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Welcome! Ahlan wa Sahlan!

Ahlen wa Sahlen to the US Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia! The United States and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed long and fruitful ties here in Jeddah dating back to the opening of the American legation in 1942. Since that time, Jeddah has evolved into a dynamic city that serves as the commercial and social hub of Saudi Arabia.

Known locally as "The Bride of the Red Sea", tradition has it that the city derives its name (meaning grandmother, in Arabic) from the legend that the biblical Eve was buried here. It has, since nearly the inception of Islam, been the main point of entry for foreign pilgrims intending to perform the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. Caliph Othman personally selected it as the official point of entry for pilgrims, though Jeddah has been a well-established trading hub for thousands of years.

The dedicated professionals at the US Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, continue to proudly serve the United States, promoting close ties and better understanding between Americans and Saudis, supporting our American business community, and ensuring that American Citizens in the region, as well as visitors seeking travel to the United States, receive the most efficient service.

On behalf of everyone at the Consulate General: Welcome!