The Australian Embassy in Riyadh no longer issues Letters of No Objection for Australians citizens in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen.
Instead, Australian citizens in need of a letter of no objection can download our universal letter of no objection in English and Arabic, free of charge. This letter applies to all Australian citizens and should be used in place of personalised letters confirming Australian citizens do not require the approval of the Australian Government for any of the following;
- An Australian citizen travelling to or through any country permitted under Australian law, or apply for a relevant visa
- An Australian citizen sponsoring an Australian or non-Australian family member for visa purposes
- A residency/work permit for the Saudi Arabian/Bahraini/Omani/Yemeni being transferred from a foreign passport to an Australian passport
- Study in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen
- Purchasing, transferring, exporting or selling of motor vehicles
- Obtaining/replacing a driving licence
- Opening/closing bank accounts
- Confirmation of domicile or marital status.
Relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen have been made aware of this policy.
Obtaining a Saudi Police Clearance Certificate
Effective 1 June 2019, the Australian Embassy in Riyadh will no longer issue request letters for police clearance certificates from Saudi Arabia for Australians returning to Australia. Instead, Australian citizens are requested to download the request letter in the link below and present it to the relevant Saudi authorities.
Letters to Obtain Police Clearance Certificates for non-Australian citizens
With regards to request letters to obtain police clearances from Saudi Arabia for the purpose of study/immigration to Australia, please note the Embassy is no longer able to issue these letters.
The Australian Embassy would accept Saudi police clearance certificates issued based on request letters presented to the Police Department, Criminal Investigation Unit, by non-Australians from their embassies of nationality or their employer/sponsor as per the normal practise.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was made aware of these changes.