13,600 mortgage e-authentications completed, Saudi ministry reports

Newly constructed private villas are seen near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 29, 2018. (File/Reuters)
Updated 26 June 2019

13,600 mortgage e-authentications completed, Saudi ministry reports

  • The mortgage electronic authentication service can be accessed via the ministry’s website (www.moj.gov.sa)

RIYADH: The mortgage electronic authentication service, launched by the Justice Ministry three months ago, has completed more than 13,600 e-authentications.
The ministry reported that there were 3,409 electronic applications for vacating property, 8,776 mortgage update applications, and 3,754 requests to issue duplicate mortgages in cases of loss or damage.
The new service guarantees beneficiaries the option of transferring ownership of their property using the electronic mortgage within an hour without any charge.
The launch of e-authentications came in response to the digital transformation in documentation announced by Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani earlier this year.
This service, which is available to all, allows the beneficiary to verify the validity and effectiveness of a mortgage before visiting the notary.
The system comes as part of the unified services page provided by the ministry for registering and vacating property.
The page offers a number of electronic services, including applying for vacating property, which eliminates about 70 percent of the usual procedures.
The ministry also launched a service for updating a mortgage to an e-mortgage. The request is submitted as an e-mortgage with other documents, and when the request is complete, the beneficiary is notified to collect the e-mortgage.
The mortgage electronic authentication service can be accessed via the ministry’s website (www.moj.gov.sa).


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.