MFA Requirement for Imarah Permit

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Makkah Al-Mukarramah Branch


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Makkah Al- Mukarramah Branch presents its compliments to all the Consulates, International Organizations and Commissions, Jeddah.

Reference to the Ministry’s Circular No. 91/83/201/335/24 dated 02/01/1425 regarding the hosting of parties and arts and cultural activities and the importance of informing the Ministry of the schedule of these activities by enough time for security purposes. If it was not informed about such activities it will cause embarrassment and the inability of the concerned authorities to perform their duties. This cause the delay of the duties and functions of the security forces to act and facilitate the traffic for the invitees who will attend these activities.

The Ministry reiterates what was mentioned in the circular mentioned above and hoping for the good cooperation in case of hosting such parties and cultural activities to inform the ministry about each party hosted by the missions, and for the parties hosted by the communities so their request must be filed to the Governor’s Office of its region. These are some instructions to follow:

1-   The parties and activities of the Consulates, the request to be submitted to this Ministry.

2-   The parties and activities of the communities, the request must be submitted to the Governor’s Office of their region.

3-   There must be an enough period between submitting the request and hosting the activity/party (minimum one month to two weeks).

For your information and compliance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all the Consulates General and all the Diplomatic Missions in Jeddah the assurance of its highest consideration.

No:  91/93/7365

Date:  26-03-1427