Saudi Arabia considers bounced checks as a crime. Authorities imposing strict penalties for this offence.
Validity of the Check
6 months from the date of Issue is the validity period of a check.
Penalty for Bounced / Dishonored Check
The prison term should not exceed three years, while fines should not be more than SR50,000 for first-time offenders.
If the offender commits the same crime within three years of the date of the last sentence, he should be imprisoned for not more than five years and be ordered to pay a fine that does not exceed SR100,000.
Article (118) of the Commercial Papers Law stipulates that those who issue checks without having sufficient funds face imprisonment and a fine. Whoever writes a check with a false or incorrect signature faces the same penalties.