Saudi Arabia sees 31% rise in notarial services

The number of monthly notarization applications over one year in all regions ranged from 148,000 to 359,000. (SPA)
Updated 15 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia sees 31% rise in notarial services

  • Applications for power of attorney and declarations made up 56 percent of the total number of notarizations
  • The main cities of Riyadh, Makkah and the Eastern Province accounted for 71 percent of completed notarizations

RIYADH: The number of notarizations performed during the month of Shaaban reached 340,000, up 31 percent from the same period last year, according to a Justice Ministry report.

Applications for power of attorney (PoA) and declarations made up 56 percent of the total number of notarizations, followed by property notarizations at 33 percent, and corporate contracts and PoA cancellation at 11 percent.

The main cities of Riyadh, Makkah and the Eastern Province accounted for 71 percent of completed notarizations.

The number of monthly notarization applications over one year in all regions ranged from 148,000 to 359,000. The ministry has launched online services that minimize paperwork and allow beneficiaries to use notary services without the need to visit notary offices.

Dr. Waleed Al-Samaani, justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council, launched the e-services for digital PoA and digital notarization of PoA.

The first service fulfills the needs of most clients by enabling them to obtain a digital PoA on specific terms without having to visit notarial offices. The digital PoA is sent to the client’s Absher-registered mobile number. The second service puts an end to paperwork for PoA terms that require visiting a notarial office or seeing a private notary.

Similarly, the PoA is sent to the client’s Absher-registered mobile number without the need for a hard copy.

In addition, government agencies will have access to digital PoA data. They will be able to verify a PoA by providing the PoA number and the ID of any of the PoA parties.

Through its portal, the ministry has also enabled private entities, as well as natural and legal persons, to inquire about PoA and verify their authenticity and validity.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.