This is our complete step by step guide on how to check Iqama Expiry status online.
Iqama is mandatory in Saudi Arabia for the ex-pats to work and stay there. So, if your Iqama is expired then you have to renew it otherwise there are strict penalties for this.
What is Iqama ?
Iqama is basically a residence permit, also known as muqeem card Which the Saudi national Citizen employer applies and gets permit and iqama so that the employee can legally work and live in the KSA.
The one who Give iqama to employee is consider as the sponsor of that employee. We can also say that Iqama is a sponsorship given to to the employee by a local Saudi employer.
The Iqama is only for one year after one year you need to renew it. So, it is very important to Iqama expiry check regularly.
The authorities don’t mention expire date on the iqama card, due to which people have some trouble but we are here to help people to check the iqama expiry status.
How to Check Iqama Expiry Date?
Previously, people can easily check their iqama expiry status without having an Absher account but now you need to make an Absher account first.
You can also check iqama expiry from your friend and relatives Absher account.
Here I am telling you the simple and easy ways to query iqama expiry status in seconds. You only have your Saudi iqama number, and you easily find your iqama expiry status from MOI KSA official site www.moi.gov.sa.
Follow the following steps to check Iqama expiry status..
Step 1: In the first step you need to visit the official MOI KSA website Absher from your smart phone. when the site appear then click on the “Individuals.”
Step 2: You can select or change the language from the top left corner after selecting language.
Enter the username or Iqama number, password, and image code for MOI login. In the provided space, You will shortly recive a four-digit verification code on your mobile.
Step 3: Enter the code, and when the verification process successful done Scroll Down. to the option, Query Iqama Expiry Service. click on it.
Step 4: In this step Click on electronic inquires then passport and then query iqama expiry service and then put iqama number and image code then tap on View.
By tapping on view, you will find the iqama expiry Status, in your screen. If the iqama status date is in green color, it means that your iqama/Resident ID, muqeem card is valid, active, and not expired.
While if the iqama expiry date appears on red that means your Saudi iqama is expired and you need to renew it as quick as possible.
The Saudi government authorities imposed fines and penalty on those people whose iqama is expired and late renewal of iqama.
Therefore you need to be attentive and iqama validity check regularly. And renew your iqama before it expires to avoid heavy penalties and fines from authorities.
Frequently Asked Questions -FAQs
A. If the company/kafeel fulfills all the requirements jawazat for iqama renewal then there is no delay from Jawazat. Renewal of iqama takes only one day. Jawazat issues iqama within a day.
A. YES. Iqama can be renewed for two years. But, it depends upon an agreement between you and the company.
A. The iqama expiry date is for One year you can renew your iqama card (ID). The iqama card is issued for five years. After five years, Jawazat issues a new iqama card (id).
Its very important for the ex-pats who are working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA to check their iqama expiry date inquiry when their stay in Saudi Arabia is near to 1 year.
The KSA government policies are very strict for the foreigners If you found with an expire iqama then they imposed heavy fines and penalties on you.
So you need to check your iqama expiry check and before it expires you need to renew it if you want to stay and work in Saudi Arabia.
If you have any question about iqama expiry / iqama validity or you want to query iqama expiry then ask us in comments.