Legalisation of public documents

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If you want to officially use a Saudi-Arabian document in Germany, most German authorities will usually require that you get it legalized first. For non-German documents other than Saudi-Arabian, please refer to the information sheet provided below.

Legalisation of Saudi Arabian public documents

Saudi Arabian public documents can be legalized by the German Embassy.

First, you need a legalisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia. 

Then, the original document has to be translated into German. Only documents translated by one of the translators recognized by the German Embassy can be legalized.

(see our list of translators)

Please bring the original document together with the translation to the Embassy where your document will then be legalized for official use in Germany. The fee for each legalisation of a civil status document is 20 EUR, for all other public documents 40 EUR.

For information on how to legalise German public documents for use in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia please refer to the following website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

German public documents for use abroad

Contact the Consular Department and Visa Section

The Consular Department and Visa Section of the Embassy can be reached during the indicated telephone times or anytime by email.