Radio Type Approval Saudi Arabia

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The conformity assessment system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accepts European documents for hassle-free market access. We work directly with the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST), formerly Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Riyadh, allowing certificates of conformity to be acquired in the shortest possible time. To ensure compliance at the country level, our professional team can assist manufacturers regarding SASO requirements.
The homologation process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not require local laboratory testing or contact with local representatives. With our support, CST / CITC certificates can be efficiently renewed every 2 years, minimizing the manufacturer's effort to obtain the certificate of compliance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thanks to our labeling tool in TAMSys, product labeling is done in less than 5 minutes. If you have any questions regarding conformity requirements in the MENA region, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our competent and trained team will be happy to assist you with product certification and applicable standards.

Certificate

Certificate example file for Saudi Arabia
Certificate example Saudi Arabia
Necessity
Mandatory
Validity Period of Certification
24 Months
Average lead time for radio type approval
8 Weeks
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Certificate example (pdf, 470.12K)

Label

Example label for Saudi Arabia

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    CITC E-Label ICT Equipment and Radio ModulesFlag Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaRequirements (pdf, 266.70K)

CST / CITC Certification

Type Approval Process for Saudi Arabia

Preparation
01Preparing and reviewing all required documents for the application
Submit
02Submit online application on CST (CITC) platform
Review
03Technical review by CST (CITC) approval team
Final decision
04Final administrative process at CST (CITC)
Certification
05Getting a certificate from CST (CITC), otherwise CST declares there is no need for CST certificate

FAQ

CITC Approval and SASO

Who is responsible for market approval for products with radio technology in Saudi Arabia?

The Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) in Saudi Arabia is responsible for the regulation and approval of radio technology products, including wireless and telecommunications equipment. Please note that the previous name of the authority was The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and was changed to CST in December 2022. Certification is currently still referred to as CITC certification.

Is the CE label also used for product certification in Saudi Arabia?

CE marking is not used in Saudi Arabia, but CITC certification is based on CE and RED (Radio Equipment Directive) requirements. There are no specific requirements for CITC certification, so CE marking verification is critical for radio equipment approval in Saudi Arabia.

What is the approval procedure for Saudi Arabia?

The process for CITC certification in Saudi Arabia includes preparation and submission of the required documents, followed by a technical review by the CST approval team. After a final administrative process, you will receive a certificate unless the CST determines that it is not required for your product.

Are local tests required in Saudi Arabia for products with wireless technology?

The approval process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not require on-site laboratory testing or contact with local representatives.

How long does a certification for Saudi Arabia take and what is the renewal period?

The duration of the certification process depends on the type of product and is usually between 2 and 8 weeks. The CITC certificates must be renewed every two years.

What is SASO and what are SASO requirements?

In Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) introduced the SALEEM program in 2018 to ensure product safety. It operates through the SABER online system, where importers must register their products and obtain a certificate of conformity for regulated products. There are two options for registration: either a certificate of conformity or a self-declaration, with a certificate of shipment required for each shipment. SASO approval requires a local importer, in-country testing is not required, and SASO approval is valid for one year. There are no labeling requirements.

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Country Information

General Information about Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
Country calling Code
+966
Capital
Riyadh
Continent
Asia
Currency
Saudi Riyal
Country Code ISO 3166-2
SA
Country Code ISO 3166-3
SAU
Alternate Country Names
SA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al-Mamlakah al-‘Arabiyyah as-Su‘ūdiyyah, Saudi-Arabien, Arabie Saoudite, Saudijska Arabija, Arabia Saudita, Arabia Saudí, Саудовская Аравия, サウジアラビア, Saudiarabien, 사우디아라비아

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Contact

Your personal type approval specialist and authority for Saudi Arabia

  • M. Alyousfan

    eMail

    Type Approval Specialist for Saudi Arabia

  • Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

    http://www.citc.gov.sa

    Competent authority for Saudi Arabia

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Regulatory Radio Device Testing

Product Certification for Radio Equipment

Our test lab for telecom and radio products is accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and certified to ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. We provide wireless device testing and radio certification services based on CST / CITC regulations and global technical standards to ensure your product performs reliably in industrial environments.
In addition, we are an internationally recognized certification body for CE marking in the EU, FCC for the USA, Canadian ISED and Japanese MIC certifications.

Radio Frequencies

Ensuring all necessary radio frequency requirements

Electromagnetic Compatibility

For reliable and trouble-free operation of your device

Environmental Simulation

To ensure reliable operation in harsh environments

Electrical Safety

To guarantee safe operation of your electrical product

Complex Automotive Technologies

Homologation Services around the World

Assistent Systems (ADAS)

Vehicle radar systems in the 77 and 79 GHz frequency ranges, such as distance radar, blind spot radar, parking and lane departure warning systems

Telematic

Kick sensors, tire pressure sensors, radio remote control, keyless entry/go, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), 60 GHz in-cabin radar monitoring, garage door openers

Infotainment

Bluetooth hands-free, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, GNSS, C2C (car-to-car communication), Wireless Charging (Qi)

NOTIFIED BODIES

Accreditation Services

Our services provide you with fast and efficient access to global markets, while minimizing costs is an important factor.
Learn more about certification bodies

CE (Europe)

Certification for the European market

FCC (USA)

Certification for the United States

ISED (Canada)

Certification for the Canadian market

MIC (Japan)

Certification for the Japanese market

Product Scope

Our offers and services may vary depending on the country. Please contact us for specific details.

Automotive

Radar 24 GHz, 64 GHz, 77 GHz, 79 GHz, UWB

Radio key 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Keyless Go 125 kHz, 13,56 MHz

Tire pressure sensors 125 kHz, 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Entertainment 2,4 GHz

Industry

Radar 64 GHz, Tank Level, Position radar

Wireless-M-Bus 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Wireless-CAN-Bus 2.4 GHz

RFID + NFC 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, 868 MHz

UWB Devices 24 GHz, 60 GHz, 79 GHz

Consumer

WirelessHD 60 GHz

WLAN 2.4GHz, 3 GHz, 5 GHz, 10 GHz

Bluetooth 2.4 GHz

Zigbee 868 MHz, 2.4 GHz

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Market Access for Saudi Arabia

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