 21165 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

We Offer Below Saudi Arabia Overflight and Landing Permits Category :


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  • Overflight Permits
  • Cargo Flight Overfly Permits
  • Commercial Airlines
  • Monthly Block Permits
  • Seasonal Block Overflight Permits
  • Overfly Country Navigation Settlement
  • Business Jets and Airliners Services
  • Landing Permits
  • Airport Parking Slot Arrangement

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