There are 3 main steps to getting your documents attested by the embassy
RLS will have your document stamped by a solicitor. There is a list of documents that do not need to be stamped, please see a list of the documents.
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The stamped document will then be taken to the FCO office for official stamping
Lastly, the document will be taken to the embassy in London for attestation and returned back
Documents not requiring solicitor authorisation stamping:
- UK Birth Certificate
- UK Marriage Certificate
- UK Police Clearance Certificate (ACRO only)
- UK Death Certificate
- UK Medical Report signed by a UK Doctor
Upon completion of the order form and checking the documents with us, please send via special delivery the items to us, or feel free to drop them off to our Piccadilly based office.
For more information, please see the information below:
Section 1: Saudi Arabia Embassy London Legalization UK
Saudi Arabia is UK's major trading partner in the Middle East. In Europe, UK is Saudi’s closest ally as well. Over the last decade, the trade links between Saudi Arabia and the UK have dramatically increased.
In 2017, UK exported goods including various types of machinery, aircraft, arms, and vehicles worth about £4.2 billion to Saudi Arabia. This is nearly 120% higher in comparison with what exported just a decade ago. The UK is a major importer for Saudi Arabia well. UK imported goods including crude and refined products worth £2.4 billion from Saudi Arabia, twice more than what it was just 10 years ago, says a news article published by BBC.
To conduct business in Saudi, a UK national is often requested legalized documents to ensure their authenticity. Saudi Arabia is not a member of the Hague convention. Hence, it doesn’t accept apostille only. The documents must be attested under the Saudi Arabia Embassy London legalisation process.
Read on to know how to get Saudi Arabia Embassy attestation done in the easiest way.
Section 2: General Queries About Saudi Arabia Embassy London Legalization UK
1. Why Do UK Documents Need Attestation to be Used in Saudi Arabia?
For any document to be considered valid for use in a country other than the one in which it was issued, the document needs to be legalised. For nations that are part of the Hague Convention, an apostille certificate is attached to documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, degrees, diplomas, etc., to legalise them for use in other member states of the Hague Convention. However, nations that are not member states, require attestation of documents by their embassy in the document issuing country. Saudi Arabia is one such country that requires Embassy legalization for all UK documents to be used in the country.
The process of UK document Saudi Arabia embassy attestation is completed in five steps:
- Checking the documents for the information
- Certification by a solicitor (if necessary)
- UK apostille certificate
- Stamp by the Chamber of Commerce and Arab Chamber.
- Attestation by the Saudi Embassy in London, via embassy stamps.
The process of Saudi Arabia Embassy legalization can be extremely time consuming and tedious, especially for a first timer. The best course of action is to hire an experienced and reliable legalisation services provider, like Rapid Legalisation Services (RLS).
2. What Information is required to Get Your UK Documents Legalised for Saudi Arabia?
When sending UK documents for Saudi Arabia embassy attestation, the embassy request applicants to enclose two extra photocopies of the documents, along with the application form. These copies are retained by the embassy. Not being able to provide the photocopies will only cause a delay in the process.
The Saudi Consulate in London only accepts documents if they have ink stamps from the Chamber and UK FCO apostille certificate attached to it. The signatories from the embassy’s consular team verify the documents with these signatures and stamps. RLS has experience of working with the UK government, Saudi Arabia Chamber of Commerce and the embassy for attestation, offering you a simple and convenient route for document legalisation.
3. For What Situations Will I Require Saudi Arabia Embassy Legalisation of UK Documents?
Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom are very old business partners. However, to conduct business in Saudi, a UK national will have to prove the authenticity of their documents.
Getting UK documents attested helps in:
- Opening a bank account
- Signing business agreements
- Selling goods or services in Saudi Arabia
- Setting up a new business branch in the country
UK documents to be used in Saudi Arabia need to be attested at the Saudi embassy located in London. However, this can be a difficult process. It is best to hire a reliable Saudi Arabia attestation service that can make the process quick and hassle-free.
4. How to Legalise UK Documents for Use in Saudi Arabia?
Rapid Legalisation Service (RLS) can get UK document legalisation by the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London in 3 extremely easy steps:
Step 1: Fill Order Form Online: Fill details like name, email, phone number and document type, along with the service package you are interested in and the country for which the legalisation is required in the convenient online form. Send the requisite documents via email and pay the attestation fees.
Step 2: Official Certification: RLS will take care of document checks, solicitor certification, UK FCO apostille, chamber stamps, and Saudi Arabia embassy attestation.
Step 3: Apostilled Document Issued and Delivered: Once the process is complete, the UK documents with Saudi Arabia Embassy certificate attestation will be delivered to you at your preferred address, anywhere in the world.
UK documents are attested at the Saudi Embassy in London for use in Saudi Arabia. However, attestation of degree certificates for Saudi Arabia has some pre-requirements like document check, solicitor certification, FCO apostille certificate, and Chamber stamps. Rapid Legalisation Services works closely with the FCO and London embassies to help you get document attestation done in a quick and professional manner. They also have professional ties with notaries and firms, which further smoothens the process, including the attestation of marriage certificate in Saudi Arabia.
For UK documents legalisation, the documents are presented at the Saudi embassy in London. The documents are attested by the signatory authorities at the embassy by adding the small certificate. For first timers, the Saudi Arabia Embassy attestation procedure can appear daunting. Hiring a legalisation service can be the best course of action.
Rapid Legalisation Service (RLS) offers various services based on the time and number of documents that need to be legalised. Based on the time of delivery, you can choose from:
- Apostille same-day service
- Apostille 2-day service
- Saudi Arabia consular legalisation
The cost of legalizing documents, including education certificate attestation for Saudi Arabia, depends on the service type you choose, such as:
- Apostille Same–Day Service: £135 (FCO Fees £75 and VAT £10)
- Apostille 2-Day Service: £78 (FCO Fees £30 and VAT £8)
- Consular legalisation: £138 (FCO Fees £30 and VAT £18)
(Note: This is the cost of the legalisation of one UK document, including the Saudi Arabia embassy attestation fee.)