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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.

   
A.H.Rizavi
1985-1986
Talmiz Ahmad
1987-1990
S.M.Y Nadeem
1991-1993
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M.F. Farooqui
1993-1996
Afzal Amanullah
1996-2000
Syed Akbaruddin
2000-2004
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Dr. Ausaf Sayeed
2004-2008
Sayeed Ahmed Baba
2008-2011
Faiz Ahmad Kkidwai
2011-2014
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B.S. Mubarak
2014-2016
Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh
2016 - present
 

 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,  Consul GeneralMd. Noor Rahman Sheikh,  will be available on every working  Sunday & Thursday from 1000 to 1200 hoursfor 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.