Saudi Arab is a country in western Asia with significant economical and geological importance. So, people tend to visit Saudi Arab for many reasons like business or personal work or to travel. In order to do that you must go through the process of Saudi Arab Attestation or document attestation for Saudi Arab. It is a mandatory process if you want to visit Saudi Arab. Here are all the details you should know about Saudi Arab attestation.

What is Saudi Arab attestation and why it is important?

It is the procedure to attested your documents by the concerned authorities, by which your documents will be verified by the government or will be proved legitimate. This ensures that you don’t have any wrong intentions or you are not a terrorist and gives you permission to travel or do work in Saudi Arabia.

It is mandatory if you want a VISA for Saudi Arab or want to do business there.

Procedure of Document Attestation in Saudi Arab

Here is a general idea of how Saudi Arab Attestation is done–

  • First the document goes through State attestation from respective states.
  • Next MEA attestation is done from the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Now an Embassy attestation is done from the applicant’s country embassy.
  • Finally, MOFA attestation and it is done.

Types of documents in Saudi Arab attestation

For Saudi Arab attestation there are mainly three types of documents. They are–

  • Personal documents

Example: Death certificate, Medical certificate, Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Transfer certificate, Divorce certificate, Salary certificate, Experience certificate, Bonafide certificate etc.

  • Educational documents

Examples: SSLC certificate, employment purposes in foreign countries, migration purposes.

Others are–

  • Early childhood educational certificate:

Early childhood education certificate, Child Development Associate (CDA) certification associates degree in early childhood education etc.

  • Teacher Education Certificates

English/language arts teacher education certificate, adult and continuing education and teaching certificate, teaching education certificate, teacher education and professional development certificate, teaching English as a second or foreign language certificate etc.

  • Degree certificates

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Ph.D., M.Agr., M.A, M.B.A, M.Ed., M.Eng, M.E.S, M.F.A,  Master of International Public Management and  Master of Laws (LL.M.), (M.P.HMaster of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Mathematics (M.Math.),  Master of Northern Governance and Development (M.N.G.D.), .), Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), Master of Nursing (M.N.), Administration (M.I.P.M.A.), Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.), Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (M.S.E.M.), (M.Vet.Sc.),(M.G.E.N.I.A.) or Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas , Master of Water Security (M.W.S.), Master of Music (M.Mus.) etc.


Undergraduate Level

(B.A.&Sc.) Bachelor of Arts and Science

(B.A.&Sc.) Bachelor of Arts and Science Honours

(B.A.) Bachelor of Arts

(B.Comm.) Bachelor of Commerce

(B.Ed.) Bachelor of Education

(B.F.A.) Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours

(B.Mus.) Bachelor of Music

(B.Sc.) Bachelor of Science

[B.Sc. (Agbas.)] Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

(B.S.A.) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

[B.Sc. (An. Biosc.)] Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience

(B.E.) Bachelor of Science in Engineering

[B.Sc. (Kin.)] Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

(B.S.N) Bachelor of Science in Nursing

[B.Sc. (Nutr.)] Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

(D.M.D.) Doctor of Dental Medicine

(M.D.) Doctor of Medicine

(Pharm.D.) Doctor of Pharmacy

(D.V.M.) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


  • Commercial documents

Example: commercial vessel certificate, commercial pilot certificate, personal commercial certificate etc.

Documents required for Saudi Arab attestation

The documents required for the process depend on the type of the document.

For personal document
  • Original document
  • Iqama/Visa copy
For educational document

In case of educational document attestation, the required documents vary.

For 1st time or Fresher Candidates

  • Original Job Offer Letter (MOFA attested)
  • An affidavit on a legit 100 /50 INR stamp paper.
  • Waqala copy
  • Pan card copy
  • Aadhar card copy
  • Employee’s contact details
  • Employer contact details
  • Copies of all semester Marksheet
  • Passport copy
  • Two Passport size photograph

For Experienced Candidates

  • Original Job Offer Letter (MOFA attested).
  • An affidavit on white paper. (stamp of high commission of India is mandatory on the paper)
  • Iqama Copy
  • Pan card copy
  • Aadhar card copy
  • Employee’s contact details
  • Employer contact details
  • Passport copy
  • Copies of all semester Marksheet
  • Two Passport size photograph
For commercial document
  • Covering letter of the company.
  • Passport copy of signing authority

Saudi Arab attestation procedure

The procedure for Saudi Arab attestation is different on the basis of type of document.


Here are the procedure charts for each type of document

For personal documents

The Saudi Arab attestation process for personal documents goes like this

For educational documents

Now the Saudi Arab attestation for educational documents is depended on the origin of the documents. Like–

For Maharashtra issued documents

For documents issued out of Maharashtra

The Embassy requirement where HRD compulsory

Required time to complete Saudi Arab attestation procedure

It is a complicated procedure. So professional help is recommended. The process roughly takes about three to four months or more depending on the situation.

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