In case you have paid MOFA attestation fee by mistake or you don't need the service anymore, you can easily refund the fee following the procedure explained below.
In my case, I paid MOFA attestation fee online and later on decided to take the services of an agent. As I have explained in the article to pay MOFA attestation fee that if you are taking the service of an agent, you don’t need to pay the fee yourself. Agents don’t accept the payments made by you. Ultimately, I had to take a refund of MOFA attestation fee from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to refund MOFA attestation fee?
The first thing you need to do to refund MOFA attestation fee is to open the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website from this link and click on the E-Services. https://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/
A new page will open with a lot of information and the links for the services being offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You need to look for the service called “Review of Previous Applications and Refunds” and click there to refund MOFA attestation fee.
In the next step, a new page will open containing the details of the service which MOFA is going to provide you. You just need to scroll down and click on the tab “Start the Service”.
A new page will open in the Arabic language where you need to enter your Iqama number and the bill number you had generated to refund MOFA attestation fee. Don’t try to use the English version of the page as it will take you back to the home screen and you will have to start the process from scratch.
In the next step, the system will send a confirmation code to the mobile number which you used to create the invoice. You will have to enter the code received on your mobile phone at this step to refund the MFOA attestation fee.
In the next step, the system will fetch all the details from the application created by you. You can find your name, the Iqama number, and the bill number there against which you have paid the fee. You need to click on the box circled below with red color and submit the application to refund MOFA attestation fee.
In the final step, the system will show you a message in green color that your application for the refund of MOFA attestation fee has been successfully submitted.