ecThe Indian Community Schools in major cities of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will set up collection centres to collect Emergency Certificate (EC) application forms from Indian nationals. The Indian Schools namely IIS Riyadh, IIPS Riyadh, IIS Dammam, IIS Jeddah, IIS Jubail, IIS Buraidah, IIS Al-Khafji, IIS Taif, IIS Majmah and IIS Tabuk will set up Collection Boxes during school working hours starting April 22, 2013. The Embassy is making arrangements to collect these forms from the Schools,  the Embassy of India, Riyadh stated in a press release.

The VFS Centres in Dammam, Jubail, Wadi Al Dawasir, Hail and Buraidah, will also have Collection Boxes in which duly filled in EC application forms may be dropped during working hours. No fee is charged for dropping the EC applications at the Collection Centres.

Every Indian national wanting to leave Saudi Arabia on final exit, but does not have valid Indian or Saudi documents is urged to register with the Embassy by submitting EC application forms so that their cases can be taken up with the Saudi authorities effectively within the framework of applicable Saudi laws, keeping in view the excellent bilateral relations with this country and the welfare of more than two million Indians resident here. It is reiterated that Emergency Certificates will be issued only after the Saudi authorities agree to grant permission for the final exit of the applicants.

The duly filled application forms for Emergency Certificates along with copy of the passport, resident permit and any other document to establish the Indian nationality could also be forwarded by Post/Courier to EC Section, Embassy of India, B-1 Diplomatic Quarter, PO Box 94387, Riyadh – 11693, Saudi Arabia. Please note that mobile numbers and contact numbers are required to be clearly mentioned in the application forms.

The Emergency Certificate forms are available on the Embassy of India website http://www.indianembassy.org.sa/. For any further queries, please e-mail at labour.riyadh@mea.gov.in or call at the 24-hour Embassy helpline numbers i.e. +966-1-4884697 & 4881982.