How to get a PO box number in Saudi Arabia?

If you want to receive an item from the registered post or Saudi post, you need to get a postbox or PO Box number in the city you live be it Riyadh, Jeddah or any other city of Saudi Arabia. We have also given Saudi post office contact number below.

  1. Locate the Saudi Post Office

The first step to get a PO box number in Riyadh, Jeddah or any other city of Saudi Arabia is to locate the Saudi Post Office near to your either your office or home as you will have to access it every time a parcel is received. You can either write “Saudi Post” in Google Maps to find the nearest office or call at their contact number 920005700 to know about the location.

  1. The timings of the Saudi Post Office

The timing and working hours of Saudi post offices in different areas of the cities are different so it is better to check the timing on Google Maps. The timings of the Saudi Post offices in Jeddah, Riyadh or any other main city of Saudi Arabia to get PO box number is from 9 am until 4 pm.

  1. Required Documents to get a PO Box number in Saudi Arabia

In order to get a PO Box number in Riyadh, Jeddah or any other city of Saudi Arabia, you need to visit the Saudi post office along with the following required documents;

  • Original Iqama
  • Copy of Iqama
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  1. Visit the Saudi Post Office

Take a token when you reach the Saudi post office and check with the staff informally if they have an available PO box number which is difficult to get in major cities of Saudi Arabia such as Jeddah and Riyadh.

On your turn, an officer will open a PO box number for you and give you a paper containing details of your PO Box and ZIP code. You will also receive a message immediately containing SADAD payment reference and your PO Box number. Your PO Box is not yet open, you need to pay SR 100 through SADAD to make it functional.

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  1. How to make payment for PO Box number?

The next and final step to get a PO box number in Riyadh, Jeddah or any other city of Saudi Arabia is to make a payment of SR 100. The SADAD number for the payment is already mentioned on the paper given to you by the Saudi post officer. Do not try to make the payment immediately as it takes some time for the SADAD payment reference to get activated.

After you log in to your internet banking account, click on the “SADAD Payments” tab and select “Register new Bill”. We have used NCB account to make the payment, the procedure is the same in almost every bank of Saudi Arabia.

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In the next step to make payment to get a PO Box number in Saudi Arabia, you need to select “government agencies” in the biller group and Saudi post in Biller company. The SADAD code for Saudi post is 021. Enter the subscriber number which you is written in the SMS received as well as the paper given to you by the officer and register the bill.

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In the next step, you will make the payment of SR 100 to get a PO Box number in Saudi Arabia. If you face any difficulty, you can call at Saudi Post office contact number 92000570 to seek assistance. 

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  1. Collect the Keys

Visit the Saudi Post Office and let them know that the payment has been made. The procedure ends here. Your PO Box Number will be activated after that. Keys and Post Office card can be collected from the Saudi Post Office after 2 days. It is important to mention here that you are required to register with the national address system of Saudi Arabia.

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