Embassy Operations Update (as at 04 August 2020)
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia remains very high, in person appointments at the Embassy of Australia in Riyadh remain suspended. We will be in contact with clients who have appointments booked to cancel the appointment and determine if your matter can be handled by mail.
If you believe that you have an urgent passport or notarial case that cannot be deferred, please email [email protected] and outline your requirements. Emergency cases will be considered on a case by case basis.
We thank you for your understanding of these measures, which are necessary in the interests of public health.
For further information about passport arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here
For more information regarding Australia's response to COVID-19 and interstate quarantine rules, please click here
Important message from the Ambassador:
Australians in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. In these uncertain times, I want to reassure you that the Embassy is available should you need assistance. The health and wellbeing of Australians overseas is our highest priority.
We are available to assist urgent passport applications and consular assistance and you can call us on +966 11 2500 990/3 .
For emergency consular assistance out of hours you can call the Australian Government’s 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS +61 421 269 080.
Out of hours, you can also call +966 11 2500 900 and follow the prompts for consular assistance to be transferred to the Consular Emergency Centre in Australia.
We are constantly updating the Australian Government’s travel advice for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. You can access the advice at www.smartraveller.gov.au and you may wish to subscribe to ensure you are notified of updates.
In this rapidly changing situation, the Embassy is also using our social media pages to get you new information as quickly as possible. Please follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/AusEmbKSA, and I will continue to provide updates via Twitter @AusAmbKSA.
The Australian Government has recommended that all Australians who are considering returning to Australia to do so immediately by commercial means. However, I do recognise that local border closures and the suspension of flights have prevented many Australians in the region from returning home.
I understand that for many, the lack of options to return to Australia is distressing and frustrating. If you are still in the region, please follow the advice and direction of local authorities, including regarding curfews, quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing. I strongly recommend you keep up to date with local advice through official channels, including Ministries of the Interior and public health authorities. There is also detailed information about COVID-19 and preventative measures available at www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus.
I wish you the best during this challenging time. I urge you to stay in touch with family and friends, to keep them up to date and draw on each other’s support. Again, if you are in need of urgent assistance, please contact the Embassy on the number above.
Finally I also ask you to read this important message from our Foreign Minister.
Australian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Riyadh. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy’s services. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular services available to Australian citizens, information on visa and citizenship arrangements and other practical information on matters such as trade and visas. This site can direct you to an extensive array of information about Australia and the Australian Government.
Accreditation to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen
The Australian Embassy in Riyadh is formally accredited to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen and has full responsibility for all aspects of the bilateral relationship including with respect to consular issues.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Stay up to date with the Australian Embassy. You can follow the Australian Ambassador's Twitter Page @AusAmbKSA or the Embassy's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AusEmbKSA to receive updates on Australia related news and events in Saudi Arabia.
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Payment for Passport and Notary Services
Please note that the Australian Embassy in Riyadh will accept payments only by credit cards. It will no longer be possible to make any transaction in cash.
Cards that are accepted at the embassy include, Visa, Mastercard and American Express, please note Visa and Mastercards with the mada logo are not currently accepted. All payments will be processed in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Please see Employment Opportunities at the Embassy for current vacancies.