How to book MOFA attestation appointment?

To make any Saudi document valid for official use outside KSA, you must book an online MOFA appointment and complete the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation procedure.

  • MOFA: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Similarly, a document issued by a foreign country would not be accepted by any Saudi department unless approved by the MOFA.

Requirements

Make sure you fulfill all the below requirements before visiting the MOFA office for document attestation;

  1. MOFA Appointment.
  2. Arabic translation of documents.
  3. Original Iqama.
  4. Foreign documents (degree, marriage certificate) must be attested by the Saudi Embassy.
  5. If employers issue letters, they must be stamped by the Chamber of Commerce.

MOFA attestation requirements

MOFA Appointment

To book an online appointment for Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation, click on this link and select the following;

  • https://services.mofa.gov.sa/Ratification/
  • Ratification Place:
  • Select the branch name i.e. Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, etc.
  • Select Nationality i.e. Saudi or Non-Saudi.
  • Enter your Name, Iqama Number, Mobile Number, and Email.

MOFA online Appointment for attestationClick on “Add New Document” and select;

  • Type of the Document: e.g. Birth Certificate.
  • Document Number: 1.
  • Click on “Add Document“.
  • Enter the Captcha Code.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.

On the next page, the MOFA will request to book an online appointment for attestation.

Now, you can see the available MOFA appointments in your selected region. Select the date and time and click on the “submit” button.

The system will send you an activation code on the given mobile number, which you must enter on the next screen.

MOFA online Appointment for attestationThe next screen will show the MOFA appointment confirmation page for the attestation of documents. At this point, you can either;

MOFA online Appointment for attestationPay the MOFA attestation fee.

The MOFA appointment will be automatically canceled if you don’t pay the MOFA attestation fee within 3 hours of booking the appointment.

If you have mistakenly paid the MOFA attestation fee or don’t need the service, you can quickly refund the fee.

Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office

Make sure to visit the MOFA building 15 minutes before the appointment.

There are separate counters for companies and individuals. Make sure you take a token for Individuals.

You can do the attestation of your personal documents or the documents of your dependents from the MOFA. They will not attest to your cousin’s or friend’s documents.

MOFA stamp

MOFA Attestation through Saudi Post

If you don’t have time to visit the MOFA office, submit your document to Saudi Post for ratification. To do that;

  • Create a Payment Request (explained above).
  • Pay the MOFA attestation fee.
  • Visit the nearest Saudi Post office.
  • Pay the fee for the service to Saudi Post: SR 48.
  • Processing Time: 2 to 10 days.
  • You will receive an SMS once the ratification is done.
  • Pick up the documents from the same Saudi post office.

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