LEGALISATION REQUIREMENT FOR Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961 and the FCDO Apostille only should suffice for documents to be used in Saudi Arabia.

FEES

The FCDO Apostille fee is £40 for standard service, £100 for premium service or £35 for e-Apostille service.

The London and Arab Chambers fee is £57.60 per commercial document.

PROCESSING TIME

Turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for standard service (paper-based), 5-6 hours for premium service or 5-48 hours for the e-Apostille service.

The turnaround time for the London and Arab Chambers attestation only is 5-6 working days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Once the FCDO Apostille is obtained, commercial documents may require further attestation by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) before submitting to the local authorities in Saudi Arabia. This is to be confirmed by the local requesting party as it may vary depending on the purpose of use in Saudi Arabia.

UK educational documents still require prior attestation by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Attaché before being certified by a UK solicitor or notary public and obtaining the FCDO Apostille for submission to the local authorities in Saudi Arabia.

The attestation process by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Attaché is done electronically by the document holder via https://attestation.uksacb.org/  

CONSULATE ADDRESS

30 Charles Street, London W1J 5DZ

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