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 AICC.
  • The AICC can arrange legalisation if required
  • All non-commercial Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade before AICC certification or legislation. The AICC can organise authentication by the DFAT.
  • 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 and must be certified by the AICC. 
  • Exporters are often required to submit a Radiation Certificate
  • For all Powers of Attorney, a photocopy of the Certificate of Incorporation from the Companies Registration Office in Ireland for the Irish company and the ID Registration Cards of the individual recipients of the Attorney, if mentioned, on the PoA in Saudi Arabia is required for back-up.
  • The following documents are required for back-up for registration purposes by the Saudi Arabian Embassy for the following types of documentation: Agency Agreements, Contracts, Distribution Letters, Company registration documents, Powers of Attorney, Product registration, Company Profiles and all legal documents etc. 
  • Back-up documents:
  • Nature of Business of the Company [on company letterhead]
  • Reason why you need the documents legalised: Are you registering a company in Saudi?  If so, who are your partners in Saudi or do you have a third party?  Have you ever done work in Saudi before?  If you have done previous work, please provide scanned copies of references.
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation from the CRO


Prior to shipment, exporters of regulated products to Saudi Arabia may obtain a SASO Certificate of Conformity.  Depending on the accreditation or quality marks already held, the products may be tested to varying levels. If the shipment is found to meet SASO requirements, a SASO Certificate of Conformity will be issued. This certificate will accompany the consignment to clear the goods through customs in Saudi Arabia.

For more detailed information on procedures, please contact the following organisations in the United Kingdom;-

Bureau Veritas, Government Services & International Trade

Phone;                        +44 207 550 8956             


Intertek International Ltd

Tel: 01277 223400 Fax: 01277 220127


Web: SGS United Kingdom Limited



  • Certificates of Origin, Invoices & Packing Lists                                

The AICC charge €25.00 per legalised Invoice or copy as an administration cost

Free of Charge

All of the following Certificates Originals/Copies                                    

  • All Health / Radiation Certificates issued by an authorised health agency or EPA – Environmental Protection Agency                             
  • GMP Certificate/CPP’s/Power of Attorney/Change of Name of Company Registration of a Company/Distribution Agreement/Certificate of Incorporation/Tax Treaty Certificates
  • All company / product registration Certificates

For all personal documentation please contact the AICC directly.

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]

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Occasionally, embassy' rules and regulations change overnight. The AICC 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