What is the Process of Degree Attestation for Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia

For foreign educational degree or certificate to be acceptable in Saudi Arabia. For this purpose you need its attestation from Saudi culture and Saudi embassy of the country of origin.

Why we need a Degree Attestation

The degree attestation is required by expats for the following purpose:

  • Stamp a Saudi Arabia work visa on the passport   
  • Changes the iqama profession
  • Apply for permanently work visa
  • Apply for educational purposes

Keep in mind that professionals cannot renew iqama without professional membership. Hence degree attestation is required to renew iqama.

Whole process of Attestation of Degrees

Step 1: Higher Education Commission (HEC)

The first step for the attestation of degree from Saudi embassy and Saudi Arabia culture is to attest it from higher education commission (HEC) in a Pakistan.


  • Original matric certificate with mark sheet
  • Original inter certificate with mark sheet
  • Original degree
  • Original complete mark sheet of degree or transcript of degree only

HEC attest all the photocopies of all degrees after the attestation of original documents

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Step 2: Foreign Office

Once degree is attested by the HEC, the next step is to attest it from the ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan.

  • It is one process for which you will have to visit Islamabad.
  • Foreign degree attestation fee in Islamabad: 2000 for original, 1000 for photocopy.

Step 3: Saudi Culture Office

Before taking your educational documents or degrees for the attestation to Saudi Arabia embassy, you need to get them endorsed by Saudi culture office in Islamabad


  • Original job contract or offer letter attested from mofa and chamber of commerce (KSA).
  • A request letter to Saudi embassy for degree attestation
  • Original degree certificate with foreign office attestation
  • Mark sheet of the degree to be attested from Saudi culture office
  • A letter from the university campus verifying that this person has completed the degree at their campus
  • Iqama copy ( if applicable)
  • Saudi Arabia visa copy
  • Passport copy
  • CNIC copy
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Step 4: Saudi Embassy

The last step in the attestation process is getting the degree or educational documents attested from the Saudi Arabia embassy in Pakistan.

  • Saudi embassy Islamabad document attestation fee: 3000.


  • All the above – mentioned documents
  • A request letter to Saudi embassy for degree attestation

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