A sustainable RF certification services company
A sustainable RF certification services company
A sustainable RF certification services company

Saudi Arabia


Population:
34,813,871
Language:
Arabic
Currency:
Saudi Riyal
The type approval process for RF products in Saudi Arabia is administered by the The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization.

Eleos Compliance offer a fast, reliable and cost-effective service for your type approvals needs in Saudi Arabia. Our coverage includes all RF and ITE devices – please see our technologies supported here.
Our service includes as standard:
  • Support and guidance to ensure that you understand any RF, EMC, Safety or Green certification requirements applicable to your device.
  • Review of your EU/FCC TCF to ensure that your documentation will be acceptable.
  • Preparation of your application including all application forms and declarations.
  • Pre-screening of your product samples.
  • Payment of testing fees and technical support during overseas testing.
  • Submission of your application and payment of type approval fees
  • Management of the approval process and follow up throughout to ensure that your certificate is delivered in a timely manner
You can follow the process of your applications daily through our cloud-based live status reporting system.

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Certification Schemes
Lead Time:
3 weeks
Local Representation:
Not Required
Specific Labelling:
No
In Country Testing Required:
No
Validity:
2 Years
Lead Time:
2 weeks
Local Representation:
Required
Specific Labelling:
No
In Country Testing Required:
Depending on Product
Validity:
Indefinite
Regulatory Updates for Saudi Arabia
CITC open public consultation on new spectrum for WLAN in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has issued a public consultation on “Radio Spectrum Allocation and Use Regulation for WLAN Applications”. 

The document proposes updates to the spectrum allocation and technical requirements for WLAN frequency bands in Saudi Arabia, including new spectrum for WiFi 6E (5,925 to 7,125 MHz) and an extension of the 60GHz band (now 57 to 71 GHz).

Interested parties should submit feedback via email to spectrum.strategy@citc.gov.sa, by 8th July 2021


Published 24/06/21

Saudi Arabia issue draft RoHS technical regulation
On 20th November 2020, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) notified the WTO of a Draft Technical Regulation for Saudi Arabia RoHS requirements, with the aim to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The regulation also defines the  conformity assessment procedure for RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) in Saudi Arabia.

The draft Saudi RoHS regulation, available here, is similar to the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EC in terms of requirements and scope.

This draft Technical Regulation applies to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the following categories:

  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • Information and communication technology equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Leisure, recreation and sports equipment
  • Monitoring and control tools

There are a number of exceptions including medical devices, military equipment, large-scale stationary industrial tools, large scale fixed installations and aerospace equipment.

The regulation also provides a full breakdown of supplier obligations, including meeting technical and administrative requirements, as well as completing the conformity assessment procedure outlined in the regulation.

For a full breakdown of the Saudi Arabian RoHS requirements and the conformity assessment procedure, please get in touch.


Published 24/11/20

Type Approval In Saudi Arabia
With more and more manufacturers looking to enter the Saudi Arabian market, Ben Campbell breaks down the requirements for your products.


Published 07/03/20

Mandatory SABER Registration for Telecommunication Equipment
The deadline has now passed for the issuance of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) Certificates of Conformity for equipment falling under "Technical Regulations for the Telecommunication devices" in Saudi Arabia.

Certified Bodies (CBs) have stopped registering Certificates of Conformity as of 15th January 2020. As of this date, it is now mandatory for most equipment falling under "Technical Regulations for the Telecommunication devices" to instead be registered using the SABER platform and obtain a Product Certificate and a Shipment Certificate. The latter is a requirement for the consignment, meaning that registration on the SABER Portal is required every time a consignment is shipped into Saudi Arabia.

Manufacturers can check if their products would require SASO certification by referring to the technical regulations here. HS code and product category will determine whether SASO certification is required.


Published 15/01/20