Certificate Attestation / Apostille – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the second largest state in the Arab World and the largest oil producer in the world. It is a high-income economy and a regional power. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the most populous city of the country. If you are planning to move out of Saudi Arabia, you need to follow a procedure of legalization for your public documents. This procedure entails several rounds of attestation and certifications to be obtained from different departments and ministries. With BVS Global on your side, you need not worry about these steps because we are the experts in this industry known for our successful track record.

The Process of Attestation in Saudi Arabia:

Under the process of legalization and authentication, the public documents in Saudi Arabia have to pass through a series of steps for certifications depending on the nature of documents. Also, the purpose of attestation defines the right process to be followed in this regard. You need to apply with the original copies of your documents for timely completion of this process. Some additional documents and formalities may be included by the Embassy and Ministry officials. The basic procedure includes these steps:

  • You need a legal translation to be done by the Embassy officials.
  • You need state certifications or notary attestation in Saudi Arabia.
  • Obtain attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia.
  • Get final attestation from the Embassy or Consulate in Saudi Arabia.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  • Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  • Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  • World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  • Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

At BVS Global, we have served thousands of clients looking for specialized attestation, legalization, authentication, verification, translation, and apostille services in over 100 countries. These services are offered at highly cost-effective rates by our team of expert professionals. We are a full-service company providing these comprehensive solutions to ensure timely attestation of your documents without any rejection.

With a clear focus on fine details and ability to comply with the international procedure, we provide expedited attestation and translation in over 200 global languages.

For further details about this service, feel free to call us.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer 

requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education or notary in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of foreign affairs of the destination country


Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from Saudi Arabia (If Necessary)

Notary in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Saudi Arabia

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from Saudi Arabia (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Saudi Arabia

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Saudi Arabia

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of Saudi Arabia document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in Saudi Arabia.

Documents of Saudi Arabia origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia and UAE Embassy in Saudi Arabia.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of Saudi Arabia documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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