How to get Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia?

In order to get an Iqama for your newborn child born in Saudi Arabia, an expat need to first take the Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani.

Birth Notification from the Hospital

The first step to getting a Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia is to apply for the baby’s birth notification from the hospital where the baby is born.

Birth Notification from the Hospital

Required Documents

Prepare the file of the following documents before you visit Ahwal Madani to get your baby’s governmental birth certificate in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Ahwal Madani Appointment.
  2. Birth notification SMS from the MOI.
  3. Iqama copy of the baby’s father.
  4. Iqama copy of the baby’s mother.
  5. Passport copy of the baby’s father.
  6. Passport copy of the baby’s mother.
  7. SR 50 late fee if applying after 30 days of the birth. 
  8. Marriage Certificate + Arabic translation if the wife is not a dependent of the husband or if she is on a family visit visa.
  9. Filled form 87 for Birth Certificate.
  10. A copy of the Saudi visa stamped on the mother’s passport (in case the mother does not have an Iqama).
  11. A screenshot of the wife’s details from Absher (in case the wife is on a family visit visa).

Visit Ahwal Madani

In order to take the birth certificate in Saudi Arabia, try to reach the Ahwal Madani office at least 20 minutes before your appointment.

  • You will take a token and wait for your turn.

Token for Birth Certificate

  • Submit all the documents to the respective counter and wait for the birth certificate to be printed.
  • A Text message will be sent on your mobile from Ahwal Madani confirming the issuance of a Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia.
  • Now you can check the list of your dependents in the Absher account. The newborn has been added to the list and an Iqama number has been issued for him.
  • If the name on the birth certificate is incorrect, you need to immediately raise the issue and he will ask you to go to the manager to rectify it.

Birth Certificate from Saudi Arabia

Get the Iqama for the Newborn

After getting the birth certificate from Ahwal Madani, you need to follow these steps to get the Iqama for the newborn.

God forbids if you lose the birth certificate for any of your children, you need to report it through your Absher account. Recommended: How to report a lost Birth Certificate?

Birth Certificate on a Family Visit Visa

Mother is on a Family Visit Visa

If a child is born in Saudi Arabia while his mother is on a family visit visa, you need to follow the same procedure as mentioned above until you get your newborn baby’s passport.

15 days before leaving Saudi Arabia, visit the إدارة شؤون الوافدين section in Jawazat along with the following documents to get the exit stamp on the child’s passport.

  1. Original Passport of baby + Copy
  2. Original Iqama of baby’s father+ Copy
  3. Original Passport of baby’s father+ Copy 
  4. Original Passport of baby’s mother+ Copy
  5. A copy of the Saudi visa stamped on the mother’s passport.
  6. Marriage Certificate + Arabic translation.
  7. Baby’s Birth Notification SMS sent by the MOI.

Father is not a Saudi Resident

If a child is born in Saudi Arabia while the mother is on a family visit visa and the father does not have a Saudi Iqama, you need the following documents in addition to the documents mentioned above to get a birth certificate from the Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia.

  • Attested marriage certificate along with Arabic translation (from home country Home Ministry, Saudi Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Power of Attorney from Father of the child authorizing and permitting any person (preferably close relatives) for applying for the birth certificate, collecting it, signing documents and do related legal procedures

The Power of Attorney must be issued by the home country court, attested by the Saudi Embassy in the home country and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia.

Ahwal Madani Map Locations

We have given the map location of Ahwal Madani offices in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Khobar, and Makkah below.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.