How to stamp/attest from chamber of commerce?

In order to validate any document issued by your employer, you need attestation or stamp from the Chamber of Commerce. There are two ways to do the attestation from the Chamber of Commerce i.e. online and manual.

Why a stamp from the Chamber of Commerce?

We need different kinds of letters from our employers in Saudi Arabia. Generally, outside parties don't trust letters issued by private companies without attestation from the chamber of commerce. You don't need the chamber of commerce attestation if you are a government employee.

Here are some broad categories of letters required by expatriates which need to be stamped by the Chamber of Commerce;

Attestation procedure from the Chamber of Commerce

Locate the building

First of all, you need to look for the nearest chamber of commerce building to stamp your documents. The easiest way is to write “Chamber of Commerce” on Google Maps and it will show you several places near your current location.

You can only go to the Chamber of Commerce of the city where your employer is registered for attestation. We have also given the location and timings of all the chamber of commerce offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, Makkah and Dammam below.

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce

Visit the branch

When you reach the chamber of commerce building, take a token of stamping the documents or submitting the family visit visa application (Tafeel) as per your requirement.

Wait for your turn around the respective window and present your documents for attestation. Upon your turn, the officer will verify the signature and stamp of your company and affix the stamp of the chamber of commerce as shown below.

In case your employer is a VIP member of the Chamber of Commerce, you can directly go to the VIP counter for attestation.

chamber of commerce stamp

Fee for the attestation

  • The chamber of commerce fee to attest any document is SR 25.
  • The fee to submit the family visit visa application is SR 35.
  • The fee must be paid either through a debit or credit card. The Chamber of Commerce does not accept cash payments.

COC token for attestation

The validity 

The validity of the chamber of commerce stamp is 6 months. After a period of 6 months, you will have to do the entire attestation procedure again.

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Saudi Chamber of Commerce online attestation

Some companies have created online accounts with the Chamber of Commerce to do the attestation work.

  • In case you are working in any such company, the HR of your company will make an online stamp of the Saudi Chamber of Commerce on the letters.
  • Moreover, you will not be required to visit the COC to submit the family visit visa application as it will also be done online.

Saudi Chamber of Commerce online attestation

The Timings

The timing to submit a family visit visa application to the Chamber of Commerce is from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Location and Timing of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

There are 6 offices of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce to stamp documents in the entire city and the timings of each of them vary. We have given the exact location and timing of each office below;

  • COC in Nuzhah district timings, and location: 7:30 am to 9 pm
  • Chamber of Commerce at in Serafi Mall timings and location: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • COC Industrial branch timings and location: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Chamber of Commerce in Balad District timings and location: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Chamber of Commerce at Jeddah Sea Port timings and location: 8 am to 1:00 pm
  • You cannot attest documents from the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce main building anymore.

Timing of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

Location and Timing of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce

There are 4 offices of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce for attestation in the entire city and the timings of each of them vary. We have given the exact location and timing of each office below;

  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce main building timing and location: 7:30 am to 3:15 pm
  • Riyadh Chamber Malaz Branch timing and location: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • COC Investment authority Branch timing and location: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Riyadh COC King Abdullah Road Branch timing and location: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location and Timing of Dammam Chamber of Commerce

There are 4 offices of Dammam Chamber of Commerce to stamp documents in the entire city and the timings of each of them vary. We have given the exact location and timing of each office below;

  • Chamber of Commerce King Fahd Road timing and location: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • COC Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Road timing and location: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Dammam Chamber of Commerce Faisaliyah District timing and location: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Khobar Chamber of Commerce timing and location: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location and Timing of Makkah Chamber of Commerce

There are 3 offices of Makkah Chamber of Commerce for attestation in the entire city and the timings of each of them vary. We have given the exact location and timing of each office below;

  • Makkah chamber of commerce Haramain Road timing and location: 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • COC Rusayfah district timing and location: 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Makkah chamber of commerce Al Diyafa timing and location: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

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