- Saudi Arabian citizens will no longer be required to legalize documents when applying for specific immigration permissions in Hague member states who have joined the Apostille Convention
The government of Saudi Arabia has joined the Apostille Convention, which removes the requirement for certain foreign-issued public documents to be legalized.
As a result, documents granted initially in Saudi Arabia will be accepted by 121 member countries that have officially withdrawn from the Apostille Convention. The government of Saudi Arabia will also accept documents issued in the 121 member states.
What are the Changes?
The government of Saudi Arabia joined the Apostille Convention, which removes the requirement for the legalization of public documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and education certificates and degrees in Hague member states. According to the government, this change will help to streamline the immigration application process in the country.
Continue to check the government of Saudi Arabia’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Hauge Conference on Private International Law