government of Saudi Arabia has joined the Hague Apostille Convention
in December 2022, which removes the requirement for certain foreign-issued
public documents to be legalized. As a result, documents originally granted
in Saudi Arabia will be accepted by 121 member countries. Documents
issued in the 121 member states will also be accepted by the government of
What are the new Changes?
Joining the Hague Apostille Convention, eliminates the requirement for the legalization such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, education certificates and degrees in Hague member states. Individuals who require an attested certificate for immigration purposes in Saudi Arabia including educational, marriage and birth certificates, can now utilize a simplified process with reduced processing times.
Benefits of the Changes:
Individuals are no longer required to have their certificate attested by the Saudi Embassy, which reduces verification time by approximately one week. For individuals using their marriage and/or birth certificates for immigration purposes, the Apostille certificate will be enough. Similarly, for the certificates, the Saudi Embassy attestation step will no longer be required. For Saudi Arabia issued documents to be used in the foreign countries, Apostille Stamp from the document issued Countries is required.
Saudi Arabia issued documents to be used in the UAE:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Embassy, UAE
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) UAE
Documents Required for the Process: