Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

New Procedure to Take Online Appointment of MOFA for Attestation in Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus has spread throughout the world in no time causing major lock-down around the globe. Due to this, the citizens and Saudi expats are forced to stay at their houses until the situation is handled. Due to this pandemic, the Saudi government has been launching different applications and policies to help the citizens and Saudi expats during these hard times. Recently, the Ministry has provided a facility to verify documents. To know more, read the article below.

Where can we Find this Facility?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has provided an “appointment” to verify the documents. This facility is available on the Foreign Office website.

How can this Facility be Helpful for the People?

This facility will be helpful for the people as the applicants will not have to wait and will be able to come on time to verify their documents. As according to local newspaper, a statement on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) website said that a special browser has been launched to take the time to verify the documents in advance.

What Instructions are Provided by the Website?

According to the instructions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) website,

Anyone who needs to verify the documents must follow the Corona SOPs.

The website further added that,

They should arrive at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) no more than five minutes ahead of schedule and mask must be used.

Procedure to take an Online Appointment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)?

  1. You will need to visit the website (click here) and enter your details.
  2. Once the data is enter, then add your documents (Educational Certificate, Marriage Certificate or any other document) which you want to be verified and attested.
  3. In the 3rd step pay the fees for attestation of document.
  4. In the last step save a copy of appointment and take it with you to the office of MOFA. 

What Precautionary Measures are to be Considered?

The person coming should not bring anyone with him to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and they should adhere to the principle of social distancing. It is necessary to check the body temperature when entering the office and the appointment number issued from the ministry’s website has to be displayed on the counter.

Issuing of Limited Number 

A limited number of people are issued numbers as it is clear that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) had difficulty in verifying the documents. Advance time is provided to ensure compliance with the principle of social distance due to Coronavirus so that people arrive on time and do not face any difficulty.

With this facility, it will be easy for the citizens to verify their documents while maintaining social distance. We should follow all the precautionary measures like washing our hands, covering our mouth and nose and by maintaining a safe distance with each others. For more information and news regarding every other topic, visit our website. Stay safe. Stay tuned.

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