Saudi Arabia

Documentation Requirements 
  • All shipments to Saudi Arabia must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin together with an original, signed invoice. Both must be certified by the A-ICC.
  • The A-ICC can arrange legalisation if required
  • Any certificate not related to a shipment eg Certificate of Free Sale, must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs before A-ICC certification or legislation. The A-ICC can assist with DFA stamp
  • Health Certificates are required for food, meat and poultry, plants, fruit and vegetables and seeds
  • All Certificates of Analysis must show manufacturing and expiry dates and the goods cannot be expired
  • All foodstuffs of European origin must have dioxin free Health Certificate
  • Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry
  • Beverages, canned, chilled or frozen poultry, or by-products, of EU origin (except Belgium and Germany) must be accompanied by Health Certificate issued by Health Authority certifying that products are free from MPA and Ostradiol hormones and are fit for human consumption. This must be certified by the A-ICC and legalised by the Saudi Arabian Embassy.
  • Exporters are often required to submit a Radiation Certificate
  • A Certificate of Conformity to Saudi standards, or alternative, approved by standards where no Saudi ones exist, is required for a range of products mainly in the toys, electrical, electronics, automotive and chemical sectors. Some additional products outside these sectors are also included. For further information on this, please contact Inspection Services Ltd, Tolka Quay Road, Dublin Port, Dublin 1. Tel: (01) 855 5585. Email: operations[at]
Certificate of Origin Free of Charge
Invoice Free of Charge
All other documents €20

The A-ICC charges €20 per legalised invoice or copy to cover administration costs. All legalisation must be done through the A-ICC with the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Dublin. As the Saudi Arabian embassy does not legalise passport copies, the A-ICC cannot verify them. Educational degrees must be legalised directly with the embassy's Cultural Bureau in the UK: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau 630 Chiswick High Road London W4 5RY Tel: + 44 20 3249 7000 Email: sacbuk [at] Web:

Further Information 

Diplomatic representation in Saudi Arabia is provided by the Irish Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 6 & 7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2. +353 (0)1 676 0704 duemb[at]

Occasionally, embassy' rules and regulations change overnight. The A-ICC bears no responsibility for any such changes therefore any price changes will be passed directly to customers. We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede with or take responsibility for transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an embassy.

Saudi Arabia