(202) 393-3030

Saudi Arabia Document Legalization

Steps to Saudi Arabia documents


Make sure your document is notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/State/ local office.


The document must then be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first.


If one of the Saudi Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over your state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization.

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  1. The document to be authenticated, submit both the original and a complete set of photocopy.
  2. Washington Express Document Processing Request Form.
  3. Other supporting documents a consular officer may request.

* Note: The Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Houston, TX, requires all the documents to be translated. Depending on the type of document needed to be legalized, the consulate requires additional supporting documentation/information. Please contact us at 202-393-3030 for more details.

Saudi Arabia Consular Fees:

  • Regular Service Corporate, Legal and Personal Documents: Fees will be determined upon submission.
  • US State Department $20.00 per document
  • Round-trip FedEx fee of $95 will be charged to ship the documents to and from the Saudi Arabian Embassy

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service – 5-7 business days (tentatively)
  • Arabic Translation: $120 per page 
  • In Jurisdiction Document: $220 per document
  • Out of Jurisdiction Document: $315 per document
  • Round trip FedEx fee of $95 will be charged to ship the documents to each jurisdiction outside of Washington, DC if applicable.

**Multi-document discounts may be offered depending on your volume.

See our Price List for Return Shipping information.

Forward Documents To:

1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the Saudi Arabia Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

  • Please make sure you have followed the all the steps required for authentication before submitting your document to the Saudi Arabia Embassy/Consulate-General for final legalization.
  • Beginning March 16, 2020: Visa Applications/All Documents to be legalized must be sent via mail to The Saudi Arabian Embassy. Additional Shipping Fees will APPLY. 
  • Saudi Arabia processes documents according to the state in which the document was notarized and certified by the Secretary of State. Please refer to this link that shows each state’s jurisdiction.

Helpful Resources

Document Legalization Flow Chart

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Avoiding Embassy Document Rejection

Tips for successful document processing

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