Further to our previous update on 22nd February regarding the issues affecting the electronic payment system used by the Saudi Arabian Embassy, we are delighted to confirm that we are now able to continue to lodge Corporate Legal documents to the Embassy for legalisation. Some minor delays may still occur while the backlog is cleared.
We have been informed that with immediate effect, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia will no longer be legalising Certificates of Origin or Commercial Invoices. The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is in discussion with the Embassy about future arrangements, as legalised Certificates of Origin and Commercial Invoices are often a crucial requirement for importers into Saudi Arabia. As a result of this, all Arab-British Certificates of Origin currently being processed by Blair, and any future requests, will be certified only by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
The Embassy of Saudi Arabia is experiencing difficulties with their electronic payment system, resulting in severe delays to the processing of document legalisation requests.
A resolution date is not yet available. We are anticipating considerable delays, once service has resumed there will be a substantial backlog to clear within the Embassy.
Please accept our apologies for the delay, we will endeavour to have all requests legalised as quickly as possible.
To support our growing client base, Blair Consular Services Ltd. is delighted to announce the opening of a new office, located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, providing certification and legalisation assistance to current and prospective clients.
Located in the strategic location of Rotterdam, with close proximity to The Hague, Blair will be able to provide an unrivalled level of expertise and support to exporters. In addition to assisting our current clients in mainland Europe, new requirements and procedures for U.K exporters will be in place as a result of the European Medicines Agency’s decision to relocate to The Netherlands by the end of March 2019, and Blair is able to offer a dedicated service for the application, submission and legalisation of EMA certificates.
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