Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy or Consulate observes both U.S. and Saudi Arabian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Saudi Arabian holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy or Consulate General Dates of Closure

During the year 2016, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2016

Date Day Holiday Country
31-Dec Thursday New Year’s Day United State
17-Jan Sunday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday United States
14-Feb Sunday Washington's Birthday United States
29-May Sunday Memorial Day United States
4-Jul Monday Independence Day United States
5-11 Jul Tuesday-Monday **Eid-al-Fitr/Ramadan-1437 Saudi Arabia
4-Sep Sunday Labor Day United States
11-15 Sep Sunday-Thursday **Eid-al-Adha/Haj 1437 Saudi Arabia
9-Oct Sunday Columbus Day United States
10-Nov Thursday Veterans Day United States
24-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Day United States
25-Dec Sunday Christmas United States

**These local holidays are governed by the lunar calendar; exact dates will/must be confirmed by the Saudi authorities on a later date and may be subject to change.