Did you know that consular protection is one of the fundamental rights of EU citizens, associated with EU citizenship?

The consular protection of EU Citizens

You are an EU citizen in Saudi Arabia? Learn more about your right to consular protection and how you can benefit from it in Saudi Arabia.

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  • Death

EU Member States in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, twenty-one EU Member States have a resident Embassy, while six do not.

You are an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Saudi Arabia?

  • You can contact your resident Embassy.
  • If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy in Saudi Arabia, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection.

You can find contact details of the resident and non-resident EU Member States Embassies in Saudi Arabia in the list below: 


Please note that the EU Delegation in Saudi Arabia cannot provide direct consular assistance.


As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

More Information

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the EEAS, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.