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History of Consulate General

India’s diplomatic presence in Saudi Arabia goes back to pre-independence period when India had a Vice Consul in the British Embassy in Jeddah to look after Indian pilgrims who came to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Haj. Independent India’s diplomatic mission was set up in Jeddah in 1948, initially as a Consulate, then as a Consulate General, a Legation, and in 1957 as a full fledged Embassy. In those days, diplomatic Missions were confined to Jeddah where the Foreign Office was located while the King and the other Ministries were located in the capital city of Riyadh. In the early 1980s, the Saudi Government directed diplomatic Missions to shift to Riyadh. The Indian Embassy moved to Riyadh in 1985 and since then Consulate General began functioning in Jeddah.

        The Consulate General of India, Jeddah, has jurisdiction over the Western and South-Western regions of the Kingdom touching the Jordon’s border at the one end and to Yemen’s border on the other, which also includes major cities like Jeddah, Taif, Al-Baha, Khamis Mushayat/Abha, Yanbu, Madinah, Tabuk, Jijan, Najran and Bisha.


Former Consul Generals

Shri A.H. Rizavi                             Oct. 1985 to Dec. 1986
Shri Talmiz Ahmad                        Feb. 1987 to Dec. 1990
Shri S.M.Y. Nadeem                      Feb. 1991 to Jan. 1993
Shri M.F. Farooqui                        Jan. 1993 to Jan. 1996
Shri Afzal Amanullah                     Oct. 1996 to July 2000
Shri Syed Akbaruddin                  July 2000 to July 2004
Dr. Ausaf Saeed                            Aug. 2004 to July 2008
Shri Sayeed Ahmed Baba           July 2008 to March 2011
Shri Faiz Ahmad Kidwai               April 2011 to April 2014

Shri B S Mubarak                               June 2014 to April 2016

Meeting of Consul General with Indian nationals (OPEN HOUSE)

Consulate General of India in Jeddah attaches high priority to the welfare of the Indian expatriate community residing in its jurisdiction. The Consulate has taken several steps in past to protect the interest of Indian community and to provide them best possible services.

With the intention of addressing the concerns of Indian nationals and in order to increase interaction between Consulate and Indian expatriate community residing in the jurisdiction of this Consulate, Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, Consul General, will be available on every working Sunday & Thursday from 1000 to 1100 hours for meeting with Indian nationals without prior appointment.


The Indian nationals living in the jurisdiction of this Consulate may utilize this opportunity for Redressal of their grievances.