Saudi Cultural Bureau UK

The Cultural Bureau of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London deal with matters relating education, science and verification of documents for Saudi embassy attestation.

They are a critical link between UK educational and research institutions and Saudi Arabia, creating strategic cooperation based on shared cultural and scientific interests.

One of the primary roles of the Saudi Cultural Bureau is to maintain and develop links with academic institutions in the UK.

How does the Saudi Cultural Bureau help with VISA attestation?

Certain visa applications like the Saudi work visa will need applicants to attest academic certificates from the embassy in London.

However, before attestation, these documents need to be verified by the Saudi cultural bureau. Normally, if a country is member of the Hague convention, the documents are verified by the Foreign and Commonwealth office.

As Saudi Arabia is not part of the Hague convention. Hence the role of verification is done by the Saudi Cultural Bureau.

Which documents can Saudi Cultural Bureau (SACB) attest?

The SACB can attest all academic certificates and documents like transcripts and degree certificates.

These certificates must be from an accredited UK institute. The taught modules must be classroom based and not distance learning or online modules.

Application will be rejected if the name on the degree certificate is not the same as it is on the applicant’s passport. This includes full name including any middle names.

If you have a different name or have changed your name since receiving your qualification then you must first get a legalised change of name certificate and include it with the passport.

Any documents issued by private bodies like companies or individuals will not be attested. These include experience letters, training certificates, incorporation certificates etc.

How can I apply for SACB verification?

The verification can be done online at the Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau's official website in London.

Certificates must be issued by a UK institution that has been accredited. If the documents is not issued by a UK institute then you must contact the Saudi Cultural Attaché in the country of origin, as the UK office will not validate it.

Once application is approved and documents attested, the confirmation can be accessed online on their website

Where is the Saudi Cultural Bureau in London?

630 Chiswick High Rd,


London W4 5RY

United Kingdom

Contact number: +44 20 3249 7000

Chiswick station is on the London Underground line that runs from Tower Hill to Richmond. The closest stations are Gunnersbury Station, Chiswick Business Park, Chiswick Park, and Kew Bridge.

If travelling by bus then routes 237, 391, and H91 pass by the Bureau’s office.

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